Northants pair hit half-centuries against Derbyshire
|County Championship Division One, Derby|
|Close, day two: Derbyshire 286, Northants 241-7|
|Derbyshire 4pts, Northants 4pts|
Alex Wakely and Niall O'Brien both hit half-centuries as Northants made slow progress against Derbyshire.
The pair were both dismissed after scoring 62 each, although O'Brien took 175 balls and Wakely needed 214 balls.
Northants started the day on 28-3, ending on 241-7, 45 runs behind Derbyshire's effort of 286 on Thursday.
The wickets have been spread out so far with two for Tim Groenewald and Ross Whiteley and one for Tony Palladino, Mark Footitt and David Wainwright.