County Championship: Hughes hits ton against Northants
|LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day three)|
|Derbyshire 343 & 407-5 dec: Hughes 104, Slater 94; Willey 3-70|
|Northants 324 & 40-2: Footitt 2-24|
|Northants need 387 more runs to win|
|Derbyshire 6 pts, Northants 6 pts|
Opener Chesney Hughes scored a century as Derbyshire took command of their Division Two match with Northants.
Hughes (104) shared a first-wicket stand of 205 with Ben Slater (94), who was caught behind by Adam Rossington off the bowling of David Willey (3-70).
Willey dismissed Hashim Amla (20) and Scott Elstone (25), while Wayne Madsen made 51 not out and Harvey Hosein 46 not out as the hosts declared on 407-5.
Chasing 427 to win, Northants closed on 40-2, with Mark Footitt taking 2-24.
Footitt took a wicket with the first ball of the innings as Stephen Peters chipped to Elstone at mid-wicket and he then had Kyle Coetzer caught behind by Hosein for 11.
Azharullah (19 not out) and Rob Newton, who was unbeaten on eight, saw Northants through to the close but they still require another 387 runs if they are to register their second Championship victory of the season.