County Championship: Hughes impresses but Northants fight back against Derbyshire
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground (day one):|
|Northants 255: Zaib 57, B Curran 51; Hughes 4-57, Palladino 3-25|
|Derbyshire 60-2: Hughes 38*|
|Derbyshire (3 pts) trail Northants (2 pts) by 195 runs|
Division Two strugglers Northants recovered from a poor start to end day one on a high against Derbyshire.
The hosts had slipped to 193-8 at tea, with Ben Curran (51) making a maiden first-class half-century.
Saif Zaib hit three sixes on his way to 57 as Northants were dismissed for 255, with Alex Hughes taking 4-57.
Hughes then ended the day 38 not out, although Derbyshire lost Billy Godleman for one and Wayne Madsen for a 10-ball duck to close 195 runs behind on 60-2.