County Championship: Lancashire beat Derbyshire by 10 wickets

England's James Anderson ended with match figures of 9-47
England's James Anderson ended with match figures of 9-47
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three):
Derbyshire 153: Anderson 5-18, Onions 3-19 & 84: Onions 5-38, Anderson 4-29
Lancashire 236: Croft 53*; Reece 6-58 & 4-0
Lancashire (20 pts) beat Derbyshire (3 pts) by 10 wickets
Match scorecard

Graham Onions and James Anderson tore through the Derbyshire order for the second time in the match as Division Two leaders Lancashire completed a 10-wicket victory inside three days.

England seamer Anderson followed his 5-18 in the first innings with figures of 4-29 and Onions took 5-38 as the hosts were bowled out for just 84.

Having resumed on 19-4, Derbyshire only avoided an innings defeat by one run.

Keaton Jennings struck his first ball for four to seal Lancashire's win.

The result strengthens their position at the top of the table, with four wins and three draws from their opening seven County Championship fixtures.

The new-ball pair of Anderson and Onions ended with combined figures of 60 overs, 20 maidens and 17 wickets for 104 runs.

Before Onions took the last two Derbyshire wickets to fall, to finish with 8-57 in the match, Anderson had looked set to better his best match haul - the 11-71 he took when England beat Pakistan in 2010.

Derbyshire head of cricket Dave Houghton:

"It's the first time we've had a real drubbing. They've given us a good hiding.

"I guess if someone said 'Can you prepare the best conditions for real quality swing and seam bowlers?' they got exactly that. That's nothing against our groundsman at all.

"It's just the weather leading up to this game and the whole game itself were just perfect conditions to bowl in.

"We were up against two of the best. Certainly one is probably the best in the world at it."

Lancs all-rounder Liam Livingstone told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Jimmy Anderson and Graham Onions are are bowling as well as I've seen.

"The way they bowled in this game was outstanding. They were unplayable at times on that pitch.

"Certainly, fielding at second slip you feel you are in the game every ball.

"If they went into the first Test as an opening bowling pair I'm sure Australia would struggle."