COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO, Uxbridge:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY TWO: Derbyshire 401-5 dec, Middlesex 75-2(Derbys 5pts, Middx 1pt)
15-18 September 2009
South African Wayne Madsen fell three short of his highest first-class score, as promotion-chasing Derbyshire made 401-5 declared on day two at Uxbridge.
Madsen hit 20 boundaries in his 167, supported by Greg Smith (62) as the pair shared a partnership of 129.
David Burton (3-121) was the pick of the home attack, for whom Murali Kartik and Tim Murtagh also took wickets.
Middlesex closed on 75-2 with Nick Compton 42 not out, but had Dawid Malan run out in the final over.
Madsen, who was on 26 overnight, went on to hit 18 fours and two sixes in a five-hour stay at the crease.
Middlesex had to wait until the second new ball to get rid of the centurion, eventually having him caught at cover point by Dan Housego.
Promotion-chasing Derbyshire had their eye set on reaching 400 as quickly as possible before declaring and Jamie Pipe powered a swift 38 not out off 20 balls to take them to maximum batting points.
There was then a remarkable start to the Middlesex reply as, from the third ball of Graham Wagg's opening over, there was an appeal for an lbw against Dan Housego, drafted in as opener in place of the injured Adam London.
Peter Willey instantly raised his finger but, with Housego practically at the boundary rope, the renowned Test umpire decided that it was a bad decision and recalled the young batsman.
However, the reprieve was short-lived as Housego was then lbw to Steffan Jones for four.
To add to the home side's problems, London will only bat in an emergency, after he fractured and dislocated the little finger on his right hand stopping a drive in the covers.