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John Morris amazed by 'incredible' Derbyshire win

John Morris

Head of cricket John Morris has described Derbyshire's victory over Gloucestershire in the County Championship as "incredible".

Derbyshire recovered from being bowled out for 44 in the first innings on day one to win by 54 runs inside two days.

"It's been a very strange game of cricket," Morris told BBC Radio Derby, "probably the strangest game of cricket I have ever seen in my life.

"But we have come out on top. It was bizarre - an incredible game."

After slipping to 9-6 Derbyshire were eventually skittled out for 44. And although Gloucestershire also struggled on the bowler-friendly surface at Bristol, they scored 156 to earn a first-innings lead of 112.


The visitors hit back to post 236 in their second innings - largely thanks to a fine unbeaten 96 from Chesney Hughes - and then went on to bowl out Gloucestershire for just 70 to record the most unlikely of wins.

"The pitch was damp on the first morning," added Morris. "For me, it was just slightly under prepared. They left a bit of grass on and it did a lot off the wicket.

"The sun was out all day and both sides were bowled out by tea on the first day. We nicked everything, it swung and they bowled well - it was a bizarre day."

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