Batters fill their boots

Each side collect 10 points apiece

Last Updated: 12/05/12 7:05pm

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Wes Durston and Dan Redfern each hit centuries as Derbyshire's Division Two match at Hampshire drifted to a draw, with each side leaving the Rose Bowl with 10 points.

With the first two days lost to rain a draw was always the most likely result and so it proved as the sides could not agree on a run-chase formula and there were none of the expected forfeitures.

Hampshire declared their overnight 352-8 and Derbyshire batted through the day to finish 51 ahead at 403-9 when stumps were drawn.

Durston and Redfern lit up an otherwise undramatic last day with a stand of 178 for the fourth wicket in 34 overs.

This came after Kabir Ali and James Tomlinson had ripped out the first three Derbyshire batsmen on a slow wicket to reduce the unbeaten leaders to 37-3.

But once Durston and Redfern, with his second century of the season and the best score of his career, had removed any outside threat of a Hampshire victory, the rest of the day became batting practice.

Day Three

Bilal Shafayat marked his Hampshire debut with 93 as their match against Derbyshire finally got under way on day three at Southampton.

After successive washouts, Derbyshire won the toss and chose to field only to see Hampshire's second-wicket pair Jimmy Adams and Shafayat put on 164 in less than 40 overs.

Shafayat, the former England Under 19 batsman who has joined Hampshire on a short-term deal, hit 17 fours in his 119-ball knock before edging behind off seam bowler Jonathan Clare (2-57) seven short of his century.

Hampshire skipper Adams did manage to reach his hundred but was run out for 122 as Derbyshire hit back in the second half of the day.

From a high point of 184-1, Hampshire were reduced to 352-8 by the close, including two wickets for left-arm spinner David Wainwright (2-61).

Day Two

The second day of the match between Hampshire and Derbyshire followed the first in being washed out by heavy overnight rain and then persistent drizzle in Southampton.

Three pitch inspections by the umpires at the delayed the decision play would not be possible which was finally taken at 2.30pm.

Unbeaten Division Two leaders Derbyshire now have only two days remaining in a bid to add Hampshire to Northants and Glamorgan on their list of early season victims.

The rain also delayed the possible debut of Bilal Shafayat, the former Nottinghamshire and England Under 19 batsman, who has joined Hampshire on a short-term contract.

Day One

Heavy rain washed out the opening day of the LV County Championship Division Two match between Hampshire and unbeaten Derbyshire in Southampton.

As pools of water formed on the outfield, lunch was taken early but the rain continued to fall against the backdrop of a gloomy forecast and play was called off at 1.10pm.

Derbyshire, with two wins and two draws behind them, came south looking to extend their fine start to the Championship season.

Hampshire, without yet naming their line-up, were expecting captain Jimmy Adams to return after missing the last two championship matches because of personal problems.

In addition, left-arm seamer James Tomlinson was due to be recalled for his first appearance of the season after recovering from injury.

Former England pace bowler Kabir Ali, also fit again after an ankle injury, was in the squad along with left-arm spinner Danny Briggs, who missed the last two matches because pitches have been favouring seam bowlers.

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