Derbyshire batter Shan Masood misses chance to reach coveted thousand-run mark in first-class cricket after succumbing to a second cheap dismissal against local rivals Nottinghamshire
- Shan Masood missed the chance to reach thousand-run mark after dismissal
- The Derbyshire batter was dismissed cheaply against rivals Nottinghamshire
- The Pakistan star failed to add to his 884-run tally at Trent Bridge
Shan Masood missed the chance to reach the coveted thousand-run mark in first-class cricket by the end of May after succumbing to a second cheap dismissal for Derbyshire at local rivals Nottinghamshire.
Pakistan batting star Masood, one of the signings of the 2022 County Championship season, failed to add to his 844-run tally when England bowler Stuart Broad won a marginal lbw call in the first over of Derbyshire’s second innings at Trent Bridge.
The third-ball duck for the 32-year-old followed a first innings contribution of 18, as the away side battled to avert what would be their first loss under new coach Mickey Arthur.
Shan Masood missed the chance to reach the coveted thousand-run mark after his dismissal
Recent Test call-up Harry Brook, of Yorkshire, and Kent’s Ben Compton are the only two other players to have breached 800 runs in what has been a batsman-friendly start to the summer that opened up the possibility of someone becoming only the ninth player all told and third since the Second World War to reach the 1,000-run landmark before June 1.
Although Compton (810) is behind Brook (840), he now appears to be the only challenger to the record books as he potentially has another innings for Kent against Northamptonshire today (Sunday) and could also feature for a First-Class Counties XI against the touring New Zealanders from Thursday. Brook is to report for full England duty on the final day of that fixture.
Meanwhile, Keith Barker surged to the top of the wicket-takers’ list in Division One when half a dozen second-innings victims at Taunton took him to 27 for the season and highlighted Hampshire’s County Championship title credentials.
After contributing 36 with the bat to help the visitors open up a 69-run lead on first innings, the left-armer’s six for 27 then contributed to Somerset being dismissed with the scores level.
The Derbyshire batter was dismissed in cheap fashion against local rivals Nottinghamshire
The 10-wicket win propelled James Vince to a fourth victory in six attempts, the first of which was an innings thrashing of the same opponents in early April – and to within three points of leaders Surrey.
Unbeaten Yorkshire’s quest to inflict a second loss of the campaign on reigning champions Warwickshire was held up by third evening resistance at Headingley from their former player Will Rhodes while another county captain in Lancashire’s Dane Vilas showed similar resistance by hitting a half century following on, after Essex bundled them out for just 103 first time around at Emirates Old Trafford.
In Division Two, Ben Stokes finished with four wickets at Lord’s in his final appearance for Durham before opening his England captaincy era at the same ground next week, although Middlesex – who head the promotion chase – forced him to bowl 21.2 overs for those rewards as they opened up a useful 72-run lead on first innings.
Leicestershire, who have now played half of their 14 Division Two matches for the season, remain rooted to the bottom of the table following a humiliating innings and 259 runs defeat to Worcestershire inside three days.