Fisher impresses on debut
Fifteen-year-old Matthew Fisher enjoyed a promising debut for Yorkshire, but was unable to inspire his team-mates to a rare Yorkshire Bank 40 win over Leicestershire.At 15 years and 212 days, the young seamer's appearance at Scarborough made him county cricket's youngest post-war player and he turned in an impressive display in the Group C clash. His first involvement came with the bat, edging a pair of boundaries before being run out for 10 in a Yorkshire total of 258 for nine. Fisher, one of four teenagers in the Tykes XI, then bowled seven overs for 40 runs, trapping Shiv Thakor lbw for his first senior wicket.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul's unbeaten 85 and Wes Durston's big-hitting 71 helped Derbyshire to an imposing 321 for six - an innings that included 11 sixes and 28 fours.Mark Pettini managed 88 in response but Essex were dismissed for 258 in pursuit of victory, Mark Footitt and Alex Hughes sharing six wickets.Lancashire recorded their second 40-over win of the season with a five-wicket defeat of Surrey at Guildford.The Red Rose kept their opponents to 264 for eight and reeled in the target with 15 balls to spare.The day had started brightly for Surrey, with Steven Davies and Jason Roy putting on a century opening stand, but regular wickets - including Ricky Ponting run out for 17 - halted their progress. Lancashire's own imported talent fared better, with Ashwell Prince's 71 and Simon Katich's 57 not out seeing them over the line.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz