Sutton~~s 80 helps Derbyshire come back into 4-day tie

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Derby: West Indies 'A' was left to reflect on what might have been against Derbyshire on Wednesday.

On the first day of its four-day tour match, Daren Ganga's men reduced Derbyshire to 76 for six only to see its hosts eventually make 238 thanks mainly to Luke Sutton's 80. Pacemen Marlon Black (four for 32) and Reon King (three for 63) were the pick of the bowlers. At stumps West Indies 'A' was 21 for one, Devon Smith (8) the man out lbw to medium-pacer Tom Lungley. Ganga was three not out and Donovan Pagon eight not out. An inexperienced Derbyshire side had no trouble seeing off some wayward overs early on before King had Andrew Gait caught by Sulieman Benn. That was the spark that saw Derbyshire lose six wickets for 36 runs. But after King and Black, assisted by Jermaine Lawson's dismissal of stand-in Derbyshire captain Matthew Dowman, had sliced through the top order, number seven Sutton stood firm. He faced 179 balls including nine fours, receiving valuable help from the tail, before he was last man out caught by Hibbert off Black.

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