Derbyshire 239 and 365 for 7 (Hudson-Prentice 91*, Godleman 86) beat Nottinghamshire 324 (Hameed 68, Patel 63, Nash 59) and 279 (Patel 80, Hameed 52) by three wickets
Fynn Hudson-Prentice confirmed talent and character beneath stress to information Derbyshire to a exceptional three-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire within the Bob Willis Trophy North Group match at Trent Bridge.
The all-rounder made a wonderfully judged unbeaten 91 from 169 balls as Derbyshire chased down a 365 goal with one ball to spare to report their highest-ever profitable run-chase in opposition to a county facet.
The defeat means Nottinghamshire, who misplaced quick bowler Joey Evison with a foot harm early on the ultimate day, haven’t gained a first-class sport since June 2018.
They have been favourites to finish that barren run when Derbyshire slipped to 234 for six however Hudson-Prentice shared half-century stands with Mattie McKiernan and Michael Cohen, on his 22nd birthday, to present a sport of adjusting fortunes one last twist.
Each groups went into the ultimate morning with expectations of victory though overcast skies advised situations favoured the bowlers. It was gloomy sufficient for the floodlights to be switched on and Godleman and Madsen needed to battle for each run in opposition to disciplined tempo bowling.
Godleman drove Evison to the quilt boundary to convey up the century stand simply earlier than a brief rain delay and when play resumed, the younger quick bowler trapped Derbyshire’s captain lbw with a full size ball that he performed barely throughout.
It was his final contribution as he left the sphere in the identical over however regardless of being a bowler down, Nottinghamshire chipped away and claimed one other massive wicket earlier than lunch.
Leus du Plooy scored an excellent century within the first innings however this time he moved throughout his stumps to Steven Mullaney who swung the ball again in to have him lbw for 7.
Derbyshire’s hopes now seemingly rested with Madsen who was so intent on survival he scored solely 15 runs within the first session and his stubborn innings ended quickly after lunch.
Madsen had confronted 174 balls for 43 however Ball defeated him with a full supply that caught him in entrance on the crease and Harvey Hosein had his stumps scattered 4 overs later.
However Critchley reined in his pure attacking instincts and with Hudson-Prentice, dug in to frustrate Notts for 19 overs. The pair added 42 and tea was in sight when Critchley’s focus wavered as Patel lured him down the pitch and raced away in celebration when Tom Moores whipped off the bails.
Notts took the brand new ball as quickly because it turned obtainable however the breakthrough didn’t include Hudson-Prentice and McKiernan taking part in calmly because the overs ticked away.
Ball got here again on the Radcliffe Street Finish and had Hudson-Prentice dropped on 61 by Mullaney, diving throughout from second slip however in the identical over, he squeezed one by means of McKiernan’s defence to interrupt a stand that added 65 in 23 overs.
However Derbyshire continued to battle with Cohen twice driving Ball to the quilt boundary because the goal got here right down to 27 from 5 overs.
Hudson-Prentice pulled the primary ball of the following over from Ball for 4 after which lifted Patel over mid-on to depart Derbyshire needing 13 from three.
That got here down to 5 from the ultimate over and Cohen accomplished a memorable day for him and Derbyshire when he swung the penultimate supply from Ball to midwicket for the successful runs.