CRICKET-COUNTY-Rampaul bowls Derbyshire to convincing win over Worcestershire.


Ex-West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul took his season tally to 36 after picking up four second innings wickets to help bowl Derbyshire to a convincing 82-run victory over Worcestershire at Chester Road here Wednesday.

Resuming the final day at Chester Road on 156 for five in pursuit of a challenging 373 for victory, Worcestershire folded for 290, despite Australian Callum Ferguson's defiant 127.

The 34-year-old Rampaul, who played 18 Tests and 92 One-Day Internationals, picked up two of the five wickets to fall to end with four for 64 while his new-ball partner Tony Palladino snatched two to finish with three for 34.

Seamer Fynn Hudson-Prentice picked up the key wicket of Ferguson to go with his two earlier on day three and end with three for 42.

Hudson-Prentice's burst on Tuesday had reduced Worcestershire to 48 for five before Ferguson and wicketkeeper Ben Cox (62) put on 164 for the sixth wicket to raise hopes of a positive outcome.

Ferguson, batting at number three, struck 20 fours off 288 balls in just over six hours while Cox...

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