LV County Championship - Division Three
Worcestershire 151 (G G Wagg 4-66, C K Langeveldt 4-44) & 110 (G G Wagg 4-53) v Derbyshire 356 (D J Pipe 133, G G Wagg 56, S P Jones 5-74)
Derbyshire (21pts) beat Worcestershire (3pts) by an innings and 95 runs
Worcestershire collapsed for the second time in the match on day three as Derbyshire completed victory by an innings and 95 runs at Chesterfield.
Resuming on 18-1 with another 188 needed to make their opponents bat again, the Pears capitulated inside 25 overs as they were skittled out for 110 just before lunch.
Graham Wagg started the rot with the fourth ball of the day and finished with four for 53, while captain Rikki Clarke took three for six in six overs as many of the visiting batsmen gave their wickets away.
Ben Smith drived loosely at Charl Langeveld and was caught in the gully, Graeme Hick wafted at Wagg and was caught behind while Steve Davies went in similar fashion.
Plenty rested on the shoulders of Vikram Solanki but the former England international was bowled by Clarke, who nipped another one back to snare Kabir Ali lbw.
Gareth Batty hit five fours in an innings of 25 but spinner Jake Needham took swift revenge as Derbyshire claimed the points.
Worcestershire look doomed at Chesterfield after conceding a first-innings deficit of 205 against Derbyshire.
Despite another five-wicket haul for Pears paceman Simon Jones, Derbyshire mustered 356 in their first innings.
The highlight was wicketkeeper James Pipe's quickfire 133, which featured 18 fours and four sixes and rescued his side from 157-7 after Jones had ruined the top-order.
Pipe reached three figures from just 71 balls - the second fastest ton of the season - and shared a 145-run, eighth-wicket stand with Graham Wagg (56) to turn what looked like being a modest first-innings lead into a formidable one.
Worcestershire reached 18-1 in their second innings by the close with Daryl Mitchell (2) the man to fall, caught by Chris Rogers off the bowling of Wagg (1-7).
Graham Wagg and Charl Langeveldt helped Derbyshire's bowlers dominate day one against Worcestershire at Chesterfield.
The duo claimed eight wickets between them as the visitors were shot out for just 151 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.
South Africa seamer Langeveldt ripped out three of the top four on his way to finishing with 4-44 from 21 overs, the same number left-armer Wagg sent down on his way to figures of 4-66.
Pears skipper Vikram Solanki will be regretting his decision having seen his side were blown away without claiming a bonus point.
Their situation could have amazingly been even worse had it not been for a last-wicket stand of 50 between Steve Magoffin, who top-scored with 33 from just 30 balls, and last man Simon Jones.
Off-spinner Jake Needham ended the partnership with just his second ball, while Jonathan Clare claimed the only other wicket to fall, bowling Graeme Hick for 13.