On the last morning of the match at Chesterfield. Yorkshire defeated Derbyshire by three wickets to win the County Championship for the first time in 14 months. With an unbroken 95 off 112 balls against his previous county. Shan Masood took the lead . And after Dawid Malan was struck by the opening ball of the game. The visitors were aided home by Dom Bess’ run-a-ball 41 not out.

Shan Masood Leading Role:

Shah Masood and Bess batted coolly to establish an eighth-wicket stand of 68 off 82 balls to help Yorkshire win a thrilling match on 215 for 7. After Mark Watt removed Malan with Yorkshire needing 65.
When Watt hit with the first ball of the morning, the odds had swung in Derbyshire’s favour. Malan made an attempt to paddle sweep the left-arm spinner. But was only able to throw a straightforward catch to Matt Lamb at short leg.

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Given the circumstances. It was a bad shot by a player of Malan’s calibre and experience. Which increased Masood’s responsibilities.

There was little room for error since the balls were staying low. But Bess helped to calm things down by flicking Watt behind square for four before Masood drove Alex Thomson to the cover boundary.

Celebrations Of Yorkshire

In the Yorkshire dressing room. There were additional celebrations when Bess cut Watt for four and clipped him through midwicket for three. Although the visitors experienced some trepidation during the same over.

When Masood missed a sweep at Watt when on 76. Umpire Chris Watts appeared to approve the appeal but actually just gave the bowler the go-ahead to leave the pitch.

For an additional four, Bess pushed Thomson through the covers. And when Watt was replaced at the Pavilion end by Zak Chappell. Masood turned him around so that he was facing the ropes.

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Masood swept Watt over the midwicket boundary to march into the nineties despite . Watt switching to the Lake end where the target was now under 20.
Chappell was replaced by Thomson when there were still 14 runs needed. But Bess sent Thomson through midwicket for four.

Bess scored the decisive stroke by drawing a Thomson full toss to the boundary. Just before midday to put an end to Yorkshire’s 17-game wait for a red-ball triumph. Watt was sent over midwicket for three runs with everyone gathered around the bat by Bess.


Derbyshire 111 (Fisher 5-30) and 453 (du Plooy 170, Haider 146). Were defeated by Yorkshire 353. (Malan 106, Watt 5-83) and 215 for 7 (Masood 95, Bess 41, Watt 4-74) by three wickets.