Derbyshire secure promotion to LV= County Championship Division One

DERBYSHIRE are guaranteed to be playing top-flight cricket next season after securing promotion to the LV= County Championship Division One.

And Wayne Madsen’s men head into the final day of their match against Hampshire at the County Ground knowing they are still in with a fighting chance of securing the Division Two title.

Glamorgan’s six-wicket victory over third-placed Kent yesterday (Thursday) secured Derbyshire’s return to Division One for the first time since 2000.

Hampshire will shortly resume against Derbyshire on 142-6 in their second innings - a lead of 139 runs.