Nash continues form, Chanderpaul struggles

London, April 18 (IANS/CMC) Discarded West Indies left-hander Brendan Nash has continued his bright start to the new County season with an even 50 for Kent on the opening day of their contest against Leicestershire.

Playing at Grace Road, the Jamaican was among three players with half-centuries as Kent amassed 406 after they were sent in by Leicestershire captain Ramnaresh Sarwan Wednesday, reports CMC.

Geraint Jones top scored with 67 and Matt Coles got 59, capitalising on a Leicestershire attack that struggled in windy conditions in the East Midlands.

Nash faced 62 balls and struck six fours.

At Lord’s, veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul had his second straight failure for Derbyshire, also on the opening day of their match against Middlesex.

The left-hander scored 18 to follow up his 15 in last week’s season opener, as Derbyshire struggled to 205 for nine after being sent in.

Derbyshire lost their last eight wickets for 63 runs.

–IANS/CMC

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