Chesney Hughes starts with a century for Derbyshire CCC in Barbados
A HUNDRED for Chesney Hughes lit up the first day of Derbyshire's match against Northants at North Stars in Barbados.
The big Anguillan left-hander reached three figures shortly before tea and though he lost partner Richard Johnson just before the interval, Derbyshire had still made good progress at 210-5.
Coming to the crease at 47-2, with Paul Borrington out for seven and Wes Durston for nine, Hughes was soon into his stride and was on 20 at lunch, with Billy Godleman making a solid start to his career with the county.
Though Godleman looped a gentle catch off the edge to point for 37 shortly after the restart, he could be well satisfied with his first innings in a Derbyshire shirt.
Hughes and Ross Whiteley were tied down for a while, as the clouds gathered overhead, but Whiteley did go on to strike two smooth straight sixes before he was caught on the backward square leg boundary for 21.
By that time, Hughes was in full swing and moved to his century off 122 balls with 17 fours and a six. He was unbeaten on 109 at tea and the decision was made for him to retire out.
Johnson was bowled by Matt Spriegel in the over before tea for nine.