England's Dawid Malan scores half-century on home first-class debut for Yorkshire CCC against Derbyshire

DAWID MALAN scored a fine half-century on his home first-class debut for Yorkshire.

HOME DEBUT: Dawid Malan hit a half century for Yorkshire against Derbyshire. Picture: George Wood/Getty Images.

The England left-hander hit an unbeaten 75 as Yorkshire reached tea on 178-4 on day one of their Bob Willis Trophy match against Derbyshire.

Malan batted beautifully to help steer Yorkshire into a good position after they lost two quick wickets after lunch to fall to 106-4.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Michael Cohen, the 22-year-old South African left-arm pace bowler, had Adam Lyth caught behind for 31 and, three balls later, Harry Brook taken at first slip by Wayne Madsen for a duck.

But Malan, who has struck 10 fours in his 120 ball-stay, added an unbroken 72 with Jonny Tattersall (34) to give the scoreboard a much better look from Yorkshire’s perspective.

Malan has been imperious at times through the offside, while Tattersall has worked the ball around in his usual deft manner, the pair taking the sting out of things at a time when Derbyshire could easily have made further inroads beneath leaden skies.

Earlier, Yorkshire had the best of the opening session, reaching 82-2 at lunch after being sent into bat in challenging conditions.

Lyth batted through the session for 25, while Malan had 23 to his name at the break.

LONG WALK BACK: Adam Lyth of Yorkshire reacts after being caught by Harvey Hosein of Derbyshire during day 1 of the Bob Willis Trophy match between Yorkshire and Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley Stadium on August 15, 2020 Picture: George Wood/Getty Images.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore perished in the day’s second over when he was caught at third slip by Matt Critchley trying to withdraw his bat to a delivery from Ben Aitchison.

Jonny Bairstow hit 22 before he was second out with the score on 40 when he pushed at a ball outside his off stump from Anuj Dal, which he edged to wicketkeeper Harvey Hosein having faced 40 deliveries and hit four fours.

Bairstow had been dropped on nought by Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman at mid-off off Dustin Melton when the score was 15-1 in the seventh over.

Yorkshire gave a first-class debut to George Hill, the 19-year-old all-rounder, who came in for off-spinner Jack Shutt in the only change to the side that beat Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge last week.

CAUGHT: Harry Brook of Yorkshire is caught by Wayne Madsen of Derbyshire during day 1 of the Bob Willis Trophy match between Yorkshire and Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley Stadium on August 15, 2020. Picture: George Wood/Getty Images.

The game at Headingley is a meeting between the two teams with the only remaining 100 per cent record in the North Group.