• Kyle Hope gave the West Indies a boost ahead of next week’s first Test match against England at Edgbaston when he scored the first century of the tour in the day/night game against Derbyshire.
  • Hope made 105 at Derby while his brother Shai, Kieran Powell and Roston Chase all passed 50 under the County Ground floodlights against the pink ball.
  • Although Derbyshire fielded a weakened side, Kyle Hope and Powell, who made 92, impressed before Shai Hope with an unbeaten 69 and Chase with 62 not out shared an unbroken stand of 109 in 28 overs to take the tourists to 340-3 at stumps after a delay for rain.
  • The game was played in chilly overcast conditions from the start but the performance of the Hopes, Powell and Chase made it a good day for the tourists after skipper Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat.
  • But that was Derbyshire’s last success of the first session as Powell and Kyle Hope enjoyed valuable time in the middle in conditions similar to the ones they will encounter in Birmingham next week, although the bowling will beconsiderably more testing.

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