South African-born Leus du Plooy struck a magnificent century for Derbyshire in their Bob Willis Trophy encounter with Nottinghamshire on Sunday.
With the County Championship well under way after a delayed start, Du Plooy and his teammates hit the ground running over the weekend.
After dismissing Notts for 324, the Derbyshire innings got off to a poor start as they slumped to 26-3 but the left-handed Du Plooy anchored his side’s response with a highly-impressive century.
Despite losing regular wickets around him, the former Free State player, who joined Derbyshire on a Kolpak deal last year, kicked on with 17 fours and three sixes in his second First Class ton in the UK.
An emphatic way to reach three figures 💪
— Derbyshire CCC 🏡 (@DerbyshireCCC) August 2, 2020
He would eventually depart for 130 with Derbyshire bowled out for 239 and only three batsmen reaching double figures.
Nottis continued to build on their lead with the bat and reached stumps on 84-3 heading into day three on Monday.
Former Proteas batsman Heino Kuhn also batted impressively on Saturday when he hit 140 for Kent in their first match of the season against Essex.