WORCESTERSHIRE made the dream start to their County Championship clash with Derbyshire at New Road yesterday.

Bowling first under gloomy skies at New Road, Joe Leach struck in the first over of the innings, dismissing Harry Came for a duck.

Dillon Pennington struck the second blow two overs later, bowling Brook Guest for 2.

He quickly followed this up with the wicket of the dangerous Wayne Madsen for 0 just two deliveries later.

3-3 became 14-4 in the eighth over when Luis Reece was caught behind by Roderick off Pennington for a 16-ball 1.

Four balls later Derbyshire were five down when Roderick and Pennington again combined to dismiss Hilton Cartwright for the third duck of the innings.

A battling 38 by Leus du Plooy helped Derbyshire recover, but when he was dismissed by Barnard, his side found themselves 65-6.

Mattie McKiernan was bowled by Barnard for the fourth duck of the innings as Derbyshire limped to lunch seven down.

Barnard then struck again after lunch, breaking a stand between Anuj Dal and Ben Aitchison when the latter was caught by Roderick for 24.

Dal went on to reach his 50 in the 49th over with eight boundaries.

The Pears' new overseas signing, Pakistan sensation Mohammad Hasnain, joined in with his first county wicket, bowling Sam Conners for 4 and bringing former Worcestershire man George Scrimshaw to the crease with his side 129-9.

Hasnain then wrapped up the Derbyshire innings when he bowled Dal with a swinging yorker for 55, leaving them 130 all out.

The bowling figures were as follows:

Joe Leach - 9 overs, 4 maidens, 1-16

Dillon Pennington - 12 overs, 4 maidens, 4-36

Mohammad Hasnain - 11.1 overs, 0 maidens, 2-35

Ed Barnard - 12 overs, 5 maidens, 3-18

Josh Baker - 7 overs, 2 maidens, 0-21

Worcestershire brought in two debutants for the game, with Kashif Ali making his first-class debut after some eye-catching performances in the 2nds, with Hasnain the other debutant.

Ali replaced Brett D'Oliveira just before the game began, with Jake Libby instead captaining the Pears.

Ed Pollock got the Worcestershire innings off in style with a first ball four, with Jake Libby joining the action to get the Pears going before being dismissed with the score on 11.

Two quick wickets fell, though, with Pollock dismissed shortly after clearing the ropes with a six and Taylor Cornall caught down the leg-side to leave Worcestershire 23-3.