<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Derbyshire batsman falls 5 runs short of breaking club's 117-year-old record" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130501140934.jpg" title="Derbyshire batsman falls 5 runs short of breaking club's 117-year-old record" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Chesney Hughes scored 270 runs which included 40 fours and three sixes © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Leeds: May 1, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> West Indian left-hander <a href="/tags/Chesney-Hughes/post" target="_blank">Chesney Hughes</a> narrowly missed out on a 117-year-old record when he stroked a monumental unbeaten double hundred for Derbyshire at Headingley.<br /> <br /> The 22-year-old, resuming the second day of the Division One County Championship match on 171, carried his bat for a splendid 270 as the visitors converted their overnight 302 for four into 475 all out against <a href="/tags/Yorkshire/post" target="_blank">Yorkshire</a> Tuesday.<br /> <br /> All told, Hughes counted 40 fours and three sixes in an innings that lasted a shade over nine hours and consumed 415 balls.<br /> <br /> He came within just five runs of breaking George Davidson’s record for the highest first class score for Derbyshire set back in 1896, but ran out of partners.<br /> <br /> Hughes’s knock was the highest County score by a visiting batsman at Headingley and only the iconic Sir Donald George Bradman, outstanding England batsman <a href="/tags/John-Edrich/post" target="_blank">John Edrich</a> and Australian <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehman/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehman </a>have ever scored more at the ground.<br /> <br /> "We had a good crowd in, a good atmosphere, and it’s a great place to play. I just wanted to take in as much as I can because moments like that don't happen often," said Hughes.<br /> <br /> "Big runs were far away from my mind when I started the innings - I was just trying to play and fit into the side basically. But I got into some rhythm, and the challenge got me going. It wasn't easy by any means - it was a challenge all the way through."<br /> <br /> He was quick to praise fellow Anguillian Cardigan Connor, the seamer who had a long, distinguished career for <a href="/tags/Hampshire/post" target="_blank">Hampshire</a> in the 1980s and 1990s, and who still serves as a mentor.<br /> <br /> Incidentally, it was Connor who introduced Hughes to English league cricket, which paved the way for his Derbyshire contract.<br /> <br /> "I've been speaking to Cardigan at every interval - he was always on the other side of a text message telling me to keep going," Hughes said.<br /> <br /> "I was aware of the record, and I thought about it when Tim (Groenewald) came out to bat - I tried to get it earlier in the over he got out in. I would have loved to have got there, but the record isn't mine."<br /> <br /> The score was Hughes’s highest in first class cricket and his fifth first class hundred, and it broke a lean spell which had yielded 24 runs from his last three outings.<br /> <br /> At the close, Yorkshire were in strong reply at 164 for one.