YORKSHIRE CCC are chasing a Bob Willis Trophy victory over Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley on the back of Dawid Malan’s brilliant career best 219.

Malan advanced from 153 not out at the start of day three to post his maiden career double century as Yorkshire declared their first innings on 400-6, also including 66 from Jonny Tattersall.

The White Rose gave Derbyshire approximately half an hour’s batting to do before lunch, and they reached 33-0 from seven overs.

Yorkshire’s declaration came immediately upon reaching 400 and securing the maximum of five batting bonus points.

Malan reached 200 off 240 balls, falling four balls later. He brought up 200 with a four off the part-time left-arm spinner of Leus du Plooy before hitting the next three balls for four, six and six. He was caught at long-off trying to hit a third six in a row (395-6).

Earlier, Tattersall chipped a full toss from leg-spinner Matt Critchley to cover, leaving Yorkshire at 306-5 in the 86th over.

In all this morning, they scored 112 runs in 22.1 overs, with Jordan Thompson 36 not out off 53 balls.

The fifth-wicket stand of 200 between Malan and Tattersall is a new record for that wicket in Yorkshire matches against Derbyshire.

Derby’s openers Tom Wood and Billy Godleman will begin the afternoon on 22 and five respectively.