Statistical Preview: Warwickshire
Derbyshire’s first limited overs fixture of the season is on Thursday 17 May at Edgbaston against Warwickshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Heritage Officer, David Griffin, looks at the statistical background to the game.
This will be Derbyshire’s 56th scheduled List A game against Warwickshire, and the 26th at Edgbaston.
Of the previous 55 games, Derbyshire have won 19, Warwickshire have won 27, with nine games resulting in a no result or abandonment.
The last scheduled away fixture was called off before the official start time in 2016, such was the condition of the Edgbaston outfield following torrential rain.
Derbyshire’s last away win at Edgbaston was in 2006, when Steffan Jones produced the best bowling performance by a Derbyshire player against Warwickshire, taking 5-49 as the visiting side prevailed by nine runs.
The last game between these two counties took place at Derby in 2017, when an inspired Jeevan Mendis took Derbyshire to a victory which had looked unlikely before he struck a decisive 44 not out off just 23 balls to take his side to a 4-wicket win. Earlier, Ben Slater had top-scored for Derbyshire with 82.
Three Derbyshire batsmen have scored centuries in these fixtures, with John Morris’ unbeaten 112 at Birmingham in 1989 being the highest, while John Wright and Alan Hill recorded the others.
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