Dean: We recognise that performances need to improve

Monday 15th June 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Cricket Advisory Director Kevin Dean recognises that performances need to improve in the shortest format but has urged for patience as a young squad continues to develop.

Dean said: “It’s clear that performances in this year’s Twenty20 competition have not been up to the standards we were hoping for and expect. The players and coaches know this and are working hard to get it right for our remaining fixtures, starting on Thursday night against Leicestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.

“The supporters deserve better performances on the field, but we do have to recognise that it is a young squad that is still developing.

“We have a nucleus of home-grown young players which we can build a team around and this is augmented by experienced, senior professionals.

“We are, however, conscious that the team we are developing is currently better suited to competing in four-day and one-day formats more than the Twenty20. This is something we have worked hard to address through the winter with specific coaching exercises and the recruitment of proven Twenty20 overseas players.

“There is no one silver bullet which will turn around our form in a format that we have long under-performed.

“However, everyone at the Club, from the Supervisory Board to the players themselves are committed to becoming more competitive.

“As the Twenty20 game continues to develop, it’s clear that we need to continue to focus on developing our existing squad in this format, but longer term, we must also look at more radical changes in our approaches to recruitment and development right down to junior age group cricket.”

Derbyshire are back in home NatWest T20 Blast action on Thursday 18 June when they welcome Leicestershire Foxes to The 3aaa County Ground. 


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