Rimmington set to make Falcons T20 Blast debut

Thursday 4th June 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Australian Big Bash bowler Nathan Rimmington is set to make his Derbyshire Falcons debut as Durham Jets visit The 3aaa County Ground in the NatWest T20 Blast on Friday night; 7pm start.

Rimmington has signed up to play in the NatWest T20 Blast for the Falcons this season, but a finger injury has prevented him taking part in the opening three matches in this year’s competition.

The 32-year-old, who represents Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, has a renowned reputation as a death bowler and is one of the leading wicket takers since the inception of the Big Bash in 2011.

He will join Tillakaratne Dilshan as part of Derbyshire’s overseas duo, after Hashim Amla played his last game for the county in last week’s five-wicket win over Lancashire Lightning in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The only other change from last week’s squad sees left-arm seam bowler Greg Cork replace off-spinner David Wainwright as Graeme Welch has named a 13-man squad.

Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes remain absent with finger injuries while Jonathan Clare stepped up his return to first team action by featuring for the Second XI against Lancashire this week.

DERBYSHIRE FALCONS squad to play Durham Jets:
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan
3. Wes Durston (capt)
22. Chesney Hughes
10. Scott Elstone
1. Billy Godleman
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
27. Tom Knight
11. Wayne White
14. Greg Cork
28. Tony Palladino
35. Nathan Rimmington
36. Ben Cotton

Durham have enjoyed a superb start to the 2015 season, topping both the NatWest T20 Blast group and leading the way in Division One of the LV= County Championship.

They are set to be boosted for this game with the inclusion of England’s Ben Stokes, who is currently one of world cricket’s most in-form players due to his exploits in the Test series versus New Zealand, but Mark Wood will be unavailable due to a slight injury.

Durham have firepower at the top of the order with Phil Mustard and Mark Stoneman particularly effective in the PowerPlay overs, while former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood is still churning out performances at the age of 39.

John Hastings will be a threat after he showed his power in the recent victory over Yorkshire Vikings, the Australian all-rounder smashed 37 from just 16 balls, hitting five fours and two sixes.

Durham are yet to achieve silverware in T20 cricket, with their best performance coming in 2008 when they reached the semi-finals.

DURHAM JETS squad to face Derbyshire Falcons:

23. Mark Stoneman (capt)
19. Phil Mustard
18. Michael Richardson
38. Ben Stokes
5. Paul Collingwood
24. Gordon Muchall
2. John Hastings
17. Ryan Pringle
16. Scott Borthwick
1. Keaton Jennings
78. Usman Arshad
22. Chris Rushworth
7. Graham Clark
29. Paul Coughlin

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New for 2015 is the ‘Double the Action Ticket’ that allows supporters to attend two successive fixtures for £25, saving £15 from buying tickets on the gate for both encounters.

All single adult tickets purchased in advance are at a discounted rate of £16 – a saving of £4 to tickets bought on the gate.

£1 off per ticket for groups of 10+ when purchased in advance.

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You can buy tickets:

In person at The 3aaa County Ground; Grandstand Road, Derby, DE21 6AF.

You can follow live updates on Twitter (@DerbyshireCCC) by using the #DERvDUR hashtag, plus regular updates will be available on Facebook throughout the match.

Supporters can also listen to live ball-by-ball commentary with BBC Radio Derby online.

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