Rutherford set to make four-day debut

Saturday 20th June 2015
Written by Danny Painter

New Zealand international batsman Hamish Rutherford is set to make his LV= County Championship debut for Derbyshire as they take on Surrey at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on Sunday; 11am.

Rutherford has taken over the overseas berth for Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has headed off to the Caribbean Premier League, and will be available for three LV= County Championship matches.

Seam-bowler Tom Taylor also returns to the squad after he missed out on last week’s defeat to Essex through injury.

Graeme Welch has named 12 players in the squad, with Mark Footitt set to line-up for Derbyshire after a week in which he was named in England’s 14-man pre-Ashes squad.

DERBYSHIRE squad in full to play SURREY:

26. Ben Slater
1. Billy Godleman
22. Chesney Hughes
72. Hamish Rutherford
77. Wayne Madsen (C)
3. Wes Durston
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
11. Wayne White
28. Tony Palladino
15. Tom Taylor
4. Mark Footitt

Surrey come into the game with some notable absentees, as they look to recover from last week’s seven-wicket defeat to Glamorgan.

Kevin Pietersen is away taking part in the Caribbean Premier League, while Kumar Sangakkara is on international duty for Sri Lanka and Jason Roy is part of England’s ODI squad.

Bowlers Stuart Meaker and Chris Tremlett have both represented England in recent years while they also have the experienced Vikram Solanki and Gareth Batty in their ranks.

Opening batsman Arun Harinath and Zafar Ansari will be looking to continue their good form after they put on a first-wicket stand of 208 against Glamorgan last time out.

Surrey are currently second in Division Two, 12 points clear of Glamorgan in third-place, while Derbyshire sit in fourth and can close the gap with a victory.

SURREY squad to face Derbyshire

Gareth Batty (capt)
Zafar Ansari
James Burke
Sam Curran
Tom Curran
Dean Elgar
Luke Fletcher
Ben Foakes
Arun Harinath
Aneesh Kapil
Tim Linley
Dominic Sibley
Gary Wilson

Supporters can make savings of up to £4 by purchasing tickets in advance of the game either online, over the phone or in person at The 3aaa County Ground.

Discounts for all four days will only apply if purchased 24 hours in advance.

Further discounts remain in place for juniors while children under the age of 5 can attend any Derbyshire home fixture in 2015 for FREE.

You can buy tickets:

  • Online. Click here to buy tickets online>>>
  • On the phone by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0871 350 1870.
  • In person at The 3aaa Pavilion; Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA.

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

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

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