Cotton returns for Rapids clash

Thursday 16th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Fast bowler Ben Cotton returns to the Derbyshire Falcons squad as they conclude their NatWest T20 Blast campaign against Worcestershire Rapids at The 3aaa County Ground tomorrow; 7pm start.

Cotton, who has been out of action for a month with a side strain, is included in Graeme Welch’s otherwise unchanged 14-man squad from the victory versus Yorkshire Vikings last time out.

A sell-out crowd at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, watched the Falcons defeat the Vikings by four wickets with Wes Durston leading the way, claiming a career-best 3-14 off his four overs.

Captain Durston, Vice-Captain Tom Poynton, Chesney Hughes and Shiv Thakor, meanwhile, will all complete their records of playing in every NatWest T20 Blast fixture if they are selected tomorrow night. While Australian bowler Nathan Rimmington is set to play the final game of his spell with the Falcons.

DERBYSHIRE FALCONS squad to play Worcestershire Rapids:
3. Wes Durston (capt)
72. Hamish Rutherford
22. Chesney Hughes
26. Ben Slater
77. Wayne Madsen
1. Billy Godleman
57. Shiv Thakor
18. Alex Hughes
10. Scott Elstone
23. Tom Poynton
27. Tom Knight
14. Greg Cork
35. Nathan Rimmington
36. Ben Cotton


Worcestershire have already qualified for the Quarter Finals of the NatWest T20 Blast with two games to spare, after they defeated Yorkshire Vikings by 74 runs at Headingley on Tuesday.

They will be looking to cement their top two spot in the North Group, with a home last-eight fixture up for grabs. They are led by powerful opening batsman Daryl Mitchell, while their bowling attack includes Pakistan international Saeed Ajmal.

Youth has been a key factor in the Rapids’ success with Richard Oliver, Joe Leach, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Ed Barnard all ages 25 or under.

WORCESTERSHIRE RAPIDS squad to face Derbyshire Falcons:

To be announced.


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