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Durston takes positives from T20 campaign

Thursday 16th July 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Captain Wes Durston believes his side can take positives from their NatWest T20 Blast campaign ahead of their final game against Worcestershire Rapids on Friday evening; 7pm start.

The Falcons are looking to finish on a high at The 3aaa County Ground and build on an impressive performance last time out where they defeated Yorkshire Vikings by four wickets in front of a sell-out crowd at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

Durston has been a stand-out performer in the NatWest T20 Blast this year, hitting 399 runs at a strike-rate of 140.99, including three half-centuries.

He is also averaging under 25 with the ball which has taken him into second place in the all-time Twenty20 wicket-takers list for Derbyshire, with his best performance coming against Yorkshire last week at Chesterfield as he claimed 3-14.

“I think we are showing good signs, it’s just a shame that we lost three games we should have won which means we can’t go any further in the competition but we can take positives from the way we’ve played,” he said.

“We are moving in the right direction and I believe we have the players we can move forward with next season.

“We’ve had good overseas players and if we can attract good overseas in the future and build on performances we’ve had this year, then who knows, but it is progress although we are walking forward rather than running at the moment.

“What we’ve got is guys who are learning their trade and a good young squad so it’s exciting that we can beat a strong side like Yorkshire who, on paper, are a superior side but so are Nottinghamshire and we nearly did the double over them.

“So there are encouraging signs and we need to finish with another win over a strong Worcestershire side, if we can finish with five wins that would be progress.”

Derbyshire Falcons take on Worcestershire Rapids in the NatWest T20 Blast at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday 17 July; 7pm start. Buy your matchday tickets in advance & save £4!

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