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Falcons unchanged for Bristol trip

Tuesday 28th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named an unchanged squad as Derbyshire Falcons continue their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign against Gloucestershire at Bristol tomorrow; 10.30am start.

The Falcons will be looking to bounce back from a seven-run (D/L) defeat to Yorkshire Vikings yesterday where they fell just short of a revised target of 197 from 29 overs having restricted their opponents to 239-6 from 42 overs.

New Zealand batsman Hamish Rutherford hit 56 from 48 balls, while Mark Footitt claimed 2-45 from his nine overs during an enthralling game at The 3aaa County Ground.

Cricket Derbyshire Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby graduates Matt Critchley and Greg Cork are once again in contention for selection after the duo each made their List-A debuts in the last week versus Somerset and Yorkshire respectively.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Gloucestershire:

3. Wes Durston
1. Billy Godleman
72. Hamish Rutherford
26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
77. Wayne Madsen
18. Alex Hughes
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
20. Matt Critchley
14. Greg Cork
36. Ben Cotton
4. Mark Footitt

OPPOSITION

Gloucestershire’s opening game of their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign was ended by the weather, after a promising bowling performance saw them bowl a star-studded Yorkshire batting line-up for 227.

Colin Miles (4-29) and James Fuller (3-45) were the standout performers for Gloucestershire before the rain arrived just two overs into their chase.

They are led by Australian batsman Michael Klinger while their coaching team is made up of former Yorkshire off-spinner Richard Dawson and former Australia all-rounder Ian Harvey.

2005 Ashes hero Geraint Jones is set to feature tomorrow, with the former England wicketkeeper recently announcing his retirement plans for the end of the season.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE squad to play Derbyshire:

Michael Klinger(c), Chris Dent, Gareth Roderick(w), Benny Howell, Geraint Jones, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Jack Taylor, James Fuller, Colin Miles, Tom Smith, David Payne, Will Tavare, Liam Norwell

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