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Squad named for Royal London One-Day Cup opener

Saturday 25th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named a 12-man squad as Derbyshire Falcons take on Somerset in the Royal London One-Day Cup curtain-raiser at Taunton on Sunday.

Derbyshire reached the Quarter Finals of the competition last season and will have aspirations of reaching the knockout stages for a second successive year in 2015.

Chesney Hughes is set to feature in a 50-over game for the first time since 2013 while Cricket Derbyshire Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby graduates Greg Cork and Matt Critchley are in contention to make their List-A debuts for the county.

All-rounder Alex Hughes, meanwhile, features after recently hitting his maiden first-class century in the LV= County Championship fixture versus Northamptonshire last week.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Somerset:

3. Wes Durston
1. Billy Godleman
72. Hamish Rutherford
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

Somerset will be targeting the Royal London One-Day Cup after bowing out of the NatWest T20 Blast in the group stages.

The experience of the likes of Peter Trego and James Hildreth will stand them in good stead in this year’s competition as they look for their first silverware since their victorious T20 campaign of 2005.

Veteran bowler Alfonso Thomas has joined Sussex on loan in an attempt to be match for the end of the LV= County Championship, allowing the likes of Lewis Gregory and Jamie and Craig Overton the opportunity to thrive in the competition.

Australian all-rounder Jim Allenby will captain the side for the first time in 50-over cricket after arriving from Glamorgan at the end of last season.

SOMERSET squad to play Derbyshire:

Jim Allenby, Tom Abell, Michael Bates, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Jack Leach, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego, Max Waller

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