Thakor, Hosein and Alex Hughes all return to four-day team

Sunday 5th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

All-rounders Alex Hughes and Shiv Thakor return to the Derbyshire squad for the LV= County Championship fixture versus Glamorgan on Monday 6 July; 11am start.

The fixture is the second of the Autoworld Volvo XC90 Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council 2015 after Derbyshire were narrowly defeated by Northamptonshire in the NatWest T20 Blast on Sunday 5 July.

The returning Hughes and Thakor have been in fine form for the Derbyshire Second XI with the former scoring an unbeaten double-century and the latter a century in the recent draw with Durham.

Another change in the Derbyshire four-day squad sees 18-year-old wicketkeeper Harvey Hosein come back in to replace Tom Poynton.

Glamorgan, meanwhile, are in search of a fifth successive red-ball win for the first time in their history after the influential signing of skipper Jacques Rudolph during the off-season.

Team News

Derbyshire squad to face Glamorgan:

1. Billy Godleman
72. Hamish Rutherford
22. Chesney Hughes
77. Wayne Madsen (captain)
18. Alex Hughes
3. Wes Durston
57. Shiv Thakor
11. Wayne White
16. Harvey Hosein
28. Tony Palladino
15. Tom Taylor
4. Mark Footitt


Glamorgan are currently in the equal-best Championship form in their history, having won their last four matches to sit in third position in Division Two.

Batsmen Rudolph and Will Bragg, along with former Derbyshire all-rounder Graham Wagg have all hit over 500 runs so far this season with Wagg scoring his first ever double-century in the recent win over Surrey.

Aussie fast-bowler Michael Hogan has once again impressed with the ball after he finished last season with the most wickets in the Championship, apart from Derbyshire’s Mark Footitt.

The Welsh outfit will be without Chris Cooke due to family reasons but have named the following 13-man squad for the match.

Glamorgan Squad: Rudolph, Bragg, Wright, Ingram, Wallace, Meschede, Wagg, Lloyd, Salter, Smith, Cosker, Hogan and Donald


Supporters who buy their tickets 24 hours in advance of the game will save £4 per adult ticket purchased. Best value for adults, however, can be found through one of our popular Six Pack Tickets which grants entry to any six days of cricket for just £72.

New for 2015 is the ‘Double the Action Ticket’ that allows supporters to attend two successive fixtures for just £25. This can be purchased online or over the phone.

Bring your mates and save with out group discount offer when you buy 10 or more tickets in one transaction. For more information, please call 0871 350 1870.

Supporters can watch the remainder of the 2015 season for just £95 with our Half Season Ticket, which grants entry to the Club’s remaining 26 days of home cricket at The 3aaa County Ground and Queen’s Park, Chesterfield this summer for as little as £3.70 a day.

The ticket includes entry to all six days of the Autoworld Volvo XC90 Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.


Directions & Parking 

First time to Queen’s Park? Click here for Directions and Car Parking information>>

Due to building work, limited parking will still be available, signposted on Boythorpe Road, to those in possession of a parking pass or parking ticket. This will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The Club has also secured 140 extra car parking spaces at Wallis Barracks; Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 2NH. This will be open to supporters to pay on the gate, priced at £5. This will again be on a first come, first serve basis.

The Club would advise supporters to plan their journeys in advance of the day and give plenty of time to arrive at the ground. Supporters without a parking pass are encouraged to make their own parking arrangements, with a number of public car parks available in the immediate vicinity of the ground, or make full use of public transport available in the area.

Local Public Car Park

  • New Beetwell Street – This car park, which has 465 spaces, will be open until 7:30pm after each fixture at this summer’s festival. Click HERE for more information.


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