Welch names squad for visit of Yorkshire

Sunday 26th July 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named a 13-man squad as Derbyshire Falcons look to record consecutive victories in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Yorkshire Vikings at The 3aaa County Ground on Monday; 2pm start.

Welch has added batsman Ben Slater to the squad alongside the same 12 players that made the trip to Taunton as Derbyshire defeated Somerset by 29 runs (D/L) in the competition opener.

With the weather initially reducing the match to 14 overs per side, Madsen hit eight fours in his innings of 45 as Derbyshire posted 134-7.

The rain arrived again after one over of Somerset’s chase, with their target revised to 104 from 10 overs, and they subsided to 74 all out with Ben Cotton (3-11), Shiv Thakor (2-10), Alex Hughes (2-15), Greg Cork (2-17) and Mark Footitt (1-17) all amongst the wickets in a fine bowling display.

Note: Following the abandonment of the third Ashes Women’s One-Day International between England and Australia today, Sky Sports will now be covering the reserve day on Monday meaning Derbyshire’s fixture with Yorkshire will no longer be aired.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Yorkshire Vikings:

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


Yorkshire will be without Jonny Bairstow after the in-form batsman was recalled to the England squad for the third Investec Ashes Test versus Australia.

Batsmen Adam Lyth and Joe Root are also on international duty, as is Adil Rashid who is likely to provide back-up to premier spin bowler Moeen Ali.

Gary Ballance is available for the Vikings after he was replaced in the national squad by Bairstow, and he is set to line up alongside fellow England internationals Tim Bresnan and Liam Plunkett.

Andrew Gale leads a Yorkshire outfit that also contains Australia World Cup winning all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, as they look to pick up their first win of the competition after their tournament opener versus Gloucestershire at Scarborough ended in no result due to the weather.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS squad to play Derbyshire Falcons:

Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan, Jack Brooks, Karl Carver, Matthew Fisher, Andrew Gale, Ryan Gibson, Andrew Hodd, Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Patterson, Liam Plunkett, Rich Pyrah, Will Rhodes.


Under-16s go FREE to all home Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures in 2015. All single adult tickets purchased in advance of the day of the game are at a discounted rate of £14 – a saving of £4 to tickets bought on the gate.

£1 off per ticket for groups of 10+ when purchased in advance. There are no booking fees for all forms of cricket.

You can buy tickets:

  • Online. Click here to buy tickets online>>>
  • On the phone by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0871 350 1870.
  • In person at The 3aaa County Ground; Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA.

Kids go FREE for Derbyshire Falcons’ opening home fixture in the Royal London One-Day Cup versus Yorkshire Vikings on Monday 27 July.


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