Dilshan returns for Leicestershire clash

Monday 3rd August 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Sri Lanka batting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan makes his Falcons return as Derbyshire host Leicestershire Foxes in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Tuesday; 2pm start.

Dilshan begins the second spell with the county this summer, with Graeme Welch naming him in his 14-man squad, after he returned to the UK from his stint in the Caribbean Premier League.

Mark Footitt, however, will miss the fixture after he was called up to the England squad for the fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, starting on Thursday 6 August.

19-year-old seam bowler Will Davis takes his place in the Falcons squad after the Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby graduate recently took three wickets on his first-class debut versus Australia at Derby.

Derbyshire will be looking to bounce back from a 77-run defeat to Surrey at Guildford last time out, where Wes Durston (129 off 98 balls) struck his fifth List A century.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Leicestershire:

3. Wes Durston
1. Billy Godleman
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan
26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
10. Scott Elstone
77. Wayne Madsen
18. Alex Hughes
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
20. Matt Critchley
14. Greg Cork
36. Ben Cotton
44. Will Davis


Following the abandonment of their opening fixture against Surrey, Leicestershire suffered defeat at Northamptonshire before an agonising one-run defeat at home to Gloucestershire in their first three Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures

They also suffered defeat to Yorkshire by 31 runs at Headingley yesterday as their search for a first win in this year’s competition goes on.

All-rounder Ben Raine has proven himself to be a consistent wicket-taker in the LV= County Championship this season, while Australia international Clint McKay is also a threat with the ball.

Mark Cosgrove and Ned Eckersley provide quality at the top of the batting order, with Ireland international Niall O’Brien capable of scoring quickly along with Tom Wells who has shown glimpses of his ability in the NatWest T20 Blast this summer.

LEICESTERSHIRE squad to play Derbyshire:

To be announced.


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>>>
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  • In person at The 3aaa County Ground; Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA.

Kids go FREE for Derbyshire Falcons home fixture in the Royal London One-Day Cup versus Leicestershire Foxes on Tuesday 4 August. Buy in advance and save £4.


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