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Madsen targets double over Kent

Thursday 20th August 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen is targeting a LV= County Championship double over Kent at The 3aaa County Ground; starting tomorrow at 11am.

Derbyshire triumphed by eight wickets in the reverse fixture at Canterbury in June with Chesney Hughes (94) and Billy Godleman (82 not out) guiding their side to the victory target of 232 on the third day of a low-scoring encounter.

Madsen is looking to replicate that result as his side aim to bounce back from a three-wicket defeat to Leicestershire at Grace Road last time out.

“We had a really good win against Kent at Canterbury, we’re looking forward to putting a good performance in and we would like to come away with another win.

“I thought we played well for long periods in the Leicestershire game but we were obviously very disappointed with the result and we want to bounce back against Kent

“They have got some quality players in their line-up including some very talented and aggressive batsmen. They also have Matt Coles who is right up there at the top of the wicket-takers in Division Two so we know we will have to play well to win the game.

“We know our conditions well at Derby and I doubt that it will be a normal Kent-type wicket which could play into our hands a little bit, but we know what we have to do to achieve a positive result.”

Madsen added that the final four matches presents an opportunity for players to finish the campaign strongly ahead of next season, as the Club look to finish as high as possible in Division Two.

“I think we would all like to be in a better position on the league, there are a couple of matches which we will look back on such as the Leicestershire game and the Northants game at home where we should have won on both occasions.

“I think it is crucial for us to finish the season well. We ended last season by winning a lot of games, it is important as a team that we perform well in the final four games ahead of the winter where we will look at how we can improve.

“It’s a good opportunity for some players to put in strong performances ahead of next season and to continue to develop their own careers. We want all of our players to keep improving and these four games will be part of that process.”

Derbyshire return to action on Friday 21 August for the start of the LV= County Championship fixture versus Kent at The 3aaa County Ground. Tickets are available to purchase on the gate.

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