Squad named for Guildford trip

Saturday 1st August 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named a 13-man squad as Derbyshire Falcons prepare to take on Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Guildford tomorrow; 10.30am start.

Scott Elstone, who hit an unbeaten 172 for the Second XI on Thursday, features in the Falcons squad after he was drafted in as a late replacement for the injured Hamish Rutherford yesterday.

Elstone was part of the side that defeated Northamptonshire Steelbacks by seven wickets at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday to claim their second win of the competition.

Billy Godleman (109 not out) scored his maiden List-A century in a game where Derbyshire successfully chased down 231 with ten balls to spare. Matt Critchley had earlier claimed career-best figures of 4-48 as part of good all-round bowling display.

The Falcons will be without New Zealand international Rutherford after he was ruled out through injury. His overseas replacement, Sri Lanka batting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan, is set to arrive in time for Tuesday’s home fixture against Leicestershire Foxes.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Surrey:

3. Wes Durston
1. Billy Godleman
26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
77. Wayne Madsen
10. Scott Elstone
18. Alex Hughes
57. Shiv Thakor
23. Tom Poynton
20. Matt Critchley
14. Greg Cork
36. Ben Cotton
4. Mark Footitt


After their opening game with Leicestershire was abandoned, Surrey have registered three victories to propel them to the top of Group A in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Surrey defeated Northamptonshire in a crushing 220-run victory before beating Yorkshire and Durham to put themselves in a good position to qualify for the Quarter Finals.

England internationals Jason Roy and Steven Davies have scored runs at the top of the order, while Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara completes the top three of an impressive batting line-up.

Veteran off-spinner Gareth Batty leads a side which also contains Ireland wicketkeeper Gary Wilson, former England bowler Jade Dernbach and all-rounder Zafar Ansari.

Surrey squad to play Derbyshire:

Batty (capt), Ansari, Burke, Burns, S. Curran, T Curran, Davies, Dernbach, Foakes, Linley, Roy, Sangakkara, Wilson


A bike ride will take place from London to Surrey and vice-versa on Sunday. While the cycling event will take place to the north east of Guildford, there may be traffic delays and supporters attending the game are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to arrive.

Click here to view a map of the cycling event >>

Derbyshire Falcons are back in home action as they take on Leicestershire Foxes in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Tuesday 4 August. Buy in advance and save £4!


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