Welch names squad for Essex clash

Tuesday 8th September 2015
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named a 14-man squad for the LV= County Championship fixture versus Essex at The 3aaa County Ground; starting on Wednesday at 10.30am. 

Tom Poynton, Scott Elstone, Tom Knight and Tom Taylor are all recalled to the squad, with Matthew Critchley and Harvey Hosein making way.

All-rounder Alex Hughes, however, is still unavailable due to injury and is expected to also miss the final game versus Leicestershire with a small fracture in his hand.

DERBYSHIRE squad to play Essex:
1. Billy Godleman
26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
77. Wayne Madsen
3. Wes Durston
10. Scott Elstone
57. Shiv Thakor
27. Tom Knight
23. Tom Poynton
— Tom Milnes
28. Tony Palladino
15. Tom Taylor
4. Mark Footitt
36. Ben Cotton


Head Coach Paul Grayson recently left his position at Essex, departing the county by mutual consent after eight years at the helm. Assistant Chris Silverwood, a former England pace bowler, has taken over and is in temporary charge until the end of the season.

Essex, who currently sit in sixth place in Division Two, are led by former England wicketkeeper James Foster and boast three experienced internationals in their batting armoury in the shape of New Zealand’s Jesse Ryder, England’s Ravi Bopara and Holland’s Ryan ten Doeschate.

They also have two of the division’s standout performers this season at their disposal with opener Nick Browne, who has scored 953 runs at an average of 39.71, and young pace bowler Jamie Porter, who has claimed 46 wickets at an average of 25.89.

ESSEX squad to play Derbyshire:

Nick Browne, Dan Lawrence, Tom Westley, Ravi Bopara, Jesse Ryder, Ryan ten Doeschate, Mark Pettini, James Foster, Aron Nijjar, Jamie Porter, Tom Moore, Jaik Mickleburgh, Jack Winslade


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

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You can also follow live updates on Twitter (@DerbyshireCCC) by using the #DERvESS hashtag, plus regular updates will be available on Facebook throughout the day.

Supporters can also listen to live ball-by-ball commentary with BBC Radio Derby online.

Derbyshire are back in home action on Wednesday 9 September for the start of the LV= County Championship fixture versus Essex. Supporters can save £4 by purchasing tickets in advance.


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