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Welch names squad for Glamorgan clash

Friday 22nd April 2016
Written by Danny Painter

Graeme Welch has named a 13-man squad for thes Specsavers County Championship match with Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on Sunday 24 April.

All 12 of the squad for the recent draw at Gloucestershire have retained their place, whilst young leg-spinner Matthew Critchley has been added after his impressive performance in the Second XI’s win over Somerset this week, when he returned a five-wicket haul and hit a half century.

A number of batsmen will be looking to continue their fine form from the Gloucestershire draw, not least Chesney Hughes who hit 96 and 137 not out, and Wayne Madsen who scored 150 and 27 not out.

The match is Derbyshire’s first Specsavers County Championship match at The 3aaa County Ground of the 2016 season and Welch is looking to hit the ground running at home. Read his interview HERE.

Derbyshire squad to face Glamorgan:

26. Ben Slater
22. Chesney Hughes
72. Hamish Rutherford (Captain)
77. Wayne Madsen
4. Neil Broom
57. Shiv Thakor
3. Wes Durston
20. Matthew Critchley
23. Tom Poynton
28. Tony Palladino
36. Ben Cotton
11. Luke Fletcher
7. Andy Carter

Opposition

Glamorgan come into Sunday’s game on the back of a surprising defeat at home to Leicestershire in the previous round of Specsavers County Championship fixtures.

The Welsh outfit were comfortable overcome by 10 wicket by their opponents who gained a first innings lead before bowling the hosts out for 191 to set a target of 115 which they reached without losing a wicket.

There were, however, a few personal performances in the Glamorgan batting line-up with William Bragg, Chris Cooke, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg and Aneurin Donald all passing fifty during the match.

Glamorgan squad: Jacques Rudolph, James Kettleborough, Will Bragg, Chris Cooke, Aneurin Donald, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg, Craig Meschede, Mark Wallace, Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten, Andrew Salter, Harry Podmore

Matchday LIVE

Click HERE to keep up to date with the game via our new Matchday LIVE, sponsored by Showcase Cinemas.

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

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

Derbyshire CCC Membership for 2016 is on sale. Purchase online at derbyshireccc.com, in person at The 3aaa County Ground or by calling 0871 350 1870.

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