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Falcons begin One-Day Cup at Worcester

Saturday 4th June 2016
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons travel to Worcester on Sunday 5 June to face Worcestershire Rapids in their opening game of the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup.

The Falcons will be looking to continue their strong start to the white-ball season, having secured two wins out of their three NatWest T20 Blast fixtures to date.

Ben Slater and Will Davis have both been named as part of a 13-man squad travelling for Sunday’s fixture, but Wes Durston misses out due to injury.

Worcestershire, meanwhile, have also enjoyed a positive opening to their white-ball season, despite being defeated by Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Friday 3 June.

Derbyshire squad to face Worcestershire

1. Billy Godleman
22. Chesney Hughes
72. Hamish Rutherford
3. Neil Broom
77. Wayne Madsen
26. Ben Slater
18. Alex Hughes
57. Shiv Thakor
20. Matt Critchley
23. Tom Poynton
36. Ben Cotton
7. Andy Carter
44. Will Davis

Opposition

Worcestershire Rapids vice-captain Joe Leach says they will adopt “a fresh approach and different tactics” in the 50 over format this summer.

He said: “Everyone wants a chance to go Lord’s and play in a final and get some silverware and we’re no different to that. I think it is a competition that people have identified they can win now. Gloucestershire winning last year has blown the tournament wide open.

“We haven’t been at our best in that but I think you will see a fresh approach and different tactics this year so again we will be confident that you will see a different side.”

Worcestershire squad: Mitchell, Kohler-Cadmore, Clarke, Kervezee, D’Oliveira, Whiteley, Cox, Leach, Barnard, Shantry, Russell, Rhodes

Matchday LIVE

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

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

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

The Falcons begin their 50-over campaign at The 3aaa County Ground on Tuesday 7 June when Durham are the visitors. Supporters can save 20% by booking in advance.

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