Falcons vs Bears: Statistical Preview

Thursday 16th June 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons go head-to-head with Birmingham Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday night; 7pm start.

The Falcons will be looking to pick up where they left off in their last home Twenty20 fixture, when Derbyshire claimed a four-wicket win against Leicestershire Foxes at Derby.

The Falcons and the Bears, sitting third and fourth respectively in the North Group, will be chomping at the bit as they bid for a top four berth, and with it a place in the quarter-finals.

There have been six meetings between the two sides over the course of the competition’s history, both sides sharing the wins at three apiece. We look at the match-up in numbers.

In Short…

  • The Falcons and the Bears have met six times in NatWest T20 Blast action and shared the spoils; three wins a piece
  • Derbyshire Falcons have won three of their last four versus the Bears (Lost one)
  • The last six games the Falcons have been involved in have seen them alternate between a loss and a win; they beat Leicestershire Foxes in their most recent appearance
  • Birmingham Bears have won eight of their last 10 outside of Birmingham (Lost two)

So Far This Season…

  • 5.09 – Matt Critchley’s bowling economy rateis the best in the competition
  • 13.8 – Shiv Thakor’s bowling average in 2016, having claimed six wickets
  • 0 – LBW decisions for the Bears this summer in NatWest T20 Blast. Birmingham are one of six teams yet to get the umpire’s decision
  • 6 – The least amount of catches in the competition is by the Bears
  • 150.85 – Hamish Rutherford’s strike rate in this summer’s competition
  • Where’s he going to hit it? 65 Runs on leg-side for Varun Chopra; but 32 to the off-side

Last Season…

  • 158* – By Brendan McCullum against the Falcons including 13 fours and 11 sixes
  • 12 – Sixes by Wes Durston in 2015’s NatWest T20 Blast
  • 49 – Fours by Wes Durston (9) which saw him in the top 10 for the competition
  • 431 – Total runs Wes Durston made in last season’s competition. The only player from both sides to feature in the top 15 run-scorer’s in the competition
  • 3 – The number of innings Wes Durston had with 50+ runs

The Falcons face the Bears in the NatWest T20 Blast this Friday 17 June at The 3aaa County Ground and supporters can book their tickets in advance and save 20%.

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