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Statistical Preview: Falcons vs Foxes

Sunday 31st July 2016
& News
Written by Lewis Angell

Derbyshire play Leicestershire Foxes in the Royal London One Day Cup on Monday at The 3aaa County Ground in a must-win match. We take a look at the numbers behind the fixture. 

The first meeting between the sides in List A cricket was in 1969 at Grace Road and Leicestershire took the spoils, but Derbyshire have the edge in recent meetings winning the last three.

There have been two five-wicket hauls in the last ten meetings; Kevin Dean took 5-45 in 2005 and Mark Footitt took 5-59 in 2014. We take a look at a few more numbers.

In Short

  • Last Five Meetings: Derbyshire have won three and Leicestershire have won two. The Falcons’ three victories coming in the last three meetings between the sides in List A cricket
  • Last Five Meetings at The 3aaa County Ground: The Falcons have won four of the last five against the Foxes at home
  • Best Bowling (Last Five vs Leicestershire List A): Mark Footitt 5-51 (2014)
  • Best Batting (Last Five vs Leicestershire List A): Chris Rogers 111 (2009)

This season

  • 10 – Ben Cotton is the leading wicket taker for the Falcons
  • 18.8 – Rob Taylor’s bowling average is the best of the two sides (10 overs or more)
  • 108.33 – Ben Slater’s average in Royal London One-Day Cup, from five innings
  • 325 – Ben Slater has hit two centuries and is the Club’s leading run scorer in this summer’s competition

Last Season

  • 6 – In last summer’s meeting, Derbyshire won by 6 wickets after restricting the Foxes to 156 runs
  • 80 – Wes Durston made a telling contribution hitting 80
  • 3 – Alex Hughes took career best bowling figures of 3-31

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