Statistical Preview: Falcons vs Vikings

Friday 8th July 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

NatWest T20 Blast action returns to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday as Derbyshire Falcons look to secure a victory against Yorkshire Vikings.

Derbyshire’s top run scorer in 2015, Wes Durston, returned to action for the Falcons against Worcestershire last time out scoring 32 off 19 balls on his return, before a string of impressive performances for the Second XI.

The business end of the season is on the horizon in the NatWest T20 Blast and having Durston’s run scoring and bowling prowess back in the fold will be vital for Derbyshire if they are to make a push for the quarter-finals.

This season…

  • 14 fours and five sixes in just three T20 matches by Wes Durston in 2016
  • 14.18 – Tim Bresnan’s bowling average (11-156)
  • 813 – Yorkshire’s total runs this season
  • 1046 – Derbyshire’s total runs this season
  • 1 – Vikings ‘keeper Andrew Hodd’s catches in four T20 matches this season
  • 2 – Falcons ‘keeper Harvey Hosein’s catches in one T20 match this season
  • 4 – LBW decisions awarded to Derbyshire in 2016
  • 0 – LBW decisions awarded to Vikings in 2016
  • 91 – Boundaries by Vikings this season – the second least

Last Season…

  • 4 – Wickets. Derbyshire won by four wickets at Queen’s Park in 2015
  • 40 – Both Hamish Rutherford and Wayne Madsen reached the 40 mark
  • 3-14 – Wes Durston’s bowling figures in last season’s fixture were his best ever
  • 431 – Durston’s totals runs in 2015
  • 338 – Runs scored by Jack Leaning – Yorkshire’s top T20 run scorer in 2015

In Short…

  • 5 – Derbyshire and Yorkshire have both won two of their last five T20 matches played
  • 2 – Two of Yorkshire’s three losses in their last five T20 matches played have been away from home

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