Statistical Preview: Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire

Sunday 3rd July 2016
& News
Written by Lewis Angell

Queen’s Park, Chesterfield and The Custom Solar Festival of Cricket is the venue for Derbyshire versus Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship.

Shiv Thakor makes his way into the top ten of the current PCA MVP rankings, the all-rounder is joint fifth on 220 points after scoring 123 runs against Kent in mid-week.

There has been 24 double centuries in first-class cricket at Queen’s Park, the first instance recorded was in 1898 when a Yorkshire opening partnership put together 543; John Brown (300) and John Tunnicliffe (243).

So Far This Season…

  • 4510 – By Derbyshire, the most runs scored by any team across both divisions so far.
  • 285 not out – By Ben Duckett, the sixth highest innings score in Northants history (V Lancashire on the opening day of the CC season).
  • 14 – Sixes hit by Adam Rossington so far in the County Championship.
  • 18-573 – Ben Sanderson’s bowling figures. Taken most wickets for Northants this season.
  • 3.33 – Sanderson’s economy rate in the County Championship.
  • 20 – Tony Palladino has taken the most wickets for Derbyshire in the Championship.
  • 2.68 – Paladino’s economy rate in the competition is one of the top ten.
  • 15 – Wicket-keeper dismissals by Tom Poynton, fifth highest in 2016.

Last Season…

  • 7593 – Runs by Derbyshire last season in total in the 2015 County Championship.
  • 1193 – Boundaries by Northants in 2015’s competition.
  • 2.5 – Palladino’s economy rate in 2015 – 356 overs bowled – the best of anyone bowling over 100 overs in Division Two, the third best over the two Divisions
  • 6-109 – Wes Durston’s best bowling figures for 2015 CC
  • 135 not out – David Murphy’s highest score in 2015

In Short…

  • Since 2010 Derbyshire have had 5 Draws, 2 wins and 1 loss V Northants in CC.
  • This will be the third time since 2010 that the two sides have met at Queen’s Park.
  • Since 1905 the two sides have met 26 times at Queen’s Park.
  • Of the 26 times since 1905 that the two have met at Queen’s Park, Derbyshire’s record stands at: Derbyshire 10. Eight losses and there have been eight draws.
  • 83 not out – Shiv Thakor’s first innings score when the two side last met in the CC
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