Statistical Preview: Falcons vs Rapids

Thursday 21st July 2016
& News
Written by Lewis Angell

Derbyshire Falcons welcome Worcestershire Rapids to The 3aaa County Ground in the NatWest T20 Blast and the match, which is due to start at 7pm, will be the fifth time the two have met at Derby in the format.

Jimmy Neesham was the hero in Derbyshire’s last NatWest T20 Blast match, as the Kiwi turned in a man-of-the-match performance to move to 13 wickets for the 2016 campaign, and Falcons supporters will be hoping for another display of dynamic bowling by the New Zealander on Friday night.

In Short

Head-to-Head: Falcons have won one of their last five against The Rapids in all matches between the two sides in Twenty20s.
Last Five: Derbyshire have won two of their last five matches in the Blast. Worcestershire however have lost four and won one.
Meetings at Derby: The Falcons are looking for a change in fortune, they have won one in four at home vs Rapids.
Best Bowling Last Five (vs Rapids): 3-23 Alex Hughes (2016)
Best Batting Last Five (vs Rapids): 65 Madsen (2014)

Last Season

2-21 – Alex Hughes and Saeed Ajmal shared best bowling figures in 2015.
33 – Billy Godleman top-scored with the bat for The Falcons, including 3 sixes.
45 – Richard Oliver was the highest-scorer in the match.
2157 – Runs scored by Worcestershire Rapids in 2015 (This season 1867).

This Season

6.38 – Matt Critchley’s economy rate, ranked eighth highest in those bowling more than 20 overs.
20 – Joe Leach’s wickets at an average of 18.33.
13 – Wickets for Jimmy Neesham, Derbyshire’s top wicket-taker in 2016’s T20 Blast season.
340 – PCA MVP points, Leach is first place on the overall MVP list.
163 – The most fours in the competition. The Rapids have the second most in the North Group.
314 – Runs by Tom Kohler-Cadmore; 212 balls, 31 Fours and 15 sixes.

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