Statistical Preview: Derbyshire vs Leicestershire

Thursday 8th September 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire welcome Leicestershire to The 3aaa County Ground in the Specsavers County Championship next Monday, in the final home fixture of the 2016 season.

The meeting between the sides earlier in the season ended in a draw, with Callum Parkinson enjoying a memorable first-class debut, taking seven wickets and scoring 48 not out in his first innings batting at number 11.

Recent History

In the previous five meetings between the sides in the Specsavers County Championship, Derbyshire have had the upper hand, winning twice with two draws and one win for Leicestershire.

In the last five games between the two at The 3aaa County Ground, there have been two victories for Derbyshire, two draws and one win for Leicestershire.

Ben Slater scored his first Championship hundred of the season in the previous game with Gloucestershire, his last century before that came in the victory against Leicestershire at The 3aaa County Ground in 2014, when he hit a century in both innings to help Derbyshire run out winners by 408 runs.

This Season

Fresh off the back of his five wicket haul against Gloucestershire, Tony Palladino is Derbyshire’s top wicket taker in the Specsavers County Championship this season with 31 scalps.

Alex Hughes scored a career best 140 in the previous game with Gloucestershire, he also needs just 30 runs in this game to reach 500 runs in first-class matches at The 3aaa County Ground.

Callum Parkinson has taken 10 wickets in his three games this season, seven of which came in the game at Leicestershire earlier in the season.


885 – Billy Godleman needs 115 runs to reach 1,000 Specsavers County Championship runs this season, it would be the second consecutive season he has achieved it.

42 – Tony Palladino needs eight wickets to reach 50 wickets in first-class matches against Leicestershire.

405 – Harvey Hosein needs 95 runs to reach 500 career first-class runs.

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