Pre-Match Pack: Lancashire Lightning

Thursday 11th May 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire has named a 14-man squad to travel to Blackpool to play face Lancashire Lightning in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Friday 14 May.

The Falcons will be looking for back-to-back wins following the four-wicket victory against Warwickshire on Wednesday.

Jeevan Mendis hit an unbeaten 44 off 23 balls to see his side over the line after Ben Slater had earlier hit 82, as Derbyshire successfully chased 296 with two balls to spare. It was the Club’s highest ever List A score against Warwickshire.

Batsman Charlie Macdonell is the only addition to the squad that faced Warwickshire. Gary Wilson is still unavailable as he continues his stint with Ireland, while Will Davis and Rob Hemmings both miss out through injury.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
26. Ben Slater
3. Charlie Macdonell
57. Shiv Thakor
77. Wayne Madsen
11. Daryn Smit
10. Luis Reece
88. Jeevan Mendis
18. Alex Hughes
20. Matt Critchley
28. Tony Palladino
7. Hardus Viljoen
8. Tom Milnes
36. Ben Cotton


Lancashire are coming off a good win on Wednesday against Worcestershire, who they bowled out for 161 after wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas hit 100 not out to help the Lightning post 313.

Pace bowler Jordan Clark claimed figures of 4-34 from his eight overs as Lancashire collapsed the Rapids attack he also finished with an unbeaten 79.

Lancashire have an array of experienced players with the likes of Jimmy Anderson, Glenn Chapple and former Derbyshire batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul all available.

Young England international Haseeb Hameed and Liam Livingstone also provide options with the bat. Jos Buttler misses out as he continues his spell with Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Lancashire squad: Steven Croft (Captain), James Anderson, Karl Brown, Jordan Clark, Alex Davies, Haseeb Hameed, Kyle Jarvis, Simon Kerrigan, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Ryan McLaren, Stephen Parry, Tom Bailey and Dane Vilas (Wicketkeeper).

Pre-Match Talk

Ben Slater says the side have batted well over the four Royal London One-Day Cup games and that there is no reason why they can’t come away with a good result at Lancashire tomorrow.

Slater hit 82 in the Falcons’ four-wicket win over Warwickshire on Wednesday, which included nine fours and one six. He currently averages 56.75 in the Royal London One-Day this summer.

The 25-year-old said: “We have batted well over the four games, 300 three times and a 290 yesterday and we are batting well so there’s no reason why we can’t go up there and come away with a good result.

“Another win tomorrow then take back to back wins going into Leicester on Sunday there’s no reason why if we string a couple of wins together we can’t be up there by the end of it.”

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