Pre-Match Pack: Worcestershire Rapids

Monday 15th May 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Billy Godleman has named a 14-man squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup fixture versus Worcestershire Rapids on Tuesday 16 May at The 3aaa County Ground; 2pm start.

The Falcons will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s five-wicket defeat to Leicestershire at The Fischer County Ground – and it will be live on Sky Sports.

Derbyshire will be looking to impress in front of the camera’s and end the Rapids run of good form.

Rob Hemmings has recovered from injury and has been added to the squad to face Worcestershire. Gary Wilson is still unavailable as he continues his stint with Ireland, while Will Davis misses out through injury.

Derbyshire Squad

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


The Rapids have won five out of seven games so far in the Royal London One-Day Cup tournament and currently sit top of the North Group.

The Rapids won their last outing against Durham at home on Sunday by 15 runs. Brett D’Oliviera struck an unbeaten 73 whilst all-rounder Daryl Mitchell returned figures of 3-38.

Australia international Nathan Lyon will make his debut for the Rapids and will replace John Hastings. The off-spinner has been selected to ensure he is eligible to play in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Second XI Captain George Rhodes has been added to the side also ahead of the clash. Ben Cox will take the gloves whilst Joe Leach will captain the Rapids.

Worcestershire squad: Kohler-Cadmore, Mitchell, Fell, D’Oliviera, Cox, Whitely, Leach, Barnard, Tongue, Shantry, Lyon, Rhodes

Pre-Match Talk

Shiv Thakor says the side need to learn from coming out on the wrong end of results as Derbyshire go into their last Royal London One-Day Cup game against Worcestershire.

The all-rounder is currently the leading wicket-taker for Derbyshire in the one-day tournament with 12 wickets and has hit 220 runs up to now with a high score of 130 against Northants.

Thakor said: “Every time we go out were looking to win the game and tomorrow will be no different, it’s the last home game of the competition and the Sky cameras are here which is always nice. We don’t have them here often so when we do it’s a great time for everyone to showcase the Club and us as a team to put on a great show.”

Supporters can save 20% by purchasing their Royal London One-Day Cup matchday tickets in advance of the day of the game. Buy online, over the phone by calling 01332 388 101 or in person at The 3aaa County Ground.

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