Statistical Preview: Worcestershire Rapids

Monday 15th May 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire’s final group game in the Royal London One Day Cup see them host Worcestershire in the 58th clash between the two sides in one-day cricket.

Heritage Officer, David Griffin, looks at the statistical background to the game.

These two sides have been evenly matched since they first met at Derby in a Gillette Cup match in 1969, with 25 wins for Derbyshire, 28 for Worcestershire, and four games spoiled by rain.

Indeed, Derbyshire have won the last two games, by 49 runs at Derby in 2015, and by seven wickets at Worcester in 2016 when a superbly-timed 104 from Hamish Rutherford (pictured above) set up a comfortable victory.

There have been 5 other centuries scored by Derbyshire players; fellow New Zealander John Wright made 102 at Chesterfield in 1977 and 103 at Worcester in 1982, while Jon Moss’ 104 at Derby in 2004 ensured an 18-run victory for the home side.

Barry Wood’s 106 ensured victory at New Road in 1982, while Michael Slater’s splendid 110 was in vain as the visitors secured a 48-run victory.

Three players have taken five wickets in an innings for Derbyshire; Colin Tunnicliffe, Allan Warner and Eddie Barlow.

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