Derbyshire Falcons’ all-rounder Luis Reece wants his side to continue playing positive cricket and bring their A game in the final two group matches with a quarter-final spot firmly in their sights.
Reece became the first Derbyshire batsman to hit four half-centuries in a NatWest T20 Blast campaign when he struck 66 in the Falcons’ three-wicket win over Durham Jets, lifting them up to second in the North Group table. They now have two group fixtures left and a quarter-final spot is in sight, knowing an eighth win will secure a knockout place.
He said: “The important thing is we are winning and entertaining the crowd. At no stage now do we let up, we’ve got a couple more big games this week and we want to keep playing positive cricket.
“We’ve played some great cricket here and we would love to reach a quarter-final for our fans and put on a big show.
“But the nature of T20 this year is everyone has been beating everyone which is why tonight was such an important game and why Thursday will be.
“Leicestershire have got some talented players and big hitters so we will have to bring our A game.”
Derbyshire Falcons travel to The Fischer County Ground on Thursday to face Leicestershire Foxes before returning to The 3aaa County Ground on Friday night in the final group fixture versus Worcestershire Rapids; 7pm start.
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