Godleman to make most of home advantage

Monday 21st May 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Billy Godleman hopes to make the most of home advantage as the Falcons enter a run of three One-Day Cup matches at The 3aaa County Ground.

Derbyshire entertain Durham on Wednesday in the first home game of the competition, coming off the back of a win and a defeat in the opening two matches.

Godleman is hoping his side can bounce back from Saturday’s loss at Worcestershire and take learnings from the defeat.

“One-Day Cup cricket at home for some time we have been a real force so we will certainly be looking to make the most of a home advantage,” he said.

“Some of the execution of plans wasn’t quite what we would have expected on Saturday, but that is the game of cricket – bowling wise.

“I think the slower bowlers, Alex Hughes and Luis Reece and Matt Critchley did an excellent job in the middle, taking the pace off the ball, bowling straight and in hindsight perhaps we could have continued with that for a little bit longer.

“Certainly an area for improvement is our death bowling. But sometimes you have to take your hat off to some fine striking, but I think the bowlers would be aligned in thinking that there could have been a more consistent delivery of the skills towards the end of the innings.”

The Falcons begin their run at home by welcoming Durham to The 3aaa County Ground, a little over a week since their last visit to Derby in the Specsavers County Championship.

Godleman added: “I think the nature of county cricket is sometimes you can be playing against a team consecutively in a short space of time and obviously that’s what’s happened with Durham. We will be very well use to the personal coming down.”

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