Wilson wants immediate response

Saturday 7th July 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons captain Gary Wilson says he wants an immediate reaction from his side after the defeat to Lancashire Lightning on Friday night.

Wayne Madsen top-scored with an unbeaten 76 from 49 balls, but a hundred from Liam Livingstone powered Lancashire Lightning to victory by nine wickets.

The Falcons have an opportunity to bounce back immediately with the visit of Worcestershire Rapids on Sunday afternoon at The 3aaa County Ground.

Captain Wilson has called on his side to show instant improvement, but he is confident the Falcons have a lot more to come after a below-par first outing on Friday.

Wilson said: “I thought Lancashire played pretty good cricket and unfortunately we haven’t played as well as we wanted. But Liam Livingstone played a top knock.

“I think maybe the difference between the two sides was that we probably left a few out there with the bat, but we were 20-2 and it’s tricky to come back from that after four overs.”

He added: “With the ball I thought we were a little bit too full looking at the lengths they bowled and on the day didn’t perform to the levels we know we can.

“We must remember that this is a new group and we have only been together as a squad for the last three or four days. I’m confident we’ll be better on Sunday and hopefully we can have an immediate response.”

Derbyshire Falcons face Worcestershire Rapids at The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 8 July; 2.30pm start. Buy your tickets before midnight on Saturday and save.

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