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Pre-Match Pack: Glamorgan

Monday 3rd September 2018
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire name a 14-man squad for the Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on Tuesday 4 September (10.30am start).

All-rounder Martin Andersson, who has joined Derbyshire on loan from Middlesex for the rest of the season, goes straight into the matchday squad for this week’s match. He replaces Sean Ervine who yesterday announced his retirement from the professional game.

Gary Wilson returns to the Derbyshire squad after his spell with Ireland for the T20I series and ODI series against Afghanistan.

Young seamer Alfie Gleadall remains unavailable due to a lower back stress fracture. Luis Reece, meanwhile, continues to recover from a metatarsal injury but is still not fit to return to action. Fast bowler Will Davis also misses out through injury.


Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
27. Tom Lace
77. Wayne Madsen
18. Alex Hughes
14. Gary Wilson
20. Matt Critchley
16. Harvey Hosein
65. Anuj Dal
9. Martin Andersson
28. Tony Palladino
7. Hardus Viljoen
69. Lockie Ferguson
75. Hamidullah Qadri
41. Ravi Rampaul


Opposition

Glamorgan currently sit bottom of Division Two with just one victory this summer.

The Welsh county have lost their last four Specsavers County Championship games, including an innings defeat to the hands of Warwickshire at Colwyn Bay last time out.

Glamorgan have struggled for runs this campaign with Usman Khawaja the only batsman so far to average over 40. The Australia overseas featured in four matches for the county scoring 420 runs.

He has since left the county and will be replaced by South Africa batsman Stephen Cook for the remainder of the season. He will make his debut this week at The 3aaa County Ground.

Michael Hogan is currently the county’s leading wicket taker this season with 31 at an average 23.09, closely followed by Timm van der Gugten who has 27 wickets at an average of 21.44.

Glamorgan squad: To be announced.


Pre-Match Talk

Opening batsman Tom Lace made his first-class debut against Kent last week, hitting scores of 40 and 43 in an impressive first outing for the Club.

The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Middlesex, will continue to open the batting this week alongside Club Captain Billy Godleman, who was impressed by the openers organised approached.

Godleman said: “I was very impressed with Tom. He lined the ball up well and defended with authority. He looked like he’s played a lot more games, but I think it’s also important to understand he is only a 20-year-old and still learning while playing at a high level.”

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