Pre-Match Pack: Warwickshire friendly

Saturday 30th March 2019
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire has named an 11-man side to face Warwickshire in a 50-over friendly at Edgbaston on Sunday 31 March; 10.30am start.

Billy Godleman, who hit a career-best 137 in his last 50-over appearance at Edgbaston last summer, leads a strong Derbyshire side into the fixture which acts as Royal London One-Day Cup preparation.

Derbyshire get the campaign underway on Friday 19 April at home to Northants Steelbacks and the friendly at Edgbaston is a first opportunity for Logan van Beek to bowl with the white ball since his move to Derbyshire.

He joins Ravi Rampaul in the pace attack, while all-rounders Luis Reece, Alex Hughes and Anuj Dal offer further seam options.

Matt Critchley and Hamidullah Qadri make up the spin attack to complete a varied bowling unit.

Wayne Madsen (123) and Harvey Hosein (138 not out) both scored centuries in the win over Leeds/Bradford MCCU earlier in the week, and they come into a settled batting line-up alongside the all-rounders.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
27. Tom Lace
10. Luis Reece
77. Wayne Madsen
18. Alex Hughes
20. Matt Critchley
16. Harvey Hosein
65. Anuj Dal
75. Hamidullah Qadri
37. Logan van Beek
41. Ravi Rampaul


Warwickshire head into the fixture on the back of a four-wicket 50-over friendly defeat to Worcestershire earlier in the week.

22-year-old Matthew Lamb top-scored for Warwickshire with 88, while three other batsmen also past 50.

But an explosive knock from Riki Wessels (97 off 51 balls), helped the visitors to victory.

Warwickshire are expected to field a strong batting unit, with Ed Pollock, Sam Hain and Tim Ambrose all in the top six, while a number of first team regulars could return to bolster the bowling attack.

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Supporters will be able to watch the match for free, while the Tom Dollery Members Lounge will be open serving refreshments.

Any information on a Live Stream will be posted on our Twitter account @DerbyshireCCC.

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