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In Opposition: Royal London One-Day Cup

Tuesday 16th April 2019
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Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire will host four Royal London One-Day Cup group stage matches at The Pattonair County Ground, starting against Northants Steelbacks on Good Friday.

We take a look at the teams that Derbyshire will face at The Pattonair County Ground.

Northants Steelbacks
Friday 19 April

Derbyshire’s first Royal London One-Day Cup match sees them take on Northants Steelbacks at The Pattonair County Ground on Good Friday.

The Steelbacks struggled to a 7th place finish in last year’s competition so they will be aiming to improve in the 50-over format this summer.

West Indies captain Jason Holder will provide a reliable option with bat and ball, with over 80 One-Day International caps to his name while he is also ranked as the number one Test all-rounder in the world.

Northants’ batting options will also be bolstered by Captain Alex Wakely, who was the Steelbacks’ leading run-scorer in the competition last year with 280 runs.

Notts Outlaws
Sunday 21 April

Notts Outlaws come to The Pattonair County Ground in April for the first local derby of the 2019 season.

The Outlaws reached the quarter-finals last year, but they will be looking to go further with a new-look side including recruits Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett and Zak Chappell.

Notts will be led by captain and stand-out performer in 2018, Steven Mullaney. The all-rounder was the visitors’ leading run-scorer with over 400 runs, which included a century and three fifties.

England international Jake Ball will also headline the bowling attack; he has 21 One-Day International wickets with best figures of 5-51 against Pakistan in 2016.

Warwickshire
Tuesday 30 April

Warwickshire will arrive in Derby aiming to replicate their success of 2016 when they lifted the Royal London One-Day Cup trophy.

Experienced spinner Jeetan Patel will captain the side; the New Zealand international provides an economical wicket-taking option for Warwickshire with over 250 List A wickets to his name.

England internationals Chris Woakes and Olly Stone will also bolster the bowling attack, while Sam Hain headlines the batting line-up.

Hain has been Warwickshire’s leading run-scorer in the competition for three successive years, while he hit over 400 runs in 2018 at an average of 106.50.

Worcestershire Rapids
Monday 6 May

Derbyshire’s final group-stage Royal London One-Day Cup match will see them take on the Worcestershire Rapids at The Pattonair County Ground.

The Rapids have signed the explosive Riki Wessels for the upcoming season, with the 33-year-old amassing nearly 4500 runs in his List A career so far, including a high score of 146.

All-rounder Wayne Parnell will offer powerful hitting for Worcestershire, while England international Moeen Ali will also provide a reliable option with bat and ball, subject to international commitments.

Ed Barnard had a breakout campaign in 2018 for the Rapids; he was leading wicket-taker with 16 whilst he also notched 153 runs at an average of 76.50.

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