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Pre-Match Pack: Leicestershire Foxes

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire has named a 13-man squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup match away to Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday 24 April; 11am start.

Billy Godleman and Luis Reece are set to continue at the top of the order, after the pair combined for a 153-run partnership in the match against Notts Outlaws.

All-rounder Reece notched 88, while Godleman recorded his first century of the campaign to take his run tally for the competition to 203 after two matches, at an average of over 100.

Tony Palladino comes into the Royal London One-Day Cup squad for the first time; the 35-year-old has taken 54 List A wickets in his career to-date, with best figures of 5-49.

18-year-old Alfie Gleadall impressed on his Royal London One-Day Cup debut, as the fast bowler took 3-43 against Notts Outlaws.

Ravi Rampaul remains out through illness, whilst Logan van Beek is unavailable due to family commitments.


Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
10. Luis Reece
77. Wayne Madsen
27. Tom Lace
18. Alex Hughes
76. Leus du Plooy
16. Harvey Hosein
20. Matt Critchley
65. Anuj Dal
28. Tony Palladino
59. Sam Conners
51. Mark Watt
17. Alfie Gleadall


Opposition

Leicestershire Foxes will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins after they defeated Worcestershire by 38 runs on Sunday, despite losing the first two matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Harry Dearden is expected to open the batting for the hosts after impressing in the win over Worcestershire, striking 15 boundaries in his innings of 91.

Colin Ackermann performed well with the bat against Worcestershire, hitting his career-best List A score with an unbeaten 152 in a double-century partnership with Lewis Hill.

Ackermann also took 3-55 with the ball, while Wicketkeeper-batsman Hill struck 118 off 62 balls as he recorded his career-best score in List A cricket to help the Foxes to victory.

Dieter Klein is set to headline Leicestershire’s bowling attack, with the South African left-armer taking six wickets in the last two matches, including 4-72 in the victory over Worcestershire.

Leicestershire Foxes squad: To be announced.


Pre-Match Talk

Luis Reece insists the best is still to come for Derbyshire as the county look to make it two wins from three in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday.

The all-rounder hit his first half-century of the campaign against Notts Outlaws on Sunday, and the 28-year-old is pleased with Derbyshire’s start to the season.

“It’s been a good start to the season, but it is only a start. Obviously we’re one win from two in the one-day competition so we’ll go to Leicester tomorrow looking to put in a big performance and make it two from three.

“We’ve played some good cricket but I don’t think we’ve fully hit our straps yet so that is a positive sign that we can pick up results when we’re not at our best yet.

“We’ve just got to keep building the momentum and trying to improve in every game and hopefully when it comes to the back end of the competition, we’ll be there or thereabouts.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re carry on with the confidence and the positives that we’ve gained from the first two games and put in a performance against a good Leicestershire side.

“They’ve got some good players and are playing some good cricket, but we’ve got to turn up and play our brand of cricket and if we do that, there’s no reason why we can’t come away with the win.”


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