Pre-Match Pack: Lancashire

Wednesday 1st May 2019
Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday 2 May; 11am start.

Billy Godleman will lead the Falcons as they look to strengthen their position in the North Group and continue their push for knockout stage qualification.

The 30-year-old was nominated for the PCA Player of the Month award after becoming the first Derbyshire player in history to record three consecutive List A centuries for the club.

Wayne Madsen will support Godleman at the top of the batting order and the all-rounder comes into the match on the back of his match-winning performance against Warwickshire, where he hit an unbeaten 119 to guide the Falcons to a five-wicket victory.

Alex Hughes (69) also impressed in the win over Warwickshire, combining with Madsen for a 134-run partnership to set a platform for the Falcons in their chase of the 289 target.

Logan van Beek returned to the Derbyshire squad in the match at The Pattonair County Ground as he took 3-69, while Mark Watt also recorded figures of 2-32 from his ten overs.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
10. Luis Reece
77. Wayne Madsen
27. Tom Lace
18. Alex Hughes
16. Harvey Hosein
20. Matt Critchley
65. Anuj Dal
37. Logan van Beek
51. Mark Watt
28. Tony Palladino
59. Sam Conners
14. Ravi Rampaul


Derbyshire travel to face Lancashire on Thursday as the hosts come into the match on the back of three consecutive wins in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Steven Croft impressed last time out in Lancashire’s victory against Durham, hitting 99 as the county won by three wickets, while the all-rounder has also recorded one century and another half-century in the competition.

Lancashire have signed Australian batsman Jake Lehmann; the 26-year-old has notched over 650 runs in his List A career to-date, including two half-centuries and a top score of 87

Saqib Mahmood is set to lead the hosts’ bowling attack; the 22-year-old is the competition’s leading wicket-taker so far with 20, including two five-wicket hauls and best figures of 6-37.

Graham Onions also performed well in the victory over Durham, taking 2-39 from his nine overs, while he also hit 16 from six balls to help his side chase the 229 target with four balls to spare.

Lancashire squad: To be announced.

Pre-Match Talk

Wayne Madsen believes Derbyshire have the quality and confidence to take the next step and qualify for the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

The all-rounder hit an unbeaten 119 to record his fifth List A century and guide Derbyshire to a five-wicket victory over Warwickshire.

A third win in the competition takes the Falcons to seven points and gives them a positive run-rate ahead of tomorrow’s game at Emirates Old Trafford against Lancashire, who are one point ahead of them.

“It’s in our hands if we win the last couple of games but they are two big games,” he said.

“Lancashire have been playing some good cricket and so have Worcestershire and we are going to have to be on top of our form.

“But we are playing with a lot of confidence and belief in our abilities at the moment so it’s a great time to be taking on these two games.

“We don’t won’t to look too far ahead, for us it’s one game at a time, but to get to the knockout stages would be pretty special.”

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