Pre-Match Pack: Middlesex

Saturday 29th June 2019
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire’s first-choice bowlers return to the side to face Middlesex in the Specsavers County Championship, starting tomorrow.  

Tony Palladino, Ravi Rampaul, Logan van Beek and Reece were all rested for the 50-over Tour Match against Australia A, but come back into the side for the first-class game against Middlesex.

Captain Billy Godleman, Luis Reece,Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes make up a settled top-order, while Leus du Plooy will hope to build on his maiden century for the club against Australia A.

Alongside Harvey Hosein and Matt Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice adds another all-rounder option after making his debut for the club in the Tour Fixture.

Tom Lace is unavailable to play against his parent club and will serve as 12th man.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
10. Luis Reece
77. Wayne Madsen
76. Leus du Plooy
18. Alex Hughes
20. Matt Critchley
33. Fynn Hudson-Prentice
16. Harvey Hosein
37. Logan van Beek
28. Tony Palladino
14. Ravi Rampaul
27. Tom Lace


Middlesex are hoping to claim just their second victory of the season when they face Derbyshire at The Pattonair County Ground on Sunday. 

Having drawn with Glamorgan last time out, their fourth stalemate of the campaign, with Sam Robson and Paul Stirling making centuries in the match at Radlett.

Dawid Malan is leading the way with the bat for Middlesex this season, scoring 478 runs at an average of 53.11, scoring two centuries and one fifty so far.

Tim Murtagh has taken the most wickets for Middlesex this season, claiming 25 dismissals at an average of 15.44, the only bowler to have more than 20 for the side so far this campaign.

Pre-Match Talk

Dave Houghton says that Derbyshire will benefit from their rest ahead of the Specsavers County Championship game against Middlesex. 

Derbyshire’s batsman haven’t played since Sunday’s 50-over Tour Fixture against Australia A, while Ravi Rampaul, Luis Reece and Logan van Beek were rested for that game.

Tony Palladino hasn’t featured for Derbyshire since the Specsavers County Championship game against Glamorgan in Swansea, which was part of three-consecutive away trips.

Houghton says that the break from action will have been beneficial for the players in preparation for the match starting on Sunday.

He said: “We needed a little bit of a rest, yes there were four days in between [the Glamorgan and Lancashire matches], but we have not played any game easily.

“In all of the games, the bowlers have bowled 25-30 overs and it starts to stack up, so having a bit of a rest before should put us in a good place for the Middlesex game.”

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