Pre-Match Pack: Northamptonshire

Saturday 13th July 2019
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire name a 12-man squad for the Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Queen’s Park, starting on Sunday 14 July; 11am.

The four-day match begins the BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, in a repeat of last year’s encounter at Chesterfield.

Billy Godleman and Luis Reece are set to continue at the top of the order, while Wayne Madsen, who hit a century in the victory in 2018, remains in the middle-order.

Hamidullah Qadri, who was selected for the upcoming England U19s Tri-Series this week, comes into the squad to provide an additional spin option, complemented by leg spinner Matt Critcley, as well as Leus du Plooy’s slow left-arm bowling.

Reece leads the way for Derbyshire with 37 County Championship wickets, while Ravi Rampaul trails him by just one.

Tony Palladino provides a reliable and run-saving option, also contributing with 23 wickets at an average of 23.56.

Derbyshire Squad

1. Billy Godleman
10. Luis Reece
77. Wayne Madsen
27. Tom Lace
76. Leus du Plooy
20. Matt Critchley
33. Fynn Hudson-Prentice
16. Harvey Hosein
28. Tony Palladino
14. Ravi Rampaul
75. Hamidullah Qadri
65. Anuj Dal


Northamptonshire remain resurgent in recent weeks, picking up one wins and three draws from their last four matches.

South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma has joined up with Adam Rossington’s side and he provides international experience in the middle order, with one Test century and 13 half-centuries to his name in 36 matches.

Opening batsman Ricardo Vasconcelos leads the way with the bat so far this summer, with 709 red-ball runs at an average of 50.64 and a top-score of 184.

Ben Sanderson, who has often been the go-to player with the ball for Northamptonshire, leads the bowling once again with 34 wickets at an average of 22.94 and with best figures of 6-37.

Match Centre

Follow the action ball-by-ball on the Derbyshire County Cricket Club website with our interactive Match Centre.

Improved for the 2019 season, the centre will include a full scorecard, ball-by-ball updates and clips of all the key moments.

Click HERE to access the page during play.

Unfortunately, the club will be unable to live stream the fixture.

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