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Captain excited by Blast return

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Written by Tom Skinner

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman is looking forward to Derbyshire’s return to Vitality Blast cricket with the visit of Northants Steelbacks on Friday 23 August.

Sitting just one point outside the top-four qualification places, Godleman’s side have shown promise in the format so far, with standout performances from the likes of Leus du Plooy and Logan van Beek.

Coming into the fixture after a brief switch to red ball cricket, Derbyshire will be aiming to replicate the form which has seen them make it six-successive wins over Yorkshire and also claim victory over the Steelbacks in front of the TV cameras.

“We are really excited about Friday,” said Godleman.

“We got into T20 mode and have been playing some really good stuff in that format, so hopefully we can use home advantage on Friday and put ourselves in a position to go to Grace Road with something on the line.

“It wasn’t a good performance against Leicestershire, but that happens and on the whole we’ve played well in the competition in a very tough North Group.

“I do believe if we keep playing that way over the next three games then we have a good chance of winning two, if not three of them.”

Tickets are on sale now from just £16 for Adults and £4 for Juniors (U16s) when bought in advance.

Fixture Adult in Advance Adult on the Day Junior in Advance
(U16s)
Junior on the day
(U16s)
Family Ticket*(Advance only)
Northants Steelbacks
Fri 23 Aug
7pm
£16 £20 £4 £5 £36 BUY

*Family Tickets apply to two adults and two juniors and must be purchased in advance of the day of the game.
Please note; there is a booking fee of £2 per order

Vitality Blast is back! Derbyshire host Northants Steelbacks in their final group game on Friday 23 August. Buy in advance to save. Call 01332 388 101 or buy online.

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