On Friday 5 June, Derbyshire Falcons will host Notts Outlaws, with plenty of old scores to be settled.
Last year’s fixture at The Pattonair County Ground was played in front of a sold out crowd, as local rivals battled for early points in the North Group.
Luis Reece smashed a brilliant 60 for Derbyshire, while Ravi Rampaul claimed one dismissals on his way to a competition-high 23 wickets. Alex Hales and Ben Duckett both hit half-centuries for the visitors, while Harry Gurney picked up 5-30 with the ball.
While Notts may have claimed victory on that occasion, both sides would enjoy success during the 2019 campaign, reaching Finals Day and making it to the semi-finals.
The Falcons will be looking to revenge against their local rivals this year, with Australia internationals Sean Abbott and Ben McDermott added to the squad, and a top-order hoping to build on their 14 half-centuries scored in 2019’s competition.
Over the last three seasons, Wayne Madsen has scored 168 runs against Notts, with a high-score of 86 not out which he struck at Trent Bridge in 2017. He will be aiming to hit a big score in Derby this time around.
After 2019’s sell out, tickets are once again expected to be in high-demand, and you can secure your place at the East Midlands Derby by registering for tickets today.
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