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Squad begins pre-season tour of Zimbabwe

Sunday 8th March 2020
Written by Stephen Martin
Photography by: David Griffin

The Derbyshire are travelling to begin the 2020 pre-season tour of Zimbabwe, in partnership with Briggs of Burton.

The squad and coaches will be based in Bulawayo for most of their three-week stay, where they will play a total of six matches, across three formats, against strong opposition.

The team will also intersperse regular training sessions with community-focused activities and training sessions with local clubs, as well as a visit to Victoria Falls.

The players will return to Derby on Sunday 29 March, three weeks before the County Championship opener against Leicestershire at The Pattonair County Ground.

2020 pre-season tour, in partnership with Briggs of Burton match schedule:

Wednesday 11 March: Evening Reception with British Ambassador to Zimbabwe
Saturday 14 March:
T20 vs Zimbabwe Select XI
Sunday 15 March:
T20 vs Zimbabwe Select XI
Tuesday 17 March:
50-Over match vs Zimbabwe Select XI
Thursday 19 March: 
50-Over match vs Zimbabwe Select XI
Sat 21 – Mon 23 March: Three-Day match vs Chairman’s XI
Wed 25 – Fri 27 March: Three-Day match vs Zimbabwe Select XI

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