Pre-Match Pack: Northants Steelbacks

Monday 6th June 2022
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire Falcons have named a 14-man squad for tomorrow’s Vitality Blast fixture against Northants Steelbacks at the County Ground, Northampton (6.30pm)

Leus du Plooy has scored half-centuries in each of his last two innings, and the left-hander will be aiming to continue that form against Northants on Tuesday evening, alongside the likes of Shan Masood, Luis Reece and Wayne Madsen.

George Scrimshaw (7) is Derbyshire’s leading wicket-taker in the competition, while Sam Conners, Hayden Kerr and Mattie McKiernan have five dismissals apiece.

Derbyshire Squad: 

94. Shan Masood (c)
10. Luis Reece
4. Harry Came
76. Leus du Plooy
77. Wayne Madsen
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
21. Mattie McKiernan
65. Anuj Dal
18. Alex Hughes
15. Alex Thomson
50. Hayden Kerr
59. Sam Conners
51. Mark Watt
9. George Scrimshaw

Injury News

Suranga Lakmal has undergone successful surgery on his elbow and will work closely with the Medical Team through his recovery process for the remainder of the season.

Ben Aitchison’s recovery from a spinal bone injury is progressing according to plan and it is hoped he could feature before the end of the current campaign, Tom Wood remains unavailable for selection.

The Opposition 

Northants Steelbacks are third in the North Group, after winning three of their opening six fixtures. 

Big-hitting Australia batter, Chris Lynn, has scored one century and two half-centuries in just four innings so far, while New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham has picked-up seven wickets and scored one half-century in three appearances.

Ben Sanderson is Northants’ leading bowler, with nine wickets at 23.11, and their attack will be looking to once again keep things tight, with five bowlers having an economy of 8.25 or less so far.

Pre-Match Talk

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, gives his thoughts on Derbyshire’s defeat to Notts Outlaws and looks ahead to a crucial week for the Falcons, beginning against Northants Steelbacks on Tuesday. 

Click the video above to watch the full interview.

How to follow

Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast fixture against Northants Steelbacks will be covered live on the Club website, through our improved Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

Our Match Centre includes in-play live streaming, scorecards, ball by ball commentary and statistics, everything you need to stay up-to-date, no matter where you’re following from!

Updates will also be provides via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss a moment of the action.

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Vitality Blast 2022 – Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for all of Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast fixtures are on sale now.

The Falcons will be aiming to extend their Vitality Blast winning streak at Queen’s Park to four matches, when they take on Yorkshire Vikings to close out the BRM Solicitors Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, on Saturday 18 June.

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