Pre-Match Pack: Northants Steelbacks

Monday 22nd August 2022
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named an 13-man squad for tomorrow’s Royal London Cup fixture against Northants Steelbacks at the County Ground, Northampton (11am). 

Seamer Sam Conners claimed his maiden List A five-wicket haul against Yorkshire at Queen’s Park on Sunday, and the 23-year-old will be looking to add to his 11 Royal London Cup wickets at an average of 15.09.

Captain Billy Godleman will lead the side into their final Royal London Cup game of the season, and he’ll be joined in the top-order by Luis Reece, Shan Masood, Harry Came and Brooke Guest.

Derbyshire Squad:

1. Billy Godleman
94. Shan Masood
4. Harry Came
10. Luis Reece
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
65. Anuj Dal
21. Mattie McKiernan
51. Mark Watt
59. Sam Conners
11. Ben Aitchison
26. Nick Potts
22. Mitch Wagstaff
13. Archie Harrison

The Opposition

Northants Steelbacks are unable to qualify for the latter stages of the Royal London Cup, but the fixture on Tuesday will still be a hotly-contested encounter. 

New Zealander Will Young tops the run-scoring charts for Northants with 338 at an average 56.33, including one century and two half-centuries, while Nathan Buck’s 14 wickets is double any of his teammates’ tallies.

Pre-Match Talk

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, gives his thoughts on Derbyshire’s current squad and outlines his plans for the winter.

In an exclusive interview with Club media, Arthur spoke about his ambition for Derbyshire to be viewed as one of England’s top counties, which regularly competes at the highest level across all forms of the game.

Click the video above to watch the full interview. 

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