Derbyshire open their Royal London Cup campaign with a home fixture against Glamorgan at the Incora County Ground, Derby.
Heritage Officer David Griffin Heritage Officer David Griffin previews the match and looks at the statistical highlights of the past.
This fixture will be the 51st scheduled match between the two sides in one day cricket, 28 of which have resulted in victories for Derbyshire; Glamorgan have won 16, while three ended as ‘No Result’, with one game tied, and two abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Derbyshire’s highest innings total is 251 – on three occasions – 251 for three at Cardiff in 2003, 251 all out at Checkley in 1991, and 251 for nine at Derby in 1995, all of which resulted in wins for Derbyshire.
Glamorgan’s highest team score is 277 for six at Ebbw Vale in 1984, when the home side won by 124 runs.
Phil Sharpe scored Derbyshire’s first List A hundred (111*), against Glamorgan, in a Benson and Hedges Cup match at Chesterfield in 1976 and there have since been five further hundreds against them by John Wright, Peter Kirsten, John Morris, Kim Barnett and Chris Bassano.
One player, Barnett, has carried his bat through a completed innings against Glamorgan, scoring 90 not out in a total of 174 at Newport in 1988.
Derbyshire’s highest partnership against Glamorgan was between Andrew Gait and Bassano who added 191 for the third wicket in the game at Cardiff in 2003.
With the ball, Dominic Cork recorded the best analysis of six for 21 at Chesterfield in 1997, while Graeme Welch recorded the best figures at Derby taking five for 22 in 2001.
However, arguably the most memorable bowling performance was Michael Holding’s five for 31 at Swansea in the Benson and Hedges Cup semi-final in 1988. During a magnificent spell of bowling, he produced a delivery which reared off a length and struck Matthew Maynard on the head, dislodging his helmet which then fell onto his stumps.
The scheduled game between these two sides last summer was abandoned without a ball being bowled meaning that the last time they met in a one day match was at Derby in 2009 when the visitors won by five wickets.
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