Derbyshire welcome local rivals Yorkshire to Chesterfield for their final home group game of the Royal London One Day Cup. Heritage Officer David Griffin previews the match and looks at the statistical highlights of the past.
This will be the 71st one day encounter between the two counties, having first met in the Players County League at Sheffield in 1969. Six weeks later the counties met again in what was Derbyshire’s first ever Lord’s final, where Yorkshire lifted the Gillette Cup, winning by 69 runs.
Derbyshire have won 18 matches, Yorkshire 41, with two games tied, at Derby in 2008 and at Headingley in 2019.
Four matches were abandoned, and five ended with no result.
The highest team totals for both sides came in the same match, at Leeds in 2017, when Yorkshire posted 349 for seven, while Derbyshire replied with 334 for eight.
Derbyshire have only won three one day games by a margin of ten wickets, the most recent of which came in 1986 when they bowled Yorkshire out for 132 at Chesterfield in a John Player Special League game before Kim Barnett and Alan Hill knocked off the runs inside 29 overs.
The tied game at Headingley in 2019 saw Billy Godleman score his third one day hundred in just six days off a mere 59 balls, at the time the fastest List A hundred for Derbyshire, but since beaten by Tom Wood’s 55-ball effort against Nottinghamshire in 2021.
Derbyshire players have recorded seven individual hundreds against Yorkshire, with Chris Adams, Barnett, Martin Guptill, Wayne Madsen, Ben Slater and Chris Taylor all reaching three figures in addition to Godleman. Madsen’s 112 at Leeds in 2017 is the highest of them all.
Taylor’s hundred came on his debut, 100 at Headingley in 2006.
There have been nine century partnerships for Derbyshire in these games with the 158 added for the third wicket at Derby in 1997 by Chris Adams and Vince Clarke at the top of the list. The highest partnership at Chesterfield is the 135 by Barnett and Hill during the 10 wicket win in 1986.
Two Derbyshire bowlers have taken five wickets in an innings; Colin Tunnicliffe recorded figures of five for 24 at Derby in 1981 and more recently Ravi Rampaul took five for 48 on the same ground in 2018.
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