Madsen frustrated with Vikings defeat

Sunday 4th June 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Wayne Madsen felt that Derbyshire needed to follow the home side’s approach to bowling on the Headingley pitch, after the Falcons were defeated by Yorkshire Vikings. 

Madsen made 44 in Derbyshire’s innings, the first time he has fallen prior to making a half-century in this season’s Vitality Blast, and his dismissal, closely followed by Haider Ali, saw Derbyshire struggle to accelarate in the final five overs, with wickets falling regularly.

Derbyshire had the task of defending 167, but at expensive powerplay means the hosts were able to comfortably see victory through with ten balls to spare.

Madsen admitted Derbyshire were hoping for a bigger total, but believes there are lessons to be taken from the game, with both bat and ball.

“We were heading for 170-175, which would have been nice. But I still think 165 on there was a competitive total. We needed to execute our skills better in the first six overs (with the ball), and there were too many soft boundary options. They didn’t have to take any risks.

“They showed us how to bowl. They pitched it up and hit the top of the stumps. We were more on the shorter side.

“For me, it’s going well. I just want to be striking the ball well to give us the best chance to put on some big totals and get some wins.”

Vitality Blast 2023: Be Bold, Be Derbyshire

In 2023, every Derbyshire Falcons home T20 will be played on a Friday night, weekend or Bank Holiday, meaning it’s never been easier to follow the Falcons in the Vitality Blast.

2022 saw a Club-record number of T20 wins, coupled with the Best Domestic Spectator Experience to make the Falcons Vitality Blast campaign one of the best ever, and this year’s promises to be even bigger, with an enhanced food and drink range and added emphasis on accessibility.

Tickets are selling fast, with the clash with Yorkshire Vikings at Queen’s Park and the East Midlands Derby vs Notts Outlaws gaining high interest from supporters, so don’t delay if you want to experience Mickey Arthur’s Falcons live this summer!

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