Pre-Match Pack: Glamorgan (H)

Monday 24th July 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 13-player squad for the LV= County Championship fixture against Glamorgan at The Incora County Ground, starting tomorrow at 11am. 

Batter, Wayne Madsen (Italy) and bowler Mark Watt are absent, as they play in the ICC 2024 T20 World Cup qualifiers in Edinburgh, while fast bowler, Suranga Lakmal, continues his recovery from a groin issue.

Brooke Guest scored 197 in last week’s drawn game against Division Two leaders, Durham, and the wicketkeeper-batter has the chance to make it three centuries in as many games, having also struck three figures at Sussex two weeks ago.

Derbyshire Squad:

12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
04. Harry Came
76. Leus du Plooy (c)
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
24. Tom Wood
22. Mitch Wagstaff
65. Anuj Dal
15. Alex Thomson
32. Zak Chappell
26. Nick Potts
59. Sam Conners
09. George Scrimshaw

The Opposition

Glamorgan are fifth in the LV= County Championship Division Two, with one win and nine draws from their opening ten games. 

Kiran Carlson is Glamorgan’s leading red ball run-scorer this season, with 831 runs at an average of 51.93, with four centuries and two half-centuries

Timm van der Gugten has claimed 34 wickets, at an average of 25.08, with three five-wicket haul.

Pre-Match Talk

Mickey Arthur believes Derbyshire can take a lot of postives from their LV= County Championship draw against Durham. 

Brooke Guest scored a career-best 197, and Sam Conners claimed his first five-wicket haul of the season as Derbyshire competed well with the runaway Division Two leaders, while Luis Reece and Harry Came put on an unbeaten 89-run first-wicket partnership to end Day Three before Day Four was entirely washed out.

Having seen his side match Durham in a variety of areas at The Incora County Ground, Arthur says Derbyshire will have plenty of momentum to take into next week’s fixture against Glamorgan.

“There was some really good cricket, I thought Brooke Guest’s hundred was pure class and the good thing for me is that he’s done it back-to-back and that’s something we keep reiterating in our dressing room, we don’t want to be a flash in the pan one day and not contribute the next.

“I thought Sammy Conners bowled really well, in an attack that to be honest took a bit of a battering, he kept on coming back and it was so good to see him get five wickets because it was just reward for that.

“I really enjoyed the way Reecey (Luis Reece) and Camo (Harry Came) went about their business last night, they showed the composure, the skill, the technique and the intensity that I’m looking for from our opening pair so there were so many good bits.

“There were some tough bits as well, we got taken apart a little bit on day two, Lees and Bedingham both played really well. They’re two of the upper echelon batters you’ll face in Div Two but again that’s the standard and we need to be better and learn from that. Other than that we leave the game having evenly competed.”

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