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Pre-Match Pack: Sussex (A)

Sunday 9th July 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 13-player squad for the LV= County Championship fixture against Sussex at The 1st Central County Ground, starting tomorrow at 11am. 

Fast bowlers, Sam Conners and Suranga Lakmal, have returned to fitness, Conners from a calf strain and Lakmal from a minor concussion after being struck on the head against Yorkshire last month. Ben Aitchison has been ruled out of the remainder of the season with a back injury, while Matt Lamb (back) is also out, and Zak Chappell is rested while he manages with an ongoing tendon issue. Mark Watt is also unavailable, having played for Scotland in the ICC World Cup qualification tournament in Zimbabwe.

Just as in the most recent red ball game against Worcestershire, this fixture will see Derbyshire and Sussex using the Kookaburra ball, with the visiting batters hoping to replicate the showing at New Road, which saw Leus du Plooy, Anuj Dal and Wayne Madsen all score centuries.


Derbyshire Squad:

12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
04. Harry Came
77. Wayne Madsen
76. Leus du Plooy (c)
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
24. Tom Wood
65. Anuj Dal
15. Alex Thomson
26. Nick Potts
82. Suranga Lakmal
59. Sam Conners
09. George Scrimshaw


The Opposition

Sussex are third in the LV= County Championship Division Two, just a point off second-placed Leicestershire with six games left to play. 

Tom Alsop is their leading run-scorer, with 559 runs at an average of 55,90, while Australian fast bowler, Nathan McAndrew has claimed 26 wickets at just 21.15.

Sussex Academy graduates, Jack Carson and Henry Crocombe, have both signed new deals this week. Both players are enjoying strong seasons with bat and ball respectively. Ollie Robinson (England) and Cheteshwar Pujara (India) will miss the game due to international commitments.


Pre-Match Talk

Fast bowler, Sam Conners, looks ahead to Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship fixture against Sussex, starting on Monday at Hove (11am). 

Conners, who has recovered from a calf strain and is available for next week’s fixture, gives his thoughts on the squad’s mindset ahead of the match, the Kookaburra ball and his return to fitness.

Click the video above to watch the full interview. 


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A
D
Mon 10 Jul 2023 - Thu 13 Jul 2023
The 1st Central County Ground
Sussex
Sussex
402
384-9d
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
407
361-8

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A
W
Mon 20 May 2024
Kibworth
Leicestershire
Leicestershire
115
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
222-3
H
D
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The County Ground
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
362
261-9
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
422
310-3 dec
H
D
Mon 13 May 2024 - Thu 16 May 2024
Belper Meadows
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
451-5 declared
Leicestershire
Leicestershire
206-2
H
W
Mon 06 May 2024 - Wed 08 May 2024
Repton School
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
226-5 declared
296-8
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300
218

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