Pre-Match Pack: Warwickshire (A)

Monday 14th August 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 14-player squad for their Metro Bank One Day Cup fixture against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, starting tomorrow (11am).

Captain Brooke Guest will lead the side into their fifth game in the competition, having scored a half-century in the defeat to Durham on Friday, while Harry Came, Luis Reece and Haider Ali will all be looking to build on impressive showings in the competition so far.

Wayne Madsen has returned to the Manchester Originals, having been released to feature at Durham last time out.

With the ball, Alex Thomson (6), Sam Conners (5) and Suranga Lakmal (4) will all be aiming to add to their wickets totals when they take to the field at Edgbaston.

Derbyshire Squad:

12. Haider Ali
10. Luis Reece
04. Harry Came
46. David Lloyd
29. Brooke Guest (c/wk)
24. Tom Wood
07. Matt Lamb
65. Anuj Dal
15. Alex Thomson
21. Mattie McKiernan
51. Mark Watt
82. Suranga Lakmal
59. Sam Conners
Harry Moore

The Opposition

Warwickshire are the only unbeaten side remaining in the competition, having picked up four wins from as many games.

Bowler, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, has led the way not only for Warwickshire, but for all bowlers in the Metro Bank One Day Cup, claiming 14 wickets at an average of under ten.

With the bat, Ed Barnard is Warwickshire’s leading run-scorer with 274, with the all-rounder having made three half-centuries batting at the top of the order.

Pre-Match Talk

Derbyshire captain, Brooke Guest, says Derbyshire must be more ruthless when they have opportunities to win games, ahead of their Metro Bank One Day Cup game against Warwickshire. 

Derbyshire were unable to maintain the momentum of beating Sussex, as they fell to a 27-run defeat to Durham on Friday, despite having a number of opportunties to take control of the contest.

With four games to go, Guest accepts that Derbyshire will have to win all of their remaining games to have a chance of qualification, but wants to see the team playing with freedom and aggression at Edgbaston.

“We had three moments there where we had the game,” he said.

“We just needed to extend those partnerships a little bit longer. Unfortunately, we lost that wicket at a crucial point before we sealed the deal. The one positive that we can take is that we’ve played with a lot more freedom with the bat. Winning the last and making a good effort in this one is showing that our brand of cricket that we want to play is starting to come through.

“Hopefully, we can take that further into the competition and pick up some more wins. A few of their players played very good innings, a couple at the top of the order and then Liam Trevaskis played a lovely innings to get them up to 330. If we had that one more wicket in the shed you never know. But, we only needed 59 off the last 10 overs, so that’s the most disappointing aspect of the game.

“At this stage, we’ve got nothing to lose. We’ve got to go out there and win every game. We’ve got to go out there and play with the freedom we’ve shown in the last couple of games and you never know what can happen.”

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Derbyshire’s Metro Bank One Day Cup fixture against Warwickshire will be covered live on the Club website, through our improved Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

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