Pre-Match Pack: Worcestershire Rapids (H) & Northants Steelbacks (A)

Thursday 17th August 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 14-player squad for their Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures against Worcestershire Rapids (tomorrow, The Incora County Ground, 11am) and Northants Steelbacks (Sunday, the County Ground, Northampton, 11am). 

David Lloyd and Brooke Guest scored half-centuries in Tuesday’s game against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, taking Derbyshire’s tally of fifties to 12 in the competition.

With the ball, Luis Reece has taken five wickets at an average of 26.80, while Alex Thomson tops the wickets column with six. Suranga Lakmal and Sam Conners have combined for ten dismissals.

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

Both Worcestershire Rapids and Northants Steelbacks are in contention for a place in the quarter-finals, as the Metro Bank One Day Cup reaches the business end. 

Prithvi Shaw has been a standout for Northants, with his double-century against Somerset the second-highest List A score on English soil, but he will play no further part in the competition, after picking up a knee injury.

For Worcestershire Rapids, the key man has been Jake Libby, who has scored 254 runs at an average of 63, while former Derbyshire bowler, Logan van Beek, has made an impact with bat and ball.

Pre-Match Talk

David Lloyd says that Derbyshire want to show their quality in the remaining games, after a frustrating showing in the Metro Bank One Day Cup. 

Lloyd, who is on loan from Glamorgan ahead of signing permanently in the winter, has been one of Derbyshire’s better players in the competition, with two half-centuries to his name, but despite good showings with the bat in particular, Derbyshire have been unable to secure enough wins during August.

The experienced batter believes the talent within the Derbyshire squad should be translating into better results, but says learning from these disappointments can fuel a strong end to the competition and beyond.

“It’s disappointing that we didn’t get the win [against Warwickshire] but we didn’t bowl well enough. That seems to be the story of the competition so far for us this year, we haven’t combined batting or bowling together. We’ve done one well or the other but haven’t had a game where we have done both to the required standard.

“There is so much talent in that dressing room so it’s disappointing that we haven’t had the competition we would have liked. We should be competing because, in my eyes, we have one of the best squads in the competition and we should have been there or thereabouts to get to the quarter-finals.

“It’s disappointing but we we will learn a lot from this because going forward we need to be better at every aspect of the game.”

How to follow

Derbyshire’s Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures against Worcestershire Rapids and Northants Steelbacks will be covered live on the Club website, through our improved Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

Our Match Centre includes live streaming, in-play live scorecards, ball by ball commentary and statistics, everything you need to stay up-to-date, no matter where you’re following from!

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Fri 18 Aug 2023
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