Derbyshire meet Warwickshire in their fifth Metro Bank One Day Cup game, travelling to Edgbaston for the third time this season.
Heritage Officer David Griffin previews the match.
These two counties meet for the 59th time in List A matches. Five of these games were abandoned – four of them at Edgbaston, the other at Nuneaton – while a further four ended in no result, two of which were also at the Warwickshire headquarters.
Derbyshire have won 21 matches, Warwickshire 28, with the most recent encounter resulting in an eight wicket win for Warwickshire at Derby in 2021 although Derbyshire did win three in a row in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Among Derbyshire’s finest triumphs was the 41-run win at Derby in the semi-final of the Benson and Hedges Cup at Derby in 1978 when Eddie Barlow’s charges secured a place in the final at Lord’s. The home side made 203 for nine off 55 overs thanks to Tony Borrington’s 77 and 32 from Barlow.
When Warwickshire replied Mike Hendrick took the new ball and was rested after eight overs at which point he had bowled six maidens and taken two wickets and conceded a mere two runs. It was pace bowling of the highest class and as close to unplayable as is possible. Geoff Humpage made a defiant 78 but with Geoff Miller conceding just 18 runs from 11 overs and Barlow taking three for 26 Derbyshire closed out the game amidst much jubilation.
A superbly contested match took place in 1990 at Derby when Derbyshire were mounting a charge towards winning the Refuge Assurance League and managed to secure a one run win, one of the most vital victories of the campaign, while another win, albeit by a much larger margin, came at Edgbaston in 2018 when Billy Godleman’s 137 took Derbyshire to their highest innings total against another first class county of 357 for eight, enough to win by 57 runs. Warwickshire’s largest team total of 300 all out came in the same match.
No Derbyshire player has scored more than one hundred against Warwickshire; Godleman’s 137 remains the highest individual score with Alan Hill, Wayne Madsen, John Morris, and John Wright all reaching three figures too with only Morris’ ton also coming at Birmingham.
There have been 14 century partnerships in List A cricket against Warwickshire with the 153 added by Hill and Barlow for the third wicket at Ilkeston in 1978 topping the list. The most recent came in the match at Derby in 2019 when Madsen and Alex Hughes combined to add 134 for the fourth wicket.
Chris Adams, one of Derbyshire’s most destructive players scored the most sixes in a one-day innings against Warwickshire, smashing seven over the ropes in addition to six fours in his 38 ball 75 at Leek in 1992.
With the ball, only Steffan Jones has taken five wickets in an innings, recording figures of five for 49 in a win at Edgbaston in 2006.
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