Pre-Match Pack: Yorkshire (A)

Saturday 2nd September 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 13-player squad for their return to red ball cricket, as they face Yorkshire in the LV= County Championship fixture at Scarborough, starting tomorrow at 10.30am.

Haider Ali has departed the Club after being named in the Pakistan Asian Games squad, while young fast bowler, Harry Moore, is away with the England Under 19s side for their Youth ODI series against Australia.

Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Zak Chappell and George Scrimshaw have all returned from The Hundred and have been named in the squad which will travel to Scarborough.

Derbyshire Squad:

10. Luis Reece
04. Harry Came
77. Wayne Madsen
76. Leus du Plooy (c)
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
07. Matt Lamb
22. Mitch Wagstaff
65. Anuj Dal
15. Alex Thomson
32. Zak Chappell
51. Mark Watt
59. Sam Conners
9. George Scrimshaw

The Opposition

Yorkshire are bottom of the LV= County Championship but will be hoping for a turn around in their fortunes at Scarborough. 

Adam Lyth is the Club’s leading red ball run-scorer this season with 757, including three centuries and three half-centuries, while youngster Finley Bean has scored 660 runs in his breakthrough campaign.

With the ball, Ben Coad (26) and Matthew Fisher (25) have taken a combined 51 wickets, with Coad averaging less than 18.

Pre-Match Talk

Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, says the final for LV= County Championship fixtures are an opportunity for Derbyshire’s players to stake their claim for a place in next season’s squad.

Derbyshire have already announced the signings of Mohammad Amir, David Lloyd and Pat Brown for 2024, and Arthur is looking to strengthen the squad further after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

With four matches remaining, starting with the game against Yorkshire at Scarborough, Arthur wants to see Derbyshire’s players pushing to showcase their quality and ability to win matches.

“We’re a very proud dressing room, but I’m trying to change the belief to one of winners, because we need to become winners,” he said.

“The talent sits there, and with the recruitment we’ve done, it’s going to be a different dressing room, one that can win and over the next four games, it’s about opportunities for players who are in our team already to put a stamp in the ground and say they want to start for us next year.

“There’s a lot to play for, it’s very excited and I’m looking forward to seeing how the players try to impress over the next month.”

How to follow

Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship fixture against Yorkshire will be covered live on the Club website, through our improved Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

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