Derbyshire Abroad: Conners and Wagstaff continue, Amir involvement and England preparation

Sunday 3rd December 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Over the winter, multiple Derbyshire players will be representing various clubs across the globe. Some individuals have already started their winter campaigns, and we will take a look at how they are doing so far.

Mohammad Amir

Derbyshire’s overseas seamer is playing in one of the world’s shortest cricket formats, the Abu Dhabi T10, representing New York Strikers.

The left-armer has played in all three matches so far, bowling his full allocation of two overs per innings in every game. Perhaps frustratingly for Amir, he is wicketless, but in this format having a good economy rate is equally as important, which he has been able to do.

With team totals usually over 100, Amir’s economy rate is 8.83, which is especially good considering he has been tasked with bowling in the powerplay and at the death.

New York Strikers have won two out of their three games, which sees them currently joint second in the table.

Sam Conners

After a week off due to a cancelled game, Conners was back in action yesterday for Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club, in a one day match.

The seamer claimed figures of 1-32 off 10 overs, before an unbeaten 36 with the bat to guide his side to victory.

Mitch Wagstaff

After signing a new deal on Friday, batter Wagstaff top scored for Rockingham Mandurah Cricket Club with 43, before finishing 9 not out in the second innings.

The Cricket Derbyshire Academy graduate penned a new one-year deal in the recent days as he continues to develop and challenge himself in Australian first grade cricket.

The last couple of game weeks have seen Wagstaff’s matches spread over two weekends, however next week’s match will be condensed into the same weekend, with play over Saturday and Sunday.

Harry Came

Came has returned to Cape Town this winter to play again for Claremont Cricket Club, with whom he spent last winter. The top order batter is coming off the MCC tour in Kenya, and is due to start his season in South Africa in the coming weeks.

Sarah Glenn and Bess Heath

Glenn and Heath’s Brisbane Heat were involved in the Big Bash final yesterday, unfortunately narrowly missing out on the title by three runs.

Heath was not involved as she has jetted off to India in time for the first England game, but she was a major part of the side by playing in every match leading up to the final.

Glenn has been preparing for the white ball series in India, which starts on Wednesday, partaking in the England training camp in Oman.

With the pair involved in the England limited overs’ squads, don’t miss the opportunity to see them in action at The Incora County Ground as they take on Pakistan Women in May 2024!

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