Metro Bank One Day Cup Preview: Derbyshire v Somerset
Somerset take on Derbyshire at the Incora County Ground, Derby in the Metro Bank One Day Cup tomorrow (Tuesday August 22nd).
Play is due to get underway at 11am.
Tickets for this match can be purchased below.
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Captain: Brooke Guest
Overseas Players: Haider Ali (Pakistan), Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka)
2022 finish: Seventh (Group B)
2022 leading run scorer: Luis Reece (330 runs)
2022 leading wicket taker: Ben Aitchison (13 wickets)
Key player: Luis Reece – Derbyshire will hope Reece has another good tournament, both with bat and ball. The all-rounder can score quickly once he gets in and his ability to swing the ball at a lively pace will bolster an attack that has been depleted by injuries and Hundred call-ups.
Young player to watch: Harry Came – Appropriately enough for someone whose father owns a vineyard, Came is maturing nicely in both red and white-ball cricket. The 24-year-old opener scored his maiden first-class hundred in May and played some important innings in the Vitality Blast, including a 34-ball 50 in Derbyshire’s record T20 opening stand against Leicestershire.
Somerset will be without Jack Leach (back), Kasey Aldridge (side) and Alfie Ogborne (shin).
A starting XI will be picked from the following squad: Sean Dickson, Andy Umeed, George Thomas, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Rew, George Bartlett, Danny Lamb, Josh Davey, Josh Thomas, Fin Hill, Ned Leonard, Jack Brooks, Shoaib Bashir and JT Langridge.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the game, Somerset Metro Bank One Day Cup Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “I believe that we’ve done a lot of really good things throughout this competition, we just haven’t done them consistently enough. Hopefully, we can put in a good performance against Derbyshire and end the competition positively.
“During the tournament we’ve seen the level that we need to aspire to and we’ve seen how the players respond to pressure situations. We’ve found out a lot about the character of the players and I’ve been really pleased by how they’ve responded to the pressures that they’ve faced. I also think that we’ve all learned about the depth of talent that we have in the squad and on the Pathway. It’s been encouraging to see our young players compete and get some positive results along the way. The exposure that some of these players have now had to First Team cricket is a big positive that we can take from the competition.
“The crowds that we’ve had at the Cooper Associates County Ground and the level of support that we’ve received has been amazing. For the guys to know that they are that well supported and have such a big connection to the public is another huge positive. I know for a fact that the support we’ve received has meant a huge amount to everyone in the dressing room.”
For our classic match between the two sides we go back to 2004 and the 50-over C&G fixture at the County Ground, Derby.
It was a game that Somerset won by 14 runs and one that saw Simon Francis claim Somerset’s best ever List A bowling figures.
Derbyshire Captain, Luke Sutton won the toss and elected to field.
Somerset lost two early wickets, but Mike Burns (59) helped to get the visitors back on track. Jamie Cox was the star of the show for Somerset, making 131 from 124 balls. Aaron Laraman also made a valuable contribution of 50 not out as his side finished on 290 for six.
Derbyshire opener, Chris Rogers (93) ensured that his side got off to a positive start and he received good support from Hasan Adnan (78). However, Francis finished with figures of eight for 66 from 9.5 overs as the hosts were dismissed for 276 with seven balls to spare.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
You can find out everything that you need to know about attending the game via the Official Derbyshire Website.
Somerset’s next match begins on Sunday September 3rd when we take on Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl in the LV= Insurance County Championship First Division.
Tickets for this match are still available.