Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Derbyshire v Glamorgan day 1

Once again you cannot argue with the professionalism in Derbyshire's cricket today at the County Ground.

Having lost their fastest bowler in Mark Footitt early in the day, Tim Groenewald bowled a brilliant spell in taking 3-34 in 22 overs, while fine support came once again from Jonathan Clare. Meanwhile Ross Whiteley bowled a long and rewarded spell, claiming the big wickets of Rees and Allenby. Those who prematurely write off the talented Whiteley as a bowler should bear in mind that even now he has only bowled 160 first class overs...

You could have put money on Marcus North getting a few today, but after David Wainwright got him out the Welsh side capitulated to an all out total of 236 with which Derbyshire will be well satisfied.

The final session saw a potentially awkward spell for Martin Guptill and Paul Borrington to face, but they saw it through to the close at 22-0.

A good solid day of batting tomorrow, with a lead sometime in the late afternoon or evening session, will be exactly what we're looking for. Here's hoping that the weather holds fair and our batsmen are in fine fettle.

In short, a very good start to the match. So lets push on from here lads.


Anonymous said...

Whiteley did indeed bowl some good balls today including the Rees wicket and one over to North that was a string of plays and misses. He still needs to work on cutting out the legside four balls. But he performed competently when bowling many more overs than he would have anticipated.

Overall a sound bowling effort from Derbyshire. Every county team winning the toss today batted and we were the only fielding team to take ten wickets. Well done.


Marc said...

A decent day overall. I would have settled for getting them out for around the 200 mark. It,s another worry though regarding the injury prone Footitt. Im not sure which part of his anatomy have given ut this time this but i would be very surprised if he bowls again in this match. It did give Whiteley an extended bowl,which can only do him good in the long run. He still bowls too many lose balls for comfort,but he is improving and looked quite dangerous at times. On another day he may well have claimed more victims. Tomorrow we need 300/350 as soon as possible and get them back in. The weather looks iffy and we have to bear that in mind.

Anonymous said...

Footit has strained his side with a bit of internal bleeding.Whiteley bowled some tosh but later on looked well threatening.I couldnt see Gregory Marc in the Essex line up . Is he injured or dropped?
Donny scorpion

Marc said...

Smith has been dropped. It took us five years to figue out what Essex have achieved in five games. He,s useless and that,s the bottom line.