Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Derbyshire v Glamorgan preview

It is too early in the season to be talking about "must win" games, but after the intervention of the weather prevented anything but draws in the last three games, Derbyshire will hope to return to winning ways against Glamorgan, starting tomorrow at the County Ground (weather permitting...)

Glamorgan are missing both Graham Wagg and James Harris, although they will be boosted by the return of ex-England man Simon Jones, recalled because of the injury crisis among the seam bowling ranks. Marcus North returns to the County Ground and will strengthen the batting considerably. Moises Henriques, the New South Wales all-rounder, was only a qualified success at the county, but was undoubtedly batted too high at number five.

Their squad in full:

G Rees, N James, W Bragg, M North, B Wright, J Allenby, M O’Shea, M Wallace (capt), D Cosker, H Waters, W Owen, S Jones, M Reed.

Karl Krikken has opted to give Tony Palladino a breather, a wise move with a long season ahead, and Paul Borrington, as I expected, retains his place at the top of the order in the following squad:

Guptill, Borrington, Madsen, Durston, Redfern, Whiteley, Wainwright, Clare, Poynton, Groenewald, Footitt or Turner.

Again, I'd expect Mark Footitt to return and add variety to the attack. I hope the weather stays fair and if it does I expect a Derbyshire win in this game. At some point Messrs North, Allenby and Wallace will fire for the Welsh side and add good runs in the middle order, but I hope it isn't in this game.

A Derbyshire win for me - so don't let me down lads...

1 comment:

Marc said...

The way Glamorgan have been playing they should be cannon fodder,especially if our bowlers hit their line and length. Footitt should add a bit of extra pace on what will,im sure,be another slow track.

I think Borrington just about deserves another throw of the dice,but he has to start scoring runs,sooner rather than later and at a better rate than under one run per over. Let us hope we can pull this off and keep our place at the top. Good luck.