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.
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...