Sunday, 6 May 2012

Unicorns v Derbyshire preview

Just in case we get ahead of ourselves, the Unicorns have a - wait for it - 27 man squad for today's game, with some well known names in there.

Ex-Somerset man Keith Parsons is skipper, with two former Leicestershire wicket keepers, Tom New and Joel Pope - in their "to choose from" squad alongside former Worcestershire glovesman Josh Knappett. They also have two bowlers in ex-Lancashire man Steven Cheetham and Northamptonshire bowler Gavin Baker who will be keen to get another crack at the first class game.

Former Sussex man Michael Thorneley will doubtless open their batting, while Luis Reece, who took ten wickets against Sussex for Leeds/Bradford MCCU in the week is also in the squad. They are all decent players and it will not be a pushover by any means.

Yet if we retain focus and intensity we should and will win. While I don't see 40-over cricket as our forte, we have the ability to make it so and should get off to a winning start today, weather permitting.

Over to you now lads...

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