Wednesday, 18 July 2012

County go the four seamer route...

So Derbyshire coach Karl Krikken has gone for the four seamers in the game against Yorkshire, starting today at Chesterfield. Mark Turner takes the final place instead of Chesney Hughes and, as I said last night, this is a sign of setting out the stall to win the match.

It puts onus on David Wainwright and Jonathan Clare to contribute with the bat at six and seven, but Richard Johnson is a decent player at eight and Groenewald and Palladino have their moments with a bat in their hands. Full marks to Krikk for a bold move and here's hoping it pays off.

As I write, Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat.

There's an excellent piece in the Derby Telegraph today on Tom Knight and the youngster is to be applauded for his efforts and his attitude in this article. While some would sulk over a similar bowler being brought in, Knight has worked with and learned from a senior player, things that can only improve his and Derbyshire's prospects in the long term.

Finally, apologies for the later blogs this week, but I don't finish work till 8pm and by the time I get in and have had dinner it is considerably later.

I will be blogging on the play from Chesterfield each day - just don't expect it to be early!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lacking a batsmen,to long a tail,lets hope I eat my words.

Good Luck Derbyshire...

mark said...

And so it proved. Yet again the batting lets us down, how many times can this happen. Hand on hearts guys, which Derbys batsman is going to get the runs on a consistent basis now Guptill's gone. I can't see anybody weighing in from now till the end of the season. From a really good position at 2pm today, to a really poor one at 6.30. Not good enough batsmen.

Anonymous said...

In specific terms the batting was disappointing today, especially as we had bowled ourselves into a very good position. In general terms I think marks comments are a little unfair as Durston, madsen and redfern all entered today's game with very healthy averages. Having said that we do need an opener or opening partnership to step up and take over from guptill. Fingers crossed the tail can wag tomorrow.

Spireite Tim

Alan said...

Without question it was a bowler's day, and to restrict Yorkshire to 219 was no mean effort. The one disappointment as far as the bowling attack was concerned is that we didn't seem to 'beat the bat' as often as I would have expected. I will not however be critical on what was after all a good bowling performance by our boys.

The on-loan keeper did quite well, took a great catch, and did all he had to do quietly and effectively, and his overnight 15 n.o. could prove invaluable, let's hope he adds quite a few more tomorrow.

With 17 wickets falling in the day, someone near me said that it will automatically trigger a visit by the pitch inspector. If so, let's hope that he does not find anything that will result in a points deduction.

I wish that he had been able to progress to his 50, but I was pleased to see Matt Lineker get to 33 before he was undone by a good ball from Pyrah.

I was impressed by the lad Ashraf when I saw him play at Derby, and his success again today was not unexpected. 2 for 13 of 8 overs, with an economy rate of 1.62 is not at all bad - I wish we had him at Derbyshire (I could say the same about Gary Ballance)!

Peakfan said...

Totally agree Alan - I'd drive down there to get those two signatures on Derbyshire contracts!

Peakfan said...

Agree Tim, Mark is a little harsh on batsmen who had a bad day but have otherwise done well this summer. We all have them, thankfully not everyone has people commenting on theirs...