Saturday, 13 May 2017

Leicestershire v Derbyshire RLODC preview

A different day, but I suspect a very similar team for Derbyshire in their must win game against Leicestershire tomorrow. Even if they do win, the chances are that mathematics will do for them, in this season where only the top three qualify, with the two top sides going straight into the semis and the others playing for the right of opposing them.

Tony Palladino may come back in, depending on the look of the surface, but I don't see too many changes from a side that has been playing some fine cricket.

The opposition have some decent players, but they are the sort of side that we should be looking at beating for any aspirations of progress. It is an ageing squad, nor one of the most mobile in the field.

 McKay (capt), Ackermann, Ali, Chappell, Cosgrove, Delport, Eckersley, Griffiths, Hill, Klein, Parkinson, Pettini, Sayer, Sykes, Wells.

Despite leaving the field with a hand injury yesterday, Jeevan Mendis is fit and, if the rain stays out of it, I expect Derbyshire to win.

Simple as that, really.


2 comments:

Dave said...

Why do you expect Derbyshire to lose if rain intervenes?
I was led to believe that our squad should be much better equipped for success this season, now you suggest that they are only 'fair weather players'.
The new signings were made in order that victory over the likes of Leicestershire should be a formality.

Peakfan said...

You know as well as I Dave that D/L makes some games very tough
We should be beating them, but it can make games far tougher than might otherwise be the case.