Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Derbyshire v Yorkshire RLODC

The same fourteen that has been named for the previous matches in this competition has been named for Derbyshire's game against Yorkshire tomorrow.

Having said that, tomorrow's forecast for Derby is some way from encouraging and if it is correct, the chances of much cricket appear to be slim. Both the BBC and Met Office are suggesting light but persistent rain for much of the day and any result is likely to be through a shortened game, if one is possible at all.

I think it is a sign of our progress that we will be disappointed at that. Not too long ago we would have been chuffed to share the points with Yorkshire on a rain off, but they have had their travails this season and we have played some excellent cricket.

As a division one side (but unless they pick up soon, not for long) the visitors will start as favourites, but such things count for little in one-day cricket. They look likely to be bolstered by the return of David Willey and are starting to get their game together after a slow start.

Their squad:

Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan, Harry Brook, Karl Carver, Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson (c), Liam Plunkett, Cheteshwar Pujara, Adil Rashid, Jonny Tattersall (wk), David Willey.

There's three players in there who played for Derbyshire, in Ballance, Pujara and Tattersall, the latter at second eleven level. 

I think they might be too strong for us with that squad available, six of them internationals.

But I have a feeling that the weather will be the winner tomorrow.

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