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  • #16
    Vitality Blast Game v Nottinghamshire

    Team -
    Reece, Godleman, Madsen (C), du Plooy, Cartwright, Finch, Guest (+), Watt, Potts, Lakmal, Scrimshaw

    I don't make any changes after a good win over Lancashire

    Toss - Nottinghamshire win the toss and elect to bat.

    They absolutely tear us apart in the powerplay, scoring 80 runs and losing just one wicket. Watt comes into the attack and strikes immediately, dismissing the dangerous Hales for 22. They reach 117 for 3 at the halfway mark, in a good spot to make a huge total. Cartwright picks up 2 in 2 balls to drag us back into the contest, but the runs keep flowing and we are unable to stop them. We take a few more wickets to restrict them to 221 for 8, but now we will definitely need a massive batting performance to win this game.

    Reece and Godleman are both sent back into the hut within the first 3 overs, leaving it up to our middle order. We lose 2 more wickets up until the 10 over mark, but with just 76 on the board we can just about guarantee a loss here. Du Plooy puts up a good fight but we fall 80 runs short in the end.

    Nottinghamshire 221-8 20ovrs (Clarke 56, Slater 54, Cartwright 3-35)

    Derbyshire 141-8 20ovrs (du Plooy 56, Cartwright 19, Swanepoel 3-26)

    Nottinghamshire win by 80 runs

    That was quite embarrassing, everyone apart from du Plooy and Cartwright failed miserably. Some changes will need to be made if we are to get back to our winning ways.


    • #17
      Vitality Blast Game v Northamptonshire

      Team - Reece, Godleman, Madsen (C), du Plooy, Finch, Guest (+), Kerr, Cohen, Watt, Lakmal, Scrimshaw

      Hayden Kerr comes in for the struggling Cartwright, as Masood is on international duty. Cohen makes his first appearance of the campaign, replacing Nick Potts.

      Toss - Northamptonshire win the toss and elect to bowl.

      Godleman hits a six second ball of the innings, but is dismissed an over later trying to go big again. Madsen runs Reece out in a huge mix-up, reducing us to 28 for 2. Tom Taylor's economical bowling gives us little opportunities for powerplay boundaries, and we reach 35 for 2 at the end of it. Madsen goes after a struggling 22 from 21, leaving us in a spot of bother. Russell picks up the in form du Plooy for a run a ball 18, with the score 69 for 4. A couple of sixes from Harry Finch swing the momentum back towards us. He reaches his maiden t20 50 from just 33 deliveries, showing plenty of promise. A good last couple of overs from them reduce us to just 148, despite looking like reaching upwards of 165.

      After a few good overs for them, Cohen came into the attack and immediately struck, picking up the wicket of Rickelton for 12. Reece picked up Vasconcelos next over, and we were in a good position. Another wicket to Cohen reduced them to 40 for 3 after the powerplay. A decent rebuilding partnership was forming between Thurston and Keogh, ensuring they reached the 10 over mark with 64 runs on the board with the loss of 4 wickets. They went on the attack, adding 46 from the next 4 overs, before Cohen came into the attack and took the massive wicket of Keogh. 2 wickets in the penultimate over for Watt put them in a precarious position, requiring 7 from 6 deliveries. A dot to begin the final over, but a 2 next ball and Scrimshaw was going to have to bowl his heart out to defend this. Unfortunately, it was over next delivery, with Alex Russell hitting a mammoth 6 over mid-wicket.

      Derbyshire 148-5 20ovrs (Finch 58*, Guest 36, Russell 2-26)

      Northants' 150 for 7 19.3ovrs (Thurston 51, Keogh 41, Cohen 3-35, Watt 2-19)

      Northants' win by 3 wickets

      We just didn't score enough runs on this pitch. If we could've added an extra 10 or so runs, the result may have been different.


      • #18
        Vitality Blast Game v Leicestershire

        Team - Reece, Came, Madsen (C), du Plooy, Finch, Guest (+), Kerr, Cohen, Watt, Aitchison, Scrimshaw

        Harry Came replaces the out of form Godleman, while Aitchison makes his t20 debut, with Lakmal being dropped.

        Toss - Derbyshire win the toss and elect to bowl.

        Scrimshaw gave us a dream start, picking up 2 wickets in as many balls in the first over. Hill and Rutherford recovered well, getting them to 39 for 2 at the end of the powerplay. Watt's first 2 overs conceded just 4, therefore reducing them to 56 after 10 overs, with the loss of 2 wickets. Aitchison came back into the attack and dismissed Hill for a struggling 26 from 34. From there, they fell apart, being bowled out for a mere 97. The wickets were very much shared, only Cohen not taking a wicket.

        With just a small total to chase, Reece and Came looked to just play good cricket shots and not do anything silly. They looked good for a bit but both were dismissed within 2 overs, leaving us at 38 for 2 at the end of the powerplay. Madsen and du Plooy were playing nicely together, but Madsen got caught trying to up the ante. Still, he made a handy 33 from 16. From there, it was clinical from du Plooy and Finch and we won by 7 wickets.

        Leicestershire 97-10 18.1ovrs (Rutherford 40, Hill 26, Reece 4-16, Scrimshaw 2-11)

        Derbyshire 98-3 12.3 ovrs (Madsen 33, du Plooy 19*, R Ahmed 1-18)

        Derbyshire win by 7 wickets

        Great bowling from us once again! Our lineup is beginning to form nicely. With that win, we move to 4th on the table!


        • #19
          The game v Leicestershire's post has not been approved yet, so will give a small recap before our next game.

          We won the toss and bowled first under clouds. Luis Reece and Scrimshaw helped us tear through them for just 97. Rutherford was their top scorer with a well-made 40. We lost a few wickets in the chase but never looked in any sort of trouble, and won by 7 wickets with 45 balls remaining.

          Vitality Blast Game v Worcestershire

          Team - Reece, Came, Madsen (C), du Plooy, Finch, Guest (+), Kerr, Watt, Aitchison, Scrimshaw, Henderson

          Cohen is rested with back-to-back games so Henderson comes in to debut in the format.

          Toss - Derbyshire win the toss and elect to bowl.

          Scrimshaw's knack of taking wickets in the first over continued, this time dismissing Munro first rock. Aitchison followed him up with a wicket of his own, and we had them on the ropes at 12-2. 3 more powerplay wickets had them reeling at 43-5. Henderson came into the attack and got 2 wickets in his first 2 balls, what a start to his T20 career! A fighting 49 run stand between Roderick and Kashif Ali for the 8th wicket helped add some slight respectability to their score, but 114 is not a very defendable total. Hayden Kerr may have only got 1 scalp, but bowled 17 dot balls in his 4 over spell, ending with an outstanding 1-7.

          Their bowlers gave themselves a small sniff, with two early wickets but Came and du Plooy made a handy 30 run stand to just about put them out of it. But we lost Came and then Finch next over, leaving us a tricky 46 runs required with 8 overs left. They kept coming, making us need 29 from 18 but Hayden Kerr played with a cool head to guide us safely over the line.​

          Worcestershire 114-9 20ovrs (K Ali 44*, M Ali 22, Scrimshaw 3-20, Henderson 2-16)

          Derbyshire 118-8 19.1ovrs (Came 32, Kerr 24*, Leach 3-44, Gibbon 2-12)

          Derbyshire win by 2 wickets

          A real nailbiter! Our batting continues to struggle but our bowling has been phenomenal. Next up we have a County Championship Game v Middlesex.
          Last edited by IGetOutToFullTosses; 01-23-2023, 06:35 AM.