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Krikken looking forward not back

Derbyshire v GlamorganKarl Krikken insists Derbyshire won’t be dwelling on the Clydesdale Bank 40 defeat to Warwickshire.

The Falcons surrendered their unbeaten start to the season with a nine-wicket defeat versus the Bears. But Krikken is already looking forward to the visit of the Glamorgan.

“We’ve messed up, now we’ve got to learn from it and get onto the next one.

“We just didn’t turn up. Whether it’s the after-effects of a long journey to Hampshire, four days down there, then coming back up, I don’t know.

“There was no structure to the batting. We seemed to forget that we had 40 overs. It was more like a t20 and everything went too quickly.

“We’ve had a swift discussion, but there’s no point in rollicking the lads and getting under their skin because we’re playing very good cricket. This is the first bad day we’ve had for a long time.

“We’re just going to sweep it under the carpet and concentrate first on Glamorgan, then Yorkshire.”

“It’s a very good Warwickshire side, especially the bowling,” Krikken continued.

“Obviously Jonathan Trott is back from international duty which has strengthened the batting - but primarily they are a side that bowls very well.

“We knew we had to put a few runs on the board to put them under pressure, but maybe we aimed a bit too high.

“We’ll sit down and have a chat about how we structure our innings prior to the Yorkshire game.”

With the important LV= County Championship match versus Glamorgan starting on Wednesday, Krikken has instructed his charges to get some rest prior to a light training session on Tuesday.

The batting line-up of Borrington, Guptill, Madsen, Durston, Redfern and Whiteley will remain unchanged, but Krikken intends to rotate his bowlers.

Derbyshire won the reverse fixture at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, little over month ago by 130 runs; a match that saw the Welshmen skittled for 95 and 102 with Jonathan Clare producing match figures of 11 for 57.

Krikken, however, is expecting a sterner test this time around.

He said: “It will be the same 13 man squad, but Tony Palladino has bowled a lot of overs so it’s probably a case of giving him a rest.

 “The seam bowling will, therefore, change, but the batting won’t because none of the guys in the twos have played enough cricket.

“Glamorgan will be a different side and a different proposition from when we played them down there.

“They’ve got a lot of decent players so we need to take them with high regard, prepare how we prepare and make sure we’re ready for them.”

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