Many a left-arm spinner would be happy with the prized wicket of Andrew Gale from an opening spell of five overs, even if the price to pay was 20 runs. But Knight admits he didn’t really get it right until much later in the day.
“I didn’t bowl as well as I wanted to in my first spell this morning,” he said. “I was going at four-an-over and that’s too many.
The 31-year-old all-rounder was the standout performer on a day that saw each and every one of Derbyshire’s batsmen spend valuable time in the middle ahead of the new season.
Wes also discusses how he expects the team to approach the different forms of the game tactically in 2012. And why he refused to be worried by a brace of low scores early in the tour.
The 28-year-old hopes his side can improve their consistency in one-day cricket sufficiently to qualify for the knockout stages of either Clydesdale Bank 40 or Friends Life t20 – and he’s hoping to improve on last season’s tally of five LV= County Championship wins.
Find out about Wayne’s views on the captaincy, the importance of the tour of Barbados and why he is hoping for a double celebration come September.
The 26-year-old left-arm paceman took three wickets, all of them clean bowled, in the final over of yesterday’s Barbados Twenty20 Plate Final to secure a dramatic one-run victory for the Derbyshire tourists.
Footitt’s overall figures were 4 for 11. And despite showing nerves of steel to outgun the Hampshire lower-order when it really mattered, Footitt admits he was feeling the pressure.
The Burnley-born seamer enjoyed his finest season to date in 2011, contributing 43 wickets and 688 runs to a side that finished fifth in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
Hughes was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 2 for 35 before top-scoring with 59 off 53 balls as the Falcons lost to the Foxes by 134 runs.
Interview by Chris Airey
South African born Madsen has now been with the club for three seasons after moving to England in 2009 and he has been one of the Falcons’ most consistent performers. He now he faces a new challenge as leader of a young but ambitious Derbyshire outfit.
The right-handed batsman, who has captaincy experience with Kwazulu-Natal, has big plans for the side and he believes they can soon be pushing for trophies.
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