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Essex Eagles v Derbyshire Falcons: Yorkshire Bank 40 Preview

ColchesterAll-rounder Scott Elstone has been included in Derbyshire Falcons’ 13-man squad to face Essex Eagles in a Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture at Colchester tomorrow (1.45pm start).

The 23-year-old has previously appeared in 23 List A and 18 Twenty20 games for Nottinghamshire, but he is yet to play a first class fixture. Elstone has been a regular feature in the 2nd XI this season and will now get his chance in Karl Krikken's side, making his Derbyshire debut on Sunday. 

The Falcons - buoyed by this week’s thrilling LV= County Championship win over Middlesex - enter their penultimate 40-over fixture looking to build on their convincing 107-run victory against Durham at the County Ground earlier this month.

Wes Durston, who missed the victory against the Dynamos with injury, will return to Derbyshire’s one-day side. Captain Wayne Madsen and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, meanwhile, are rested and will not travel. 

Derbyshire have been occasional visitors to the Castle Park Cricket Ground in Colchester since 1948 and last visited the venue in 2010 when an unbeaten 72 from Durston and three wickets apiece for Jake Needham and Robin Peterson guided Falcons to an 85-run victory over Essex.

Essex’s side will be boosted by the arrival of India international Gautam Gambhir and the loan signing of England spinner Monty Panesar. 

Derbyshire squad in full is as follows:

Chesney Hughes
Wes Durston
Paul Borrington
Scott Elstone
Richard Johnson
Alex Hughes
Ben Slater
Billy Godleman
David Wainwright
Tony Palladino
Tom Knight
Alasdair Evans
Matt Higginbottom

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Members are invited to bring two guests to the Yorkshire Bank 40 match versus Hampshire Royals on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August (1.45pm start) for FREE!

Members can bring two guests into the ground for FREE simply by showing their card on the gate and introducing their guests. Accompanied kids can also come to the fixture for FREE thanks to a nationwide promotion from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Supporters who buy tickets in advance will benefit from discounted prices of £12 adults, juniors FREE and £4 car parking; available online here or by calling 01332 388 101.

A further £2 discount is available per adult ticket for a group containing four or more adults. Tickets are also available on the gate priced at £16 adults, juniors FREE and £5 car parking.

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