Kent have won the toss and will bat first at Canterbury on Day One of Derbyshire's penultimate LV=County Championship match of the season.
Derbyshire: Wayne Madsen (c), Paul Borrington, Usman Khawaja, Wes Durston, Dan Redfern, Ross Whiteley, David Wainwright, Tom Poynton (wk), Tony Palladino, Tim Groenewald, Mark Turner.
Derbyshire travel to Canterbury for the penultimate match of the LV=County Championship campaign tomorrow knowing full well that a win will secure promotion to Division One.
However there will be no complacency in the Derbyshire ranks, with a strong Kent side having their own designs on top tier status come 2013.
The side will go into the game with a blend of youth and experience, with the likes of former England duo Rob Key and Geraint Jones, in-form all-rounder Darren Stevens, Mike Powell and Charlie Shreck complimented with exciting prospects such as Sam Northeast, Alex Blake and the fast-emerging Matt Coles.
Following a draw last week against Essex at the County Ground, Derbyshire remain top of the division with 169 points from the 14 games played; a 19, 23 and 25 point advantage over fellow challengers Yorkshire, Kent and Hampshire respectively.
Kent’s comprehensive fourth day victory at Grace Road last week has reinforced the county’s aspirations for promotion; having emerged victorious by 147 runs having impressively dismissed Leicestershire for 135 to win the game.
Just over a month ago, the corresponding fixture at the County Ground saw Derbyshire edge out tomorrow’s opponents by just two wickets on the final day; a thriller that could have gone either way, only for a spirited batting display to see the hosts home.
Supporters will be able to follow a Live Scorecard here tomorrow and throughout the match, as well as regular updates through the club’s Twitter account; which is also available on the homepage of the website.
Derbyshire squad to face Kent: Wayne Madsen (c), Paul Borrington, Usman Khawaja, Wes Durston, Dan Redfern, Ross Whiteley, Alex Hughes, David Wainwright, Peter Burgoyne, Tom Poynton (wk), Tony Palladino, Tim Groenewald, Mark Turner.
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