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Madsen hoping capacity crowd can cheer Falcons to victory

WayneMadsenCaptain Wayne Madsen is delighted with the side’s start in the Friends Life t20 competition and he is hoping a capacity crowd can cheer the Falcons onto their fourth straight win, this time against neighbours Nottinghamshire on Friday; 7pm start.

Derbyshire have made a perfect start to their campaign, claiming victories over Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Lancashire to seal top spot in the North Division after three games.

Karl Krikken’s men now welcome the widely-tipped Outlaws to the County Ground, but Madsen is confident that the Falcons can maintain their winning momentum against David Hussey’s side.

“We are over the moon,” Madsen said. “We have won close games which is what you need to do in this competition. We have been in good positions and then been able to get over the line - and to have had different match winners in all of the games has been fantastic.

“Against Lancashire, Tim Groenewald was fantastic with the ball which was superb. Our fielding hasn’t been as good as it has been but the conditions were pretty difficult with the slippery ball. But I thought Shiv was just incredible the way he went about his innings and saw us home.

“There is a good buzz around the place. It has been a tough start to the year but this is definitely helping us and the momentum we have picked up in this new competition has been fantastic.

“The energy that Albie has brought to the side is really invaluable and the guys are really chuffed with the start. We now have to keep our feet on the ground as we have a big game on Friday and we have to make sure we are ready for that.

“We are going to get a fantastic crowd at the County Ground. We look forward to seeing all the supporters come down and by all accounts the weather is set fair.

“We are really looking forward to it and hope to put on another good performance. If we can win this one as well then we are really flying and we put ourselves in a brilliant position to claim a quarter-final spot.

“We have got our ideas and plans for certain players. You have to plan for each game and prepare properly and we will make sure that we are ready come Friday night.”

All those attending the fixture are advised to arrive at the ground as early as possible to avoid congestion. Gates will be open at the County Ground half an hour early from 4pm.

Look out for the new one way system which will aid efficient flow of traffic into the ground with ground access via Pentagon Roundabout only. Car Parking, which is available on a first come first served basis, will be paid separately to match tickets upon entry to the ground.

Off site pay and display car parking is available, priced at £3, in the Cattle Market Car Park on Chequers Road, situated off Pentagon Roundabout (first exit if entering from Brian Clough Way).

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