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Welch names squad for Warwickshire friendly

GraemeWelchGraeme Welch has named a 12-man squad for Derbyshire’s two-day friendly against Warwickshire at the 3aaa County Ground, starting tomorrow at 11am.

Stephen Moore - who signed a two-year deal with the county in January - will make his first home appearance in a Derbyshire shirt, while Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby graduate Ben Cotton will make his first appearance for the first team at the 3aaa County Ground.  

The squad to face Warwickshire also includes former Nottinghamshire Academy member Adam Shepherd who is on trial with the Club after impressing in the Second XI last season.

Elite Performance Director Welch said: “Our pre-season has been mapped out quite well. We had a very good behind-closed-doors match played between ourselves as a squad, which was a great exercise. 

“And now the Warwickshire game will raise the intensity levels once again.

“But it’s still all about batters spending time in the middle and bowlers getting overs in their legs at this stage so that we are ready for that first game with Leicestershire.”

Entry to the match is FREE for spectators and the sides will bat 60 overs and bowl 30 overs one day, then do the reverse the following day.

Derbyshire squad in full as follows;
Stephen Moore
Billy Godleman
Wayne Madsen
Paul Borrington
Chesney Hughes
Wes Durston
Jonathan Clare
Tom Poynton
David Wainwright
Mark Turner
Ben Cotton
Adam Shepherd (on trial)

Warwickshire squad in full as follows;
Keith Barker
Paul Best
Rikki Clarke
Freddie Coleman
Recordo Gordon
Laurie Evans
Sam Hain
Oliver Hannon-Dalby
Ateeq Javid
Richard Jones
Tom Lewis
Pete McKay (wk)

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Derbyshire will face Leicestershire at Grace Road for their opening 2014 LV= County Championship Division Two fixture on Sunday 6th April; 11am start. 

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