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PREVIEW: Unchanged squad to face Glamorgan

#DERvGLADerbyshire welcome Glamorgan to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday as Graeme Welch’s men continue their LV= County Championship campaign.

Derbyshire enter the fixture on the back of a six-wicket win versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham last week; the county’s second four-day victory of the season.

After dismissing Gloucestershire for 219 on the final morning, useful contributions from all the top order batsmen, including half-centuries for Billy Godleman (54) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (52 not out), saw their side over the line at the Cheltenham College Ground.

Welch has named an unchanged side from the victory over Gloucestershire to face Glamorgan at Derby this week.

Tickets will be available on the gate (£17 Adults, £5 Juniors), but supporters can save £4 by purchasing their matchday tickets in advance. To buy tickets, please call 0871 350 1870 or click here>>

Sunday Lunch will once again be available for supporters in the Lund Pavilion for just £8.95 on day one against Glamorgan.

A lot changed at Glamorgan over the winter with a new Coach, overseas signing and Director of Cricket in place hoping to turn the Welsh Club’s fortunes around. 

Toby Radford, former West Indies Assistant Coach, has arrived as First Team Coach, while Hugh Morris has left his job as Managing Director of England cricket to take up the role as Glamorgan’s CEO and Director of Cricket. 

On-the-field, Glamorgan have signed former South African Test batsman Jacques Rudolph who has plenty of county cricket experience after enjoying spells with both Yorkshire and Surrey.

Glamorgan suffered defeat in their last four-day outing two weeks ago, when a century for Zafar Ansari (112) and contributions from Rory Burns (97) and Gary Wilson (97 not out) guided Surrey to a nine-wicket win at Colwyn Bay.

Batsman Will Bragg has led the way with the bat this season, amassing a personal-best seasonal aggregate of 905 runs in first-class cricket so far this summer, needs just a further 95 to reach 1,000 for the first time in his career. Australian paceman Michael Hogan, meanwhile, has 40 first-class wickets to his name, looking to reach 50 first-class victims in a season for the second time in his county career.

Glamorgan squad in full as follows;

JA Rudolph, WD Bragg, MW Goodwin, CB Cooke, BJ Wright, J Allenby, MA Wallace, JAR Harris, DA Cosker, KA Bull, WT Owen and MG Hogan.

Graeme Welch has named an unchanged squad that beat Gloucestershire last week to face Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on Sunday.

Billy Godleman, who hit his first half century of the season last week, and Ben Slater, who struck his highest first-class score of 70 for Derbyshire versus Gloucestershire, will once again open the batting this week.

Chanderpaul will be hoping to continue his good form after hitting 232 runs, with three fifties and a top score of 92, in his last two four-day matches for Derbyshire.

Mark Footitt, who is currently the leading non-overseas wicket taker in Division Two with 44 wickets at 22 apiece (only Saeed Ajmal has more wickets in the division), will lead the seam bowling attack alongside Tony Palladino and 19-year-old Tom Taylor.

Derbyshire’s 13-man squad in full as follows;

Billy Godleman (1)                              Ben Slater (26)
Wayne Madsen (77)                           Shivnarine Chanderpaul (11)
Scott Elstone (10)                              Alex Hughes (18)
Wes Durston (3)                                Gareth Cross (7)                                
Tony Palladino (28)                             David Wainwright (21)                        
Tom Taylor (16)                                 Mark Footitt (4)                                  

Supporters can make savings of up to £4 by purchasing tickets in advance of the day either online, over the phone or in person at The 3aaa County Ground.

Further discounts remain in place for juniors while children under the age of 5 can attend any Derbyshire home fixture in 2014 free of charge. 

You can buy tickets:

  • Online. Click here to buy tickets online>>>
  • On the phone by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0871 350 1870.
  • In person from the Membership and Supporters Services Desk at Derbyshire County Cricket Club; The Gateway Centre; Grandstand Road; Derby; DE21 6AF

Can’t make it to The 3aaa County Ground? Don’t worry, you can follow live updates on Twitter (@DerbyshireCCC) by using the #DERvGLA hashtag, plus regular updates will be available on Facebook throughout the day. 

Supporters can also listen to live ball-by-ball commentary with BBC Radio Derby online or on BBC Live Event (TBC) on the Tune-in App for iPad, iPhone and Android. 

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