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LVCC: Derbyshire v Essex Live Scorecard and Preview

Poynton and MadsenAdult entry is buy one get one free throughout the match, including provision for members to bring a guest for free. Entry for under 16’s is free of charge throughout.

Derbyshire have won the toss and will field first against Essex in the LV=County Championship at the County Ground.

Derbyshire: Madsen (c), Borrington, Khawaja, Durston, Redfern, Whiteley, Wainwright, Poynton (wk), Palladino, Groenewald, Turner.

Essex: Westley, Mickleburgh, Shah, Pettini, ten Doeschate, Foster (c & wk), Wheater, Napier, Masters, Craddock, Chambers. 

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Former Derbyshire all-rounder Jake Needham previews the LV= County Championship match versus Essex which starts at the County Ground tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am.

Derbyshire face Essex this week, looking for another positive result to push them one step closer to promotion.

Derbyshire will be buoyed by the heroics of Wayne Madsen and Tom Poynton who put on 260 in last week’s drawn match with Northamptonshire.

Madsen’s men have shown their grit and resilience in recent weeks with a stoic rear-guard effort to bat through the final day at Headingley Carnegie, followed up with that mammoth partnership at Northampton when following-on looked a very real possibility.

Derbyshire took nine points from the trip to Wantage Road and with Hampshire losing at Grace Road it meant the Rose and Crown County extended their lead at the head of the division to 17 points, and crucially they have a game in hand on their nearest rivals.

Essex won’t feel out of the promotion hunt just yet. Despite being 45 points adrift of Derbyshire, they are only 28 behind second placed Hampshire having played a game fewer.

They will be looking for Masters, Chambers, and Napier to exploit any moisture in the pitch, as well as having the experience and guile of Harbhajan Singh to call upon, a man with no fewer than 683 international wickets to his name.

They also possess a powerful batting line up with the class Owais Shah, complemented well with the raw power and belligerence of Ryan ten Doeschate.

When the two sides clashed back in May, it was Derbyshire who prevailed by ten wickets in one of their finest wins of the season, claiming victory within 3 days.

The match was notable for an eight-wicket performance from left-arm spinner David Wainwright, as well as a stylish 116 from Wes Durston.

Derbyshire will be hoping for some similar performances as they search for the win that would almost certainly guarantee Division 1 cricket in 2013.

Adult entry is buy one get one free throughout the match, including provision for members to bring a guest for free. Entry for under 16’s is free of charge throughout.

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