Derbyshire face Warwickshire in their first t20 game of the tour on Saturday at The 3W’s Oval, a ground situated at the entrance of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Barbados. The ground was used for warm-up games ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and following recent re-development meets ICC standards for international cricket.
The game is scheduled for a 4pm (8pm UK time) start, so will be played under floodlights as darkness is usually complete by about 6.30pm at this time of year.
Friday sees the players back in the nets at North Stars where the emphasis will be on range hitting, quick singles, bowling with real variety and all-action fielding as Derbyshire’s pre-season tour moves into limited overs mode. The players have some free time this morning before travelling to North Stars at 1pm (5pm UK time). Last night, the tour party attended a superb Barbados Cricket Legends function – see photo above – which will be the subject of a full report shortly.
There will be comprehensive updates throughout Saturday’s game via Facebook and Twitter with a full report and action photographs on the website.
Derbyshire will play more t20 cricket on Sunday, but the opponents and venue will only be determined once the outcome of the Warwickshire game is known.
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