Wayne Madsen told his side they can hold their heads high after their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign ended at the quarter-final stage versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
Marcus North hit his highest score in the competition, 67 off 91 balls, and David Wainwright enjoyed a fine all-round performance claiming 1-35 with the ball before hitting a career-best List A score of 41. But it wasn’t enough as James Taylor’s unbeaten 146 and four wickets for Samit Patel (4-49) helped guide the Outlaws to a 85-run win.
Despite the result, skipper Madsen told his side that they can be proud of their performances and take a lot of positives from their 50-over campaign.
"I said to the guys in the changing room we gave it 100% and we could be proud,” Madsen said. "Skills-wise, they outplayed us but we gave it our all and left everything out there, which, to me, was the most important thing.
"The tournament has given us a good lift in terms of the season. It's the first quarter-final we have made in nine years and I think we can be proud as players.
James Taylor’s career-best unbeaten 146 helped Nottinghamshire secure their place in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals with victory at Trent Bridge.
The Nottinghamshire skipper’s highest limited-overs score helped the Outlaws recover from 31-2 to 313-5 after 50 overs. David Wainwright was the pick of the bowlers for the Falcons, claiming 1-35 off his 10 overs.
Marcus North top-scored with 67 in reply, but the visitors lost regular wickets and, despite a late flurry from Wainwright (41), Derbyshire were dismissed for 228 to give Nottinghamshire a 85-run win.
After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Derbyshire claimed an early wicket in the fourth over, in a somewhat fortuitous manner. Michael Lumb, who had hit 19 off just 12 balls, was run out at the non-strikers end by Ben Cotton (1-66) backing up.
The big man was celebrating his first wicket three balls later as he enticed Steven Mullaney into a drive which he edged to Wayne Madsen at second slip for nine, with the Outlaws 31-2.
Lancashire all-rounder Wayne White has joined Derbyshire on loan for the remainder of the 2014 season.
He is available for the final four matches of the LV= County Championship campaign, starting with the visit of Worcestershire to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 31 August.
The Derbyshire born all-rounder, who represented the county in 11 first-class matches between 2005 and 2008, joined Lancashire in 2013 after a successful spell with Leicestershire.
The 28-year-old has featured in 72 first-class matches in total, hitting over 2,400 runs with a top-score of 101 versus Derbyshire in 2008, and claiming 155 wickets.
He is also an experienced performer in limited-overs formats having made 118 appearances and played a key role in Leicestershire’s 2011 Twenty20 success.
Wayne Madsen has called on the Derbyshire squad to play without fear in tomorrow’s Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge; 2pm start.
The Falcons earned their place in the last eight after beating Gloucestershire by 53 runs on Thursday and have already defied the odds by making it through, having started their campaign with a two-point penalty held over from last season.
Madsen says he’s proud of his side’s achievements so far in the competition and insists they will be fully focused on claiming a semi-final spot when they visit Trent Bridge on Tuesday.
"We have had nothing to lose from the start," Madsen said. "We talked before the first game of being fearless. That's exactly how we played in that first game and we have carried that on through all our wins.
"For us to be able to have the start to the year we have had and move on in this competition from minus two points, I couldn't be more proud.
Graeme Welch has named an unchanged squad to face Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 26 August; 2pm start.
Derbyshire overturned a minus two point deficit to secure their place in the last eight of the new 50-over competition with victory over Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground on Thursday evening.
Billy Godleman hit a List A career-best 96 and Wayne Madsen hit 57, before David Wainwright returned Man of the Match figures of 3-45 as Derbyshire secured a 53-run win to seal a quarter-final date with neighbours Nottinghamshire.
The Outlaws topped Group B claiming four victories with only one defeat. Nottinghamshire, however, will be without England duo Alex Hales and Harry Gurney as they begin international duty in the One-Day International series versus India.
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Wayne Madsen has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for the ALS Association and the MND Association.
The Derbyshire Captain was nominated by Derby Telegraph’s Crime Reporter, Martin Naylor, and Senior Reporter, Joey Severn, who were doused in freezing water by staff at The Joiners Arms, Quarndon, who nominated the Telegraph, yesterday.
After completing the challenge, Madsen nominated his brothers - Lloyd, Kyle, Casey and Jos - Simon Storey, James Pipe and Ted McMinn to take the plunge next.
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that they have agreed terms with Cheteshwar Pujara that will see the Indian Test star join the county as their overseas player for the final run in of the 2014 LV= County Championship season.
Subject to final approvals and completion of paperwork, Pujara is set to return to England where he will gain valuable experience of English county cricket competing in the final four weeks of the Championship season.
Pujara has played 24 Test matches for India, scoring 1,872 runs at an average of 49.26 and a highest score of 206. The 26-year-old has a first-class average of 58, hitting 8,077 runs in 98 matches with a top score of 352.
In July this year, he scored 81 in the Indian tourist match against Derbyshire at The 3aaa County Ground.
Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: "We're an ambitious team and have an exciting group of players who are developing fast.
David Wainwright was delighted to play an important role in Derbyshire progressing to the Quarter-Final stage of the Royal London One-Day Cup as he took 3-45 in a 53-run victory over Gloucestershire.
The left-arm spinner produced a moment of magic to remove Chris Dent for 70, bowling the Gloucestershire man with a baffling chinaman variation and putting the home side back in control of the fixture.
Derbyshire have earned a mouth-watering Quarter-Final tie with local rivals Nottinghamshire on Tuesday 26 August at Trent Bridge which Wainwright is looking forward to.
Wainwright said: “It was a great all-round team performance. Billy Godleman got us off to a great start alongside the skipper Wayne Madsen. They both played unbelievably well to create a good partnership and give us a good base to go hard at the end, which Tony Palladino certainly did and Scott Elstone chipped in.
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