Friday, June 05, 2009

Four-day fixture to revive Glos

SATURDAY 6th JUNE - TUESDAY 9th JUNE
Derbyshire v Gloucestershire
Chesterfield, LVCC, 11:00
LIVE coverage on www.gloscricketradio.co.uk

Gloucestershire will resume their county championship campaign on Saturday with a trip to Chesterfield to face Derbyshire; the match will be broadcast live by www.gloscricketradio.co.uk.

Currently top of division two, the Shire will look to put the disappointment of the Twenty20 matches behind them, and regain the form that saw them play their best cricket for a few seasons.

Without the pressures of the short-format, batsman can look to occupy the crease and build innings - something not possible in twenty overs - but a traditionally bowler-friendly out-ground pitch could make that task somewhat harder, particularly against an attack that have only failed to claim one bowling point so far this season.

Vikram Banerjee is surprisingly omitted from the squad, so Richard Dawson will play if a spinner is required, in a side that will be expected to contain five bowlers.

A decision is required whether to reinstate Chris Taylor, or whether Kadeer Ali will earn a recall or Grant Hodnett will gain his first four-day start of the season.

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