Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire: RLODC Quarter-Final Preview

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Derbyshire travel to Trent Bridge on Tuesday as the Royal London One-Day Cup reaches the quarter final stage.

Notts Team News

Nottinghamshire, who won Group B thanks to a last-ball one-wicket victory against Warwickshire last week, will be without opener Alex Hales and seamer Harry Gurney, who are with the England ODI squad.

However, 23-year-old seamer Jake Ball and Championship opening batsman Steven Mullaney are set to replace them, and should be capable additions to the Outlaws side.

“We all love to play in local derbies and if I get my chance then I need to grasp it if I’m going to keep my place,” said Mansfield-born Ball, who was injured for the 2013 YB40 final, which Nottinghamshire won.

“Every game is a big game now because we’re in contention in the Championship and the One-Day Cup has reached the knockout stage.”

Derbyshire Team News

Derbyshire are appearing in their first knockout game since 2005, and after a strong performance against Gloucestershire in their final group game, Director of Cricket Graeme Welch has named an unchanged squad.

The Falcons managed to sneak through in 4th place from Group A, despite a 2-point deduction for a poor pitch in 2013.

Improving seamer Tom Taylor is unavailable due to injury, and all-rounder Wayne White is cup-tied, having already appeared for Lancashire in this season's competition before his loan switch.

Probable XIs:

Nottinghamshire: Lumb, Mullaney, Taylor (c), Patel, Wessels, Franklin, Read (wk), Kelsall, Shahzad, Fletcher, Ball.

Derbyshire: Durston, Godleman, North, Madsen (c), Elstone, Hughes, Cross (wk), Wainwright, Palladino, Cotton, Footitt.

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