Wicket-keeper Chris Read has been ruled out of this evening’s Friends Provident t20 match against Derbyshire Falcons at The County Ground this evening with a calf strain.

Read sustained the injury in last night’s defeat to Warwickshire Bears and will be replaced by Bilal Shafayat in a team that is otherwise unchanged.

“It’s not a serious injury but it could keep him out of the next two games,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“Bilal hasn’t played a great deal of Twenty20 cricket but he’ll bat in the lower-middle order and it’s an opportunity for him to demonstrate his wicket-keeping ability.”

Notts cruised to victory over Derbyshire at Trent Bridge on Friday evening but will expect a sterner test this evening with South African Test bowler Charl Langeveldt in the Falcons line-up.

“Derbyshire are a stronger side with Langeveldt included and we’re mindful of that. We’ve made an excellent start to the competition and it’s important that we put the Warwickshire defeat out of our minds and return to winning ways.”

Australian internationals David Hussey and Dirk Nannes will both feature for Notts. Play starts at 7pm.

Notts Outlaws team to face Derbyshire Falcons: Alex Hales, Ali Brown, Matt Wood, Samit Patel, David Hussey ©, Bilal Shafayat (wkt), Steven Mullaney, Paul Franks, Graeme White, Darren Pattinson, Dirk Nannes

County Ground Venue Guide

Derbyshire County Cricket Club,
Nottingham Road
DE21 6DA

Admission Prices
£15 Adults, £8

Directions by Car
From M1 South: Take exit 25 - A52 Derby. After 6 miles arrive at PENTAGON ISLAND. The ground is 4th exit off this roundabout, signposted with a brown cricket sign.

From M1 North: Take exit 28 - A38 Derby. After approx 13 miles, arrive at roundabout, take 1st exit A61, signposted with a brown cricket sign. Follow over 2 more roundabouts, stay on A61. Just before 3rd roundabout, PENTAGON ISLAND, take left turn into cricket ground. If you should miss it, take 1st exit off roundabout into ground.

On ground parking available priced at £5.

Contact and Ticket Office
01332 388 101 or info@derbyshireccc.com


Where to sit
The best behind the bowler’s arm view can be found in the new Falcons stand situated at the Racecourse End of the ground. Seats are unreserved.