T20 Head Coach Dominic Cork has announced that Matt Critchley will take over the captaincy of the Derbyshire Falcons. Matt will lead the Falcons with six Vitality Blast group matches to go.
It’s been a difficult 2021 campaign in the Vitality Blast for the Falcons who have lost six of their eight matches to date. Only Northants Steelbacks have a worse record in the North Group.
In mitigation, injuries have been a key factor for the Falcon’s under-preforming in the Blast. Nine players have been grounded through injury during the group stage of the competition.
Matt has been one of Derbyshire’s success stories in the County Championship and Vitality Blast this season.
In the Vitality Blast, Matt has hit 164 runs his highest score being a T20 career best 80no in the win over Leicestershire Foxes. He has also taken 8 wickets with best bowling figures of 2-21 against Birmingham Bears.
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