The 26-year-old left-arm paceman took three wickets, all of them clean bowled, in the final over of yesterday’s Barbados Twenty20 Plate Final to secure a dramatic one-run victory for the Derbyshire tourists.
Footitt’s overall figures were 4 for 11. And despite showing nerves of steel to outgun the Hampshire lower-order when it really mattered, Footitt admits he was feeling the pressure.
The Burnley-born seamer enjoyed his finest season to date in 2011, contributing 43 wickets and 688 runs to a side that finished fifth in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
Hughes was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 2 for 35 before top-scoring with 59 off 53 balls as the Falcons lost to the Foxes by 134 runs.
Interview by Chris Airey
South African born Madsen has now been with the club for three seasons after moving to England in 2009 and he has been one of the Falcons’ most consistent performers. He now he faces a new challenge as leader of a young but ambitious Derbyshire outfit.
The right-handed batsman, who has captaincy experience with Kwazulu-Natal, has big plans for the side and he believes they can soon be pushing for trophies.
Derbyshire all-rounder Garry Park says Rana Naved is a great signing who will pass on his knowledge to the Falcons’ youthful squad.
The 28-year-old spoke to Tom Holdcroft about the signing of Naved, Friends Life t20 nights at the County Ground, the importance of fielding in the modern day game and the forthcoming pre-season tour of Barbados.
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With less than two months left until the start of the 2012 campaign, Wes Durston believes everything is starting to fall into place as the Falcons prepare for their pre-season tour to Barbados.
The squad will fly out to the Caribbean in the middle of March where they will compete against fellow LV= County Championship Division Two sides Hampshire and Yorkshire as well as taking part in a Twenty20 tournament.
Martin Guptill hopes to face several of his Derbyshire team-mates in the international arena in the future.
The New Zealand international, who is returning for a second spell at the County Ground in 2012, is already looking forward to arriving in the UK and has tipped a trio of young Derbyshire players for higher honours.
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