Chanderpaul worry for Derbyshire

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DERBY, ENGLAND - Derbyshire left Old Trafford with a defeat and a major injury concern over West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

The 38-year-old suffered a problem with his left hamstring batting in the Falcons’ reply to Lancashire’s 165-9 in their Friends Life t20 contest and though he was able to bat on with a runner, he was clearly struggling.

There appears no way he will be able to play in Sunday’s North Group match against Yorkshire at Chesterfield (2.30pm) – a match Derbyshire must win after last night’s 12-run defeat – and the club will now wait until the injury settles down to see how long Chanderpaul could be sidelined.

“The early prognosis is that he’s sore,” said head coach Karl Krikken. “He’s struggling for Sunday but we’ll see.

“He’s a remarkable man and you never know but it could be long-term. We’ll know more in the next 48 hours.”

The timing of Chanderpaul’s injury was also crucial to Derbyshire’s chances of winning the match against Lancashire. He was on 26 and the Falcons were going well at 85-2 after 10.3 overs when he went off for treatment and, though he went on to make 39 before being run out in the 14th over at 102-3, the steam had gone out of their charge.

Stephen Moore’s 74 off 42 balls with five fours and five sixes was important for Lightning after they slipped to 34-3 in the sixth, though Mark Turner (4-35) and Tim Groenewald (3-32) did well to hold them in check in the later overs.

Wes Durston gave Derbyshire a good start before he was out for 48 off 29 balls with six fours and three sixes at 66-2 in the eighth over and though Wayne Madsen tried to keep his side in contention with 36 in the second half of the innings, his dismissal at 140-5 at the end of the 18th over spelled the end of their chances and they finished 153-6.

“I think they got 15-20 too many,” added Krikken. “We had a couple of bad overs in the middle but pulled it back really well.

“We were chasing it down well and then Shiv went in the hamstring and we lost momentum. That was crucial. Another good couple of overs there and we would have been well placed to win.

“It’s all fine margins but I’m quite happy with how we played. Hopefully, on Sunday we’ll have the rub of the green.”

There is better news for Derbyshire of Tony Palladino, who was kept out of the Championship match at Durham last week with an abdominal injury.

It was feared he could be out for another four to six weeks after only just recovering from a side strain but Krikken said: “Palladino is not as bad as we thought but I think he will struggle for this week.”

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Sat, 07/13/2013 - 02:54