Friday 2 July 2010 

Bosman Aiming To Help Derbyshire Keep On Firing

Bosman Aiming To Help Derbyshire Keep On Firing
Bosman Aiming To Help Derbyshire Keep On Firing
 

Hard-hitting South African opening batsman Loots Bosman is hopeful that he can play a big role in his side's bid to make the Friends Provident t20 quarter-finals.

Derbyshire take on Leicestershire and Lancashire this weekend at Chesterfield, and Bosman is looking forward to his first taste of t20 action at Queen's Park.

“I have not seen the ground yet but I’ve heard it is a beautiful setting,” he said. “I also heard that the boundaries are short if you hit the ball straight!

“Every t20 match brings a 50% chance of winning; I hope to swing the games in our favour by getting the team off to a good start with a big innings.

“To me it doesn’t make any difference if it is a so-called big county or not, they are all the same to me. I have faced very intimidating bowlers such as Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee and I have played against all of the big international teams.

“Regardless of the opposition, I aim to get the team off to a flying start so it takes the pressure off my team mates coming in behind me.

“They are crucial matches for us on Friday and Sunday because the league is very close and it looks like going down to the wire.

“If we win both games it will put us right up there; we need to make sure it happens.”

Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by 11 runs in their earlier meeting at Grace Road while they are yet to meet Lancashire this year.

Friday's match against Leicestershire has been moved back to a 5.30pm start while Sunday's clash with Lancashire begins at 2.30pm.

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