Monday 4 June 2007 

Captain Katich Back For Derbyshire

Derbyshire will go into their next LV County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire once again led by Simon Katich after the Australian recovered from a groin strain.

The injury kept him out of two Friends Provident matches and they will also welcome back fast bowler Ian Hunter who returns to the side after a lengthy absence following knee surgery.

Boyd Rankin (leg), Kevin Dean (thumb) and Graeme Welch (achilles) remain unable to play, however.

"The team has been hit by a few injuries of late but there is still healthy competition for places, particularly for the bowling slots,'' said Hunter.

"I just want to get out there and take some wickets. Hopefully that can happen immediately against Gloucestershire.''