DERBYSHIRE SKIPPER IS UMPIRES GUEST

Wayne Madsen

The prolific run scoring Derbyshire captain WAYNE MADSEN is the guest speaker at the Bassetlaw Umpires' Association meeting on Saturday 5th December at Cuckney. Wayne was appointed county captain in 2012 and led the side into Division 1 in his first season.

His form was so good that he became the first player to amass more that 1,000 runs in a season in that Division, scoring 1221 runs altogether. For that he received the honour of Cricket Writers Player of the Year. Unfortunately after a bad start, the club made rapid progress and nearly avoided relegation.

Wayne was born into a cricketing family at Durban in 1984 and arrived in England in 2008. He scored two centuries in his first four matches and was offered a contract at Derby immediately.

His stats are very impressive having scored 8072 first class runs at 38.25 including 19 centuries, taking 113 catches with an highest score of 231 n.o. In the one day format he has scored 2222 runs at 40.40 with three centuries and an highest score of 138 plus 47 catches. He scored 1046 runs last season.

The meeting starts at 2.30 p.m. and everyone is welcome to hear the views of one of the most prolific run scoring batsman in the game at the present time.