2021 County Championship: County-by-county commentators information

Essex Bob Willis Trophy champions


Can anyone dethrone domestic kings Essex this season?

Once again this season BBC local radio will be providing ball-by-ball commentary of every County Championship game.

Here’s how the commentators think the season will pan out for their sides.

Derbyshire

Dave Fletcher, BBC Radio Derby

By common consent, Derbyshire performed above expectation in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy, maintaining their hopes of reaching the final until the last round of the competition.

They did it with a relatively inexperienced bowling line-up as well and there is no doubt that the likes of Sam Conners, Ben Aitchinson, Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Mikey Cohen will have benefited.

Throw into the mix giant Australian Billy Stanlake, who is coming to England in a bid to force his way into the Test side, and the bowling unit will be looking to kick on in 2021.

Batting-wise, once again much will fall at the feet of the impressive and settled top four, along with leg-spinning all-rounder Matt Critchley, who averaged 39 with…