by Peter Scherer
We have now covered all the ex and current footballers due to play in the NHS Allstars match and some of the guests, so we are now going to look at the final three participants.
Derbyshire cricketer Tony Palladino is a medium pace right handed bowler and right handed batsman. He made his First Class debut playing for Cambridge University against Essex in April 2003 and joined Essex on a full time basis later that season.
He had seven years at Essex, but after a spell in Namibia and with Suffolk, he was released by Essex in 2010 and began his long association with Derbyshire.
Among his career highlights are seven wickets in an innings against Leicestershire in May 2019 and figures of 7-53 again with Kent the victims in 2012.
With 374 wickets in 146 games, he is one of Derbyshire’s most historically prolific bowlers and having taken five wickets in an innings on 16 occasions, he is the only Derbyshire bowler to achieve the feat in the 21st century.
The final two supporters won’t be on the field of play but do have their part to play. Radio Derby and Derby County legend Colin Gibson. After over 30 years covering Rams games he joined the club on the media side and currently works for Rams TV.
Colin’s duties during the Charity match will of course be match announcer.
Bob Badwal won’t have far to travel as he is a Mickleover resident. He runs an electrical business in the day time, but at night transforms into an Elvis tribute act.
His act is called Aaron – Memories of Elvis, and he has been touring the UK and entering competitions for 20 years. So Elvis will be in the stadium!!
All donations raised for the match will go straight to the NHS.