SURREY will be without Jade Dernbach for their County Championships game against Derbyshire after the bowler was called up by England. Twenty-seven-year-old Dernbach will be included in England one-day international squad against New Zealand tomorrow (Friday) as cover for Tim Bresnan, whose wife is expected to give birth any day. However, it means Surrey will be without one of their top players as they seek their first win in this season's County Championships. The game against Derbyshire is due to start at 12noon today (Thursday), weather permitting. Ricky Ponting is expected to make his debut for Surrey in the County Championship fixture after Chris Adams' team's YB40 game against Derbyshire was abandoned due to rain last night (Wednesday) with the visitors at 100-1. Steven Davies had reached 50 before he was caught was Derbyshire skipper Wayne Madsen, but the game was stopped with Jason Roy on 42 not out and Azhar Mahmood on two not out.
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