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Cricket Derbyshire pays its respects on Remembrance Sunday

RemembranceDerbyshire County Cricket Club paid its respects this Remembrance Sunday by laying wreaths at services across the county as the people of Derbyshire came together to remember. 

Club Regional Representatives, who act as representatives for Members within each region, attended services within each district on behalf of Cricket Derbyshire as part of a national day of remembrance. 

As part of a jointly coordinated operation, Regional Representatives from Derby City, Derbyshire Dales, Chesterfield and Bolsover, East Staffordshire, High Peak, Erewash and South Derbyshire laid commemorative wreaths to remember fallen Service men and women.

Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “It was appropriate that we were represented in every district on Remembrance Sunday this year as the County Cricket Club honours those who have lost their lives in service for the people of Derbyshire.  

“Regional Representatives attended services covering the entire length of Derbyshire on behalf of the Club and its Members, supporters and 1870 Business Club members.

“As we continue to build relationships with communities covering the whole county and given that next year marks 100 years from the start of World War One, this was a suitable opportunity for us to show our support for communities across the county who came together to remember.”

Regional Representative for Erewash, Mike Haynes added: “I feel that it's important for the Club to connect with the local community.

“Attending today's Remembrance Service in Ilkeston provided the ideal occasion for the Club’s initial step towards that goal.

“On a personal note, I was delighted to join the residents of Erewash in wearing my poppy with pride. I am very proud to represent the Club and pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in Service of their country.”

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