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2015 fixtures announcement date confirmed

Fixtures2015Derbyshire County Cricket Club can confirm that fixtures for the 2015 season will be announced, on derbyshireccc.com, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Derbyshire will play 46 days of home cricket during an action-packed summer, which will include the traditional home NatWest T20 Blast derby against local rivals Nottinghamshire, the week-long Chesterfield Festival of Cricket and a three-day tour match against Australia.

In total, Derbyshire will play eight LV= County Championship fixtures, four Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures and seven NatWest T20 Blast fixtures at home in 2015.

The date for the eagerly-anticipated tour match against Michael Clarke’s Australia side has already been confirmed and will take place at the height of the Ashes summer on Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July 2015.

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Poynton returns to training

TomPoyntonWicketkeeper Tom Poynton returned to training last week after fully recovering from the injury that ruled him out for the 2014 campaign. 

After a dedicated rehabilitation programme, Poynton was able to join his teammates at the start of preseason last Monday.

“I have achieved my aim of being ready for this pre-season which started on Monday 3 November,” Poynton said. “I can take part in the full pre-season on both the fitness and skills-based side.

“I have been lucky to get back to this point but I have to give a great deal of credit to the medical team I have had around me who have supported me along the way.

"Now it is just about me building my body confidence then working on the footwork for my wicketkeeping.

“Quickly turning and pivoting are the types of functional things I am going to be building up now.

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Limited places left for Derbyshire Exiles' Dinner

DerbyshireExilesOnly a limited number of tickets remain for the inaugural Derbyshire Exiles’ Dinner  in the Long Room at Lord’s on Wednesday 19 November.

Tickets are priced at £175.00 per person (£1750.00 for a table of 10) for this rare and exclusive opportunity to enjoy and evening in the historic Long Room at the home of cricket, known as 'the most evocative four walls in world cricket'.

A list of household Derbyshire names have been confirmed for the event, including Bob Taylor MBE, master of ceremonies Dominic Cork, guest speaker Geoff Miller and the Benson & Hedges Cup winning duo Devon Malcolm and Chris Adams.

The event will include a pre-dinner drinks reception on arrival before a three-course dinner is served.

Proceeds from the Exiles’ Dinner will go towards the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801) which delivers community projects benefiting health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire.

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University of Derby lend support to Cricket Derbyshire Heritage Project

HeritageProjectStudents from the University of Derby will be producing a timeline detailing the history of Derbyshire County Cricket Club as part of the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project.

The volunteers from the University will research the history of the Club to create a detailed timeline outlining significant events in its history and the history of The 3aaa County Ground, whilst also integrating the social history of the county of Derbyshire.

The work conducted will help create a pictorial storyboard which will be displayed permanently at The 3aaa County Ground.

With support from the University, the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project will also be hosting a forum on Derbyshire Cricket and the war years (1914-18) which will showcase images donated to the project and the timeline completed by volunteers.

The Project, which is funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will form a Cricket Derbyshire photographic archive and bring together images spanning over 140 years.  It is due to be completed by December 2015. 

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Cricket Derbyshire remembers on Remembrance Sunday

WayneMadsenDerbyshire 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. 

The year 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One and representatives of Cricket Derbyshire laid wreaths as a mark of respect for those that lost their lives.

Captain Wayne Madsen, accompanied by his wife Kyla, laid a wreath during a ceremony at the National War Memorial Arboretum, while Chief Executive Simon Storey and his family attended a service at Derby Cathedral.

Wreaths were also laid by First XI scorer John Brown in Kilburn, Amber Valley; Regional Representative Mike Haynes in Erewash and Vice-President Brigadier Edward Wilkinson at Hartington in the Derbyshire Dales.

Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “It was appropriate that Cricket Derbyshire was represented at services across the county to remember those who lost their lives in service for the people of Derbyshire.

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Madsen to lay wreath at National War Memorial Arboretum

Poppy WreathDerbyshire captain Wayne Madsen will lay a Cricket Derbyshire poppy wreath at the National War Memorial Arboretum on Remembrance Sunday (November 9).

The year 2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One and representatives of Cricket Derbyshire, including Madsen – and Chief Executive Simon Storey at Derby Cathedral – will lay wreathes as a mark of respect for those that lost their lives.

Wreathes will also be laid by First XI scorer John Brown in Kilburn, Amber Valley; Regional Representative Mike Haynes in Erewash and Vice-President Brigadier Edward Wilkinson at Hartington in the Derbyshire Dales.

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World War One Commemorations

RemembranceSundayCricket Derbyshire commemorates the lives of Derbyshire County Cricket Club players that served their country during World War One.

In this article, written by John Shawcroft, Cricket Derbyshire remembers the Derbyshire cricketers who served during the Great War.

Cricket – like all areas of life was touched greatly by the Great War of 1914-18.

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War One, below is a role of honour that commemorates the lives of Derbyshire County Cricket Club players that served their country during the four-year long conflict.

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Harris: We want to produce England players

AJHarrisAJ Harris says the ultimate aim of the Cricket Derbyshire Academy – in partnership with the University of Derby is to produce England players, after announcing its intake for 2015.

The 2015 Academy intake includes six returning Members and four new recruits who will have the opportunity to work closely with the Club’s elite coaching set-up.

Academy Director Harris says he wants the 2015 crop to aim for the very top as the Club continues in its quest to produce future international players.

“We ultimately want to produce England players,” Harris said. “We want to aim for the very top and we want the players to do the same.

“Hopefully these lads will try and emulate the success of the likes of Tom Taylor, Ben Cotton and Harvey Hosein who made an incredible debut in first-class cricket this summer.

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Diwali celebration fireworks at The 3aaa County Ground

DiwaliWe hope our local residents enjoy our Diwali celebration fireworks at approximately 7pm on Friday 21 November. 

To any residents inconvenienced by this short display, our apologies and thank you for your understanding.

Places are still available for the Diwali celebrations in the Marquee at The 3aaa County Ground. Families can enjoy an evening of entertainment, which will include a delicious three-course meal provided by renowned local Indian restaurant, Slice of India.

The traditional Indian celebrations will be complemented by live entertainment and a spectacular Fireworks display.

Limited places are available for this family event, with children aged 10+ welcome. Tickets are priced at just £30 for adults, £20 juniors (£100 for a family of four based on two adults, two juniors). 

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