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Madsen urges supporters to believe

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen is targeting a repeat of Derbyshire’s fine end of season form - but this time right from the start of the 2015 campaign.

The 2015 summer of cricket is on sale - with supporters being able to watch all 46 days of home cricket for less than £4 a day if purchased before February 1st Early Bird deadline - and the Derbyshire skipper is vowing to reward Members with a tough, relentless and aggressive brand of cricket.

The Derbyshire skipper believes his young team will take great belief from their form during the second half of the 2014 campaign and are aiming to start the new season with a bang.

Madsen said: “We’ll back each other and be fearless. We’ll keep coming at teams and we’ll be tough to play against.

“If you look at the games we won in 2014, we’ve had to hang tough, stay in the game and keep taking blows.

“There’s a belief from what we’ve done during the second half of 2014. That will bode well going into next season and I hope the members share our belief.

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Download the 2015 fixtures to your calendar

2015FixturesDownload Derbyshire's home fixtures for the 2015 season straight to your Outlook calendar, Smart Phone or Tablet Device and don't miss any of the action next summer. 

The downloadable file will update your digital calendar with Derbyshire’s home fixtures in 2015 to ensure you don’t miss any of the action at The 3aaa County Ground or Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

The 2015 season begins on Sunday 19 April when Lancashire visit Derby in the LV= County Championship.

The LV= County Championship opener will provide the first opportunity for Members to enjoy a match from their newly transformed facilities at The 3aaa County Ground following a £700k close season investment.

It will also see players take the field from the Gateway Centre for the first time with that building having also undergone a winter transformation into a dedicated centre of cricketing excellence.

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Australia win Test series with India

#AustraliaInDerbySteven Smith hit a career-best 192 as Australia drew the third Test versus India at Melbourne.  

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In the third Test, Australia posted 530 in the first innings, largely thanks to stand-in Captain Smith who hit 15 fours and two sixes in his 305-ball innings.

Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) led the Indian reply sharing a 259-run stand, but wickets for Mitchell Johnson (3-135) and Ryan Harris (4-70) dismissed the visitors for 465.

Australia declared at lunch on the final day on 318-9, with Shaun Marsh top scoring with 99, to set India 384 to win in 70 overs.

Despite the best efforts of pace trio Johnson (2-38), Harris (2-30) and Josh Hazlewood (2-40), India survived until stumps to end on 174-6, with Kohli top-scoring with 54.

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Merry Christmas from all at Derbyshire CCC

#MerryChristmasDerbyshire County Cricket Club would like to wish all of our Members, supporters, 1870 Business Club partners and everyone connected to the Club a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

The Club would also like to take this opportunity thank you all for your support in 2014 and we look forward to welcoming you back to a redeveloped 3aaa County Ground, Derby, and to Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, in 2015.

We remind supports that the Club's offices are now closed for Christmas and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 5th January.

Any supporters wishing to renew Membership for the 2015 season over Christmas can still post their applications, using the free return envelope enclosed in Membership packs, and will be processed in the New Year.

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Ground Development Blog #6: Significant progress made

GroundDevelopmentIt’s 64 days since the contractors from Derwent Valley Construction first arrived at The 3aaa County Ground and when they left the site on Monday evening for their Christmas break, they did so with some significant work already completed.

In the Gateway, the corridors on the lower ground floor have been built, plastered and painted, while the dressing rooms have advanced to the stage where the next fix will be plastering, lighting and carpets.

The Pavilion has undergone a comprehensive electrical re-wire, seen new drainage installed, along with new plumbing and air conditioning, while the extension roof trusses were added on Monday.

When the contractors return in January, the focus will be on the lift installation in the Pavilion, along with the fitting out of the first floor. Lighting, carpets, a newly-designed bar, television screens, drop-down projector screens plus a newly-created reception area on the ground floor will all be completed before the formal commissioning of services in March.

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Over 3,000 attend Christmas Parties at The 3aaa County Ground

ChristmasPartiesDerbyshire County Cricket Club enjoyed another popular festive period welcoming over 3,000 guests to The 3aaa County Ground.

The Club hosted 14 spectacular Snow Ball Christmas Parties across eight nights in November and December.

Christmas Parties at The 3aaa County Ground – which were voted as the best in Derbyshire by Derby Telegraph readers - continue to grow in popularity, with nights now selling out weeks and even months in advance.

Guests at each night were treated to champagne on arrival, before being transported to a magical wonderland in either the Marquee or the Gateway Centre.

The traditional Christmas three-course dinner followed, with guests choosing from our delightful a la carte menu, before the evening concluded with live entertainment and disco.

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#DCCCAdvent: December 24th

#DCCCAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club during the festive period as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar.

Each day in December we will open a door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar revealing a new video.

We will be publishing videos and running competitions throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2015 season, which begins with the visit of Lancashire at The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 19 April.

Tickets, Membership and Six Pack Tickets for the new season are on sale NOW! Buy online CLICK HERE or call the Ticket Hotline on 0871 350 1870.

December 24th
Today, we bring you highlights from the Royal London One-Day Cup fixture versus Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground, as Derbyshire claimed a 53-run win to secure their first quarter-final berth since 2005.

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#DCCCAdvent: December 23rd

#DCCCAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club during the festive period as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar.

Each day in December we will open a door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar revealing a new video.

We will be publishing videos and running competitions throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2015 season, which begins with the visit of Lancashire at The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 19 April.

Tickets, Membership and Six Pack Tickets for the new season are on sale NOW! Buy online CLICK HERE or call the Ticket Hotline on 0871 350 1870.

December 23rd
Today, we look back at Derbyshire’s three-day Tour Match versus India at The 3aaa County Ground in July. In the final part, we bring you the third day’s play when, despite an unbeaten 56 from Billy Godleman, the touring India side claimed a five wicket win.

Read more: #DCCCAdvent: December 23rd

Madsen: We have to start 2015 with a bang

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen says he’s excited about the year ahead with strides being made both on and off the field at The 3aaa County Ground this winter.

The squad have undergone the first six weeks of pre-season training, while the first phase of the ground development has begun which will transform the Gateway Centre into a Cricket Centre of Excellence and the Lund Pavilion into a 300-seater state-of-the-art Conference & Events venue.

Captain Madsen says the squad are putting in the hard yards now to ensure a quick start to the 2015 season, starting in April at The 3aaa County Ground.

“We’ve had a great first six weeks of training,” Madsen said. “There are a few sore bodies at the moment, but we’re all putting in the hard yards now which will bode well at the start of the season.

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