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Four year contract for Wainwright

David WainwrightLeft-arm spinner David Wainwright has been handed a four year contract as reward for his outstanding performances this season.

The Yorkshire born bowler has been a revelation for Derbyshire since he travelled south from Headingley Carnegie last autumn in the search for greater first team opportunities.

Wainwright made an immediate impact on first-class debut for Derbyshire when he propelled the side to a memorable victory against Northamptonshire back in April. With the game finely poised going into day four, Wainwright took control with an unbroken spell of 26 overs that yielded remarkable figures of 6 for 33.

Wainwright’s first-class record with the ball this year has been particularly impressive, with 27 wickets at an average of 27 apiece, three five wicket hauls and over a century of maiden overs.

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Club Shop Sale - BIG discounts available on 2012 merchandise

Derbyshire's Clydesdale Bank 40 match versus Sussex at the County Ground on Wednesday, August 8th signals the start of the Club's Shop Sales; with supporters able to benefit from a wide range of reduction on official 2012 merchandise and leisurewear.

Of the many discounts available, official replica Friends Life t20 shirts and sweaters are available at just £10 each.

The shirts and sweaters of former Derbyshire players are also available to purchase at £15 or two for £25.

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Derbyshire Falcons v Sussex Sharks - Live Scorecard

Tim GroenewaldFollowing Sunday’s dramatic victory over Kent in the LV= County Championship, Derbyshire Falcons will aim to take the momentum into tomorrow’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Sussex Sharks (4.40pm start).

Click below for Live Scorecard and Match Preview.

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Derbyshire v South Africa - this Friday and Saturday

The South African Test team - currently 1-0 up in their Test series with England – are soon to do battle with Derbyshire at the County Ground; and all under 16’s can attend for FREE.

The Proteas are Derby bound for a two day fixture starting on Friday 10th August (11am) as they prepare for the crucial third and final Investec Test Match at Lord’s.

A batting line-up containing the likes of Graeme Smith (pictured), Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis – plus the 90 miles-per-hour firepower of Dale Steyn (pictured) and Morne Morkel – will pose a significant challenge for Derbyshire with both bat and ball.

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Derbyshire v Kent - Day Four Report/Highlights

Dan RedfernDerbyshire moved 26 points clear at the summit of the LV= County Championship Second Division with a nail-biting victory over Kent.

Karl Krikken’s men looked dead and buried against their promotion rivals after collapsing to 132 all out in reply to the visitors’ 265 on Day 2.

But seven-wicket heroics from Tony Palladino yesterday, followed by a stout batting performance from Dan Redfern (pictured) today, handed the leaders a priceless victory.

Resuming at 168-2, Usman Khawaja and Wes Durston each completed half-centuries in a partnership of 102, propelling the home side to a position of near utopian strength in their most important day of four day cricket so far in 2012.

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Brilliant Palladino spurs Derbyshire fightback

Tony Palladino returned career-best figures of 7-53 as Derbyshire battled back sensationally on Day Three against Kent.

The visitors had looked in complete control overnight, leading by 226 runs with seven second innings wickets in hand.

However Derbyshire took those seven wickets for just 68 runs before moving to 168-2 at the close; chasing a target of 295 runs to win.

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Day Three Live Scorecard/Day Two Report

Play has begun on Day Three of Derbyshire's LV=County Championship match against Kent at the County Ground.

Click below for Live Scorecard and Day Two report.

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Derbyshire v South Africa is just a week away

The South African Test team - currently in action versus England at Headingley Carnegie – are soon to do battle with Derbyshire at the County Ground; and all under 16’s can attend for free.

The Proteas are Derby bound for a two day fixture starting on Friday 10th August (11am) as they prepare for the third and final Investec Test Match at Lord’s.

A batting line-up containing the likes of Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis – plus the 90 miles-per-hour firepower of Dale Steyn (pictured) and Morne Morkel – will pose a significant challenge for Derbyshire with both bat and ball.

Read more: Derbyshire v South Africa is just a week away

Derbyshire 2nd XI defeated against Warwickshire

Derbyshire fell to a 17 run defeat via the Duckworth Lewis method against Warwickshire in the 2nd XI Trophy on Tuesday in a rain-affected match at Dunstall.

Rain ensured that no play was possible until 1pm and when it did, it was Warwickshire who won the toss; electing to bat first.

With the game reduced to 35 overs per side, the visitors then made 244-9 with Ateeq Javid top scoring with 66. For Derbyshire, there were two wickets apiece for Ally Evans (6-0-38-2) and Ross Whiteley (7-0-68-2) whilst Matt Higginbottom was economical with figures of 7-1-19-1.

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