Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s much anticipated Wedding Open Day is now under three weeks away and as the interest in what is sure to be a terrific events increases, so does the number of wedding partners taking part.
The club is delighted that Virgin Active, HeavenV and Marmalade and Tea are three new Wedding Partners to come on board to add to an eclectic mix that will be present; all of whom can be viewed here.
The day itself takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4th against a backdrop of Derbyshire Falcons v Warwickshire Bears in The County Ground’s renowned County Ground Marquee.
The visitors amassed 323 before reducing Essex to 46-2 at the close of play with both openers dismissed; the hosts still 95 runs behind with eight second wickets remaining.
Owais Shah (26*) and Mark Pettini (17*) will resume on Day Three looking thwart the Derbyshire dominance that has seen the visitors take a commanding position in the game.
Resuming 77-1, the morning began well for the hosts with Jack Manuel clean bowled by Mark Turner in the second over of the day without adding to his overnight score.
From that moment on however, Derbyshire were made to toil, Worcestershire going on to amass 505-7 declared to build a daunting first innings lead.
Having lost the toss, the visitors were asked to bowl first before dismissing the hosts for 182 inside 80 overs, with David Wainwright starring with figures of 5-51.
Having reached 37-1 at the close, Derbyshire will begin Day Two 145 runs adrift of Essex' first innings effort, with Martin Guptill (19*) and Wayne Madsen (15*) the not out batsmen.
The Derbyshire County Cricket Club General Committee has declared unanimous support for the Chairman’s recent personal statement and ambitions for the club’s future.
Chris Grant penned his statement last week outlining his vision for the Club which is designed to ensure a sustainable future for Derbyshire. Competing for silverware and producing England players are at the top of his forward-thinking agenda.
Simon Storey, the new Chief Executive, also presented the Committee with his own preliminary thoughts concerning the future commercial development of the Club which were similarly endorsed by the Committee.
New for 2012, the Derbyshire Falcons Limited-Overs season Ticket permits the holder entry to all home matches in the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 competitions, plus a host of additional benefits.
Starting with the Bank Holiday Monday 4th June visit of Warwickshire Bears, through the Friends Life t20 campaign and also incorporating two matches during the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket; the Limited Overs Season Ticket is the way to enjoy many of the benefits that membership has to offer at all Derbyshire’s one=day cricket in 2012.
Derbyshire Falcons left Leeds empty handed despite the visitors enjoying much the better of the early stages at Headingley Carnegie.
The Falcons were looking to bounce back in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition having tasted defeat for the first time this season against the Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston and the signs were good as Martin Guptill and Chesney Hughes fired the visitors in to a commanding position.
However a batting collapse ensured that a Gary Ballance inspired Yorkshire Carnegie emerged victorious by seven wickets.
Wayne Madsen was understandably delighted with his side’s comprehensive eight wicket victory over Glamorgan, a result that sees Derbyshire clear at the top of the LV=County Championship Division Two table.
Derbyshire’s win – their fourth First Class victory in a row over the Welsh county – came inside three days in a match that saw the hosts clinical in all facets of the game.
And the captain, who himself starred with an unbeaten 130 in the first innings, was pleased with the performance and result, especially given the loss of Mark Footitt to injury early on.
David Wainwright starred with the ball, taking 5-51 as Glamorgan set the hosts just 70 to win in the final session of the day; Derbyshire going on to win comprehensively by eight wickets.
Earlier, any thoughts of a declaration early or midway through the third day were soon taken out of Derbyshire’s hands as Glamorgan began the morning strongly.
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