There are still places available at just £12.50 for the first Members’ Lunch of the new campaign, taking place on Good Friday, April 6th.
The Members’ Lunch is one element of what promises to be an enthralling day of cricket at The County Ground on the second day of the season-opener against Northants.
Good Friday sees Derbyshire members given the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of guests to the day’s play absolutely FREE as Karl Krikken’s men look to set the ground running in the LV=County Championship.
Many a left-arm spinner would be happy with the prized wicket of Andrew Gale from an opening spell of five overs, even if the price to pay was 20 runs. But Knight admits he didn’t really get it right until much later in the day.
Ally Evans (pictured above), Tom Knight, Ross Whiteley,Chesney Hughes and Wes Durston shared the wickets as Yorkshire accumulated 287-9 in reply to Derbyshire’s 359 for two wickets 24 hours earlier.
Although the wickets column was empty for Mark Footitt, Mark Turner and David Wainwright, all three also had reason to be pleased with their day’s work at North Stars Cricket Club.
The 31-year-old all-rounder was the standout performer on a day that saw each and every one of Derbyshire’s batsmen spend valuable time in the middle ahead of the new season.
Wes also discusses how he expects the team to approach the different forms of the game tactically in 2012. And why he refused to be worried by a brace of low scores early in the tour.
No fewer than five batsmen scored the runs they required to find form then retired – and the two dismissed also made handy contributions - as Karl Krikken’s men amassed 359 in the day.
It was pre-arranged that Derbyshire would bat first. And opener Matt Lineker (pictured above), in his first knock since a hernia operation, was quickly into his stride, scoring 47 off 77 balls (8 fours) in an opening stand of 72 with Paul Borrington, before falling lbw to Azeem Rafiq.
The 28-year-old hopes his side can improve their consistency in one-day cricket sufficiently to qualify for the knockout stages of either Clydesdale Bank 40 or Friends Life t20 – and he’s hoping to improve on last season’s tally of five LV= County Championship wins.
Find out about Wayne’s views on the captaincy, the importance of the tour of Barbados and why he is hoping for a double celebration come September.
The 26-year-old left-arm paceman took three wickets, all of them clean bowled, in the final over of yesterday’s Barbados Twenty20 Plate Final to secure a dramatic one-run victory for the Derbyshire tourists.
Has Derbyshire’s 98 run victory over a Barbados XI and thrilling one run win over Hampshire whetted your appetite for the new season?
If the answer is yes, there is still time to purchase any number of tickets for any day of any competition at The County Ground and Queen’s Park this season – all at our discounted Early Early Bird price.
Be it the floodlit derby against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws on July 6th, the eagerly anticipated arrival of the second greatest team in the world – South Africa – on August 10th and 11th or the campaign’s curtain raiser against Northants on April 5th; you can have your ticket(s) in your hand for just £12.
The game looked to be lost when, with ten needed to win off the last over, Footitt – who took 4 for 11 in all - bowled a high full toss, a no-ball, which flew past wicketkeeper Tom Poynton and cost five runs in total.
But the former Nottinghamshire paceman made amends in fine style by clean bowling Chris Wood, David Balcombe and Michael Bates and securing the most dramatic of victories.
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