Graeme Welch says Derbyshire paceman Mark Footitt remains part of England’s plan with a busy year of international cricket ahead.
Footitt was the country’s leading wicket taker in 2014 claiming 106 wickets in all competitions, the most by a Derbyshire bowler since Brian Jackson and Harold Rhodes in 1965.
Despite the left-arm paceman’s standout campaign and a successful England Performance Programme camp in December, the 29-year-old missed out on selection for the recent England Lions tour to South Africa.
Nevertheless, Elite Performance Director Welch says Footitt still remains in the England selectors’ thoughts.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is seeking an experienced Head Chef and Sous Chef to work within the Club’s new in-house catering structure.
The Club is in the transition of a £1m+ catering operation from our existing contract catering model to a high quality, customer focused in-house catering operation and the new Chefs will play a pivotal role in this.
In addition to matchday food offerings, The 3aaa County Ground is a growing Conference, Meetings, Weddings and Events business, which the successful applicants will be a large part of.
Both Chefs are required to set the standard for the ‘Proud to be Derbyshire’ brand within the catering model and ensure the food is of the highest quality.
Supporters can now vote to fill the Spin Bowler position in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI.
As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership –the Club is collating a Derbyshire first-class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.
From Friday 23 to 12noon on Sunday 25 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the SPINNER. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email.
The players shortlisted are:
Supporters have voted James Pipe as the Wicketkeeper in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI.
As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird Deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership – the Club is collating a Derbyshire First-Class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.
From Tuesday 20 to 12noon on Thursday 22 January, supporters were asked to vote for the position of Wicketkeeper.
Pipe accumulated 37% of the votes to take his spot in the XI, narrowly beating Luke Sutton who took 34% of the votes.
Mark Footitt says he still has aspirations to play international cricket and believes another standout season for Derbyshire will be hard to ignore.
The 29-year-old secured a career-best 106 wickets across all formats in 2014 which earned him a place on the England Performance Programme in South Africa this December.
Despite a successful 10-day Fast Bowling Camp, the left-arm paceman missed out on selection for the England Lions’ tour this January – but Footitt says he still holds ambitions of playing for England.
“It was obviously a disappointment to not get picked for the England Lions tour. I thought I probably should have gone,” Footitt said.
Derby City Council’s Cabinet has approved a £2.4 million investment to fund a major redevelopment by Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Leader of Derby City Council, Cllr Ranjit Banwait said: “Supporting Derbyshire County Cricket Club is a key priority for my administration which is why we’ve committed £410,000 from the Regeneration Fund and a further £2 million of support as a bridging loan from the Council’s Capital Programme.
“The creation of state-of-the-art facilities at The 3aaa County Ground is a flagship project for Derby. As well raising the profile of Derbyshire cricket both nationally and internationally, it will create jobs for local people, opportunities for local businesses and will increase visitor numbers, bringing additional spending power to Derby.
“We are committed to making sure that people across Derby benefit from this investment through the chance to both watch and take part in sport.
Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen will be hosting another Half-Term Coaching Clinic this February, and this time with help from teammate Tony Palladino.
Madsen is hosting sessions for boys and girls of all abilities in the Gateway Centre Cricket Hall, at The 3aaa County Ground, on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 February. Only a limited number of places are available so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Club will host two sessions each day for children aged six to 12-years-old, who will get the unique opportunity to learn from a man with over 200 matches to his names as a professional and over 10,000 runs.
Derbyshire paceman Palladino, who has appeared in 180 matches as a professional claiming over 350 wickets, will assist Madsen in the delivering of the sessions which promise to be fun-filled for any young budding cricketer.
Derbyshire Chairman Chris Grant says ground development, in partnership with Derby City Council, will give Members a better cricket watching experience than ever before.
Plans have been submitted to Cabinet for support from the Council, under the leadership of Ranjit Banwait, to support a three year programme of improvements to The 3aaa County Ground.
Building on the current £1million investment into a state-of the-art new cricket centre of excellence, a new Conference & Events venue in time for April 2015 and upgraded Members’ facilities, a further £3million in facilities is proposed between now and the summer of 2017.
Grant said: “Our aim has always been to provide our valued Members with improved facilities and to offer a better than ever matchday experience.
Derby City Council Leader, Councillor Ranjit Banwait, called cricket “a fantastic way of raising aspirations for local people” in his interview on BBC Radio Derby.
Plans have been submitted to the Council’s Cabinet to support ground development at The 3aaa County Ground during the next three years.
Building on the Club’s current £1million investment into a state-of the-art new cricket centre of excellence, a new Conference & Events venue in time for April 2015 and upgraded Members’ facilities, a further £3million investment is proposed between now and the summer of 2017.
Further projects will include a new Media Centre to support coverage of county cricket, floodlight upgrades and the creation of improved spectator facilities.
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