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Guptill returns to Derbyshire

MartinGuptillDerbyshire have landed the coveted signature of Kiwi ace Martin Guptill as overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season. 

The top-order batsman will be available for the opening six LV= County Championship matches and three NatWest T20 Blast fixtures, before joining New Zealand ahead of their One-Day International (ODI) series versus England.

He last toured England in 2013, ending the three-match ODI series as the leading run scorer with 330 runs, which included two centuries; a spectacular unbeaten 189 off 155 balls at the Ageas Bowl and 103 off 123 balls at Lord’s.

The 28-year-old is making a fond return to The 3aaa County Ground after enjoying successful spells with the Club in 2011 and 2012, during which he scored 1,131 first-class runs at an average of 43.50, including three centuries.

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Last week to buy Early Bird Membership

EarlyBirdMembershipFINAL WEEK! Supporters have until Saturday 31 January to purchase Membership for the 2015 season at the discounted Early Bird prices.

If purchased prior to the deadline, Members can save £15 and watch 46 days of cricket – including the group stages of the NatWest T20 Blast competition and the Tour Match versus Australia - for less than £4 a day.

The price of Full Adult Membership is £180 prior to the deadline and those that join will enjoy better Members’ facilities at The 3aaa County Ground than ever before with the Club investing over £700,000 on the renovation of the exclusive facilities in the Lund Pavilion.

Further discounts remain in place for students, senior citizens, adults aged 16-21 and those living more than 20 miles from The 3aaa County Ground.

Early Bird Junior Membership – including a free Derbyshire cap - is priced at just £20, a seasonal car park pass at £60 and the popular Six Pack Tickets are again available for use at any six days of cricket throughout the season, priced at £72.

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#DCCCXI: Wainwright named a Spin Bowler

DavidWainwrightSupporters have voted David Wainwright as the Spin Bowler 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 were asked to vote for the Spin Bowler.

Wainwright accumulated 42% of the votes to take his spot in the XI, narrowly beating current Elite Performance Coach Ant Botha.

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Welch: Footitt still part of England's plans

MarkFootittGraeme 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.

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VACANCIES: Head Chef and Sous Chef

VacancyDerbyshire 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.

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#DCCCXI: Spin Bowler voting opens

#DCCCXISupporters 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: 

Ant Botha
Robin Peterson
David Wainwright

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#DCCCXI: Pipe named as Wicketkeeper

JamesPipeSupporters 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. 

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Footitt: I'm not out of international reckoning

Mark FootittMark 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.

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Council backs £2.4m investment for Derbyshire ground development

The3aaaCountyGroundDerby 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. 

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