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Derbyshire sign Wayne White

WayneWhiteDerbyshire County Cricket Club has signed all-rounder Wayne White on a one-year deal.

The Derbyshire-born all-rounder re-joins the Club who he represented in 11 first-class matches between 2005 and 2008, before enjoying spells with Leicestershire and Lancashire.

White featured on-loan in Derbyshire’s final four LV= County Championship fixtures in 2014, claiming 11 wickets at an average of 20.81 and helping the county secure three victories.

The 29-year-old has featured in 76 first-class matches in total, hitting over 2,500 runs with a top-score of 101 versus Derbyshire in 2008, and claiming 166 wickets.

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Tickets, Memberships and Six Pack Tickets on sale now

Tickets2015Tickets are on sale for the 2015 season with best value available by:

  1. Joining the Club as a Member and watching 46 days of cricket at under £4 a day
  2. Purchasing a Six Pack Ticket for £72 to gain entry to any six days of cricket
  3. Purchasing match tickets in advance at a discounted price.  

Membership

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Members can watch all 46 days of home cricket for under £4 per day in 2015 and be the first to use the new exclusive Members’ facilities at The 3aaa County Ground. 

The Club has invested over £700k specifically on improving Members' facilities in the Lund Pavilion for the 2015 season and beyond. The new facility will offer a spacious, stylistic and relaxing venue to enjoy the cricket.

Members gain admission to all Derbyshire home fixtures, including the group stages of the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup competitions, plus entry to the three-day Tour match versus Australia, for just £180 if purchased prior to the February 1st Early Bird deadline.

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Madsen: Ambitions for success in 2015

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen says there is a lot to look forward to during an action-packed 2015 season, as Derbyshire aim for silverware in three domestic competitions.

Derbyshire will host 46 days of cricket in 2015, including the traditional NatWest T20 Blast local derbies against Nottinghamshire at Derby and Yorkshire at Chesterfield during the height of summer.

Graeme Welch’s men will also entertain Australia in a three-day tour match in the midst of an Investec Ashes series, starting on Thursday 23 July, and host at least one home first-class game every month during the April to September campaign.

“There are a lot of things to look forward to next summer,” Madsen said.

“We have ambitions for success in all competitions and the work we are doing now over the winter will be key. The main thing for us is to gear ourselves up for that first Championship game.

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2015 Fixtures Announced

2015FixturesDerbyshire’s newly transformed matchday facilities will be launched with a four-day fixture versus Lancashire on Sunday 19 April at the start of the new season.

The LV= County Championship opener will provide the first opportunity for Members to enjoy a match from their newly transformed facilities at The 3aaa County Ground following a £700k close season investment.

It will also see players take the field from the Gateway Centre for the first time with that building having also undergone a winter transformation into a dedicated centre of cricketing excellence.

The Club is anticipating, meanwhile, a duo of sell-out local derbies after the fixtures for the 2015 season were announced.

The NatWest T20 Blast matches against Nottinghamshire at Derby and Yorkshire at Chesterfield have been handed prime dates at the height of summer; an Ashes summer that also includes a three day fixture versus Australia starting on Thursday 23 July.

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VACANCY: Head of Catering

VacancyDerbyshire County Cricket Club is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated Head of Catering who will lead the transition of our £1m+ catering operation from our existing contract catering model to a high quality, customer focused in-house catering operation.

The role is broad and highly rewarding; the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing the Club’s match-day catering operation - specifically hospitality, bars and fast food kiosks – and the growing Conference, Meetings, Weddings and Events business at The 3aaa County Ground, a unique 365 day-a-year sporting, Conference & Events venue, located at the heart of Derby

Continual development of the business; menus, products and presentation; service techniques; staff training & leadership; KPI setting, management and motivation; and operational efficiencies will be essential for the success of the role.

We are looking for a candidate with stadium or equivalent multi-unit experience within a catering environment; with strong management and leadership skills. 

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Phillip Hughes 1988 - 2014

PhilipHughesCricket Derbyshire would like to extend our thoughts and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Philip Hughes after the tragic and terrible news of his passing in Sydney today.

The passing of Hughes, aged 25, is a tragedy for cricket and our thoughts in particular are also with his friends and former colleagues at Hampshire, Worcestershire and Middlesex County Cricket Clubs.

Derbyshire Chairman Chris Grant said: “Shocking news that Phil Hughes has died and sends a shudder through anyone who plays or is involved in the game.

“A very apt BBC quote this morning outlined perfectly that this is a great tragedy for the sport and that he leaves his crease far too early.”

Captain Wayne Madsen said: "Devastated to hear the tragic news about Phil Hughes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, team mates and Sean Abbott during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace Phil.”

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Christmas Parties 2014: Only three dates left!

ChristmasPartyLooking for a venue to host your 2014 Christmas Party? Enjoy a magical evening this Christmas at The 3aaa County Ground as we make the beautiful Marquee sparkle for our elegant Snow Ball.

Only three dates, however, are still available for the popular Christmas event - so book soon to avoid disappointment. 

The event starts with champagne on arrival, before guests are transported to a magical wonderland for a traditional Christmas three-course dinner, choosing from our delightful a la carte menu. The enchanted evening will be complemented by live entertainment and conclude with a disco.

If you're organising your Christmas party this year, you can be confident of enjoying a fun-filled evening at The 3aaa County Ground. Dates run throughout December, but be quick as only a limited number of places are available.

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Clare undergoes successful operation

JonathanClareAll-rounder Jonathan Clare underwent a successful operation last week to remedy the lower back pain which ruled him out for the majority of the 2014 season.

The 28-year-old featured in only one Derbyshire First XI fixture last summer due to his injury.

After extensive testing to diagnose the problem, Clare underwent surgery in London last Monday to resolve the issue. He now faces a four to six-month rehabilitation period hoping to be fully fit for the start of May. 

“I underwent a successful operation to solve the problem and I’m now looking forward to the future,” Clare said.

“It’s been very frustrating; I’ve been tearing my hair out. I’m sure a lot of other people have been as well.

“The problem grew from an old stress fracture when I was 16. All of the stress was going onto one side which is not a great thing to be doing when you’re a bowler.

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Fixtures Countdown #1: Derbyshire secure Quarter-Final place

Billy GodlemanWe’re counting down ten Matches to Remember from the 2014 season as we build-up to the 2015 fixtures release date, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Our final Match to Remember from 2014 is Derbyshire’s thrilling victory over Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground as the Falcons secured their spot in the last eight of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Billy Godleman struck his highest List A score of 96, while Wayne Madsen continued his good form hitting 57 off 65 balls, before some late blows from Tony Palladino (28 off 14 balls) helped the host set Gloucestershire a tricky 272 to win.

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