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Welch confident ahead of new season

Graeme WelchGraeme Welch has been pleased with the squad’s progress over the winter and believes they are giving themselves the best chance of making a quick start to the new season. 

The Derbyshire squad have been in pre-season training since early November improving fitness levels and honing their skills ahead of an action-packed summer of cricket.

Welch has been pleased with what he has seen so far as he targets a good start to the new LV= County Championship campaign, beginning with the visit of Lancashire on Sunday 19 April.

“Pre-season has been really good so far,” Welch said. “The fitness results are the best they have ever been and the skin fold results are down. The scores in the yo-yo test have also been the highest ever.

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Limited places remain for Madsen Coaching Clinic

MadsenA limited number of places remain for the popular Wayne Madsen Half-Term Coaching Clinic, in support of the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation.

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. 

50% of all proceeds raised will go to the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801); Cricket Derbyshire’s dedicated charity who deliver cricket programmes and wider more diverse community projects benefitting health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire.

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Membership soars following Guptill capture

MartinGuptillMembership sales are up 33% year-on-year as Derbyshire County Cricket Club supporters prepare to vote with their feet in support of Graeme Welch’s side in 2015.

Numbers have soared past the 1,000 mark with over two months still to go until the start of the season; 85 of them joining for the first time as oppose to 44 at this point in 2014.

Boosted by the timely capture of popular New Zealander Martin Guptill as overseas player for the opening months of the new season, 182 Members joined during the final seven days of Early Bird prices last week.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “This growth in Membership income, as with all revenue streams, is critical to maximising investment in a successful team on the field.

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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 £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 £1million 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 £195.

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VACANCY: Marketing & Promotions Manager

Marketing & Promotions ManagerDerbyshire County Cricket Club is seeking an ambitious Marketing & Promotions Manager to deliver the marketing of the Club’s Conference & Events, Cricket for Business, Ticketing, Membership and Community activity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the promotion of The Derbyshire Experience; encompassing Conferences, Meetings, Weddings and Events at The 3aaa County Ground.

The Marketing & Promotions Manager will also target sustainable growth in ticketing and membership, fuelled in particular by the vast popularity of Twenty20 cricket in which Derbyshire play seven home matches during the action-packed summer of cricket.

The new appointment will deliver projects within the Club’s Proud to be Derbyshire branding which, having been in place for two years, is evoking brand loyalty from its audience and has earned praise from the England & Wales Cricket Board.

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#DCCCXI: Final Derbyshire XI announced

#DCCCXIThe votes have been counted and derbyshireccc.com can now announce the 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI voted for by Members and supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Over the last four weeks - as we counted down to today’s Early Bird deadline - we asked supporters to vote for their Derbyshire First-Class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

The vote for the final positions, the Pace Bowlers, took place this week and Mark Footitt (24 per cent), Tony Palladino (21 per cent) and Kevin Dean (20 per cent) were selected to take their places in the fantasy Derbyshire XI.

That completes our line-up and here is the final #DCCCXI, with no restrictions on overseas players:

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Colin Graves nominated to serve as ECB Chairman

ChrisGrantColin Graves has been nominated for the role of England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman following the proposal from Derbyshire Chairman Chris Grant.

Grant (pictured above) said: “Colin is the ideal candidate to take on the role of chairman of the ECB.

“I was previously delighted to propose him as Deputy Chairman. This time he has asked if I would support him becoming Chairman, which I was more than happy to do.

“Colin has a clear ambition to get a grip on cost at the centre of the ECB and get that money back to the counties.

“If Colin was able to feed another £300,000, say, through to the counties that would be far more significant to a county like Derbyshire. It would help us narrow the gap between us and the bigger counties.”

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Madsen: It's a huge season for the Club

Wayne MadsenWayne Madsen says 2015 will be a momentous year in the history of Derbyshire County Cricket Club with ground development and on-field progression.

Supporters still have time to purchase Membership for the 2015 season at the discounted Early Bird price, if purchased before February 1st deadline. Click here >>

Madsen and his team won five out the last six LV= County Championship fixtures in 2014 and have since brought in a number of exciting additions to the squad.

“We have taken the momentum through the winter,” Madsen said. “The six weeks before Christmas were outstanding and we came back in January in the best shape we have ever been.

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Madsen to host February Half-Term Coaching Clinic

Half-TermCoachingClinicDerbyshire 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.

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