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Australia complete series win over India

AustraliaSteve Smith enjoyed a record-breaking series as Australia completed a good summer down under by sealing the Test series against India. 

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India survived a last-session collapse to draw the final Test in Sydney to confirm Australia’s series win, 2-0.

Declaring their second innings overnight on 251-6, Australia set India a victory target of 349. Smith's side were left three wickets short as they chased a final day win with India finishing on 252-7.

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#DCCCXI: Opening Batsmen voting opens

#DCCCXIOpenersSupporters can now vote to fill the Opening Batsmen positions 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 aDerbyshire first-class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Tuesday 6 January to 12noon on Friday 9 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the OPENING BATSMEN. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email. 

The players shortlisted to fill the Opening Batsmen positions are: 

Michael Di Venuto
Martin Guptill
Chris Rogers
Stephen Stubbings

Read more: #DCCCXI: Opening Batsmen voting opens

#DCCCXI: Cork fills All-Rounder spot

DominicCorkSupporters have voted Dominic Cork as the All-Rounder 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 6 to 12noon on Friday 9 January, supporters were asked to vote for to fill the first position in our #DCCCXI - the ALL-ROUNDER.

With 49 per cent of the vote, Dominic Cork has been selected to fill the first spot as the All-Rounder.

Read more: #DCCCXI: Cork fills All-Rounder spot

Did you get engaged over the festive period?

WeddingsDid you get engaged over the festive period? The 3aaa County Ground provides a quintessentially English backdrop for your perfect day, whichever of our lovely rooms you choose.

We offer a selection of beautiful and spacious venue rooms for your wedding day - and with the exciting new development, which will see improved facilities around the ground, there’s no better time to get married at our historic ground.

The Club has embarked upon a £700,000 redevelopment of the Lund Pavilion that will see it transformed into a 300-seater modern and stylistic venue – while both the Gateway Centre and Marquee will see improvements this winter.

The 3aaa County Ground is one of the most prestigious sporting arenas in the country, located in the centre of Derby with excellent transport links to both the north and south of England.

Read more: Did you get engaged over the festive period?

Madsen: We have never been in better shape

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen says the work both on and off the field this winter will give the Club the best opportunity to succeed on the big stage.

The squad reported back from their Christmas break this week to begin the second phase of their preparations for the 2015 campaign, which begins with the visit of Lancashire on Sunday 19 April.

Madsen believes the squad are in the best shape he has ever seen at this stage of pre-season as the Club aim for a fast start to the new season.

“From a physical point of view, we have never been in better shape,” Madsen said.

“All the tests point to us being the fittest we have ever been, which speaks volumes for the work Dr Jamie Tallent [Strength & Conditioning Coach] has done. It has been exceptional.

Read more: Madsen: We have never been in better shape

#DCCCXI: All-Rounder voting opens

#DCCCXISupporters can now vote to fill the All-Rounder 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 Tuesday 6 January to 12noon on Friday 9 January, supporters can vote to fill the first position in our XI - the ALL-ROUNDER. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email.

The players shortlisted to fill the All-Rounder positions are: 

Ant Botha 
Jonathan Clare
Dominic Cork 
Wes Durston          
Greg Smith                  
Graham Wagg 
Graeme Welch

Read more: #DCCCXI: All-Rounder voting opens

Sadler: Squad in a good place

JohnSadlerElite Performance Coach John Sadler says the players are in a good place as preparations for the new season continue after the Christmas break.

The squad reported back to The 3aaa County Ground on Monday for the next phase of pre-season, as the training intensity begins to increase as we move closer to the 2015 campaign, which begins with the visit of Lancashire on Sunday 19 April.  

Sadler said: “The lads have been brilliant so far. We tested them prior to Christmas and took them out of their comfort zones. There have been a lot of early morning running sessions on the outfield and lots of skilled based work.

“And the results, so far, have been good. The fitness results we got before Christmas were the best they have ever been here. The lads are in good shape and in a real good place ahead of the new season.

Read more: Sadler: Squad in a good place

#DCCCXI: Vote for your 21st Century Derbyshire XI

#DCCCXIDerbyshire County Cricket Club is giving supporters the opportunity to vote for their 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.

Supporters will get the chance to vote using the Club’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts, and on derbyshireccc.com.

Any Derbyshire player who has represented the county in first-class cricket since 2000 is available for selection. Overseas players will also included, but only two will be included in the final XI (subject to change).

Read more: #DCCCXI: Vote for your 21st Century Derbyshire XI

2015: One big summer awaits

OneBigSummerHappy New Year to all Members, supporters, sponsors and everyone connected to the Club - it’s 2015 and one big summer awaits.

The season begins on Sunday 19 April when Derbyshire’s newly-transformed matchday facilities will be launched with a four-day fixture versus Lancashire.

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.

Read more: 2015: One big summer awaits

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