Chief Executive Simon Storey and Head Coach Karl Krikken were both in attendance as Derbyshire Sport hosted their prestigious annual Derbyshire Sports Awards.
In a successful evening that saw talented and committed individuals from various sports throughout Derbyshire recognised and rewarded, Krikken was invited to present the award for Derby College Coach of the Year.
With the event a celebration of sport in the county, there was also an acknowledgement and note of congratulations to Derbyshire County Cricket Club for lifting the LV=County Championship Division Two title in 2012.
For a few weeks, Derbyshire have been inviting supporters through derbyshireccc.com to register their messages of congratulations following Derbyshire’s title-winning 2012 campaign.
The club has been delighted with the response and below is a small selection of the kind messages received, with many more to follow.
Supporters can still register messages of support through the splash page of the website.
Having gone into the match as underdogs, Anguilla’s dramatic victory saw them pick up a cheque for $10,000 after beating the strongly fancied Antigua and Barbuda by two wickets in front of a big crowd at the Caribe Lumber Ballpark.
Facing the eight-time winners of the tournament, Anguilla lost the toss and were asked to bowl first, Antigua and Barbuda posting 273-9; Hughes the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-51 from 10 overs.
With everything from official replica kit, clothing, caps - including the above, reduced from £12 to just £5 whilst stocks last - bags, cricket balls of all colous and sizes, equipments, souvenirs as well as our exclusive Freddie the Falcon range; there is plenty of variety to choose from either online or in store.
So whether you are after cuff links, club ties, pens, pencils, mugs, bags, books or DVDs, all these items and more can be found at the Club Shop at the County Ground; open from 9am to 5pm weekdays as well as 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Written by Chris Stonor.
The November edition of All Out Cricket magazine carries a feature on a familiar face at the County Ground, with AOC catching up with Derbyshire's 2011 Clubman of the Year Andy Lewis; who reveals his amazing story of over 30 years service to the club despite being visually impaired.
November's All Out Cricket is available to purchase by clicking here.
The squad will make for the Caribbean on Monday, 11th March to return on Saturday, 23rd March after an intense period of warm weather preparation for the new season.
The trip marks the fourth consecutive year that Derbyshire have toured Barbados following successful tours in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
A combination of English and local opposition are set to take part in the schedule which will see Derbyshire contest a brace of two-day fixtures, a 40 over match and the showpiece Twenty20 tournament at the Kensington Oval.
While they would support head coach Karl Krikken in strengthening their squad, neither he nor ‘Krik’ had any intention of tearing up the blueprint which had brought them success by blowing the playing budget on a couple of marquee signings.
So far the Club has been as good as their word. In the last couple of weeks the young players who contributed hugely towards the winning of the Division Two title, including Dan Redfern, Tom Poynton, Wes Durston, Ross Whiteley and Jon Clare, have been rewarded with new and improved contracts.
Both have been plying their trade in the Zimbabwean domestic competition since the start of October, and the flashes of brilliance both showed during the limited-overs fixtures have been well and truly eclipsed by the performances of both on days 1 and 2 of their first four day contest.
Slater, opening the batting against the Mashonoland Eagles, made 89 in an innings that included nine boundaries, struck all over the billiard table outfield of the Harare Sports Club.
When Slater was finally dismissed in the 70th over as the fourth man out, it meant Burgoyne came to the crease; and the Denby born all-rounder showed no signs of nerves on his first class debut.
Find out more about the Derbyshire skipper spending his time coaching – but not the sport of cricket.
Also find out Wayne’s motivation for bulking up in the gym, which England fast bowler he’s looking forward to facing next season and why he’d like to see one of the world’s top tennis stars face the red ball.
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