Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton says his rehabilitation is progressing well and he is on track to enjoy a full pre-season ahead of the 2015 campaign.
During his time on the sideline, Poynton has been working within the Club as Partnerships Manager and played a significant role in setting the up the recently-launched Cricket Derbyshire India Club.
Poynton is now looking forward to joining back up with his teammates and getting back on the field, starting with pre-season at the beginning of November.
"My leg is going very well," Poynton said. "I'm progressing well in terms of my rehab; I've had no set-backs along the way and hopefully I'll be fully fit by November.
"The aim is to have a full pre-season. The guys are back in for pre-season on November 4, so if I can be fully functional by that time to participate in all the activities then that would be brilliant.
"Being back with the lads and playing cricket is what I'm striving towards at the moment.
Members can now cast their vote for Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Members' Player of the Year for 2014.
Ballot boxes and voting forms can be found at both the Gateway Centre Main Reception and inside the Cricket Derbyshire Book Shop at The 3aaa County Ground.
Voting will remain open until lunchtime on Wednesday 24 September, Day Two versus Leicestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.
Young wicketkeeper batsman Harvey Hosein scored 64 as Derbyshire Second XI posted 209 batting first on Day One of the Championship against Yorkshire Second XI at Denby.
Matt Higginbottom (3-16) then took all three wickets to restrict Yorkshire to 62-3 at the close of play on reply. Fresh from signing for the county on loan until the end of the season, Wayne White made a quick-fire 24, before going for only four runs from his three overs at the end of the day.
Derbyshire Second XI captain Tom Knight lost the toss and was asked to bat first by the visiting captain William Rhodes. The hosts lost Ben Slater, Evans, Chesney Hughes and Scott Elstone early on with the later three all falling to the bowling on Moin Ashraf.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club were notified earlier this week of the sad news that former Chairman and President, Trevor Bowring, died on Saturday morning.
Derbyshire-born, but a resident of Kelso, Scotland, Trevor had been a member of the club for many decades and after being elected to the general committee in 1998, was elected Chairman in 1999.
He presided over the land sale which saw the Days Inn Hotel and Virgin Gym built on the south side of the ground at the turn of the century, introduced the role of Derbyshire's first Director of Cricket, appointing David Houghton in 2003, and oversaw the construction of The Gateway Centre which was completed in 2004. He was also instrumental in the return of cricket to Queen's Park, Chesterfield following an absence of 7 years.
Upon his retirement from the committee in March 2005, he was elected President for a two-year period. The Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society also appointed Trevor to the post of President.
Wayne Madsen told his side they can hold their heads high after their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign ended at the quarter-final stage versus Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
Marcus North hit his highest score in the competition, 67 off 91 balls, and David Wainwright enjoyed a fine all-round performance claiming 1-35 with the ball before hitting a career-best List A score of 41. But it wasn’t enough as James Taylor’s unbeaten 146 and four wickets for Samit Patel (4-49) helped guide the Outlaws to a 85-run win.
Despite the result, skipper Madsen told his side that they can be proud of their performances and take a lot of positives from their 50-over campaign.
"I said to the guys in the changing room we gave it 100% and we could be proud,” Madsen said. "Skills-wise, they outplayed us but we gave it our all and left everything out there, which, to me, was the most important thing.
"The tournament has given us a good lift in terms of the season. It's the first quarter-final we have made in nine years and I think we can be proud as players.
James Taylor’s career-best unbeaten 146 helped Nottinghamshire secure their place in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals with victory at Trent Bridge.
The Nottinghamshire skipper’s highest limited-overs score helped the Outlaws recover from 31-2 to 313-5 after 50 overs. David Wainwright was the pick of the bowlers for the Falcons, claiming 1-35 off his 10 overs.
Marcus North top-scored with 67 in reply, but the visitors lost regular wickets and, despite a late flurry from Wainwright (41), Derbyshire were dismissed for 228 to give Nottinghamshire a 85-run win.
After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Derbyshire claimed an early wicket in the fourth over, in a somewhat fortuitous manner. Michael Lumb, who had hit 19 off just 12 balls, was run out at the non-strikers end by Ben Cotton (1-66) backing up.
The big man was celebrating his first wicket three balls later as he enticed Steven Mullaney into a drive which he edged to Wayne Madsen at second slip for nine, with the Outlaws 31-2.
Lancashire all-rounder Wayne White has joined Derbyshire on loan for the remainder of the 2014 season.
He is available for the final four matches of the LV= County Championship campaign, starting with the visit of Worcestershire to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 31 August.
The Derbyshire born all-rounder, who represented the county in 11 first-class matches between 2005 and 2008, joined Lancashire in 2013 after a successful spell with Leicestershire.
The 28-year-old has featured in 72 first-class matches in total, hitting over 2,400 runs with a top-score of 101 versus Derbyshire in 2008, and claiming 155 wickets.
He is also an experienced performer in limited-overs formats having made 118 appearances and played a key role in Leicestershire’s 2011 Twenty20 success.
Wayne Madsen has called on the Derbyshire squad to play without fear in tomorrow’s Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge; 2pm start.
The Falcons earned their place in the last eight after beating Gloucestershire by 53 runs on Thursday and have already defied the odds by making it through, having started their campaign with a two-point penalty held over from last season.
Madsen says he’s proud of his side’s achievements so far in the competition and insists they will be fully focused on claiming a semi-final spot when they visit Trent Bridge on Tuesday.
"We have had nothing to lose from the start," Madsen said. "We talked before the first game of being fearless. That's exactly how we played in that first game and we have carried that on through all our wins.
"For us to be able to have the start to the year we have had and move on in this competition from minus two points, I couldn't be more proud.
Graeme Welch has named an unchanged squad to face Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 26 August; 2pm start.
Derbyshire overturned a minus two point deficit to secure their place in the last eight of the new 50-over competition with victory over Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground on Thursday evening.
Billy Godleman hit a List A career-best 96 and Wayne Madsen hit 57, before David Wainwright returned Man of the Match figures of 3-45 as Derbyshire secured a 53-run win to seal a quarter-final date with neighbours Nottinghamshire.
The Outlaws topped Group B claiming four victories with only one defeat. Nottinghamshire, however, will be without England duo Alex Hales and Harry Gurney as they begin international duty in the One-Day International series versus India.
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