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Madsen hosts Half-Term Coaching Clinic

WayneMadsenOver 20 local youngsters took up the opportunity to learn from Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen at the first Half-Term Coaching Clinic at The 3aaa County Ground.

Boys and girls of all abilities, aged between 8 and 12, took part in a three-hour coaching session with the Derbyshire Captain in the Gateway Centre on Wednesday.

Madsen led several drills that taught the three main disciplines of cricket to the budding youngsters, who had the chance to learn from a man who has over 10,000 runs to his name as a professional and Captain of Derbyshire since 2012.

The session included batting and fielding drills, plus a dedicated bowling workshop, all under the supervision of Madsen who was able to pass on his wisdom to the young cricketers.  

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Trio handed summer contracts for 2015

Will DavisThree young cricketers have signed summer contracts with Derbyshire for the 2015 season.

Cricket Derbyshire Academy – in partnership with the University of Derby products Will Davis (pictured), Adam Wheatcroft and Harry White have been awarded deals for the 2015 season.

Pace bowler Davis, who captained the Academy side in 2014,has been a regular for the Second XI this summer. He was named Academy Player of the Year and earned a call-up to the England Development Programme.

Fellow graduate Wheatcroft has also featured for the Second XI this year while White, a left-arm paceman, has earned his first deal with the Club after training with the first team during 2014.

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Heritage Project to host Collection Day

HeritageProjectProud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project is holding a Collection Day at The 3aaa County Ground on Thursday 30 October; 10am to 2pm.

The Heritage Project, which is funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is asking members of the public to come forward and share any photographic collections of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Photographic donations will help create a photographic archive celebrating the heritage of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and will bring together over 1,500 images.

All images that represent cricket in the county of Derbyshire will be greatly appreciated and will be considered for both the physical and online archive, with the latter due to be available to public in Spring 2015.

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Cricket Derbyshire to launch BTEC Sport Academy in 2015

BTECSportAcademyCricket Derbyshire and Derby College are working in partnership to create the inaugural Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy, launching in September 2015.

With UCAS points up for grabs, the Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy is the perfect way for cricket enthusiasts, aged 16 to 19, to bridge the gap between school education and university. 

It will offer young people in Derbyshire of all abilities - who are interested in sport, cricket events and coaching - the opportunity to gain higher education qualifications and to enhance employment opportunities.

Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: “The Cricket Derbyshire BTEC Sport Academy is an exciting new venture designed to develop cricket talent within Derbyshire, both as recreational players and coaches.

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Christmas Parties 2014: Only two dates left!

Christmas Party NightsLooking 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 two dates, however, are still available for the popular Christmas event - so book soon to avoid disappointment. 

The sophisticated black tie 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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Footitt shortlisted for Derbyshire Sports award

FootittDerbyshire paceman Mark Footitt has been nominated for Professional Sportsperson of the Year Award at the 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards, sponsored by the University of Derby.

Footitt produced his most prolific season to date, during which he claimed 106 wickets in all competitions, more than any other Derbyshire bowler since 1965.

The 28-year-old ended the LV= County Championship season as the country’s leading wicket taker with 84 first-class wickets at an average of 19, including six five-wicket hauls and career-best figures of 6-48.

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Derbyshire confirm Abu Dhabi pre-season tour

AbuDhabiTourDerbyshire County Cricket Club will return to Abu Dhabi for a second successive year as Briggs of Burton’s sponsorship of the pre-season tour commences. 

The Burton based global engineering firm has pledged a five-year partnership with the Club to become official sponsors of the pre-season tour in memory of the late Keith Poynton, father of Derbyshire wicketkeeper, Tom. 

The partnership secures future pre-season tours, which will allow the Derbyshire squad to partake in warm weather outdoor pre-season training ahead of each new campaign, starting with the March 2015 trip to Abu Dhabi.

The squad will fly to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday 7th March and will spend nine days based at the state of the art Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium before returning on Monday 16th March.

Derbyshire will compete in both red and white ball action against first-class opposition as Abu Dhabi provides a warm weather backdrop to the intense regime of pre-season training ahead of the 2015 campaign.

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Madsen to host Half Term Coaching Clinic

HalfTermCoachingClinicYoungsters aged 8-12 are being given the opportunity to join a half-term training session with Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen next week.

The Derbyshire Captain will host the session for boys and girls of all abilities in the Gateway Centre Cricket Hall, at The 3aaa County Ground, on Wednesday 29 October.

The session will last from 9am until 12.30pm, during which youngsters will learn from a man with over 200 matches to his name as a professional, scoring over 10,000 runs. 

Admittance to the session is charged at just £20 per child, with 50% of revenue to be donated to the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity no. 1155801).

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Renovation of Members’ facilities underway

GroundDevelopmentDerbyshire County Cricket Club has pledged better facilities for Members than ever before after 2015 packages went on sale and development work commenced on the Lund Pavilion.

In excess of £700,000 is being spent renovating the facilities at The 3aaa County Ground which will create transformed exclusive areas for Members and Executive Members of the Club.

Over the next six months, significant improvements will take place in the pavilion, including the construction of a new atrium entrance area housing the Club reception, the installation of a lift, new toilets and the creation of an air-conditioned single room capable of seating 300 people.

The first floor room will include a room divider and will be used on matchdays as a Members’ Lounge and new Executive Members’ Suite. Additionally, the existing outdoor viewing balcony will be extended to double its present size.

Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “It’s exciting that the Lund Pavilion refurbishment will secure much improved facilities for our Members and Executive Members next season.

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