Colin 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.”
Wayne 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.
Have you secured Executive Membership for the 2015 season yet? Fewer than 100 remain for the new season and demand remains high.
A million pound has been invested during the current off-season in renovating the 3aaa Pavilion to create a new exclusive lounge for Executive Members.
It will offer some of the best seats in the house, accompanied by balcony views, with waiter/waitress service available.
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Derbyshire 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.
Supporters who purchase Membership before 5pm on Friday 30 January will be entered into a draw to receive their 2015 Membership Card in person from Captain Wayne Madsen.
Not only will the lucky chosen Member receive a £15 discount by purchasing Membership before the February 1st Early Bird deadline, they will also be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime visit to their home from the Derbyshire skipper.
Buy Membership over the phone by calling 0871 350 1870, online HERE or in person at The 3aaa County Ground to be entered. All supporters who have already purchased or renewed Membership for the 2015 season will also be included in the draw.
If purchased before the February 1st Early Bird deadline, supporters can buy a full Adult Membership at the discounted price of £180 and those that join will enjoy better Members’ facilities at The 3aaa County Ground than ever before following a £1million close-season investment.
The Club experienced its biggest day of Membership sales on Monday following the coveted signing of New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for the first part of the 2015 season.
Membership figures for the 2015 season are up 21 per cent compared to this time last year – and there is still time for supporters to grab Membership at discounted Early Bird prices prior to the 1st February deadline.
Supporters can purchase full adult Membership at the discounted Early Bird price of £180 and those that join will enjoy better Members’ facilities at The 3aaa County Ground than ever before, with the Club investing over £1million on the renovation of the exclusive facilities in the Lund Pavilion.
Further discounts remain in place for students, senior citizens, adults aged 16-21 and those living more than 20 miles from The 3aaa County Ground.
Wayne Madsen and Graeme Welch have spoken about the Club’s overseas strategy after securing the coveted signature of New Zealand international Martin Guptill.
Guptill will be available for Derbyshire’s first six LV= County Championship fixtures and three NatWest T20 Blast matches in 2015.
Captain Madsen says he’s excited to welcome back Guptill to The 3aaa County Ground and hopes he can, once again, help the county get off to a flyer.
“I remember clearly in that first game of the season Guppy hitting Chaminda Vaas over the marquee for six in the first over,” Madsen said.
“That kind of set the tone for the whole season. The aggressive, positive way he played at the top of the order gave belief to the whole squad.
Derbyshire have landed the coveted signature of Kiwi ace Martin Guptill as overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season.
The top-order batsman will be available for the opening six LV= County Championship matches and three NatWest T20 Blast fixtures, before joining New Zealand ahead of their One-Day International (ODI) series versus England.
He last toured England in 2013, ending the three-match ODI series as the leading run scorer with 330 runs, which included two centuries; a spectacular unbeaten 189 off 155 balls at the Ageas Bowl and 103 off 123 balls at Lord’s.
The 28-year-old is making a fond return to The 3aaa County Ground after enjoying successful spells with the Club in 2011 and 2012, during which he scored 1,131 first-class runs at an average of 43.50, including three centuries.
It may be mid-winter, but the announcement of the signing of Martin Guptill and real signs of progress with the ground development project indicates that the season isn't too far away.
After several months of essential - but not exactly eye-catching - work, the sight greeting visitors to The 3aaa County Ground at Derby today was one which finally gave some idea of what the finished article will look like.
Although massive improvements in the Gateway will provide the cricket staff with state of the art facilities, the Pavilion is the building which will most interest members and visitors, and the smart, new entrance atrium is now almost complete.
The external cladding is in place and the roof has been linked to the existing roof and presents an impressive facade. The Club name and logo will be added, and lit at night for added effect.
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