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Stevens and Riley put Derbyshire to the sword

TonyPalladinoKent, led by Darren Stevens and Adam Riley, blew Derbyshire away with the ball to dominate the second day of the LV= County Championship fixture at Canterbury.

The hosts began the day with the bat, adding 74 runs for the last two wickets on the second morning to frustrate the Derbyshire bowlers and push their first innings total past 300.

Adam Ball added 30 and Robbie Joseph hit an unbeaten to 29 to claim their side a third bonus batting point, before they were finally all out for 333. Tony Palladino was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-62 off his 30 overs, while David Wainwright (3-94) finished with three scalps.

Derbyshire in reply, however, endured a nightmare afternoon session as they lost eight wickets to slip from 18-0 at Lunch to 83-8 at Tea.  

Only Marcus North (18) and Tony Palladino (24) provided any resistance during the session as Riley (4-30) and Stevens (3-25) tore through the visitors’ batting line-up.

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Anoki to sponsor Test Warm-Up Match versus India

AnokiAward-winning Anoki restaurant will be the Club’s official Catering Partner for the three-day warm-up Test warm-up match against India at the 3aaa County Ground, starting on Tuesday 1 July.

The fine-dining Indian Restaurant has thrown its support behind the highly-anticipated Test warm-up match against India by providing the catering for the Indian Cricket Team and for corporate guests attending the Cricket Derbyshire India Club Dinner on Sunday 29 June.

Over the past decade, Anoki has established an unrivalled reputation for serving up indulgent cuisine in luxurious surroundings from its restaurants in Derby, Burton and Nottingham, and has just scooped the title of ‘Retail Business of the Year’ at the Derby Telegraph Business Awards.

Commenting on the partnership, Naveed Khaliq, owner of Anoki said: “We are thrilled to be Catering Partners for the Test warm-up match against India and are proud to be providing the catering for the forthcoming Cricket Derbyshire India Club Dinner. 

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Follow the Action Live: #KENvDER

#KENvDERDerbyshire continue their LV= County Championship campaign against Kent at Canterbury. 

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Kent won the toss and elected to bat first. 

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Palladino stars on landmark day at Canterbury

TonyPalladinoTony Palladino claimed his 150th first-class wicket for the county on his way to completing a five-wicket haul, as Derbyshire restricted Kent to 259-8 on the opening day at Canterbury.

Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond marked his 30th first-class appearance with a patient hundred scored in a shade over five-and-a-half hours and with only 11 boundaries, as Kent posted two batting bonus points on a tinder-dry pitch.

The young right-hander fell for 101 late in the day, caught on the crease and palpably leg before, to become the last of Palladino’s deserved haul for five for 54 for the visitors.
Having helped post 48 for the first wicket Kent lost skipper Rob Key (34) in the game’s first over of spin when, in advancing down the pitch to David Wainwright (2-73), Key missed a turning delivery to be stumped by Gareth Cross.

Ben Harmison (17) lunged in defence at Wainwright to be caught behind and send Kent in to lunch on 89 for two and, soon after the resumption, Brendan Nash (21) was left to rue his late decision to shoulder arms to a Palladino in-swinger that trimmed off stump.

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PREVIEW: Unchanged side named for Kent clash

#KENvDERDerbyshire return to red ball action on Sunday as they continue their LV= County Championship campaign against Kent at Canterbury; 11am start.   

The two sides had to settle for a draw in their first meeting earlier this season, as a rain-affected four days washed out any hopes of a result at The 3aaa County Ground.

Kent enter the fixture on the back of an innings defeat against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium, despite five wickets for young spinner Adam Riley.

Graeme Welch has named an unchanged side for the LV= County Championship clash at The Spitfire Ground.

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Madsen and Cross heroics in vain at Trent Bridge

MadsenT20Wayne Madsen and Gareth Cross both hit half-centuries, but it was Nottinghamshire Outlaws who came out on top in a high-scoring NatWest T20 Blast clash at Trent Bridge.

After being invited to bat first, the Outlaws scored 206-5, as Riki Wessels hit the second highest score ever by a Nottinghamshire batsman in Twenty20 cricket, 95 not out off 51 balls (10 fours, 4 sixes),

The visitors could only reach 179-7 in reply, with Madsen making 65 and Cross 54 as part of a 103-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Fittingly, Wessels hit his highest score of his T20 career in his 100th innings in 
the format. The 28-year old raced to his 50 from just 29 balls and paced himself with an innings that eventually became match-defining, after Notts had lost both openers.

Phil Jaques had been bowled by Mark Footitt in the third over and then Alex Hales soon followed to Chesney Hughes' slow left arm spin and a good catch at long-off by Tony Palladino.

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Groenewald joins Somerset

GroenewaldTim Groenewald has joined Somerset on loan for the rest of the season. 

Groenewald recently advised Derbyshire of his intention to leave the Club when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Having declined the offer of a contract extension, Derbyshire have agreed for the 30-year-old to join Somerset on loan for the remainder of the season and subsequently on a permanent deal.  

Groenewald played 72 first-class matches for Derbyshire and took 229 wickets, at an average of 29. He also took 103 wickets in limited-overs formats and was capped by the Club in 2011.

Elite Performance Director Graeme Welch said: "Tim has been a terrific player for Derbyshire and we respect his decision to move on. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.

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Derbyshire launch Injury Update section

InjuryUpdateAs we continue to improve communications between the Club and Members, we are launching an Injury Update page.

This will give Derbyshire supporters the chance to keep up to date with any injuries to players, as well as how they are recovering and when they are expected to return.

Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “We have an excellent medical team at the Club, led by Head of Sports Science and Medicine Jamie Pipe.

“Most of their work goes on with players behind the scenes so this will also highlight the good work they are doing.

“Of course we will always consider player and medical confidentiality and the need sometimes to retain the element of surprise on injury returns - as unfortunately we have seen Uruguay do in the World Cup with Suarez to great effect - but we hope that the extra information and greater understanding will help our fans feel more part of the Club”.

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PREVIEW: Squad named for Trent Bridge showdown

#NOTvDERDerbyshire Falcons continue their NatWest T20 Blast campaign against local rivals Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge on Friday 20 June; 6pm start. 

Chesney Hughes, Mark Footitt and David Wainwright all return to the NatWest T20 Blast matchday squad, but all-rounder Wes Durston will miss the fixture against Nottinghamshire due to injury.

The Falcons travel to Trent Bridge with the hopes of repeating last season’s result as a 25-ball unbeaten half-century from Wes Durston (5 fours, 2 sixes) and 46 off 25 balls from Chesney Hughes (6 fours, 2 sixes) guided Derbyshire to a 16-run win.

Nottinghamshire will be without England Twenty20 opener Michael Lumb due to injury, but their line-up will still contain a plethora of international talent including Alex Hales, James Taylor and Chris Read.

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