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County Ground plays host to Duke of Devonshire

His Grace the Duke of Devonshire was a very special guest at the County Ground last week; with Derbyshire’s Patron meeting with both club officials and members of the playing staff.

The Duke was informed all about the club’s vision for the future with Chairman Chris Grant, Chief Executive Simon Storey and Committee Member Brigadier Edward Wilkinson all in attendance.

The Duke was then brought up to speed with pre-season preparations as Derbyshire prepare for life in Division One of the LV=County Championship and witnessed the team training; paying particular interest to a fielding drill being conducted by Ali Evans, Tim Groenewald, Tony Palladino and Mark Turner.

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Just two days remaining to take advantage of the Early Bird Price Freeze

Derbyshire's Early Bird Price Freeze on 2013 Membership has gone down a storm and now there are just TWO DAYS to take advantage as anticipation for the start of the club's LV=County Championship campaign gathers momentum.

The club has been delighted with the response following the release of the 2013 membership categories and prices and there is still time for supporters to take advantage of FROZEN PRICES on membership at the County Ground.

Despite Derbyshire’s promotion to the top tier of the LV=County Championship, membership remains at 2012 prices for all who purchase membership before February 1st.

Read more: Just two days remaining to take advantage of the Early Bird Price Freeze

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Vacancy: Media and Marketing Executive

dccclogoDerbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) is advertising the position of Media and Marketing Executive.

DCCC is one of the UK’s 18 first-class counties. The team was recently promoted as champions to Division 1 of the LV= County Championship.

The Media and Marketing Executive will play an important role in the Club’s ambitious plans for the future by driving engagement and consequently revenue through a variety of sources including Membership, Tickets, Hospitality, Sponsorship, Advertising, Conference & Events and Weddings.

Reporting directly to the Media and Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with all areas of media, new media and marketing within the company.

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Still time to accompany the squad to Barbados

The weather in the UK might be cold at the moment, but Derbyshire are counting on much better conditions when they fly out to Barbados for the club's pre-season tour in March of next year.

Derbyshire are set for a return to the Caribbean as Karl Krikken’s men follow the same pre-season formula that worked so affectively ahead of the recent title-winning campaign.

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.

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Blofeld and Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special

Test Match SpecialTwo of the titans of UK cricket are coming to Derby Theatre, part of the University of Derby, with a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary box.

BBC cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are at Derby Theatre on Tuesday, 12th March as part of their theatre tour of a brand new and humorous show detailing their exploits in the commentary box from the last forty years.

Henry Blofeld OBE is one of international cricket’s best-loved broadcasters. His immediately recognisable voice and ability to paint pictures with words have been in demand all over the world since the 1970s.

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Juniors to be given opportunity to learn from Derbyshire’s title-winning captain

The Derbyshire Cricket Board is giving young, aspiring cricketers the unique opportunity to learn from the best; with a three-day Wayne Madsen Coaching Clinic this February.

The Coaching Clinic takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st February at Chellaston Academy and is priced at £20 per day or all three days for £50.

The course is available in two age groups, with the 6 to 8 years category taking place from 9am – 12 noon and the 9 to 11 years from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

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Positive talks commence on Council cricket facilities

Proposals to cut maintenance on Council cricket facilities have been deferred until March 2014 and positive talks have progressed towards a long-term solution.

Use of facilities for local recreational clubs at Markeaton Park, King George V Fields, Parker’s Piece, Chaddesden Park, Chellaston Park and Darley Fields will be available as normal for the 2013 season and all parties are confident of reaching a sustainable resolution for the future in the coming weeks.

Cricket Derbyshire’s Club Cricket Development Manager Mick Glenn said: “We’re delighted with the progress made at our recent meeting with the Council and we are confident a satisfactory resolution is near.

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Take advantage of the Derbyshire Membership Price Freeze

The club has been delighted with the response following the release of the 2013 membership categories and prices and there is still time for supporters to take advantage of FROZEN PRICES on membership at the County Ground.

Despite Derbyshire’s promotion to the top tier of the LV=County Championship, membership remains at 2012 prices for all who purchase membership before February 1st.

This means that full membership equates to just £3.20 a day for all days of cricket at the County Ground and Queen’s Park, including next year’s tourist match against New Zealand.

Read more: Take advantage of the Derbyshire Membership Price Freeze

Derbyshire launch 2013 Academy

Cricket Derbyshire has announced its Academy intake for 2013 and a groundbreaking Academy partnership with the University of Derby.

The intake includes 12 Academy Members plus Ben Cotton who, having graduated from the programme last year, will captain the side as well as being a key member of the Second XI programme.

Six new players are included as Derbyshire continue to place emphasis on establishing talented home-grown cricketers: Perrijay Blair, Aaron Hibell, Callum Brodrick, Rob Hemmings, Rahib Ali and Harry Killoran.

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