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Yorkshire win despite Morkel fireworks

MorkelYorkshire clung on for a six run Friends Life t20 victory against Derbyshire at Queen’s Park despite all-round heroics from Albie Morkel.

Morkel took 4 for 25 as Yorkshire were reduced to 142 for 9 from their 20 overs. The South African then bludgeoned 51 not from 31 balls, with three sixes, as the Falcons closed on 136 for 5.

Supporters of both Derbyshire and Yorkshire were united in a big cheer moments before the start of the match as England edged victory in the opening Test of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge.

The home faithful were quickly leading the cheer, however, as Morkel dismissed Joe Sayers for 11, Dan Hodgson for 31, Gary Ballance for 28 and Andrew Hodd for a golden duck to put Derbyshire in the ascendancy at the halfway stage.

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Derbyshire Falcons v Yorkshire Vikings at Chesterfield

yorkshirematchsponsorTickets are available on the gate - but arrive early to beat congestion and make sure of your place in the ground - as Derbyshire Falcons aim for a Friends Life t20 double over Yorkshire Vikings at Queen's Park, Chesterfield this afternoon (Sunday), 2.30pm start.

The Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket – in association with Chesterfield Borough Council - is commencing with a crunch Twenty20 clash. Gates - and bars - will be open bright and early from midday.

The Falcons, who emerged victorious from a tantalising run chase at Headingley just a fortnight ago, have won three and lost two of their fixtures in the competition to date. Yorkshire have won one game from six and find themselves three points behind the Falcons in the North Division table.

Derbyshire Falcons 14 man squad squad: Wes Durston, Chesney Hughes, Ben Slater, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen (Captain), Dan Redfern, Albie Morkel, Jonathan Clare, Tom Poynton, Peter Burgoyne, David Wainwright, Tim Groenewald, Mark Turner and Tom Knight.

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Lightning strike down the Falcons at Old Trafford

markturnerMark Turner marked his return to the Derbyshire side with career-best Twenty20 figures of 4 for 35 – only for Lancashire to spoil his evening by emerging with a 12 run victory.

Stephen Moore scored 74 from 42 balls as the hosts compiled 165-9 at Old Trafford despite Turner’s heroics at Emirates Old Trafford - and it proved to be more than enough.

Lancashire slipped to 34-3 early-on as Turner took the first of his wickets and Tim Groenewald removed Tom Smith (0) and Simon Katich (10) to claim his first two dismissals on the way to figures of 3 for 32.

Moore, however, took 23 off the 13th over of the innings, bowled by Wainwright. And, although the former Worcestershire man perished to the off-spin of Dan Redfern (2 for 17) in the 14th over - the damage had already been done and Derbyshire were left chasing upwards of eight runs per over.

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Albie Morkel to play in Cricket Derbyshire XI for Chesterfield Turns Pink

albiemorkelSouth African star Albie Morkel will play for the Cricket Derbyshire side at Queen’s Park on Monday in the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20, with a 6pm start.

The explosive all-rounder will add his powerful batting style and attacking swing bowling to the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI, led by Kim Barnett and featuring the likes of Devon Malcolm, Adrian Rollins, Stephen Stubbings and Kevin Dean.

Morkel, whose Twenty20 career has brought 3,009 runs at an average of 26.16, will face fellow international class players in the McGrath Foundation XI such as Glenn McGrath himself, Darren Gough, Damian Martyn and Jason Gillespie.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul will also feature for Derbyshire in the charity fundraiser, as will England Women’s international wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.
Darren Maddy – one of Twenty20 cricket’s great innovative batsmen during his fine career with Leicestershire and Warwickshire - will also guest for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI.

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Durham claim victory on final morning at Chester-le-Street

PoyntonChris Rushworth sealed career-best match figures on the final morning, as Durham quickly picked up the last three Derbyshire wickets to complete a 279-run victory at Chester-le-Street.

Derbyshire began Day 4 on 181-7, still requiring 291 runs to win with a full day's play still to go. But the visitors lost their final three wickets inside three overs to hand Durham a convincing victory. 

Ben Stokes (4-62)  picked up two wickets in as many overs, before Rushworth claimed his fourth wicket of the inning, removing Tim Groenewald for 7, as the paceman returned impressive match figures of 10 for 92. 

Tom Poynton held firm for Karl Krikken’s side, remaining unbeaten on 58 at the close, but it wasn’t enough as Jonathan Clare (2), Groenewald (7) and Mark Footitt (2) were all dismissed inside 15 minutes.

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Derbyshire Falcons are back in action tomorrow evening as they resume their Friends Life t20 campaign against Lancashire at Old Trafford; 6.30pm start.

Karl Krikken’s men will be looking to secure their fourth victory of the competition after already claiming wins against Yorkshire, Lancashire and Leicestershire.

The Falcons are next in action in Derbyshire on Sunday, 14th July (2.30pm start) as Wayne Madsen’s side welcome Yorkshire Vikings to Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

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Durham dominate on Day 3

ShivDerbyshire suffered another chastening day in their LV=County Championship match against Durham at Chester-Le-Street despite half-centuries for Shivnarine Chanderpaul (pictured) and Tom Poynton.

Set a monumental target of 472 for victory, Wayne Madsen’s men reached 181-7 by close of play.

Durham had earlier begun the second day on 208-2 with Keaton Jennings unbeaten on 65 and the Derbyshire attack had reason to be satisfied with their pre-lunch work, collecting five wickets for only 98 runs with the dismissals shared between Jonathan Clare, David Wainwright and Dan Redfern. Jennings reached his maiden championship century before he was 8th man out for 123.

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McGrath names team for Chesterfield charity fixture

ChesterfieldTurnsPinkGlenn McGrath has named a side packed with former Australia and England internationals for Monday’s Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20 (6pm start).

While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jacques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI.

Former Derbyshire favourite Chris Adams makes an emotional return to one of his favourite old stomping grounds. And there is a rare opportunity to see England one-day specialist Adam Hollioake in action on English shores.

Paul Nixon’s final competitive Twenty20 appearance saw him inspire Leicestershire to finals day glory. Former Nottinghamshire star Darren Bicknell last played at Queen’s Park, for Surrey, 22 years ago.

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Kim Barnett to lead Cricket Derbyshire XI at Chesterfield

KimBarnettKim Barnett will lead a Cricket Derbyshire side containing an array of club legends at Queen’s Park on Monday in the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20, with a 6pm start.

The Club’s all-time leading run scorer and former Captain will head-up the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI featuring the likes of Devon Malcolm, Adrian Rollins, Stephen Stubbings and Kevin Dean.

Barnett, whose Derbyshire career brought an astonishing 23,854 first-class runs at an average of 41.12, will face his former team mate Chris Adams, who has been selected for the McGrath Foundation XI alongside the likes of Glenn McGrath, Darren Gough and Jason Gillespie.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul will also feature for Derbyshire in the charity fundraiser, as will England Women’s international wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.

Darren Maddy – one of Twenty20 cricket’s great innovative batsmen during his fine career with Leicestershire and Warwickshire - will also guest for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI.

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Borthwick knock puts Durham on top

Chester-le-StreetChris Rushworth claimed six wickets, before Scott Borthwick compiled a career-best score with the bat to put Durham firmly in control after Day 2 at Chester-le-Street.

Derbyshire struggled on the second morning under overcast conditions, as Rushworth claimed six-wickets to rip through the visitors’ line-up and hand the hosts a convincing 140-run first innings lead.

David Wainwright top-scored with 18, while Tim Groenewald added 17 and Mark Footitt chipped in with a brisk 16 to help the visitors past the follow-on target before being dismissed for 113.

Borthwick - who was dismissed by Dan Redfern for 117 - and Keaton Jennings (65 not out) produced an outstanding partnership worth 168 runs to hand Durham a commanding 348-run lead at stumps.

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