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Quick-fire interview: Mark Turner

markturnerMark Turner is the first Derbyshire player this close season to answer eight quick fire questions set by his fellow fast bowler Tim Groenewald…

1. What you been up to since the season finished?
I had an operation as soon as the season ended, a double hernia, so I’ve just been recovering from that!

2. How was the experience of parading the trophy at Pride Park?
Fantastic. It was amazing to see the people of Derby getting behind us and it made me very proud to be showing off our great achievement.

3. One prized wicket you want to take in the First Division next season?
Prized wicket is definitely Marcus Trescothick. He's still someone I regard highly in the county game and after playing with him for 4 years, I would love to claim that prized dismissal.

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Durston to help guide youthful Derbyshire

Wes DurstonWes Durston hopes Derbyshire’s young squad will benefit from his experience after signing a new three year contract.

The 31-year-old becomes the fourth player in a week to pledge his future to the Club in the wake of securing the LV= County Championship Second Division title after Ross Whiteley, Tony Palladino and Jonathan Clare also penned three year deals.

Durston is the most seasoned player on the staff at the County Ground having made his debut for Somerset back in 2002.

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Players parade LV=CC Division Two trophy at Proact Stadium

By Jake Needham

The victorious Derbyshire players continued to bask in the appreciation shown to them on the back of claiming the LV=CC Division Two title by accepting the kind offer to parade the trophy they claimed so dramatically on the final day of the 2012 season at Chesterfield FC’s home match against Torquay last Saturday.

Coming only a week after being asked to do the same at Pride Park before the visit of Burnley, Tony Palladino, Paul Borrington, David Wainwright and Peter Burgoyne seized the chance to soak up the excellent response shown to them by the supporters at the Proact Stadium.

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Newly contracted Clare targets special Derbyshire future

Jon ClareJonathan Clare believes Derbyshire can achieve something special in the coming years after signing a new three year contract.

The Club has moved swiftly to build for the future following the recent LV= County Championship Division Two triumph, with Clare following the example of Ross Whiteley and Tony Palladino in signing during the past week.

Affiliated with Derbyshire since leaving Lancashire in 2005, Clare went on to join the professional staff shortly after achieving a five wicket haul on his first-class debut versus Nottinghamshire in 2007.

The 26-year-old has since become a consistent performer taking 135 wickets in the four day game at 26.75 apiece and contributing middle-order runs at an average of 26.5.

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Derbyshire share trophy with young sports leaders

Derby City SSPDerbyshire County Cricket Club today shared the LV= County Championship Division Two trophy with 16 youngsters as the County Ground hosted the inaugural Common Goal Sports Leaders Conference.

The Comic Relief funded community project welcomed students (aged 13-17) from a combination of Derby Moor and Chesterfield Springmoor Community Colleges, all of whom have a possible future in sports leadership.

As well as fulfilling its objective of using sport to unify youngsters, Derbyshire swimmer Ross Davenport was on hand, along with Derbyshire Chief Executive Simon Storey, to welcome the youngsters and project leader Yvonne Luce to the Cricket Club.

New contract for Derbyshire paceman

Tony Palladino has become the latest promotion winner to commit his long term future to Derbyshire by signing a three year contract.

Palladino was a star performer with the ball during the Club’s title-winning summer, taking 56 first-class wickets as Derbyshire garnered more bowling points than any other in the division.

Enjoying his finest hour with a game changing seven wicket spell versus Kent, the 29-year-old recorded three five-wicket hauls during the 2012 campaign.

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New three year contract for home grown Derbyshire all-rounder

Ross Whiteley has capped a special September by signing a three year contract with Derbyshire.

The 24-year-old, who followed the recent LV= County Championship triumph with selection for the England Sixes side, becomes the first player that starred in the title winning team to commit to a new deal as the Club focuses on securing the future of key players in the wake of promotion.

Whiteley, who is a graduate of the Club’s Academy, scored 498 runs and took 20 wickets in first-class cricket in 2012, as well as catching the eye with a fine unbeaten half-century versus South Africa in August.

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Derbyshire to parade trophy at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium

Members of the victorious Derbyshire LV=County Championship Division Two title-winning team will be at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium this coming Saturday, September 29th, to parade their trophy.

Last Saturday saw the team conduct a lap of honour with the trophy at Pride Park Stadium, receiving a standing ovation from Derby County fans, and now Chesterfield FC have extended the same kind invitation.

Supporters in the north of the county will now have their chance to view the trophy and share in Derbyshire’s success, with the players entering the field of play at half time.

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Derbyshire sign Johnson

Richard JohnsonDerbyshire’s winter recruitment for Division 1 cricket in 2013 has begun with the signing of Richard Johnson.

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper has signed from Warwickshire on a three-year contract following two loan spells at the County Ground last summer.

Johnson starred with a match-winning 79 versus Yorkshire Carnegie for Derbyshire before returning to Edgbaston and helping Warwickshire to the LV= County Championship title.

Since joining the Warwickshire professional ranks in 2008, Johnson – who played junior cricket for the Bears since the Under 11s age group and attended Solihull School – has played 11 First Class games, 13 List A and 18 t20 matches for the Club.

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