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Madsen: We'll take confidence from Bristol display

Wayne MadsenWayne Madsen says the squad will take a lot of confidence from the clinical seven-wicket win against Gloucestershire at Bristol. 

Martin Guptill led the way scoring a first class career-best 227 in Derbyshire’s first innings, before taking four catches and scoring a quickfire unbeaten 31 in Derbyshire’s successful chase of 142 on the final day - as the visitors claimed maximum points. 

Meanwhile, paceman Mark Footitt took nine wickets in the match, including 6-94 to bowl Gloucestershire out for 411 second time around, on a pitch that played well throughout the four days. 

"We were disappointed after the first game but I thought we bounced back brilliantly with this win and now it's off to Glamorgan. It's another tough test but we will take a lot of confidence from this," Madsen said.

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Godleman receives disciplinary suspension

BillyGodlemanBilly Godleman has been handed a disciplinary suspension after being reported for a Level Two breach during the LV= County Championship fixture against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Since this is Godleman’s second Level Two breach in 24 months, under the ECB Discipline Code he has triggered an automatic suspension and will now miss the next two LV= County Championship fixtures; away at Glamorgan starting on Sunday 3 May and at home versus Northamptonshire commencing on Sunday 10 May at The 3aaa County Ground.

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Hughes falls just short of century for Seconds

Chesney HughesChesney Hughes struck 88 for Derbyshire Second XI on Day Two of their friendly with Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground as Jonh Sadler's men gained a first innings lead.

Hughes look well-set to go on and score three-figures after batting for much of the first two sessions, having begun the day unbeaten on 36 alongside Tom Wood.

Wood was first man out on Day Two for 41 but was replaced at the crease by Tom Knight who batted well for his 45 before being bowled by Bradley Wadlan.

When Hughes was eventually out for 88, it signalled a collapse that saw none of the remaining five batsman to fall reach double figures to leave Derbyshire all out for 256 having secured an 18-run lead.

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Guptill reflects on first-class milestone

Martin GuptillMartin Guptill was delighted to hit his maiden first-class double-hundred, but more importantly help Derbyshire to their first LV= County Championship win in 2015 at Bristol this week.

The 28-year-old New Zealand international treated the crowd at Bristol to a batting master class on Day Two, as he scored 227 runs from 176 deliveries, including 29 fours and 11 sixes, to help the visitors secure a 270-run first innings lead. 

Derbyshire duly completed victory on the final day chasing down 142 to win inside 34 overs, with Guptill once again in the runs hitting 31 off 20 balls, including three sixes.

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Derbyshire seal seven-wicket win at Bristol

Martin GuptillDerbyshire recorded their first win of the 2015 LV= County Championship season with a seven-wicket win over Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Mark Footitt (6-94) claimed six wickets, to take his match tally to nine, to help dismiss a stubborn Gloucestershire batting lineup out for 411 in their second innings, leaving Derbyshire a target of 142 runs for victory with 53 overs remaining.

Billy Godleman made a fine half-century in Derbyshire’s chase as he and Ben Slater calmed any nerves with an opening stand of 81.

It was then left to New Zealand international Martin Guptill to produce more fireworks as he smashed 31 off 20 balls, including three sixes, to help seal victory and claim a maximum 24 points. 

Captain Wayne Madsen said: "It was a tough final day and, to be fair, I thought they [Gloucestershire] played really well today and yesterday.

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Derbyshire Seconds enjoy good day at Derby

Ben CottonBen Cotton, Will Davis and Greg Cork took three wickets each as Derbyshire Second XI edged Day One of the Second XI Friendly with Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground.

The other Glamorgan wicket was taken by Harry White (1-28) as the visitors were bowled out for 238 before Derbyshire reached stumps on 91-2, 147 runs behind.

Cotton took three out of the first four wickets in the morning session, all of which were clean bowled before Cork got the first of his haul to leave Glamorgan struggling on 72-5 before lunch.

Tom Poynton also impressed for Derbyshire, taking four catches on his first game at Derby in over a year during the afternoon session as Davis and Cork shared the remaining wickets.

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Footitt haul keeps Derbyshire on top

Mark FootittMark Footitt claimed three wickets, to take his tally to six in the match, to ensure Derbyshire remained firmly on top after Day Three against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Harvey Hosein completed his maiden first-class half-century before Derbyshire declared on 545-9 midway through the morning session, a first innings lead of 270 - thanks largely to Martin Guptill's career-best 227 on Day Two. 

Despite stubborn resistance from the hosts, Wayne Madsen's side claimed wickets at intervals throughout the day, with Footitt (3-34) the pick of the bowlers for Derbyshire claiming three wickets including one with the penultimate delivery of the day.

He was ably assisted by Tony Palladino who took 2-43 and Tom Taylor who has 1-61 as Gloucestershire closed on 253-6, still trailing Derbyshire by 17 runs with four wickets remaining going into the final day.

Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: "The pitch flattened out a bit, but I was proud of the lads for the way they kept going out there. If you do the right things you get the rewards. Martin Guptill took two great catches and with six Gloucestershire wickets down, we are still in a great position.

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Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy Open Day

Cricket Derbyshire Sport AcademyJoin us at The 3aaa County Ground, home of Cricket Derbyshire, for the Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy Open Day on Wednesday 3 June, 6pm to 8pm.

Cricket Derbyshire and Derby College are working in partnership to create the Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy, launching in September 2015.

It will offer young people in Derbyshire of all abilities - who are interested in sport, cricket events, competency and coaching - the opportunity to gain further education qualifications and to enhance further employment opportunities. 

The A-Level equivalent qualification will give 16 to 18-year-olds the chance to earn up to 210 UCAS points, with over 65% of BTEC Level 3 students applying for university after completion.

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Guptill imperious as Derbyshire dominate Day Two

MartinGuptillMartin Guptill recorded his highest ever first-class score as Derbyshire took complete control on Day Two at Bristol, finishing on 511-8.

The New Zealand international scored an incredible 227 runs, his maiden first-class double hundred beating his previous best of 195 not out, as Derbyshire dominated with the bat on a breath-taking second day.

Guptill scored over 100 runs in each of the last two sessions, hitting 29 fours and 11 sixes in a sensational 176-ball stay at the crease.

There were also valuable contributions from Shiv Thakor (83) and Ben Slater (56) as Derbyshire ended the day with a lead of 236 runs, in a day where they scored an astonishing 487 runs.

Guptill said: "It was the sort of pitch where I thought if I tried to bat time I would get a nick so I decided to go for it. When you take that approach you need a bit of luck and I had some today.

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