The Derbyshire left-hander finished 102 not out as AJ Harris’s men declared their second innings on 221-5 (Tom Knight 46), setting the home side 286 to win from a minimum of 72 overs at Milton Keynes.
After reducing Northamptonshire to 142-7 from 50 overs, Derbyshire bowled 28 unsuccessful overs at the Academy duo of Duckett, who scored 95, and Findley; only for the pair to fall in successive balls at the start of the final over of the day, bowled by Garry Park.
A recent letter, sent by Chairman of the Derbyshire County Cricket Club Supporters' Club Colin Gardner to its members, explained that the Supporters Club Committee has resigned and the Supporters’ Club has effectively been wound-up.
Unfortunately, the letter contains a number of allegations that are not a true reflection of events and, as I am sure you will appreciate, there are always two sides to every story.
I do not usually comment on such matters but in this case, where the reputation of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the DCCC Committee and indeed my own reputation are called into question, I will set out the detailed and accurate chain of events for you.
New for 2012, the Derbyshire Falcons Limited-Overs season Ticket permits the holder entry to all home matches in the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 competitions, plus a host of additional benefits.
Starting with the Bank Holiday Monday 4th June visit of Warwickshire Bears, through the Friends Life t20 campaign and also incorporating two matches during the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket; the Limited Overs Season Ticket is the way to enjoy many of the benefits that membership has to offer at all Derbyshire’s one=day cricket in 2012.
The Falcons surrendered their unbeaten start to the season with a nine-wicket defeat versus the Bears. But Krikken is already looking forward to the visit of the Glamorgan.
“We’ve messed up, now we’ve got to learn from it and get onto the next one.
Rikki Clarke haunted the club he used to captain with figures of 3 for 22 as the Falcons were all out for 122 before Jonathan Trott and William Porterfield made light work of the run-chase.
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to field on a sunny but blustery Edgbaston afternoon - and they quickly had the Falcons in trouble.
Chesney Hughes (5) edged Chris Wright to slip with the score on nine in the second over. And when Chris Woakes, who took 2 for 20 from five overs, accounted for Martin Guptill (3) and Wayne Madsen (0) lbw and caught slip respectively, the Falcons were 19-3 just 25 deliveries into the match.
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In a match decimated by rain, Hampshire declared overnight on 352-8, ensuring Derbyshire’s first innings in the final day would be a quest for bonus points.
Full batting points looked a long way off early doors however, with Paul Borrington (4), Martin Guptill (4) and Wayne Madsen (8) all departing early as the visitors were reduced to 37-3.
Having been frustrated by rain for the first two days, Derbyshire’s LV=County Championship contest away at Hampshire finally got underway and on time on Day Three, with Wayne Madsen winning the toss and electing to bowl first at the Ageas Bowl.
The decision looked a good one as Liam Dawson edged to Martin Guptill at 2nd slip off the bowling of Tony Palladino for six, bringing to the crease Bilal Shafayat to the crease; the former Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire batsman making his debut for the county.
Despite a shaky start that had left the hosts 20-1 from 13 overs, Shafayat and Jimmy Adams – making his first start of the campaign in the LV=County Championship began quickly asserting themselves, with Hampshire suffering no further setbacks in the session; moving to 108-1 at Lunch with Adams 40* and Shafayat one short of a half century.
The Derbyshire County Cricket Supporters’ Club has written to its Members informing them that the Club is being wound up. This is not a decision the County Club was aware of or endorses and in the County Club's view it is regrettable.
At Derbyshire County Cricket Club the Committee and whole staff are working tirelessly to ensure a brighter future for the Club both on and off the field.
At the most recent County Club General Committee Meeting there was a discussion about the present structure and workings of the Supporters’ Club with its Chairman.
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