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+ Derbyshire v Hampshire in the race for promotion.
Tuesday, 11th september, 12 noon for 12:30pm
Featuring Derbyshire 1990 Sunday League and 1993 Benson & Hedges Cup winner Peter Bowler. Then stay for what will be an exciting and important game in Derbyshire’s race for promotion.
Peter Bowler is one of cricket’s most jovial and entertaining characters.
The batsman brought the curtains down on a long and successful career at the age of 41, having scored close to 20,000 First-Class runs with no fewer than 45 centuries.
As well as spells at Leicestershire and Somerset – where he captained the Taunton club for two seasons in the 1990s – Bowler enjoyed a successful period here at Derbyshire; where he is still remembered very fondly.
Bowler was a regular at the County Ground from 1988 to 1994 and was capped by the county in 1989. The Devon-born occasional wicketkeeper was a huge part of the 1990 Sunday League winning side and just as integral in the Benson and Hedges Cup winning squad of 1993.
If being part of two of Derbyshire’s four trophy-winning sides wasn’t enough, Bowler held the Derbyshire record of highest score on debut - 155* - for 11 years before being surpassed by Wayne Madsen in 2009.
Having gone into law upon retirement, Bowler is also developing a fast-growing reputation as one of the most humorous and entertaining guest speakers on the circuit.
Wes Durston was named Derbyshire County Cricket Club Player of the Year at the Club's annual Awards Evening in September.
The 30-year-old all-rounder took the main award of the night in recognition of a prolific season which saw him score 1,785 runs in all competitions with two first-class matches still to play. Durston scored 1,012 LV = County Championship runs at an average of 42.16 and 492 runs in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition at 40.91. He was also named Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year.
Durston signed for Derbyshire midway through the 2010 season following his release from Somerset and a string of excellent performances for the Unicorns.
He has recently signed a new two-year contract committing him to the Club until the conclusion of the 2013 season.
The full list of award winners was as follows:
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy Player of the Year - Sponsored by Chris Grant Winner: Tom Knight
Chris Warne Shield for Academy Performance of the Year - Sponsored by Shirley Warne: Winner: Peter Burgoyne (4 for 8 for England Under 19s versus South Africa Under 19s)
Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance Award - Sponsored by David Griffin: Winner: Ross Whiteley (103 v Northamptonshire at Northampton in the LV = County Championship)
Friends Life t20 Player of the Year - Sponsored by Old Speckled Hen: Winner: Martin Guptill
Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year - Sponsored by Old Speckled Hen: Winner: Wes Durston
LV = County Championship Player of the Year - Sponsored by Don Amott Parks: Winner: Tony Palladino
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Most Improved Player - Sponsored by Derby Telegraph: Winner: Ross Whiteley
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Second XI Player of the Year - Sponsored by Chris Grant: Winner: Matt Lineker
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Clubman of the Year - Sponsored by Trevor Bowring: Winner: Andy Lewis
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Player of the Year - Sponsored by Don Amott: Winner: Wes Durston
All meetings are held in the Cricket Pavilion at Queen's Park, Chesterfield and begin at 7.45 p.m. Annual subscription is £5.
Anyone interested would be welcome as a guest at any of the meetings without a commitment to join until they decide whether they wish to.
For further information please contact: Mike Taylor on 07790 777 483.
Or visit: www.ccls.councilcricketsocieties.com
All meetings are held at the New Mills Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated). Annual subscription is £5 for a renewal, £8 for new members and the guest fee is £2.
The High Peak Cricket Society meetings follow a popular format; starting with a talk by the Guest Speaker and breaking for a buffet supper before a question and answer session.
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Meetings with Guest Speakers are held in the Gateway Centre on the last Thursday of October, November, December, January, February and March with a 12 noon arrival for a 12.30pm start.
Membership of the Society is priced at £5 with tickets for Members priced at £15.50; £17.00 for non-members and Guests.
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