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Around the Grounds: LV=CC Week 3 Preview

Around the Grounds: LV=CC Week 3 Preview

Derbyshire continue their LV= County Championship campaign this weekend against Gloucestershire at Bristol – we take a look around the...

PREVIEW: Squad unchanged for Bristol trip

PREVIEW: Squad unchanged for Bristol trip

Graeme Welch has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the LV= County Championship game against Gloucestershire at Bristol County Ground,...

Club merchandise available online

Club merchandise available online

The Club Shop, featuring a wide range of replica shirts, training gear and merchandise, is now available online following the off-season...

Wainwright score helps Seconds to draw

Wainwright score helps Seconds to draw

David Wainwright scored 92 not out in his first game since recovering from injury as Derbyshire Seconds drew their friendly with...

  • Around the Grounds: LV=CC Week 3 Preview

    Around the Grounds: LV=CC Week 3 Preview

  • PREVIEW: Squad unchanged for Bristol trip

    PREVIEW: Squad unchanged for Bristol trip

  • Club merchandise available online

    Club merchandise available online

  • Wainwright score helps Seconds to draw

    Wainwright score helps Seconds to draw

The brief promise of spring which flickered last weekend has been firmly extinguished as rain, fog and plummeting temperatures have ensured a return to wintry conditions…just in time for Derbyshire’s departure for sunnier climes on Monday afternoon. 

Final preparations are being made by the players and coaching staff ahead of their departure from ManchesterAirport to Barbados – a significant logistical operation which has necessitated special dispensation for additional baggage weight in the form of kit, equipment and medical supplies.

The squad will again be based at North Stars and are scheduled for an intensive practice session on Tuesday before they play a two-day game against Northamptonshire at the same venue starting on Wednesday.

Those not involved in the match against Northants will still play some cricket, however, taking on their counterparts from one of the other county sides.

Thursday evening will give the squad an opportunity to attend a function at the British High Commission before t20 action begins on Saturday against Warwickshire at the 3W’s Oval.

Sunday will bring more t20 cricket in the shape of Finals Day, while Nottinghamshire will provide the opposition in another 2-day game starting on Tuesday 19th March, with the players not involved in that game playing a 40-over match. 

With a minimum of 7 days of cricket, plus whatever additional t20 cricket is played on the Finals Day, the tour promises to give the entire squad an opportunity to play some keen and competitive cricket, and also allow Head Coach Karl Krikken the chance to evaluate his charges before the start of what promises to be an exciting and challenging season back in Division 1. 

The Derbyshire website will provide comprehensive coverage of the tour with regular updates on Facebook and Twitter, plus comprehensive photographic coverage in our gallery.

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