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Phillip Hughes 1988 - 2014

PhilipHughesCricket Derbyshire would like to extend our thoughts and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Philip Hughes after the tragic and terrible news of his passing in Sydney today.

The passing of Hughes, aged 25, is a tragedy for cricket and our thoughts in particular are also with his friends and former colleagues at Hampshire, Worcestershire and Middlesex County Cricket Clubs.

Derbyshire Chairman Chris Grant said: “Shocking news that Phil Hughes has died and sends a shudder through anyone who plays or is involved in the game.

“A very apt BBC quote this morning outlined perfectly that this is a great tragedy for the sport and that he leaves his crease far too early.”

Captain Wayne Madsen said: "Devastated to hear the tragic news about Phil Hughes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, team mates and Sean Abbott during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace Phil.”

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Christmas Parties 2014: Only three dates left!

ChristmasPartyLooking for a venue to host your 2014 Christmas Party? Enjoy a magical evening this Christmas at The 3aaa County Ground as we make the beautiful Marquee sparkle for our elegant Snow Ball.

Only three dates, however, are still available for the popular Christmas event - so book soon to avoid disappointment. 

The event starts with champagne on arrival, before guests are transported to a magical wonderland for a traditional Christmas three-course dinner, choosing from our delightful a la carte menu. The enchanted evening will be complemented by live entertainment and conclude with a disco.

If you're organising your Christmas party this year, you can be confident of enjoying a fun-filled evening at The 3aaa County Ground. Dates run throughout December, but be quick as only a limited number of places are available.

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Clare undergoes successful operation

JonathanClareAll-rounder Jonathan Clare underwent a successful operation last week to remedy the lower back pain which ruled him out for the majority of the 2014 season.

The 28-year-old featured in only one Derbyshire First XI fixture last summer due to his injury.

After extensive testing to diagnose the problem, Clare underwent surgery in London last Monday to resolve the issue. He now faces a four to six-month rehabilitation period hoping to be fully fit for the start of May. 

“I underwent a successful operation to solve the problem and I’m now looking forward to the future,” Clare said.

“It’s been very frustrating; I’ve been tearing my hair out. I’m sure a lot of other people have been as well.

“The problem grew from an old stress fracture when I was 16. All of the stress was going onto one side which is not a great thing to be doing when you’re a bowler.

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Fixtures Countdown #1: Derbyshire secure Quarter-Final place

Billy GodlemanWe’re counting down ten Matches to Remember from the 2014 season as we build-up to the 2015 fixtures release date, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Our final Match to Remember from 2014 is Derbyshire’s thrilling victory over Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground as the Falcons secured their spot in the last eight of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Billy Godleman struck his highest List A score of 96, while Wayne Madsen continued his good form hitting 57 off 65 balls, before some late blows from Tony Palladino (28 off 14 balls) helped the host set Gloucestershire a tricky 272 to win.

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Derbyshire join Sportlobster

SportlobsterDerbyshire County Cricket Club has become the first First-Class County to be active on Sportlobster, a social media platform specifically for sports fans.

The Club is now offering more ways than ever for Members and supporters to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information from The 3aaa County Ground. 

Sportlobster, which was launched in April 2013, has over one million users worldwide and will allow supporters to share the latest Derbyshire news to a network of supporters from around the world.

Sportlobster is FREE to join! Click here to join >>

To celebrate the launch of Derbyshire CCC on Sportlobster, the Club is giving away a signed DCCC shirt and two tickets to the county’s opening home NatWest T20 Blast fixture in 2015.  

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Fixtures Countdown #2: Falcons score big win over Hampshire

Durston and MadsenWe’re counting down ten Matches to Remember from the 2014 season as we build-up to the 2015 fixtures release date, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Our penultimate Match to Remember is Derbyshire’s comprehensive victory over Hampshire in the first match of the 2014 Royal London One-Day Cup.

Both Wayne Madsen – his maiden List A ton – and Wes Durston struck centuries in a 222-run partnership that saw Derbyshire post a formidable total of 340-5 from their 50 overs.

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VIDEO: Madsen targeting quick start in 2015

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen is hoping the squad can maintain the form shown at the end of the 2014 campaign as they target a quick start to the new season.

Graeme Welch’s men finished the season by winning five out their last six LV= County Championship fixtures to finish fourth in Division Two.

Preparations for the new season have already begun at The 3aaa County Ground and Madsen believes, with the pre-season schedule in place, Derbyshire can start well in 2015.

“Pre-season has been good,” Madsen said. “It’s great that the whole squad is back together. We are all motivated to get ourselves fit and ready for the season, although it seems a long way off.

“I can’t fault the training that we’ve been doing so far; it’s excellent. The coaches have set out a great programme for us and the boys are making the most of it and really putting in the hard yards.

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Fixtures Countdown #3: Record win at the Kia Oval

Billy GodlemanWe’re counting down ten Matches to Remember from the 2014 season as we build-up to the 2015 fixtures release date, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Today we review Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship win versus Surrey Graeme Welch’s men completed their highest ever successful run chase against the London-based side.

Billy Godleman’s first century for the Club led Derbyshire to victory alongside a brilliant unbeaten 90 from India Test star Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Fixtures Countdown #4: Falcons defeat T20 champions at Derby

WesDurstonWe’re counting down ten Matches to Remember from the 2014 season as we build-up to the 2015 fixtures release date, on Thursday 27 November at 10.30am.

Today we look back at Derbyshire’s thrilling victory over the 2014 NatWest T20 Blast winners, Birmingham Bears, at The 3aaa County Ground.

A brutal half-century from all-rounder Wes Durston helped Derbyshire complete their highest ever successful run-chase in Twenty20 cricket.

Durston hit 53 off just 21 balls, included 5 fours and 4 sixes, while Wayne Madsen added 42 and Alex Hughes struck 24 off 10 balls, as the Falcons chased down 190 with six balls remaining.

Read more: Fixtures Countdown #4: Falcons defeat T20 champions at Derby

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