A magnificent response to the "Proud to be Derbyshire" membership campaign has helped Derbyshire register their 1,000th adult member for 2013.
Membership revenue is showing a whopping 101% increase on the corresponding date last year following promotion as champions to LV= County Championship Division One and the signing of the world's number two Test batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
The total figure for 2012 has already been trumped including 201 new members and 799 renewals to date who took advantage of an early bird incentive.
364 Juniors took advantage of free membership prior to 1st February to join and, with 132 Life Members, the club currently boasts a running total of 1,497 Members.
The Ambassador Initiative, which incentivises current Members to assist in recruitment with £50 cash back, has already reached its half-century and remains open to old and new members.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “Such impressive Membership results at such an early stage reflect a fantastic response from the Derbyshire public as we prepare for the new season.
“We are heading into the new season with a huge sense of ambition and we're keen to share our journey with as many people as possible across the county of Derbyshire.
"The eagerly awaited first home game of the season is against Nottinghamshire at the end of April and we expect to welcome many more members to the Club in the coming weeks.
"There is immense pride at the prospect of Derbyshire representing the county at the highest level of English cricket and there has never been a better time to get involved with the Club.”
A full season's membership at Derbyshire giving unlimited access to all matches at Derby and Chesterfield costs just £175 whilst the new 6 pack ticket giving access to any six games at either venue costs only £55. Discounts are available for; senior citizens, NUS Card holding students, young adults aged 16-21 and those living more than 20 miles from the County Ground.
There are three very simple ways to apply to join us and become a membership of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
For further information on all membership packages at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, please click here.
‘Gaining promotion as champions was a great effort by everyone connected with the Club. We now more than ever need to pull together as a county, show how proud we are to be Derbyshire and take on the First Division without fear.’ – Head Coach Karl Krikken
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