Derbyshire welcome Glamorgan to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday as Graeme Welch’s men continue their LV= County Championship campaign.
Derbyshire enter the fixture on the back of a six-wicket win versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham last week; the county’s second four-day victory of the season.
After dismissing Gloucestershire for 219 on the final morning, useful contributions from all the top order batsmen, including half-centuries for Billy Godleman (54) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (52 not out), saw their side over the line at the Cheltenham College Ground.
Welch has named an unchanged side from the victory over Gloucestershire to face Glamorgan at Derby this week.
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Captain Wayne Madsen top-scored with 45, but Derbyshire's valiant run chase wasn't enough as record-breaking Lancashire claimed a 35-run victory at Emirates Old Trafford.
Ashwell Prince (56 off 29 balls) and Karl Brown (58 off 34 balls) both his half-centuries as the hosts hit a mammoth 225-7 from their 20 overs, the highest Twenty20 score ever made by Lancashire at home.
Derbyshire responded well to their hefty task, scoring at 9.5 runs an over with Madsen (45), Marcus North (41) and Wes Durston (30) all contributing. But the respectable effort was ultimately in vain as Derbyshire closed on 190-7.
After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Derbyshire claimed their first wicket in Mark Turner's (3-51) first over, second of the match, as Smith was caught in the deep by Greg Cork for 13.
Karl Brown and Ashwell Prince, however, put on 89 for the second wicket as Lancashire seized control of the game. Prince hit 56 from 36 balls to set the innings up, whilst his partner Brown was equally impressive for his 58 from 47.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Harvey Hosein has signed a two-year professional contract with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Hosein, a product of the Cricket Derbyshire Academy - in partnership with the University of Derby, has been a regular for the Second XI for the last two seasons and been part of the England Development Programme.
The talented 17-year-old made his First XI debut earlier this month against the touring India side, in which the youngster hit an 89-ball half-century against the international bowling attack.
Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Since joining at the age of 13, Harvey has progressed well through the Cricket Derbyshire pathway and he is a fantastic prospect.
“He has already shown in his young career that he has the quality, skill and temperament to play at the highest level and we’re delighted that he will now continue his development at the Club.”
Derbyshire Falcons travel to the Emirates Old Trafford to face Lancashire Lightning in the county’s penultimate NatWest T20 Blast fixture tonight (6.30pm start).
Lancashire currently lead the way in the North Division having won eight out of their 12 Twenty20 games this season.
The Lightning will also have former England international Andrew Flintoff amongst their ranks for tonight’s fixture after the all-rounder made a comeback to the professional game for this year’s NatWest T20 Blast competition.
Derbyshire beat Lancashire in the 2013 competition in a thrilling contest at The 3aaa County Ground in front of the Sky Sports cameras. West Indies international Shivnarine Chanderpaul led his side to a six-wicket win with an unbeaten 87 off just 70 balls; and it was the diminutive run-scorer who hit the winning runs in the final over.
Graeme Welch is hoping the squad can build on the six-wicket victory versus Gloucestershire and continue to improve as they prepare for the visit of Glamorgan at The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday.
After dismissing Gloucestershire for 219 on the final morning, useful contributions from all the top order batsmen, including half-centuries for Billy Godleman (54) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (52 not out), saw their side to the second four-day win of the season.
Elite Performance Director Welch says there have been signs of improvements over recent weeks and now hopes the win at Cheltenham can spur his side on as they push for a strong finish to the campaign.
“There are definite improvements,” said Welch.
“We have seen it last week against Essex and in the India game before that. It’s good to see some people putting their hands up and getting us over the line.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul hailed a complete team performance as Derbyshire chased down 204 to claim a thrilling final-day victory versus Gloucestershire.
Chanderpaul (52 not out) hit an unbeaten half-century, after Billy Godleman (54), Wayne Madsen (35), Ben Slater (27) and Wes Durston (27) had all made useful contributions to see their side to a six-wicket win at Cheltenham.
This after the bowlers, led by David Wainwright (3-64), had bowled Gloucestershire out for 219 in the morning session to set up the chance for victory.
The West Indies international was pleased to play his part on a good day for Graeme Welch’s men, but he was also quick to praise what was an all-round team display.
“It was a terrific win for us,” Chanderpaul said. “We played well over the four days, stayed in the game and were able to get the win at the end.
“All the guys today came out and contributed. It was a total team effort.
Derbyshire chased down 204 inside two sessions to claim victory on the final day of a thrilling LV= County Championship fixture versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.
David Wainwright (3-64) picked up three wickets on the final morning as Derbyshire claimed the last five Gloucestershire wickets to dismiss the hosts for 219.
Requiring 204 to win in 67 overs, Billy Godleman (54) and Chanderpaul (52 not out) both hit half-centuries, while there were also useful contributions from Ben Slater (27), Wayne Madsen (35) and Wes Durston (27) as the visitors completed victory with 9.2 overs to spare.
Chanderpaul completed the win with a six, and to complete his second half-century of the match, as Derbyshire claimed their second four-day victory of the season, picking up 22 points.
Beginning the final day on 137-5, Gloucestershire started well with Hamish Marshall and Tom Smith adding 55 runs for the sixth wicket. But Smith (33) was the first wicket to fall, run out by Ben Slater after having slipped attempting a run.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s new Snazzy Socks were on sale for the first time on Sunday versus Yorkshire; and over 100 pairs have already been sold, raising £520 for the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation.
The Snazzy Socks have been produced in partnership with Briggs of Burton Plc as a dedication to Keith Poynton. Keith was a Director of Briggs with a career spanning 42 years. He had started as an apprentice on the manufacturing shop floor and is remembered fondly by everyone at the company.
All proceeds raised will go to the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801) which is a registered charity that delivers cricket programmes in addition to wider, more diverse community projects that benefit health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire.
Keith Poynton was renowned for his colourful socks and the ‘Stripes and Brights’ campaign was inspired by Briggs of Burton CEO, Gareth Cure, following the success of Keith’s memorial event in the marquee and Snazzy Socks Sunday, which had raised over £3,000 for a Game Ready Machine to assist in player rehabilitation.
Wes Durston hit a half-century, before Mark Footitt claimed two early wickets to give Derbyshire the narrow advantage after the penultimate day versus Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.
Derbyshire gained a first innings lead of 16 runs after being bowled out for 372 with Ben Slater, Wayne Madsen, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Wes Durston all passing 50.
Gloucestershire lost four wickets for only 40 runs to give Derbyshire the impetus before closing on 137-5, leading by 121 runs with one day remaining.
Captain Wayne Madsen and overseas star Shivnarine Chanderpaul began Day Three on 77* and 50* respectively, but Madsen could only add three runs to his overnight score as he was caught off the bowling of Howell for 80.
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