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Cross leaves Derbyshire

GarethCrossWicketkeeper Gareth Cross has left Derbyshire after being informed his contract will not be extended. 

Cross made 32 appearances for Derbyshire, with a top score of 54 in the NatWest T20 Blast fixture versus Nottinghamshire in June.

Cricket Derbyshire Academy – in partnership with the University of Derby – graduate Harvey Hosein will now replace Cross in the squad for the county’s final two LV= County Championship fixtures and will make his first-class debut against Surrey starting on Monday.

Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Gareth stepped in at a difficult time for the Club and has been a regular in all formats this season.

“He's fitted in to the team really well and we wish him all the very best for the future.

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Derbyshire pay its respects to Trevor Bowring

CricketDerbyshireThe private funeral of former Derbyshire County Cricket Club Chairman and President, Trevor Bowring, took place today.

Trevor had been a member of the club for many decades and after being elected to the general committee in 1998, was elected Chairman in 1999. 

Upon his retirement from the committee in March 2005, he was elected President for a two-year period. The Chesterfield Cricket Lovers' Society also appointed Trevor to the post of President.

The funeral was well attended by Club officials.

Donations in memory of Trevor will benefit Macmillan Cancer Support and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Alldonations can be forwarded to the Funeral Directors; J W & J Mettam Ltd, Ambrose House, Granby Croft, DE45 1ET; Tel: 01629 812114

A memorial service will be held at Kelso North Parish Church on Saturday 8th November; 11am. A
ll are very welcome to attend.

 

Hogan haul guides Glamorgan to victory

WesDurstonDerbyshire’s winning run in the LV= County Championship came to an end as Michael Hogan claimed four wickets to help Glamorgan to victory at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff.

Wes Durston top scored with a well made 72, while Captain Wayne Madsen added 26, but Derbyshire lost regular wickets to be dismissed for 154 and hand Glamorgan a 106-run win inside three days.

This after five Glamorgan wickets had fallen in the morning session, as the hosts were all out for 181 in their second innings. But the 261 run victory target was too much as Graeme Welch’s men slipped to their first four-day defeat since June.

Mark Footitt (3-46) and Tony Palladino (2-38) took all five of the remaining Glamorgan wickets on Day Three, after Wayne White had returned figures of 4-27 the previous day, to dismiss the hosts inside the first session of the day.

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Book Shop to host Collectors' Sale

Book ShopThe Cricket Derbyshire Book Shop is hosting a Collectors’ Sale on Tuesday 23 September, Day One versus Leicestershire, at The 3aaa County Ground.

The Book Shop, which is run by a team of dedicated volunteers, are selling a huge collection of books, programmes and other memorabilia donated by supporters during the season which are seen as of particular interest to collectors.

Over 150 items have been selected for the special end of season sale, which will take place in the Viewing Area on the first floor of the Gateway Centre.

Every penny raised from the Collectors’ Sale will help the Book shop in its target to fund a young cricketer for the Derbyshire County Cricket Club staff in 2015.

Items will be available to view from 11.30am and the sale will commence at 12.30pm.

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Pujara's welcome to county cricket

Cheteshwar PujaraESPN Cricinfo's Alan Gardner looks at the arrival of India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to county cricket with Derbyshire County Cricket Club. To read full article, click here>>

Those perusing the scorecard from Cardiff might pass quickly over the contribution of CA Pujara, who fell lbw to J Allenby on the second morning.

Plenty of batsmen have suffered similar fates: Jim Allenby has taken almost 200 first-class wickets for Glamorgan with his niggardly medium pace. Pujara's seven runs, coming from 26 balls in 27 minutes, constituted his first outing for Derbyshire, having been given dispensation by the BCCI to play the final few weeks of the season. Welcome to county cricket, son.

Perhaps it was to be expected. Cheteshwar Pujara, one of only nine men to have scored three first-class triple-hundreds, has not played for three weeks and that was when rounding off India's miserable 3-1 Test series defeat, during which he averaged 22.20 with one fifty. His response to failure, having come to England feted as the successor to Rahul Dravid at No. 3, was also no surprise: practice.

Growing up in Rajkot, Pujara's technique was honed facing thousands of under-arm throwdowns from his father, Arvind. In James Astill's book, The Great Tamasha, Arvind relates how he identified his son's talent at only a few years of age, simply from the way in which he watched the ball. He also describes the temperament that brought Cheteshwar a Test debut at the age of 22 and an average of 66.25 by the start of 2014: "If he scores runs, he thanks God. If he fails to score runs, he says it is God's will."

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White haul keeps Derbyshire in the hunt

WayneWhiteWayne White produced a fine all-round display, scoring a quick-fire 38 before taking four wickets, but it was Glamorgan who enjoyed the better of Day Two at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff.

Graeme Welch's men lost regular wickets to be dismissed for 203, a first-innings deficit of 79. Number nine White top-scored with 38 off just 22 balls, while Gareth Cross added 30.

White then took four wickets in an extended final session of the day to reduce Glamorgan to 145-5 at stumps, a lead of 224. 

Derbyshire began Day Two on eight without loss, having only faced three overs the previous night. That score was advanced to 16 with two Billy Godleman boundaries before he was adjudged lbw to Graham Wagg (3-56) for eight. 

Fellow opener Ben Slater had begun well but also fell when Dean Cosker caught him off Wagg's bowling for 18 to bring Cheteshwar Pujara to the middle, the India Test batsman's first innings for the county. 

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Glamorgan dismissed on opening day at Cardiff

TonyPalladinoTony Palladino and Mark Footitt both claimed three wickets as Derbyshire dismissed Glamorgan for 282 on the opening day of the LV= County Championship fixture at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff.

Palladino was economic as ever, returning figures of 3-34 off 21 overs, while Footitt continued his good run of form with 3-61 from 21.1 overs as the hosts were dismissed shortly before stumps on Day One.

Chris Cooke top-scored with 74, while former Derbyshire all-rounder Graham Wagg added a brisk 62, as Glamorgan recovered from 158-6 to post 282 after winning the toss.

Derbyshire safely negotiated the three overs left in the day to close on eight without loss, with Ben Slater (4*) and Billy Godleman (0*) the not out batsmen.

Palladino, Wes Durston (2-69) and Wayne White (1-28) claimed a wicket apiece in the morning session to reduce Glamorgan to 81-3 at lunch, after the hosts had elected to bat first.

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Pujara launches Cricket Derbyshire Foundation at Dale Primary School

CheteshwarPujaraIndia batsman Cheteshwar Pujara joined pupils at Dale Primary School as well as the Mayor of Derby City, Cllr Shiraz Khan and the Leader of Derby City Council, Ranjit Banwait, for the launch of the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation yesterday.

The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801), a joint initiative between the professional Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board, aims touse the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire children, young people and adults living in Derbyshire.

Superstar India batsman Pujara was joined by Derbyshire teammates Captain Wayne Madsen and wicketkeeper Tom Poynton at Dale Primary School, a local inner-city community school, for the charity’s official launch.

Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: "The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is enhancing the work already being done by the Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board. It is delivering wider and more diverse projects to benefit people in Derby City and across Derbyshire.

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Madsen: Squad confident for season run-in

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen says his side is full of confidence as they go into the final three games of the LV= County Championship season, starting with Glamorgan on Tuesday.

Madsen scored 98 as Derbyshire wrapped up a 138-run over Worcestershire to record their third successive four-day victory last week, and now they hope to extend their winning run at Cardiff this week.

“The win is special, but to win three in a row as a team is amazing,” Madsen said. “Having had the season that we’ve had so far and the way that we started, it gives us a lot of confidence going into the final three games.

“The atmosphere in the changing room at the moment is one that you don’t often get because winning four-day games is always special, but to win three in a row is great for the team. Now we want to make it four. 

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