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#DCCCXI: Wainwright named a Spin Bowler

DavidWainwrightSupporters have voted David Wainwright as the Spin Bowler in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI. 

As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird Deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership – the Club is collating a Derbyshire First-Class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Friday 23 to 12noon on Sunday 25 January, supporters were asked to vote for the Spin Bowler.

Wainwright accumulated 42% of the votes to take his spot in the XI, narrowly beating current Elite Performance Coach Ant Botha.

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Welch: Footitt still part of England's plans

MarkFootittGraeme Welch says Derbyshire paceman Mark Footitt remains part of England’s plan with a busy year of international cricket ahead.

Footitt was the country’s leading wicket taker in 2014 claiming 106 wickets in all competitions, the most by a Derbyshire bowler since Brian Jackson and Harold Rhodes in 1965.

Despite the left-arm paceman’s standout campaign and a successful England Performance Programme camp in December, the 29-year-old missed out on selection for the recent England Lions tour to South Africa.

Nevertheless, Elite Performance Director Welch says Footitt still remains in the England selectors’ thoughts.

Read more: Welch: Footitt still part of England's plans

#DCCCXI: Spin Bowler voting opens

#DCCCXISupporters can now vote to fill the Spin Bowler position in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI.

As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership –the Club is collating a Derbyshire first-class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Friday 23 to 12noon on Sunday 25 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the SPINNER. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email. 

The players shortlisted are: 

Ant Botha
Robin Peterson
David Wainwright

Read more: #DCCCXI: Spin Bowler voting opens

#DCCCXI: Pipe named as Wicketkeeper

JamesPipeSupporters have voted James Pipe as the Wicketkeeper in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI. 

As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird Deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership – the Club is collating a Derbyshire First-Class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Tuesday 20 to 12noon on Thursday 22 January, supporters were asked to vote for the position of Wicketkeeper.

Pipe accumulated 37% of the votes to take his spot in the XI, narrowly beating Luke Sutton who took 34% of the votes. 

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Footitt: I'm not out of international reckoning

Mark FootittMark Footitt says he still has aspirations to play international cricket and believes another standout season for Derbyshire will be hard to ignore.

The 29-year-old secured a career-best 106 wickets across all formats in 2014 which earned him a place on the England Performance Programme in South Africa this December.

Despite a successful 10-day Fast Bowling Camp, the left-arm paceman missed out on selection for the England Lions’ tour this January – but Footitt says he still holds ambitions of playing for England.

“It was obviously a disappointment to not get picked for the England Lions tour. I thought I probably should have gone,” Footitt said.

Read more: Footitt: I'm not out of international reckoning

Council backs £2.4m investment for Derbyshire ground development

The3aaaCountyGroundDerby City Council’s Cabinet has approved a £2.4 million investment to fund a major redevelopment by Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Leader of Derby City Council, Cllr Ranjit Banwait said: “Supporting Derbyshire County Cricket Club is a key priority for my administration which is why we’ve committed £410,000 from the Regeneration Fund and a further £2 million of support as a bridging loan from the Council’s Capital Programme.

“The creation of state-of-the-art facilities at The 3aaa County Ground is a flagship project for Derby. As well raising the profile of Derbyshire cricket both nationally and internationally, it will create jobs for local people, opportunities for local businesses and will increase visitor numbers, bringing additional spending power to Derby.

“We are committed to making sure that people across Derby benefit from this investment through the chance to both watch and take part in sport. 

Read more: Council backs £2.4m investment for Derbyshire ground development

Grant: Members to enjoy better facilities than ever before

ChrisGrantDerbyshire Chairman Chris Grant says ground development, in partnership with Derby City Council, will give Members a better cricket watching experience than ever before. 

Plans have been submitted to Cabinet for support from the Council, under the leadership of Ranjit Banwait, to support a three year programme of improvements to The 3aaa County Ground.

Building on the current £1million investment into a state-of the-art new cricket centre of excellence, a new Conference & Events venue in time for April 2015 and upgraded Members’ facilities, a further £3million in facilities is proposed between now and the summer of 2017.

Grant said: “Our aim has always been to provide our valued Members with improved facilities and to offer a better than ever matchday experience.

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Council leader shares Derbyshire’s ambition on and off the field

RanjitBanwaitDerby City Council Leader, Councillor Ranjit Banwait, called cricket “a fantastic way of raising aspirations for local people” in his interview on BBC Radio Derby.

Plans have been submitted to the Council’s Cabinet to support ground development at The 3aaa County Ground during the next three years.

Building on the Club’s current £1million investment into a state-of the-art new cricket centre of excellence, a new Conference & Events venue in time for April 2015 and upgraded Members’ facilities, a further £3million investment is proposed between now and the summer of 2017.

Further projects will include a new Media Centre to support coverage of county cricket, floodlight upgrades and the creation of improved spectator facilities.

Read more: Council leader shares Derbyshire’s ambition on and off the field

#DCCCXI: Wicketkeeper voting opens

#DCCCXISupporters can now vote to fill the Wicketkeeper positions in our 21st Century Derbyshire First-Class XI.

As we countdown to the Membership Early Bird Deadline on February 1st – which offers savings of £15 on Membership –the Club is collating a Derbyshire first-class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Tuesday 20 to 12noon on Thursday 22 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the WICKETKEEPER. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email. 

The players shortlisted are: 

Karl Krikken
James Pipe
Tom Poynton
Luke Sutton

Read more: #DCCCXI: Wicketkeeper voting opens

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