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#DCCCXI: Middle-Order Batsmen voting opens

#DCCCXISupporters can now vote to fill the Middle-Order Batsmen 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 Wednesday 14 January to 12noon on Monday 19 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the MIDDLE-ORDER BATSMEN. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email. 

The players shortlisted are: 

Hassan Adnan
Chris Bassano
Travis Birt
Shiv Chanderpaul
Wes Durston
Wavell Hinds
Simon Katich
Wayne Madsen

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#DCCCXI: Di Venuto and Rogers named as Openers

#DCCCXISupporters have voted Michael Di Venuto and Chris Rogers as the two Opening Batsmen 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 Saturday 10 to 12noon on Wednesday 14 January, supporters were asked to vote for to fill the second and third positions in our #DCCCXI - the OPENING BATSMEN. 

Rogers and Di Venuto both secured 41 per cent of the vote to take their spots at the top of the order in our fantasy Derbyshire XI.

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County opposition confirmed for Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed StadiumDerbyshire will face first-class opposition on the pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi in March, sponsored by Briggs of Burton.

Wayne Madsen’s men will face Worcestershirein a 50-over, Twenty20 and a two-day match, before the tour concludes with a Twenty20 fixture versus Middlesex.

Derbyshire will also pit themselves against an ICC Associate XI as they step up their preparations ahead of the 2015 season.

Supporters can join the First Team squad in Abu Dhabi as part of the Official Supporters’ Tour.

The tour, in association with Etihad Holidays and Sportarabia, will include matches against fellow touring county Worcestershire in the state of the art Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

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Storey: New facilities to offer improved matchday experience

PavilionChief Executive Simon Storey says the new facilities will offer a better matchday experience than ever before for Members this summer.

The first phase of the Club’s major ground development scheme will be complete in time for the start of the 2015 season, with Members getting a first glimpse of the new facilities at the Club’s Annual General Meeting in March.

The refurbished Pavilion will include a new entrance and reception area and as well as a newly refurbished indoor and outdoor viewing facility.

“Everything is going well and we remain on track, ready to open in March,” Storey said.

“We’ve spent a lot of time in the last 12 months, planning and then pursuing a really robust procurement process to make sure we are working with the right partners, and it’s great to be in the position where that vision is turning into a reality.

“The crucial part in any project is the preparation and we are very fortunate to have (former CEO of Mowlem) Sir John Gains on our supervisory board.

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Australia complete series win over India

AustraliaSteve Smith enjoyed a record-breaking series as Australia completed a good summer down under by sealing the Test series against India. 

Watch Derbyshire go up against the old enemy at the height of an Ashes summer - Australia visit The 3aaa County Ground for a three-day Tour Match starting on Thursday 23 July. Buy tickets online here >>

India survived a last-session collapse to draw the final Test in Sydney to confirm Australia’s series win, 2-0.

Declaring their second innings overnight on 251-6, Australia set India a victory target of 349. Smith's side were left three wickets short as they chased a final day win with India finishing on 252-7.

Read more: Australia complete series win over India

#DCCCXI: Opening Batsmen voting opens

#DCCCXIOpenersSupporters can now vote to fill the Opening Batsmen 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 aDerbyshire first-class XI made up of players who have represented the county from the year 2000 onwards.

From Tuesday 6 January to 12noon on Friday 9 January, supporters can vote to fill the next position in our #DCCCXI - the OPENING BATSMEN. Supporters can vote via Twitter, Facebook and email. 

The players shortlisted to fill the Opening Batsmen positions are: 

Michael Di Venuto
Martin Guptill
Chris Rogers
Stephen Stubbings

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#DCCCXI: Cork fills All-Rounder spot

DominicCorkSupporters have voted Dominic Cork as the All-Rounder 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 6 to 12noon on Friday 9 January, supporters were asked to vote for to fill the first position in our #DCCCXI - the ALL-ROUNDER.

With 49 per cent of the vote, Dominic Cork has been selected to fill the first spot as the All-Rounder.

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Did you get engaged over the festive period?

WeddingsDid you get engaged over the festive period? The 3aaa County Ground provides a quintessentially English backdrop for your perfect day, whichever of our lovely rooms you choose.

We offer a selection of beautiful and spacious venue rooms for your wedding day - and with the exciting new development, which will see improved facilities around the ground, there’s no better time to get married at our historic ground.

The Club has embarked upon a £700,000 redevelopment of the Lund Pavilion that will see it transformed into a 300-seater modern and stylistic venue – while both the Gateway Centre and Marquee will see improvements this winter.

The 3aaa County Ground is one of the most prestigious sporting arenas in the country, located in the centre of Derby with excellent transport links to both the north and south of England.

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Madsen: We have never been in better shape

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen says the work both on and off the field this winter will give the Club the best opportunity to succeed on the big stage.

The squad reported back from their Christmas break this week to begin the second phase of their preparations for the 2015 campaign, which begins with the visit of Lancashire on Sunday 19 April.

Madsen believes the squad are in the best shape he has ever seen at this stage of pre-season as the Club aim for a fast start to the new season.

“From a physical point of view, we have never been in better shape,” Madsen said.

“All the tests point to us being the fittest we have ever been, which speaks volumes for the work Dr Jamie Tallent [Strength & Conditioning Coach] has done. It has been exceptional.

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