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Madsen defiance in vain as Worcestershire claim win

WayneMadsenDespite a defiant half-century from Wayne Madsen, Worcestershire claimed victory on the final day at New Road.

Worcestershire declared on their overnight total of 432-9, with Gareth Andrew 71 not out, securing a 231-run first-innings lead.

In reply, Madsen was the standout batsman for the visitors as he batted for over three hours for his 56 (from 139 balls, 8 fours), but Derbyshire lost regular wickets and were all out shortly before tea.

Pakistan Test spinner Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts returning figures of 4 for 40 off his 20 overs.

Charlie Morris (2-25) and Jack Shantry (2-20) both chipped in with two wickets as Derbyshire were dismissed for 149 in 57 overs and Worcestershire claimed an innings and 64-run win on day four.

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Borrington ton guides Second XI to one-day win

BorringtonAn unbeaten century from Paul Borrington helped Derbyshire Second XI secure a six-wicket win over Worcestershire in their One-Day Trophy fixture at Alvaston and Boulton Cricket Club.

Paceman Ben Cotton (3-42 off 9 overs) and all-rounder Alex Hughes (3-67 off 10 overs) both claimed three wickets apiece, while spin bowler Tom Knight returned impressive figures of 2 for 35 off 10 overs as Worcestershire posted 265-8 off their 50 overs.

Opener Richard Oliver top scored for the visitors with 107; while Joe Leach added 56 to help their side post a solid total.

Derbyshire made a good start in reply with Jonathan Clare (25), Ben Slater (26) and Captain Scott Elstone (36) all making useful early contributions which set the foundation for Borrington and Alex Hughes to guide John Sadler’s side to victory with eight balls to spare.

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Cricket Derbyshire announce 2014 Charity Partners

CharityPartners2014Cricket Derbyshire has announced its Official Charity Partners for the 2014 season – Heart Research UK, The Laura Centre and Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

Cricket Derbyshire is committed to supporting their selected Charity Partners throughout the current season, including matchday experiences at NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup matches at The 3aaa County Ground and Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

Following applications from a large number of charities and a careful selection process focussing on association with Derbyshire, project delivery in the County, previous partnership work and the opportunity for Cricket Derbyshire to make a difference - Cricket Derbyshire selected the three charities.

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Worcestershire on top after day three at New Road

DavidWainwrightAlexei Kervezee’s century helped Worcestershire secure a 213-run first innings lead against Derbyshire after day three at New Road.

The Worcestershire batsmen enjoyed a successful day moving their overnight score of 30-0 to 432-9 at stumps, a lead of 213 with one day remaining.

Matthew Pardoe (49), Moeen Ali (99), Gareth Andrew (71 not out) and Kervezee (110) all added notable contributions as the hosts claimed full batting bonus points. Mark Footitt (3-52) was the pick of the bowlers claiming three wickets, while David Wainwright (3-102) also claimed three on day three.  

It was slow going first up for the Worcestershire openers Daryl Mitchell and Matthew Pardoe as despite batting for the majority of the morning session; they only added 42 runs to the overnight total (30-0) in 30 overs.

Mitchell was finally the first man out for 26 off 107 balls, with the hosts 72-1. Wainwright claimed the breakthrough, and it wasn’t long before he picked up a second removing Pardoe, caught at mid-wicket by Madsen, for 49.

The tempo, however, changed after the lunch interval as Worcestershire accelerated from 105-2 to 241-4 at tea. 

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Madsen ton leads Derbyshire recovery

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen’s unbeaten century helped Derbyshire recover from a precarious position to post 219 in their first innings against Worcestershire at New Road.

Madsen was the mainstay of the Derbyshire innings, batting for over five hours to compile his 16th first-class century for Derbyshire, ending unbeaten on 111.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell just before lunch for 32, before some late runs from the tail, including 24 from Tim Groenewald, helped the visitors recover from 83-6 to 219 all out midway through the final session.

Worcestershire safely navigated the last 16 overs of the day to close on 31-0, trailing by 188 runs with two days remaining.

After losing two wickets during the four overs of play on day one, Madsen and West Indies international Chanderpaul battled hard throughout the morning session to take their side to 78-2 just before the lunch interval. Chanderpaul, however, fell just before the break for 32 off 72 balls - which included six fours.

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Rain-affected opening day at New Road

NewRoadOnly four overs were possible on heavily rain-affected opening day against Worcestershire at New Road.

Due to persistent rain, no play was possible in the morning or afternoon session, with play finally getting underway midway through the evening session at 4.30pm. Wayne Madsen won the toss and elected to bat first on a wicket that looks to favour the spin bowlers. 

Graeme Welch’s men made two changes from the draw against Hampshire last week, with loanee Dan Hodgson and spinner David Wainwright replacing Mark Turner and Richard Johnson.

Derbyshire, however, made a difficult start to this match losing two early wickets despite only four overs of play being possible before the rain returned.

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PREVIEW: Derbyshire travel to New Road

#WORvDERDerbyshire continue their LV= County Championship Division Two campaign against Worcestershire at New Road, starting on Sunday at 11am.

Wayne Madsen’s face a Worcestershire side who will be hoping their young talented squad and the inclusion of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal can spur them to a second straight four-day win.

Despite the retirement of veteran seam bowler Alan Richardson, Worcestershire will be hoping their side still hold the necessary firepower can improve on their fifth place finish in 2013.

The Pears will be led by England batsman Moeen Ali who enjoyed a standout 2013 LV= County Championship campaign, ending the season as Division Two’s leading run scorer with 1,375 runs.

Worcestershire will also be boosted by the arrival of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal who will be making his first appearance of the summer.

Daryl Mitchell’s side enter the fixture full of confidence after defeating Kent by 125 runs n their last outing at New Road. Paceman Gareth Andrew was the star man for the hosts claiming eight wickets in the match.

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Derbyshire sign Hodgson on loan

DanHodgsonDerbyshire County Cricket Club has signed Yorkshire wicketkeeper Dan Hodgson on loan ahead of the LV= County Championship match versus Worcestershire starting on Sunday.

The 24-year-old arrives on a month-long deal to provide cover behind the stumps for Graeme Welch’s men. He goes straight into the squad for the match at New Road in the absence of Tom Poynton (injury) and Richard Johnson (illness).

Selected by Yorkshire in 17 limited-overs matches last season, Hodgson has also notched 11 first-class appearances during his career for a combination of Yorkshire, Leeds/Bradford MCCU and the Mountaineers franchise in Zimbabwe.

His finest hours of the 2014 campaign included an unbeaten Twenty20 half-century versus Leicestershire and 90 off 98 balls versus Glamorgan in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition.

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Madsen: We continue to make progress

WayneMadsenCaptain Wayne Madsen says the squad are continuing to make strides as they prepare to face Worcestershire at New Road, starting Sunday.

Derbyshire drew a rain-affected LV= County Championship home opener against Hampshire this week, with both counties claiming 11 points.

There were notable performances from Stephen Moore, who struck his first century for his new county and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who hit his third successive Championship half-century in as many innings.

Tim Groenewald also continued his impressive start to the season with both bat and ball, hitting his second straight Championship half-century.

Madsen says he was pleased with his side’s performance and signs are good as they prepare for their next four-day fixture against Worcestershire.

“With both bat and ball we are making strides and improving and we go into the next game against Worcestershire with a lot of confidence,” Madsen said.

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