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Derbyshire Falcons v Durham Dynamos: Team News

chessgordonlambKarl Krikken has named a 15-man squad for the match versus Durham Dynamos at Chesterfiel this afternoon which starts at 2.30pm.

Richard Johnson, Peter Burgoyne, Tom Knight, Alex Hughes and Mark Footitt are all in contention for recalls following the six-run defeat to Yorkshire Vikings a week ago.

South African international, Albie Morkel, faces his former team mates having starred with 4 for 25 and 51 off 31 balls last time out against the Yorkshire Vikings.

Alex Hughes could be in line for a first start since his man of the match performance in the Yorkshire Bank 40 victory over Essex, shortly after which he sustained a groin injury.

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Madsen notches ton in defeat

madsenA defiant century from Wayne Madsen couldn’t prevent an innings defeat as 15 Derbyshire wickets fell on Day 3 versus Yorkshire.

The Derbyshire skipper scored a fine second innings 141 as the home side were all out for 269 at Queen’s Park to lose by an innings and 113 runs.

Madsen’s men had earlier begun the third day with their first innings tottering at 94-5 - with Richard Johnson five not out alongside night watchman Mark Turner who had four.

Turner doubled his overnight tally before lobbing a Jack Brooks delivery to mid-off. Johnson, however, looked in impressive touch, reaching 46 in 72 balls before becoming the first of Adil Rashid’s two first innings victims, making the score 146-7.

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Derbyshire Falcons v Durham Dynamos – Friends Life t20

chesterfieldDerbyshire Falcons bring to an end their Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket – in Association with Chesterfield Borough Council – with a Friends Life t20 fixture versus Durham Dynamos on Sunday.

Play will commence at 2.30pm and ticket discounts are available by purchasing in advance of the day of the game.

Tickets in advance are priced at £12 adults, £4 juniors and £4 car parking, with further discounts available for groups containing four or more adults. Tickets on the gate are priced at £16 adults, £5 juniors and £5 car parking.

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Yorkshire dominate at Queen’s Park

chesterfieldAlex Lees tormented Derbyshire with a mammoth 275 on Day 2 at Queen’s Park – and the home side are already five down in reply.

Andrew Gale and Gary Ballance added half-centuries for the visitors who declared their first innings on 617-5 midway through the afternoon session.

And Derbyshire were tottering on 94-5 by the close as wickets were shared between the penetrative seam trio of Ryan Sidebottom, Steven Patterson and Jack Brooks.

With Yorkshire starting the day 367-2, Derbyshire were in desperate need of a cluster of early wickets if they were to stay in the match.

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Derbyshire toil in the Queen’s Park sunshine

chesterfieldA record-breaking partnership between Phil Jaques and Alex Lees put Yorkshire firmly in the box seat on Day 1 at Chesterfield.

The duo piled on 311 runs for the second wicket as the visitors closed on 367-2 after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Mark Footitt grabbed the early wicket of Adam Lyth for ten, with a rising delivery that took the edge and flew through to wicketkeeper Tom Poynton.

But it proved to be a solitary success as Alex Lees and Phil Jaques added 129 in 23 overs to take lunch at 151-1, despite a tidy contribution of 6-2-13-0 from Derbyshire LV= County Championship debutant Peter Burgoyne.

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Councillor calls for cricket to inspire active lifestyles

chesterfieldThe four day cricket match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire – at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield this week - will be attended by 500 local school children.

The juniors will form a guard of honour as the players enter the field, receive a talk regarding the values and history of the game, play Kwik Cricket on the field during the interval and gain autograph opportunities with players.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant - Chesterfield Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism - hopes attending the match will inspire the youngsters, from 19 different schools spread over three days, to take up sport.

Serjeant, said: “As a parent and a teacher, I am pleased that school children in the borough will be given the opportunity to watch and take part in the Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.

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Local youngster set for fairy-tale Queen’s Park appearance

benslaterLocal boy Ben Slater is set to play for Derbyshire – on his home patch – as Derbyshire face Yorkshire at Chesterfield starting tomorrow (Wednesday), 11am.

The 21-year-old, who has played club cricket at Queen’s Park since Kwik Cricket at the age of seven, comes into the squad alongside Peter Burgoyne after the pair both topped 150 against Northamptonshire last week.

“I am really excited about the prospect,” Slater said.

 “Playing at your home ground and scoring a few runs is what dreams are made of. Hopefully I can get that opportunity this week.

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Cricket Derbyshire and the McGrath Foundation turn Chesterfield Pink

turningchesterfieldpinkLegends of both the Derbyshire and international game – led by Glenn McGrath – entertained a healthy crowd at Queen’s Park this evening for the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20.

With Autoworld Suzuki kindly sponsoring the match - BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI versus Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI - players, supporters, sponsors and staff all donned pink themed clothing; to increase breast cancer awareness in young women, to support the UK Breast Cancer Care charity and to boost the McGrath Foundation’s excellent work in Australia.

A percentage of revenue from the event will also go to the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation; a new charity established to deliver cricket based sport, education and health projects to benefit the people of Derbyshire.

In the cricket, the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI scored 165 from their 20 overs.

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Chesterfield Turns Pink – Sponsored by Autoworld Suzuki: Final Team News

chesterfieldpinkThis evening’s Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20 (6pm start) includes two of the form current players in the country as well as a host of Derbyshire and international legends.

Warwickshire’s Darren Maddy and Derbyshire’s Albie Morkel each turned in explosive performances at the weekend.

Maddy’s scintillating 84 off 42 balls versus Worcestershire on Friday night was followed by Morkel’s 30 ball half-century and four-wicket haul against Yorkshire on Sunday.

Both will represent the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI against Glenn McGrath’s Buy Mobiles.net XI for the match at Queen’s Park, for which entry is available on the gate priced at £20 Adults, £15 Derbyshire Members, £5 Juniors and £5 Car Parking.

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