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A note to our neighbours

derbyfloodlitDerbyshire County Cricket Club is advising our neighbours that a one-off ten minute firework display will take place, at our ground, starting at 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

The short display is forming part of the entertainment at a private corporate Christmas Party at the County Ground.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Photograph: D Griffin Photography

Wes Durston Blog: Pre-season doesn't get easier

WesDurstonBlogWhat has the first month back been like for the Derbyshire squad? All-rounder Wes Durston gives us an insight into the players' pre-season training schedule in his first blog for the Club.

Pre-season training is supposed to get easier with age. This is now my fourth winter with Derbyshire and it’s easily the hardest start we’ve had.

When we were first told that we would be doing two sessions a day, gym and strength work in the morning and cardio in the afternoon, it was certainly a shock to the system. Previously we’ve had a session in the morning and then that would be it. Now we have the same intensity with the weights but also the cardio work on top. It’s safe to say there were a few sore legs after the first week.

But the shock has now passed and it’s, surprisingly, become quite fun. We have different cardio squads and we’re all helping each other get through it. Everything has increased, the weights have gone up and we’re running for longer. Each day the running is, apparently, supposed to be getting easier, but I can tell you it’s hard work. But we are all working together as a group which helps to make this process a lot easier.

The banter and the camaraderie amongst the lads is great, as always, and this was seen last week when the squad went paintballing at the National Paintballing Fields at Bassetts Pole.

Read more: Wes Durston Blog: Pre-season doesn't get easier

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Six

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 6th
Today we open the sixth door on the Derbyshire Advert Calendar to reveal our interview with Ben Slater, as the opening batsman sat down with former Falcon Jake Needham to answer quick-fire questions about his Derbyshire team-mates.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Six

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Five

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 5th
Today we open the fifth door on the Derbyshire Advert Calendar. We speak with wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Poynton as he becomes the first person to take part in our Christmas quiz as we ask him a selection box of Christmas questions.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Five

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Four

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 4th
Today we open the fourth door on the Derbyshire Advert Calendar as we delve into the archives to find a gem from 2003. Relive the moment West Indies and Derbyshire batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck a brutal 69-ball century against Australia at his home ground in Guyana.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Four

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Three

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 3rd
Today we open the third door on the Derbyshire Advert Calendar as we relive one of the more memorable moments from the 2013 campaign; Captain Wayne Madsen becomes the first man to reach 1,000 LV= County Championship runs.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Three

Have a Blast with new Twenty20 competition

NatWestT20BlastIntroducing NatWest T20 Blast, the new domestic Twenty20 competition from the 2014 season.

Blast sums up what the new-look competition is all about – big hits, big entertainment and a big social occasion.

Derbyshire will play more cricket than ever before on the evening synonymous with having a good night out with famly and/or friends; Friday, when over 70% of matches nationwide will take place.

After all testing and research, one name for the new competition came out on top – Blast. A name endorsed by you, the supporters.

Beyond the name, what has changed?
From 2014, a variety of structural changes are being made to domestic cricket following extensive fan research, led by the NatWest T20 Blast.

Read more: Have a Blast with new Twenty20 competition

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Two

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 2nd
Today we open the second door on the Derbyshire Advert Calendar to reveal our interview with Jonathan Clare, as the all-rounder sat down with former Falcon Jake Needham to answer quick-fire questions about his Derbyshire team-mates.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day Two

Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day One

DerbyshireAdventJoin Derbyshire County Cricket Club as we countdown to Christmas with our very own special Derbyshire Advent Calendar. 

Each day in December we will open a new door on the Derbyshire digital Advent Calendar, available on our Facebook page, revealing a new surprise each day. 

We will be publishing videos, running competitions and posting special promotional offers throughout the festive period as we continue our build-up to Christmas and the 2014 season, which beings with a trip to Grace Road to face Leicestershire in the LV= County Championship on Sunday 6th April.

December 1st
Today we open our first door on the Advent Calendar and relive one of the more comical moments from the 2013 campaign; Samit Patel’s unfortunate slip when Nottinghamshire visited the County Ground in the LV= County Championship in April.

Read more: Derbyshire Advent Calendar: Day One

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