Derbyshire are set for a return to the Caribbean as Karl Krikken’s men follow the same pre-season formula that worked so affectively ahead of the recent title-winning campaign.
The squad will make for the Caribbean on Monday, 11th March to return on Saturday, 23rd March after an intense period of warm weather preparation for the new season.
BBC cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are at Derby Theatre on Tuesday, 12th March as part of their theatre tour of a brand new and humorous show detailing their exploits in the commentary box from the last forty years.
Henry Blofeld OBE is one of international cricket’s best-loved broadcasters. His immediately recognisable voice and ability to paint pictures with words have been in demand all over the world since the 1970s.
The Coaching Clinic takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st February at Chellaston Academy and is priced at £20 per day or all three days for £50.
The course is available in two age groups, with the 6 to 8 years category taking place from 9am – 12 noon and the 9 to 11 years from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
Use of facilities for local recreational clubs at Markeaton Park, King George V Fields, Parker’s Piece, Chaddesden Park, Chellaston Park and Darley Fields will be available as normal for the 2013 season and all parties are confident of reaching a sustainable resolution for the future in the coming weeks.
Cricket Derbyshire’s Club Cricket Development Manager Mick Glenn said: “We’re delighted with the progress made at our recent meeting with the Council and we are confident a satisfactory resolution is near.
The club has been delighted with the response following the release of the 2013 membership categories and prices and there is still time for supporters to take advantage of FROZEN PRICES on membership at the County Ground.
Despite Derbyshire’s promotion to the top tier of the LV=County Championship, membership remains at 2012 prices for all who purchase membership before February 1st.
This means that full membership equates to just £3.20 a day for all days of cricket at the County Ground and Queen’s Park, including next year’s tourist match against New Zealand.
The intake includes 12 Academy Members plus Ben Cotton who, having graduated from the programme last year, will captain the side as well as being a key member of the Second XI programme.
Six new players are included as Derbyshire continue to place emphasis on establishing talented home-grown cricketers: Perrijay Blair, Aaron Hibell, Callum Brodrick, Rob Hemmings, Rahib Ali and Harry Killoran.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is giving 20 individuals the unique and exciting opportunity of becoming a Professional Ambassador – earning up to £50 for every new member they recruit to the 2012 LV= County Championship Division Two Champions.
With Derbyshire competing in Division 1 in 2013 and having recently unveiled the signing of world number two batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, it’s an exciting time to be involved in our ambitious club.
Having recently unveiled the new Ambassadors initiative, which gives members the opportunity to earn up to £50 cash back if they introduce a new member to the club ahead of the new season, this new opportunity gives 20 people the chance to not only get Membership money back...but make money as well!
Madsen, who guided Derbyshire to the LV-County Championship Division Two title in September, was speaking after the club confirmed the signing of the West Indies legend; who averages 51.67 from 146 Tests and is the ninth highest Test run-scorer of all time.
‘It’s fantastic. He’s ranked the second best batsman in the world at the moment and it is a huge coup for the club’ said Madsen.
The West Indies left-hander has penned a two-year contract with the Club retaining first option for a third season. He is expected to be available for all three domestic competitions throughout the 2013 campaign.
Chanderpaul has played 146 Tests for his country, scoring over 10,500 runs at an average of 51.67 with 27 centuries. He sits ninth in the list of all-time leading Test run-scorers and currently occupies second position in the ICC Test Batting rankings.
The 38-year-old also boasts impressive One Day International statistics with over 8,700 runs at an average of 41.60 coming from 268 appearances.
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