What a wonderful championship season 2012 was for Derbyshire; how well our unsung team played, but what anxieties and agonies they put us through on the way to that final win on the last day of the season! As the First Eleven scorer I was probably the only person who saw every ball bowled.
The margin by which Derbyshire took the LV=CC Second Division title could hardly have been narrower – 196 points, the same as Yorkshire, but Derbyshire had one more win than their closest rivals, and that was enough for them to be placed at the top of the table. So every single point gained throughout the season was absolutely crucial, although we may not have realised the significance of each of them at the time.
Thank you for all your support in 2012 and here’s to a successful 2013.
Selected partners will work closely with the club throughout the year to support their fundraising efforts and to increase recognition for their cause.
Charities can be local or national but must be active in the county of Derbyshire. Applications should aim to demonstrate a relevance to cricket in Derbyshire and a positive impact on the local community.
The offices at the County Ground close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday, 21st December before reopening at 9am on Wednesday, January 2nd but supporters can still purchase their 2013 memberships online.
The club has been delighted with the response from Derbyshire supporters, who have been getting behind the team and purchasing membership for the LV=County Championship Division One campaign.
Although the offices will be closed, all memberships can be purchased online at the Early Bird prices by clicking this link.
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.
Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken returned from a stint coaching the England Lions in India on Monday and it was business as usual come Tuesday morning as the former Derbyshire keeper returned to the County Ground.
The hard work has continued over the winter with the players returning to training and as Krikken returns to address the squad, he feels that his second spell in India in as many years has proved extremely beneficial.
‘It was a bit different to last time I was out there’ he said.
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.
For those unable to attend regularly, the club has announced a new Six Pack ticket at just £55, which can be used for absolutely any six days of the 2013 season regardless of the competition.
The full batch of DVDs will arrive on Monday and will be available to purchase from the County Ground from 12pm. All remaining pre-orders will also be sent out on Monday.
The DVD , in association with Sky Sports, includes Sky’s excellent pre-match analysis as well as highlights of all four days of the momentous win that sealed the LV=County Championship Division Two title.
The role of Business and Relationship Manager is being created to allow the Derbyshire Cricket Board to grow and develop to meet the needs of an ever-evolving cricket ‘landscape’ both locally and nationally.
Job Title: Business and Relationship Manager
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