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2012's Iconic Images - Madsen and Poynton

WantageRoadAs we countdown to the first LV= CC fixture at the County Ground against Nottinghamshire on April 24th, we look at some of the iconic images from Derbyshire’s triumphant 2012 campaign. Today is Madsen and Poynton – August 23rd, v Northamptonshire. .

Captain Wayne Madsen and wicketkeeper Tom Poynton leave the field at Wantage Road after producing a record-breaking unbeaten ninth-wicket stand of 259 at the end of Day 3 against Northamptonshire.

Madsen batted throughout the day and completed his highest first-class score of 223 off 384 balls, including 31 fours in an incredible knock that helped elevate Derbyshire from 253-8 to 512-8 at the close of play.

Partner Poynton also passed three figures, completing his maiden first-class century finishing the day unbeaten on 105 from 209 deliveries.

But the pair would fall 22 runs short of the world record ninth-wicket stand as Poynton was bowled by Jack Brooks for 106 on Day 4. Their 261-run association was however the third highest ninth-wicket stand in the history of first-class cricket and Madsen eventually finished unbeaten on 231 from 400 balls.

The incredible stand set the tone for the final weeks of the 2012 campaign as Derbyshire left Northamptonshire with a valuable draw and remained top of Division Two entering the final month.

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Squad named for Middlesex

Lord'sDerbyshire have named an unchanged 13-man squad for tomorrow's LV= County Championship fixture with Middlesex at Lord’s.

Karl Krikken’s men had to settle for a draw in a rain-effected encounter at Edgbaston, as Derbyshire claimed five points against reigning champions Warwickshire in their opening tie. 

The squad will once again contain world number two Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made a promising start to his first-class career with the Club. Wayne Madsen will lead his team out in the first competitive match at Lord's this season on Wednesday morning, with a scheduled 11am start.

Middlesex's 12-man squad: Chris Rogers, Gareth Berg, Joe Denly, Neil Dexter, Steven Finn, Dawid Malan, Tim Murtagh, Ollie Rayner, Sam Robson, Toby Roland-Jones, Gurjit Sandhu, John Simpson

Derbyshire’s 13-man squad: Wayne Madsen, Billy Godleman, Chesney Hughes, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Wes Durston, Dan Redfern, Ross Whiteley, David Wainwright, Tom Poynton, Jonathan Clare, Tony Palladino, Tim Groenewald, Mark Turner

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Madsen relishing opportunity to lead side out at Lord’s

WayneMadsenWayne Madsen is relishing the opportunity to lead Derbyshire out at Lord’s on Wednesday for their LV= County Championship clash with Middlesex, and he hopes that his side can build on their promising start to the new campaign.

Derbyshire had to settle for a draw in their opening LV= CC fixture with Warwickshire in a rain-effected encounter at Edgbaston, as Karl Krikken’s men claimed five points against the reigning champions.

The side have since been preparing for Wednesday’s visit to Lord’s to face a Middlesex side on a high after defeating highly-fancied Nottinghamshire by 10 wickets.

England paceman Steven Finn will also be available for the tie, but Madsen is confident that his young side can claim victory in London at the Home of Cricket.

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Match drawn after more rain in Birmingham

PoyntonDerbyshire claimed four wickets in the morning session to claim a bowling point, before more rain returned to Edgbaston as Karl Krikken’s side had to settle for a draw in their opening LV= County Championship fixture with Warwickshire.

Tim Groenewald picked up Derbyshire’s first wicket of the new campaign before the visitors claimed three more wickets in quick concession just prior to the lunch interval.

Wes Durston claimed his first wicket with his third delivery of the day, a feat that was repeated by spin partner Chesney Hughes who picked up the wicket of the in-form Varun Chopra for 76.

Tom Poynton stumped Jim Troughton as Durston claimed his second wicket just before lunch, but no further play was possible, as Derbyshire claimed 5 points in a rain-effected encounter.

Read more: Match drawn after more rain in Birmingham

2012's Iconic Images - Wes Durston

DurstonAs we countdown to the first LV= CC fixture at the County Ground against Nottinghamshire on April 24th, we look at some of the iconic images from Derbyshire’s triumphant 2012 campaign. Today is Wes Durston –August 16th, v Yorkshire.

Wes Durston celebrates after completing his five-wicket haul against Yorkshire last August, but Derbyshire had to settle for a draw in a rain-effect encounter at Headingley.

The 32-year-old all-rounder finished the opening innings with figures of 5-34 from just 8.4 overs, as Derbyshire dismissed the hosts for 420, with Anthony McGrath top scoring with 104.

Durston would go on to top score with the bat for Derbyshire, hitting 14 boundaries on his way to 84, as the visitors were all out for 268.

Derbyshire were forced to follow-on, but a superb 110 from Usman Khawaja ensured that Karl Krikken’s men would avoid defeat in Leeds as the side continued their momentum from the first half of the season.

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Rain frustrates Derbyshire on Day 3 at Edgbaston

EdgbastonOnly 24 overs were possible on Day 3 as rain continued to frustrate Derbyshire in their opening LV= County Championship Division One tie against Warwickshire.

Groundstaff worked tireless throughout the day adding and removing the Edgbaston covers on several occasions, but it was ultimately in vain as only 144 balls were bowled on the penultimate day as Warwickshire closed on 90-0.

After an inspection, play began at 3.30pm and Tim Groenewald continued his spell alongside strike partner Tony Palladino, who was still on a high from his 68 on Day 1.

Groenewald almost claimed the wicket of Varun Chopra in the third over of the day, but his miss-timed shot was dropped by Ross Whiteley.

Read more: Rain frustrates Derbyshire on Day 3 at Edgbaston

Day 2 wash-out at Edgbaston

EdgbastonNo play was possible on Day 2 of Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship Division One clash with Warwickshire due to rain.

Light rain fell throughout the day at Edgbaston and after a 4.10pm inspection the umpires declared that there would be no play on the second day.

Warwickshire will resume on 14-0 at 11am tomorrow morning, weather permitting, after safely navigating four overs at the end of Day 1 after the hosts had dismissed Derbyshire for 226, thanks to a rearguard 68 from Tony Palladino.

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2012's Iconic Images - Borrington and Guptill

BorringtonGuptillAs we countdown to the first LV= CC fixture at the County Ground against Nottinghamshire on April 24th, we look at some of the iconic images from Derbyshire’s triumphant 2012 campaign. Today is Paul Borrington and Martin Guptill – May 25th, v Essex.

Paul Borrington and Martin Guptill congratulate each other after securing Derbyshire’s first win in a Championship game at Chelmsford for 75 years.

A superb 116 from Wes Durston ensured that Derbys secured a healthy 141-run lead at the half-way mark.  Three wickets apiece for Tim Groenewald and David Wainwright reduced Essex to 234 in their second innings, leaving the visitors chasing 94 for victory.

On Day 3, Derbyshire emphatically reach their target as opener Borrington and Guptill knocked off the required runs in 18 overs, with 30 and 66 respectively to claim a famous 10-wicket victory. It maintained Derbyshire unbeaten start to the new campaign, as Karl Krikken’s side set the early Division Two pace.

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Palladino ignites Derbyshire recovery

PalladinoTony Palladino’s rearguard 68 helped Derbyshire put on 109 runs for the loss of their last three wickets as the visitors were dismissed for 226 at Edgbaston, before Warwickshire closed on 14-0 at the end of Day 1.

Wes Durston passed 4,000 career first-class runs in the morning session, developing a healthy partnership with Shivnarine Chanderpaul before lunch. After the interval, a quick-fire 34 from Dan Redfern pushed the score past 100 for the loss of three wickets.

But Jeetan Patel claimed three wickets in the afternoon session to reduce Derbyshire to 117-7, however, an excellent 68 from Palladino ensured that Karl Krikken’s side posted a respectable 226 before the close.

Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bowl first on a cold and overcast morning at Edgbaston, and the hosts made a solid start claiming two wickets inside the first hour.

Read more: Palladino ignites Derbyshire recovery

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