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Two year deal for Derbyshire speedster

Turner ContractFast bowler Mark Turner has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire which commits him to the Club until the conclusion of the 2014 season.

The 27-year-old – who is currently in action in the crucial LV= County Championship match versus Essex at the County Ground - signed for Derbyshire from Somerset in 2011 following a three year spell at Taunton.

He has claimed 30 wickets in all competitions this season, topping the Falcons’ wicket-takers chart in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition and establishing himself as one of the fastest bowlers in county cricket.

Turner shot to the top of the Domestic Speed League with a rapid delivery of 92.7 miles-per-hour in the Friends Life t20 match versus Yorkshire Carnegie in June.

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Batsman leaves Derbyshire

Matt LinekerMatt Lineker has exited Derbyshire after the Club elected not to renew his contract which expires at the end of the season.

Leaving the County Ground with immediate effect allows the 27-year-old more time to explore options for his future career.

A stalwart of local Premier League cricket with Ockbrook & Borrowash, Lineker joined Derbyshire on a summer contract ahead of the 2011 season and won the Second XI Player of the Year award in his debut campaign.

Enjoying spells in the first team during the latter halves of the 2011 and 2012 campaigns, Lineker made ten first-class appearances at the top of the order averaging 19.17, including a highest score of 71 against Kent at the County Ground last season.

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Wainwright takes four as wickets tumble on opening day

Adult entry is buy one get one free throughout the match, including provision for members to bring a guest for free. Entry for under 16’s is free of charge throughout.

David Wainwright recorded figures of 4-64 as Derbyshire bowled Essex out for 245 on the opening day of the LV=County Championship encounter at the County Ground.

Derbyshire then closed on 28-3, a deficit of 217 runs with seven first innings wickets in hand.

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Celebrate Christmas with us at the County Ground

The cricket season at the County Ground might be reaching an exciting finale, but the anticipation for the club's renowned Christmas Parties is just hotting up as the club prepares to celebrate another Christmas festive season in the County Ground Marquee.

With over 1,500 people celebrating Christmas with us last year, Christmas Parties at Derbyshire has already proven to be extremely popular  - although don’t take our word for it; take a look at some of our feedback from last year’s parties:

'The event held in December was fabulous. The food was excellent, the seating was roomy and people were not crammed in and the evening was well planned.  Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we would definitely look at booking another event with yourselves. Well done!' -  Sharon Horvath-Szovati (Derby City PCT)

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LVCC: Derbyshire v Essex Live Scorecard and Preview

Poynton and MadsenAdult entry is buy one get one free throughout the match, including provision for members to bring a guest for free. Entry for under 16’s is free of charge throughout.

Derbyshire have won the toss and will field first against Essex in the LV=County Championship at the County Ground.

Derbyshire: Madsen (c), Borrington, Khawaja, Durston, Redfern, Whiteley, Wainwright, Poynton (wk), Palladino, Groenewald, Turner.

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Burgoyne stars but rain curtails CB40 finale

The Derbyshire Falcons’ final Clydesdale Bank 40 match of the season against the Northamptonshire Steelbacks fell to the weather with only one innings possible at the County Ground; with both sides collecting a point.

After a 15 minute delay, the match got away under heavy skies at 2pm and Northants were able to complete their full allocation of 40 overs, reaching 232-8 before the rain set in at the interval.

A young Derbyshire side, led for the first time by Wes Durston, bowled admirably throughout and the visitors were indebted to opener Kyle Coetzer (68), David Sales (58) and Rob Newton (31) as well as an unbeaten 27 from just 21 balls from Con de Lange as Northants reached 232-8.

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Impressive win for 2nd XI

By Jake Needham

The Derbyshire second XI finished their Championship season off with an emphatic victory against the MCC universities XI.

The game began with the Derbyshire captain Paul Borrington (pictured) winning the toss and deciding to bat first on a Fenners wicket that looked full of runs.

However from the second ball of the match Ben Slater got a ball that left him off the seam and he was gleefully pouched at first slip.

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Northants draw strengthens Derbyshire's position at summit

Match Drawn - Northants 9 points, Derbyshire 9 points.

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Brilliant Madsen and Poynton add unbeaten 259 on a sensational day for Derbyshire

Derbyshire lead by 112 runs with 2 first innings wickets remaining.

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