While the Cricket Factory will give passing youngsters the opportunity to take part in catching, throwing and batting exercises, representatives of the Club will be registering new Junior Members and engaging with the public about the 2012 summer of cricket.
Find us opposite the Food Court throughout opening hours on both days.
Westfield opening hours this weekend:
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Feel free to pay us a visit.
The publication of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack is synonymous with the start of the county season, so to celebrate the 149th edition of cricket’s most famous book rolling off the presses, we’ve linked up with Wisden to offer you the chance to win one of three free copies.
Wisden has a new editor this year, Lawrence Booth, the youngest man to hold the office for more than 70 years. In his Notes by the Editor he comments perceptively on the major issues facing the sport: Test cricket’s uncertain future, the need for India to strike a balance between power and responsibility, and the ongoing confusion surrounding technology. Booth says cricketers everywhere need to take ownership of the corruption issue, and warns that the gap is growing between England’s Test set-up and the county game.
Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year are Tim Bresnan, Glen Chapple, Alastair Cook, Alan Richardson and Kumar Sangakkara, who is also named as the Leading Cricketer in the World.
Witness how debutant David Wainwright spun his web to magnificent effect taking 6 for 33 after the home side had set their opponents
The 202-run victory means Derbyshire have won their last four games at The County Ground, Derby.
Redfern, who scored his maiden first-class century in the first innings of the match, says Wainwright is just the bowler Derbyshire need as they target a successful campaign.
The young left-hander also talks about wrestling the monkey off his back by scoring the said century, as well as revealing what he said to batting partner Ross Whiteley whilst taking off for the first of the three runs that took him to the landmark.
The 27-year-old left-arm spinner’s heroics ensured a 202-run success for the home side with 8.4 overs remaining, and dark clouds looming ominously, to ensure celebrations at the end of a thrilling day of LV= County Championship cricket.
Beginning the final day on 213-0 in their second innings, leading by 235, Derbyshire quickly lost their overnight centurion, Martin Guptill, who was caught at midwicket, off the bowling of Lee Daggett, for 137.
See how Derbyshire’s bowlers mopped up the Northants’ tail with the minimum of fuss during the morning session and catch the highlights from Martin Guptill and Paul Borrington’s mammoth unbroken stand of 213.
This means supporters have one last chance to buy adult tickets for any match in 2012, including the two day match versus South Africa and the five Friends Life t20 matches, for just £12 each.
Ticket prices will then increase to £13 if purchased in advance of the day of the game. Paying on the gate will cost supporters £16 at all matches.
If the 22 run first innings lead was little more than handy, the margin of Derbyshire's advantage by the close of Day Three was anything but, as Guptill (131*) and Borrington (66*) ensured a day of toil for the Northants bowlers.
Earlier, in overcast and distinctly chilly morning conditions, the supporters that had turned out to witness Derbyshire’s progress could have asked little more of the bowlers in the opening stages.
James Middlebrook had added five to his overnight score of 40 before his useful innings was curtailed by Mark Footitt; who had the off-spinning all-rounder caught at the wicket inside the first 15 minutes of play.
The pictures tell the story of Derbyshire’s day of frustration with a catalogue of near misses as well as the four wickets to full during the day.
Also look out for David Wainwright’s first competitive wicket for Derbyshire.
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