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Day Three Live Scorecard/Day Two Report

Play has begun on Day Three of Derbyshire's LV=County Championship match against Kent at the County Ground.

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Derbyshire v South Africa is just a week away

The South African Test team - currently in action versus England at Headingley Carnegie – are soon to do battle with Derbyshire at the County Ground; and all under 16’s can attend for free.

The Proteas are Derby bound for a two day fixture starting on Friday 10th August (11am) as they prepare for the third and final Investec Test Match at Lord’s.

A batting line-up containing the likes of Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis – plus the 90 miles-per-hour firepower of Dale Steyn (pictured) and Morne Morkel – will pose a significant challenge for Derbyshire with both bat and ball.

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Derbyshire 2nd XI defeated against Warwickshire

Derbyshire fell to a 17 run defeat via the Duckworth Lewis method against Warwickshire in the 2nd XI Trophy on Tuesday in a rain-affected match at Dunstall.

Rain ensured that no play was possible until 1pm and when it did, it was Warwickshire who won the toss; electing to bat first.

With the game reduced to 35 overs per side, the visitors then made 244-9 with Ateeq Javid top scoring with 66. For Derbyshire, there were two wickets apiece for Ally Evans (6-0-38-2) and Ross Whiteley (7-0-68-2) whilst Matt Higginbottom was economical with figures of 7-1-19-1.

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Derbyshire v Kent: Day One Report and Highlights

Derbyshire have dismissed Kent for 265 inside the first 20 minutes on Day Two at the County Ground, with three wickets apiece for Tim Groenewald and Mark Turner (pictured).

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Johnson joins Derbyshire’s promotion challenge

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Richard Johnson has signed for Derbyshire on loan for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old gloveman enjoyed a short recent spell at the County Ground as cover for the injured Tom Poynton.

Despite being recalled by his parent county following an injury to Tim Ambrose last week, Johnson has since been granted permission to return to Derbyshire for the remainder of the campaign.

After starring with a match-winning 79 in the final appearance of his previous loan spell versus Yorkshire Carnegie, Johnson scored 49 for Warwickshire in their LV= County Championship draw with Surrey which concluded on Monday.

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Krikken issues rallying call to Derbyshire cricket fans

David WainwrightDerbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken is calling on supporters to back Derbyshire’s bid for LV= County Championship promotion after the launch of a specially priced August/September Season Ticket.

The newly released ticket provides the most cost effective way for supporters to enjoy the final 16 days of home cricket, including the two day match versus South Africa in August and what promises to be an exciting run-in to the climax of the domestic season.

Krikken’s men lead the LV= County Championship Second Division by 14 points with six matches to go. Critical home games versus Kent, Essex and Hampshire remain as Derbyshire aim to secure First Division cricket for the first time since the turn of the century.

Priced at £59 or £49 for senior citizens, an August/September Season Ticket holder can gain over 400% value between now and the end of campaign. Further discounts are on offer for young adults (17-21) and teenagers. Junior Membership for those aged 0-13 on 31st March 2012 remains free of charge.

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Kent Spitfires win on rain-affected evening at the County Ground

Kent Spitfires beat the Derbyshire Falcons by nine wickets after rain had curtailed play for close to four hours at the County Ground.

With the match reduced to 14 overs per side, the visitors chased down a Duckworth/Lewis target of 67 from 14 overs comfortably with 19 balls to spare.

Before the rain, the Spitfires had won the toss, electing to bowl first in overcast conditions.

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Poynton targeting Kent return

Tom PoyntonDerbyshire Wicketkeeper Tom Poynton could return to fitness in the nick of time ahead of this week’s crucial double header versus Kent.

Short-term loan replacement Richard Johnson has been recalled by Warwickshire following an injury to Tim Ambrose.

But the Derbyshire medical team are hopeful another loan signing won’t be required as the Falcons face Kent Spitfires in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition on tomorrow (Tuesday, 4.40pm), then start a LV= County Championship fixture versus the same opposition two days later (11am).

Chris Durham took the gloves for the recent match versus Australia A, helping secure a draw with 12 not out from 22 balls in the second innings.

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CB40: Derbyshire Falcons v Kent Spitfires preview

Both the Derbyshire Falcons and the Kent Spitfires will go into Tuesday’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match believing they have an outside chance of qualification in the competition.

The Falcons have been rejuvenated in the 40 over format of late, with wins in their last two outings against the Unicorns and Yorkshire Carnegie respectively.

The impressive three wicket win over Yorkshire on Sunday, 22nd July saw Derbyshire move up to third place in the Group C table on eight points, having acquired three wins, three defeats and two No Results to date.

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