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Albie Morkel to play in Cricket Derbyshire XI for Chesterfield Turns Pink

albiemorkelSouth African star Albie Morkel will play for the Cricket Derbyshire side at Queen’s Park on Monday in the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20, with a 6pm start.

The explosive all-rounder will add his powerful batting style and attacking swing bowling to the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI, led by Kim Barnett and featuring the likes of Devon Malcolm, Adrian Rollins, Stephen Stubbings and Kevin Dean.

Morkel, whose Twenty20 career has brought 3,009 runs at an average of 26.16, will face fellow international class players in the McGrath Foundation XI such as Glenn McGrath himself, Darren Gough, Damian Martyn and Jason Gillespie.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul will also feature for Derbyshire in the charity fundraiser, as will England Women’s international wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.
Darren Maddy – one of Twenty20 cricket’s great innovative batsmen during his fine career with Leicestershire and Warwickshire - will also guest for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI.

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Durham claim victory on final morning at Chester-le-Street

PoyntonChris Rushworth sealed career-best match figures on the final morning, as Durham quickly picked up the last three Derbyshire wickets to complete a 279-run victory at Chester-le-Street.

Derbyshire began Day 4 on 181-7, still requiring 291 runs to win with a full day's play still to go. But the visitors lost their final three wickets inside three overs to hand Durham a convincing victory. 

Ben Stokes (4-62)  picked up two wickets in as many overs, before Rushworth claimed his fourth wicket of the inning, removing Tim Groenewald for 7, as the paceman returned impressive match figures of 10 for 92. 

Tom Poynton held firm for Karl Krikken’s side, remaining unbeaten on 58 at the close, but it wasn’t enough as Jonathan Clare (2), Groenewald (7) and Mark Footitt (2) were all dismissed inside 15 minutes.

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Derbyshire Falcons are back in action tomorrow evening as they resume their Friends Life t20 campaign against Lancashire at Old Trafford; 6.30pm start.

Karl Krikken’s men will be looking to secure their fourth victory of the competition after already claiming wins against Yorkshire, Lancashire and Leicestershire.

The Falcons are next in action in Derbyshire on Sunday, 14th July (2.30pm start) as Wayne Madsen’s side welcome Yorkshire Vikings to Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

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Durham dominate on Day 3

ShivDerbyshire suffered another chastening day in their LV=County Championship match against Durham at Chester-Le-Street despite half-centuries for Shivnarine Chanderpaul (pictured) and Tom Poynton.

Set a monumental target of 472 for victory, Wayne Madsen’s men reached 181-7 by close of play.

Durham had earlier begun the second day on 208-2 with Keaton Jennings unbeaten on 65 and the Derbyshire attack had reason to be satisfied with their pre-lunch work, collecting five wickets for only 98 runs with the dismissals shared between Jonathan Clare, David Wainwright and Dan Redfern. Jennings reached his maiden championship century before he was 8th man out for 123.

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McGrath names team for Chesterfield charity fixture

ChesterfieldTurnsPinkGlenn McGrath has named a side packed with former Australia and England internationals for Monday’s Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20 (6pm start).

While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jacques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI.

Former Derbyshire favourite Chris Adams makes an emotional return to one of his favourite old stomping grounds. And there is a rare opportunity to see England one-day specialist Adam Hollioake in action on English shores.

Paul Nixon’s final competitive Twenty20 appearance saw him inspire Leicestershire to finals day glory. Former Nottinghamshire star Darren Bicknell last played at Queen’s Park, for Surrey, 22 years ago.

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Kim Barnett to lead Cricket Derbyshire XI at Chesterfield

KimBarnettKim Barnett will lead a Cricket Derbyshire side containing an array of club legends at Queen’s Park on Monday in the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20, with a 6pm start.

The Club’s all-time leading run scorer and former Captain will head-up the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI featuring the likes of Devon Malcolm, Adrian Rollins, Stephen Stubbings and Kevin Dean.

Barnett, whose Derbyshire career brought an astonishing 23,854 first-class runs at an average of 41.12, will face his former team mate Chris Adams, who has been selected for the McGrath Foundation XI alongside the likes of Glenn McGrath, Darren Gough and Jason Gillespie.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul will also feature for Derbyshire in the charity fundraiser, as will England Women’s international wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.

Darren Maddy – one of Twenty20 cricket’s great innovative batsmen during his fine career with Leicestershire and Warwickshire - will also guest for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI.

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Borthwick knock puts Durham on top

Chester-le-StreetChris Rushworth claimed six wickets, before Scott Borthwick compiled a career-best score with the bat to put Durham firmly in control after Day 2 at Chester-le-Street.

Derbyshire struggled on the second morning under overcast conditions, as Rushworth claimed six-wickets to rip through the visitors’ line-up and hand the hosts a convincing 140-run first innings lead.

David Wainwright top-scored with 18, while Tim Groenewald added 17 and Mark Footitt chipped in with a brisk 16 to help the visitors past the follow-on target before being dismissed for 113.

Borthwick - who was dismissed by Dan Redfern for 117 - and Keaton Jennings (65 not out) produced an outstanding partnership worth 168 runs to hand Durham a commanding 348-run lead at stumps.

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Alastair Cook holds batting masterclass at the County Ground

AlastairCookEngland Test and 50-over Captain Alastair Cook took some time out from his busy Ashes preparation schedule to hold a batting masterclass with young cricketers from Rolleston Cricket Club last week at the County Ground.

Cook, the youngest player in Test history to pass 7,000 runs, led a batting masterclass with 20 youngsters from the East Staffordshire-based club, teaching them to perfect their straight drive technique, as part of Yorkshire Bank’s Giving Bat to You campaign, on Thursday, 4th July. 

Even during the intense build-up to this summer’s Ashes series, Cook enjoyed passing on his pearls of wisdom to budding young cricketers during his visit to Derby.

“It’s part and parcel of becoming an England cricketer, but this is one of the big pleasures for me,” he said. “I enjoy coaching youngsters because of how much enthusiasm they have for the game.

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Ground development planning continues after business plan praise

DerbyThree months since Derbyshire Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new streamlined Supervisory Board – behind the scenes discussions regarding plans to develop the County Ground are intensifying.

The Club’s business plan was praised by the ECB as one of the strongest submitted by any of the 18 First Class Counties as Derbyshire were granted the £1million ground development fund.

Some £300,000 of this funding has already been received and – after reviewing a number of submissions - architects Pick Everard have been appointed, alongside project managers Armsons, to oversee plans for the proposed development.

Both firms are long-established in Derbyshire with experience of working on a variety of schemes including projects in the sport and community sectors.

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Owzat for a great set of pink wheels!

AutoworldCarLocal Auto Retailer Autoworld Suzuki has entered into the spirit of the Chesterfield Turns Pink Twenty20 – by donating a pink car.

Chesterfield will turn pink on Monday 15 July as Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath spearheads a star-studded charity Twenty20 line-up in support of the McGrath Foundation, the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.

And supporters, both at the ground and during the build-up, now have an opportunity to win a brand new Pink Suzuki Alto with raffle tickets to be sold at £5 each both before and during the event.

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