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Register online for Wedding Open Day

WeddingOpenDayDerbyshire County Cricket Club's much anticipated Wedding Open Day takes place at the County Ground next weekend on Sunday, May 12th - and you can now register online.

The day will showcase the beautiful County Ground Marquee as set for a wedding and guests will get the opportunity to stay for an afternoon of cricket as Derbyshire take on Lancashire in the Yorkshire Bank 40, starting at 1.45pm.

The Wedding Open Day is free to anybody who wishes to attend, with gates opening at 11:30am. You can now register your attendance for the Wedding Open Day online by click here.

Guests will be able to meet our dedicated wedding planners, sample some of our delicious canapés and buffet options, and browse a handpicked selection of the best wedding suppliers in Derbyshire. 

Read more: Register online for Wedding Open Day

Information for County Ground opener

TheCountyGroundThe County Ground will host its first home fixture of the 2013 season this week, beginning on Wednesday 24th April.

The Club is looking forward to welcoming supporters back to the County Ground for the first LV= County Championship clash of the season against a Notts side which will include England all-rounder Stuart Broad.

The fixture will also give fans the first opportunity to see world number two Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in competitive action at Derby, as Karl Krikken’s men aim to claim their first victory of the new campaign.

Tickets: Adult tickets are £12 in advance (by midnight the previous day) or £16 on the day. To purchase your tickets, please call 01332 388 101 or click here.  

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Squad named for Nottinghamshire

DCCCDerbyshire have named a 12-man squad for tomorrow’s LV= County Championship fixture with Nottinghamshire at the County Ground.

Karl Krikken has made just the one change from last week’s defeat against Middlesex, as all-rounder Chesney Hughes misses out in an otherwise unchanged squad for the county’s first home game of the 2013 season.

Derbyshire will be hoping to claim their first win of the new campaign against their local rivals who they last met in the County Championship in September 2007 at Queen's Park, Chesterfield. 

Nottinghamshire’s squad is bolstered by the availability of England all-rounder Stuart Broad who has been given dispensation by the ECB to play.

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Godleman ready to take fight to Nottinghamshire

BillyGodlemanAfter his marathon innings against Middlesex last week, Billy Godleman is now ready to take the fight to Nottinghamshire as the opener prepares to make his home first-class debut.

The left-hander’s five-hour long vigil for 55 helped Derbyshire claim a first innings lead against Middlesex, but five wickets from Tim Murtagh and a hat-trick from Toby Roland-Jones ultimately condemned the visitors to defeat at Lord’s.

Godleman is now looking forward to the challenge of facing an experienced Nottinghamshire attack which will include England’s Stuart Broad and Samit Patel. And the opener is confident that Derbyshire can claim a positive result in their first home game of the new campaign, beginning tomorrow at 11am. 

“Personally it was nice to spend some time at the wicket on Day 1 in the first innings,” Godleman said speaking about last week’s fixture with Middlesex. “But obviously on the flip side as a team we were disappointed with the result at the end.

Read more: Godleman ready to take fight to Nottinghamshire

Book Shop open for business after winter revamp

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The Cricket Derbyshire Book Shop is now open for business during matchdays throughout the 2013 season after it underwent a revamp over the winter.

The shop, located next to the East Midlands Demolition Stand, contains an array of second-hand cricket related, general sport, and fiction and non-fiction books for supporters to purchase at low prices.

Philip Kirby and his team have been hard at work over the winter months collecting stock and refurbishing the shop ready for the start of the new season at Derby, beginning on Wednesday 24th April against Nottinghamshire.

For more information about tickets for the 2013 season, or to
purchase tickets for the Notts fixture, click here or call 01332 388 101.

Academy players support NatWest Cricket Force at Belper Meadows

AcademyBelperBy Oliver Perason (Mini Academy)

During every young man’s Easter holidays, his desire is to sleep till late and lounge around the house, but this was very different for members of the Derbyshire Academy and Mini Academy as on Friday 5th April they handed their support to local club Belper Meadows.

As part of their annual NatWest Cricket Force weekend, we helped the club get their clubhouse and playing facilities prepared for the new season.

We were split up and set our individual jobs by Belper’s Vice-Chairman, Phil Hudson.  Nathan, Callum and Brownie were directed in the direction of the large pile of wooden pallets behind the club house, taking the nails out of these pallets to de-construct them and then using them to hold together the new fence which was being put up and shaped by myself and Kabeer.

Rahib and Peaty were sent on their way in the direction of the fence to paint, where they were joined by Joe and BC-L. 

Read more: Academy players support NatWest Cricket Force at Belper Meadows

Middlesex complete nine-wicket win at Lord's

Lord'sDerbyshire secured a 16-run first innings lead after dismissing Middlesex for 215, but five wickets from Tim Murtagh helped bowl out the visitors for just 60 as Middlesex claimed a nine-wicket victory on Day 3 at Lord’s.

The Derbyshire bowlers bowled superbly on the third morning, as Mark Turner (3-51) and Jonathan Clare (4-40) claimed two wickets apiece to restrict the hosts to 215.

But Karl Krikken’s side never got going with the bat, losing wickets at regular intervals to be dismissed for just 60, as Toby Roland-Jones completed a hat-trick to leave Shivnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 18 after 35 overs. 

Tony Palladino claimed the early wicket of Sam Robson, but Joe Denly (44*) and Chris Rogers (28*) saw the hosts to their 77-run target in 21.4 overs.

Read more: Middlesex complete nine-wicket win at Lord's

Get your photo taken with the LV= CC Trophy

LV=CCTrophyGet your picture taken alongside a piece of Derbyshire history next week! As supporters will get the opportunity to take photos with the LV= County Championship Trophy on Day 1 against Nottinghamshire.

Derbyshire welcome Notts to the County Ground on April 24th in the LV= CC for the first home game of 2013, and supporters will be able to pose alongside the LV= CC Trophy on the opening day.

The Trophy will be on display at Lunch and Tea on Day 1, April 24th, in the Marquee at the County Ground.

ECB have announced that England stars Stuart Broad and Samit Patel will also be available for this fixture. Broad has been involved with the senior England set-up since 2006 and has featured in 55 Tests, 96 ODIs and 46 T20s, claiming 390 international wickets.

England all-rounder Samit Patel has earned five Test caps and has been a mainstay in the ODI and T20 squads, making 54 appearances in total.

Derbyshire supporters will also get their first opportunity to see world number two Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in competitive action at the County Ground. Chanderpaul is a veteran 148 Tests, scoring over 10,000 Test runs, and he has committed himself to the Club for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. 

To purchase tickets for the Notts fixture on April 24th and to get your picture taken alongside a piece of Derbyshire history, call 01332 388 101 or click here for more information. 

Derbyshire fight back to claim six wickets on Day 2 at Lord's

Lord'sCelebrationDerbyshire produced an impressive bowling display to pick up six wickets on Day 2 of their LV= County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord’s, after earlier being dismissed for 231. 

Tim Groenewald (25) and Mark Turner (22*) completed a 50-run partnership in the morning session, as Derbyshire were dismissed for 231 after an hour’s play.

Groenewald (1-20) also made the early breakthrough to reduce Middlesex to 62-1 at lunch and Karl Krikken’s men dominated the afternoon session claiming three wickets as the hosts entered tea on 91-4.

Derbyshire enjoyed more success with the ball in the final session and picked up two more wickets courtesy of Wes Durston (1-19) and Jonathan Clare (2-39) as Middlesex closed the day on 180-6.

Read more: Derbyshire fight back to claim six wickets on Day 2 at Lord's

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