Wicketkeeper Tom Poynton returned to training last week after fully recovering from the injury that ruled him out for the 2014 campaign.
After a dedicated rehabilitation programme, Poynton was able to join his teammates at the start of preseason last Monday.
“I have achieved my aim of being ready for this pre-season which started on Monday 3 November,” Poynton said. “I can take part in the full pre-season on both the fitness and skills-based side.
“I have been lucky to get back to this point but I have to give a great deal of credit to the medical team I have had around me who have supported me along the way.
"Now it is just about me building my body confidence then working on the footwork for my wicketkeeping.
“Quickly turning and pivoting are the types of functional things I am going to be building up now.
Only a limited number of tickets remain for the inaugural Derbyshire Exiles’ Dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s on Wednesday 19 November.
Tickets are priced at £175.00 per person (£1750.00 for a table of 10) for this rare and exclusive opportunity to enjoy and evening in the historic Long Room at the home of cricket, known as 'the most evocative four walls in world cricket'.
A list of household Derbyshire names have been confirmed for the event, including Bob Taylor MBE, master of ceremonies Dominic Cork, guest speaker Geoff Miller and the Benson & Hedges Cup winning duo Devon Malcolm and Chris Adams.
The event will include a pre-dinner drinks reception on arrival before a three-course dinner is served.
Proceeds from the Exiles’ Dinner will go towards the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801) which delivers community projects benefiting health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire.
Students from the University of Derby will be producing a timeline detailing the history of Derbyshire County Cricket Club as part of the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project.
The volunteers from the University will research the history of the Club to create a detailed timeline outlining significant events in its history and the history of The 3aaa County Ground, whilst also integrating the social history of the county of Derbyshire.
The work conducted will help create a pictorial storyboard which will be displayed permanently at The 3aaa County Ground.
With support from the University, the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project will also be hosting a forum on Derbyshire Cricket and the war years (1914-18) which will showcase images donated to the project and the timeline completed by volunteers.
The Project, which is funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will form a Cricket Derbyshire photographic archive and bring together images spanning over 140 years. It is due to be completed by December 2015.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club paid its respects this Remembrance Sunday by laying wreaths at services across the county as the people of Derbyshire came together to remember.
The year 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One and representatives of Cricket Derbyshire laid wreaths as a mark of respect for those that lost their lives.
Captain Wayne Madsen, accompanied by his wife Kyla, laid a wreath during a ceremony at the National War Memorial Arboretum, while Chief Executive Simon Storey and his family attended a service at Derby Cathedral.
Wreaths were also laid by First XI scorer John Brown in Kilburn, Amber Valley; Regional Representative Mike Haynes in Erewash and Vice-President Brigadier Edward Wilkinson at Hartington in the Derbyshire Dales.
Chief Executive Simon Storey said: “It was appropriate that Cricket Derbyshire was represented at services across the county to remember those who lost their lives in service for the people of Derbyshire.
Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen will lay a Cricket Derbyshire poppy wreath at the National War Memorial Arboretum on Remembrance Sunday (November 9).
The year 2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One and representatives of Cricket Derbyshire, including Madsen – and Chief Executive Simon Storey at Derby Cathedral – will lay wreathes as a mark of respect for those that lost their lives.
Wreathes will also be laid by First XI scorer John Brown in Kilburn, Amber Valley; Regional Representative Mike Haynes in Erewash and Vice-President Brigadier Edward Wilkinson at Hartington in the Derbyshire Dales.
Cricket Derbyshire commemorates the lives of Derbyshire County Cricket Club players that served their country during World War One.
In this article, written by John Shawcroft, Cricket Derbyshire remembers the Derbyshire cricketers who served during the Great War.
Cricket – like all areas of life was touched greatly by the Great War of 1914-18.
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War One, below is a role of honour that commemorates the lives of Derbyshire County Cricket Club players that served their country during the four-year long conflict.
AJ Harris says the ultimate aim of the Cricket Derbyshire Academy – in partnership with the University of Derby is to produce England players, after announcing its intake for 2015.
The 2015 Academy intake includes six returning Members and four new recruits who will have the opportunity to work closely with the Club’s elite coaching set-up.
Academy Director Harris says he wants the 2015 crop to aim for the very top as the Club continues in its quest to produce future international players.
“We ultimately want to produce England players,” Harris said. “We want to aim for the very top and we want the players to do the same.
“Hopefully these lads will try and emulate the success of the likes of Tom Taylor, Ben Cotton and Harvey Hosein who made an incredible debut in first-class cricket this summer.
We hope our local residents enjoy our Diwali celebration fireworks at approximately 7pm on Friday 21 November.
To any residents inconvenienced by this short display, our apologies and thank you for your understanding.
Places are still available for the Diwali celebrations in the Marquee at The 3aaa County Ground. Families can enjoy an evening of entertainment, which will include a delicious three-course meal provided by renowned local Indian restaurant, Slice of India.
The traditional Indian celebrations will be complemented by live entertainment and a spectacular Fireworks display.
Limited places are available for this family event, with children aged 10+ welcome. Tickets are priced at just £30 for adults, £20 juniors (£100 for a family of four based on two adults, two juniors).
Two weeks is a long time in the demolition business, as the space for the new top-floor venue in the Lund Pavilion is created.
The pavilion car park is now a contractor’s compound, complete with site office and strongly brewed tea, whilst the pavilion itself is now off limits unless you’re in possession of a hard hat and a good reason to be in there.
Just two weeks ago the first floor consisted of a Members’ lounge, an Executive Suite, two sets of toilets, a bar and a Committee room.
Fast forward to this week and every brick, breeze block, ceiling tile, carpet, light fitting, socket, radiator, in fact everything bar the external walls and roof, has been removed.
In its place is a single space measuring just shy of 42 yards, almost two cricket pitch lengths, with a total area of close on 400 square yards.
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