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Ricky Ponting set for County Ground action

PontingAustralia legend and Ashes winning Captain Ricky Ponting has been named in Surrey’s 14-man squad for tomorrow’s Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture versus Derbyshire at the County Ground; 4.40pm start.

The 38-year-old arrived in England on Tuesday morning after his recent stint competing in the Indian Premier League, and the former Australian captain is now set to make his Surrey debut at Derby on Wednesday evening.

The experienced batsman is a veteran of 375 one-day internationals - in which time he has compiled over 13,000 runs at an average of 42.03 – and is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most successful Captains of all time.

Ponting will spearhead a Surrey line-up that will likely include England internationals Steven Davies, Vikram Solanki, Gareth Batty, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett and Jade Dernbach.

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Bell & Co to sponsor Surrey Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture

Bell&CoLeading Derbyshire-based commercial insurance brokers and risk managers Bell & Co are the official match sponsors for tomorrow’s hotly-anticipated Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture against Surrey at the County Ground.

Bell & Co have furthered their association with the Club in recent months and are an Official Partner of the Club as well as a founder member of the 1870 Business Club.

The match will see one of English cricket’s pre-eminent counties travel up to Derby with a side stacked with international quality as current England stars Jade Dernbach and Chris Tremlett will take the field with ex-internationals Vikram Solanki and Gareth Batty.

The Falcons will be attempting to build on their success over the Bank Holiday weekend after Karl Krikken’s men secured their first victory of the campaign against Scotland on Sunday, but rain ended any hopes of Derbyshire securing back-to-back wins against Durham on Monday.

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Surrey next up at the County Ground

Yorkshire Bank 40Derbyshire continue their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign tomorrow, as the Falcons welcome a star-studded Surrey outfit to the County Ground.

Surrey’s side will likely include England internationals Steven Davies, Vikram Solanki, Gareth Batty, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett and Jade Dernbach for their visit to Derby.

Batty's side currently sit third in Group B after securing two victories, against Hampshire and Scotland, in their opening four fixtures - with both Davies and Solanki hitting centuries in this year's competition. 

Over 450 runs were scored the last time the two teams faced-off in Derbyshire, as the London-based Club claimed a narrow victory in an entertaining encounter back at Queen's Park, Chesterfield in 2008.

Karl Krikken’s men secured their first win of the competition against Scottish Saltires on Sunday before losing a rain-affected fixture against Durham Dynamos the following day.

The Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture, sponsored by Bell & Co, will be screened live on Sky Sports with live images and replay action on the big screen at the ground.

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Rain ends Derbyshire's hopes at Durham

DurhamDespite a fluent innings from Paul Borrington, rain ended any chances of Derbyshire reaching their revised target at the Durham Emirates ICG - as Durham claimed a 43-run Duckworth Lewis victory.

Mark Footitt - who claimed career-best figures of 5-28 yesterday against Scotland – picked up three wickets to restrict the hosts, but an excellent 79 from Paul Collingwood guided Durham to 273-6 from their 40 overs.

Borrington top scored with a career-best 32, but Derbyshire were well behind the required rate when persistent rain forced an early closure.

Wayne Madsen finally won his first toss of the season at the seventh attempt, as the visitors elected to bowl first at Durham Emirates ICG – and the Falcons got the perfect start courtesy of the in-form Mark Footitt.

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Falcons launch half-term ticket for Surrey showdown

derbysunshineDerbyshire Falcons face Surrey in a Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture on Wednesday - and the Club has launched a special price half term ticket to maximise value for families.

Karl Krikken’s young Derbyshire outfit face a Surrey side likely to feature England internationals Steven Davies, Vikram Solanki, Gareth Batty, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett and Jade Dernbach with a 4.40pm start at the County Ground.

The match will be the Falcons’ fourth of the season in the one-day competition as the race for semi-final positions continues.

One adult and two juniors can attend for just £15 while the price for two adults and two juniors is £20, if tickets are purchased in advance.

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Second XI fixture against Yorkshire relocated

DerbyshireTomorrow’s Second XI fixture against Yorkshire has been relocated to Stamford Bridge Cricket Club, York.

The one-day Trophy match, originally scheduled to take place at Harrogate Cricket Club, has been moved to York-based Club Stamford Bridge.

Stephen Stubbings’ side travel to North Yorkshire in high spirits after claiming a convincing 192-run win in their last fixture against Worcestershire.

Supporters should note that the Second XI’s three-day Championship match - which begins on Wednesday 29th May - will also take place at Stamford Bridge.

Derbyshire Falcons face Surrey in a Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture on Wednesday - and the Club has launched a special price half term ticket to maximise value for families.

Karl Krikken’s young Derbyshire outfit face a Surrey side likely to feature England internationals Steven Davies, Vikram Solanki, Gareth Batty, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett and Jade Dernbach with a 4.40pm start at the County Ground.

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Footitt puts Scotland to the sword

markfootittA career-best bowling performance from Mark Footitt blew the Scots away as Derbyshire captured victory in Edinburgh.

The left-arm paceman’s 5 for 28 was the best bowling figures by a Derbyshire bowler against Scotland and it reduced the home side to 182-9 from their 40 overs.

Impressive half-centuries from Chesney  Hughes and Shivnarine Chanderpaul powered Karl Krikken’s men towards the modest victory target, which they reached with 2.2 overs to spare.

Scotland won the toss and elected to bat at the Grange. But, by the 15th over, they were in trouble at 51-4 as the seam trio of Footitt, Mark Turner and Alex Hughes shared early success with the new ball.

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Fire safety partnership to be launched at Surrey showdown

dfrsDerbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire County Cricket Club have launched a groundbreaking community partnership ahead of the Yorkshire Bank 40 fixture versus Surrey on Wednesday.

The new relationship between the two organisations will see the County Club assist the Fire Service in raising awareness of fire safety practices such as Don’t get caught out – test your smoke alarms weekly.

This awareness drive will start with a fire engine, smoke house simulator and fire prevention team in attendance throughout Wednesday’s half-term floodlit encounter which starts at 4.40pm with an expected finish at 10.25pm.

Derbyshire Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: “We are delighted to embark on a mutually beneficial partnership with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.

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Krikken looking forward to Yorkshire Bank 40 double header

DurhamHead Coach Karl Krikken is looking forward to getting Derbyshire’s Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign back underway as the squad prepares for a Bank Holiday weekend double header against Scotland and Durham.

With most teams in Group B already playing three or four fixtures, Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship Division One commitments has limited the county to just one match, which ended in a No Result against Lancashire at the beginning of May.

The Falcons will be hoping their double header against Scotland on Sunday and Durham the day after will provide the perfect platform as they side aim to claim their first wins in this year’s competition.  

“We are looking forward to getting back into the competition after our wash-out against Lancashire earlier this month,” Krikken said. “We obviously haven’t started our campaign really yet. Some Club’s have played three or four games already so we will be looking to start with a victory on Sunday against the Saltires.

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