Jonathan Clare, Wes Durston, Tony Palladino and Martin Guptill received their caps prior to the commencement of Day 3 between Derbyshire and Gloucestershire at The County Ground; the result of which could see Derbyshire return to the summit of the LV= County Championship Second Division.
Krikken said: “We award caps to players who have established a permanent position in the first team over a period of time and I would like to congratulate all four individuals on this thoroughly deserved accolade.
The hosts had resumed on 362-9 and the Derbyshire faithful were treated to some lusty blows as the overnight pair of Jon Clare and Tim Groenewald smashed 26 runs off the first two overs to advance the score to 288, before the former was bowled Ian Saxelby for 48; Groenewald finishing unbeaten on nine.
The Gloucestershire response then got off to the worst possible start as opener Benny Howell was caught behind off Palladino for a third ball duck, only for former England Under-19s batsman Chris Dent and New Zealand international Kane Williamson to stubbornly repel the Derbyshire attack.
Madsen hit 101 to help the hosts to 362-9 at the close, having earlier won the toss and elected to bat first.
Earlier in the day, the hosts quickly found themselves one wicket down as Paul Borrington fell for 0, with opening partner Martin Guptill dismissed shortly after for a brisk 30 from 50 deliveries.
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New for 2012, the Derbyshire Falcons Limited-Overs season Ticket permits the holder entry to all home matches in the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 competitions, plus a host of additional benefits.
Starting with the Bank Holiday Monday 4th June visit of Warwickshire Bears, through the Friends Life t20 campaign and also incorporating two matches during the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket; the Limited Overs Season Ticket is the way to enjoy many of the benefits that membership has to offer at all Derbyshire’s one=day cricket in 2012.
Supporters wishing to keep up to date with The Falcons’ progress on the road in this season’s Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 campaigns will be able to do so by following the club’s Twitter feed.
Derbyshire will have a media representative at every single away one day match this summer, with regular updates throughout the match as well as post match reaction.
The twitter feed also gives supporters the opportunity to engage with the club and fellow fans whilst the drama unfolds.
Derbyshire are returning to LV=County Championship action at The County Ground during the next four days, 11am starts, looking to build on an impressive start that sees Karl Krikken’s side undefeated after three games; winning two.
Derbyshire have been overtaken by Kent in the LV=CC Division Two table, however the Canterbury-based club have played a game more and a win against Gloucestershire will see the hosts return to the summit.
Such an incentive is sure to provide a catalyst for what promises to be an intriguing affair at Derby, with the match beginning Wednesday, 2nd May at 11am and is scheduled to last up to and including Saturday, 5th May.
The Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy began their 2012 season with a 51-run victory over Ticknall in the Premier Challenge on Sunday.
Tom Hamilton (90) and Matt Fletcher (66) shared a century stand for the second wicket and – after a late cameo from Peter Burgoyne (32*) – the Academy posted 255-5 from their 50 overs; a total that proved to be out of reach for the home side.
In response, Ticknall started well as Luke Harvey and Jonny Thompstone posted 109 for the first wicket before the latter was bowled by Burgoyne, handing the under 19s international the first of his three wickets.
Having now identified a suitable successor, Derbyshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Storey (pictured alongside Chairman Chris Grant) from 1st May.
Simon, 42, has 20 years commercial leadership experience and a world-class CV as a General Manager with an international marketing specialism. He is currently Country Manager for Johnson & Johnson based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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