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Purpose Media extend partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Purpose MediaEcommerce website and on-line marketing specialists Purpose Media have extended their partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club for a further two years.

Over the last year Purpose Media has benefited from an increase in name awareness and profile from pitchside advertising boards, the opportunity to entertain clients and generate new business from the variety of 1870 Business Club networking events.

The new extended deal will see Purpose Media continue to benefit from these opportunities. In addition, the company has also chosen to be the lead sponsor of the Cricket Club’s annual Golf Day which will take place at Morley Hayes on Tuesday 30 June 2015.

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Big Bash death bowler signs for 2015 NatWest T20 Blast

Nathan RimmingtonDerbyshire have signed experienced Twenty20 fast bowler Nathan Rimmington for the entire 2015 NatWest T20 Blast.

Rimmington will be available for all fixtures in this summer’s competition and will partner both New Zealand international Martin Guptill and Sri Lanka star Tillakaratne Dilshan during the campaign. 

The 32-year-old, who represents Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, has a renowned reputation as a death bowler and is one of the leading wicket takers since the inception of the Big Bash in 2011.

The right-arm seamer, who was named in Cricket Australia’s 2015 Sheffield Shield Team of the Year, has featured in 59 Twenty20 fixtures in total claiming 65 wickets at 21 apiece, with best figures of 5-27 and an economy of just above seven an over. 

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Derbyshire sign Sri Lanka ace Dilshan

Tillakaratne DilshanDerbyshire have signed experienced Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan who will spend two spells with the Club during the 2015 season.

The top order batsman will take over the overseas berth from New Zealand international Martin Guptill and be available for up to four NatWest T20 Blast fixtures and two LV= County Championship matches in June, before leaving for the Caribbean Premier League.

He will return at the beginning of August for the remainder of the season and be available to play in every Derbyshire match in August and September as the county look for a strong finish to the 2015 campaign in all three competitions. 

Dilshan is a vastly experienced international who has competed in 87 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 5,492 runs at an average of 40.98 and a high score of 193.

His ODI record is equally impressive hitting 9,796 runs in 312 matches, at an average of 39.82 and a highest score of 161 not out.

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RIMMINGTON: By Numbers

Nathan RimmingtonAfter Derbyshire confirmed the signature of experienced Twenty20 fast bowler Nathan Rimmington for the entire 2015 NatWest T20 Blast, we look at his career in numbers.

Rimmington will be available for all fixtures in this summer’s competition and will partner both New Zealand international Martin Guptill and Sri Lanka star Tillakaratne Dilshan during the campaign. 

The 32-year-old, who represents Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, has a renowned reputation as a death bowler and is one of the leading wicket takers since the inception of the Big Bash in 2011. 

We take a look at Rimmington's career to date.

Read more: RIMMINGTON: By Numbers

RIMMINGTON: His career to date

Nathan RimmingtonHailing from Queensland, Australia, Nathan Rimmington is a right-arm fast bowler with a strong reputation within limited overs cricket.

Since the inception of the Big Bash, Rimmington has become one of the most sought after and valued seam bowlers in Australian Twenty20 cricket.

Rimmington is the leading wicket-taker in the history of his current Big Bash side Melbourne Renegades and has previously been selected to play for King XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

Known for his economical pace bowling with a deadly yorker, Rimmington has enjoyed a cult following during his time with the Renegades.

Instantly recognisable by his trademark beard, Rimmington has a highly impressive bowling record in Twenty20 cricket, taking 65 wickets and an average of only 21.73.

Read more: RIMMINGTON: His career to date

Watch international stars from the best seats in the house

HospitalityWatch explosive NatWest T20 Blast from the best seats in the house at The 3aaa County Ground this summer – and see international stars Martin Guptill, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Nathan Rimmington in action.

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Derbyshire recently announced the signings of New Zealand international Guptill, Sri Lanka star Dilshan and Big Bash death bowler Nathan Rimmington for this summer’s campaign – so you’re guaranteed fireworks.

Starting with the home fixture versus Lancashire Lighting at Derby on Friday 29 May, the county will host seven Twenty20 fixtures in 2015, with two games at the picturesque Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

Read more: Watch international stars from the best seats in the house

Miller and entire first-team squad to attend AGM

Geoff MillerThe Annual General Meeting of Derbyshire County Cricket Club will be held on Wednesday 25 March in the newly-renovated Pavilion.

And Derbyshire President Geoff Miller will be in attendance to pour the first pint from the new bar located in the Members Lounge.

The entire first-team squad and coaching staff will also be at the AGM, providing Members with a chance to chat with the squad ahead of an exciting 2015 campaign.

A million pounds has been invested during the off season renovating the facilities at The 3aaa County Ground to create exclusive areas for Members and Executive Members.

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Madsen: Dilshan to bring X Factor to the side

Tillakaratne DilshanCaptain Wayne Madsen says that Tillakaratne Dilshan will bring the ‘X Factor’ to the squad during his two spells with the Club this summer.

The Sri Lanka top order batsman will be available for up to four NatWest T20 Blast fixture and two LV= County Championship matches in June, before leaving for the Caribbean Premier League.

He will then return at the start of August and be available for all cricketfor the remainder of the season.

Madsen is looking forward to welcoming Dilshan to The 3aaa County Ground this summer and believes he can make a real impact both on and off the field.

Madsen said: “The way he goes about his innings and what he can do with the ball, for us it’s huge. It’s massive to have that entertainment and that ‘X Factor’ in our squad.

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DILSHAN: By Numbers

Tillakaratne DilshanSri Lanka top-order batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has joined Derbyshire for two spells during the 2015 season.

The 38-year-old will be available for up to four NatWest T20 Blast fixtures and two four-day matches in June, before returning in August for all cricket for the remainder of the season.

Dilshan has competed in 87 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 5,492 runs at an average of 40.98 and a high score of 193. In the shortest format of the game, he has featured in 232 matches hitting over 5,000 runs and with a top score of 104 not out off 57 balls coming against Australia in 2011.

We take a look at Dilshan’s explosive career to date by numbers.

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