The Falcons will play Hampshire Royals in the Plate Final at the Kensington Oval later today after Durston’s 93 at the top of the order - and two wickets for 17 with the new ball - helped ensure a 98-run win.
Winning the toss allowed Derbyshire the opportunity of setting a target for the first time in three matches so far on tour.
Derbyshire is giving members the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of family and friends to Day Two of the opening match against Northants on Good Friday - absolutely FREE.
Members will be required to simply turn up with their card on the day with their guests, giving them a chance to sample the early season cricket at The County Ground, as the team look to hit the ground running on the pitch.
The 28-year-old fast-bowler returned home early from the pre-season tour of Barbados after a freak accident in training saw him take a ball to the face breaking his jaw.
A layoff of six weeks was initially feared but, following surgery yesterday; Palladino is expected to return to action within a week and to be available for the LV = County Championship opener which starts on Thursday 5th April and continues through Easter Weekend.
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Members of Derbyshire’s off-field team will be in Derby’s Market Square at 4pm on Thursday afternoon, having entered a team in Nando’s 900 mile static bike ride for Sport Relief.
Derbyshire staff will take it in turns to cycle for an hour to contribute to a quest of covering 900 miles for charity; the distance between Derby and Portugal where the popular food chain was founded.
Last week, members of Derbyshire’s first team squad took time out of their preparations for their pre-season trip to Barbados to lend their support, along with the club’s mascot, Freddie the Falcon.
The Falcons will contest the Plate competition in the second round of Twenty20 matches on Thursday after Carnegie inflicted a 60-run defeat.
Set a daunting 184 to win, the Falcons were unable to repel an outstanding performance from an inspired Sidebottom as the former England international helped himself to 3 for 13 from two overs with the new ball.
The Falcons’ fast bowler is returning to the UK for treatment in order to ensure he returns to action as swiftly as possible after taking a ball in the face at North Stars yesterday.
Palladino took 52 first-class wickets during his debut Derbyshire season after joining from Essex ahead of the 2011 campaign.
Prior to picking up the injury yesterday, he spoke to Derbyshire’s Youtube channel about his successful 2011 and aspirations for the forthcoming campaign.
The Burnley-born seamer enjoyed his finest season to date in 2011, contributing 43 wickets and 688 runs to a side that finished fifth in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
Hughes was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 2 for 35 before top-scoring with 59 off 53 balls as the Falcons lost to the Foxes by 134 runs.
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