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2012 Membership made even more affordable

Team ShotSecure your 2012 Membership of Derbyshire County Cricket Club now with a down payment of just £50.

In order to make Membership, which entitles the card holder to entry for all home cricket, more affordable for our supporters; pay £50 now then split the remaining figure into two further monthly payments.

We will send your membership card as soon as the initial £50 is paid.

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Footitt earns extension

Mark FootittMark Footitt has signed a contract extension committing him to Derbyshire until the conclusion of the 2013 season.

The 26-year-old signed from Nottinghamshire ahead of the 2010 campaign and he has since taken 38 first-class wickets, in 13 matches, at an average of 30.86.

A left-arm fast bowler with the ability to bowl at 90-plus miles-per-hour, Footitt took 5-53 in the match against Northamptonshire at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, in 2011.

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Join us for 2012

CelebrationPledge your support to table-topping Derbyshire by becoming a member of the club for the 2012 season.

The Club currently has more Senior Members, more Country Members and more Junior Members than ever before thanks to an array of recession busting discounts introduced for the new season.

£20 discounts are available to Senior Citizens and those whole live more than 20 miles from the County Ground. Car parking is free for the whole season for those travelling 35+ miles to the ground from their home addresses.

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Competition Winners

WisdenShaun Ellingham, Andy Elland and Alan Flintoff have each won a copy of the 2012 Wisden Almanack after winning the recent website competition.

The three winners answered 52 to the question - Tony Palladino was Derbyshire’s leading wicket taker in the LV= County Championship in 2011. How many wickets did he take? – and they were randomly drawn as winners.

Wisden has a new editor this year, Lawrence Booth, the youngest man to hold the office for more than 70 years. In his Notes by the Editor he comments perceptively on the major issues facing the sport: Test cricket’s uncertain future, the need for India to strike a balance between power and responsibility, and the ongoing confusion surrounding technology.

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Clare taking the plaudits

Poynton and ClareJonathan Clare is hitting the cricketing headlines ahead of this week’s LV= County Championship clash versus Leicestershire which starts on Thursday, 11am.

Match figures of 11-57 in the recent victory over Glamorgan propelled the all-rounder to 7th in the Professional Cricketers’ Associations Most Valuable Player Rankings and earned him Cricket World’s County Player of the Week.

Find out if Clare can continue his outstanding form when the East Midlands Derby gets underway, Thursday to Sunday of this week with an 11am start.

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zigzag play set to be cricket fan favourite

trent bartonStarting for this week's LV= County Championship match versus Leicestershire (starting Thursday, 11am), the new zigzag play ticket by trent barton offers supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club unlimited travel on match-days for just £4.50.

What’s more zigzag play offers further savings for fans travelling in small groups, with a group ticket costing just £10 for up to five people of any age.

Alex Hornby, Commercial Director at trent barton, explained: “Whether you are travelling on your own or with family and friends, zigzag play offers a great way to save money on match days.

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Victory over Glamorgan: Highlights and Photo Gallery

Clare and GuptillThe highlights and Photo Gallery from Day 3 at the SWALEC Stadium, where Derbyshire secured a thrilling victory over Glamorgan, are now available online.

Watch Jonathan Clare and Tony Palladino rip through the Glamorgan batting to secure a sensational victory which secured back-to-back victories at the start of a LV= County Championship campaign for the first time since 2002 and sent Derbyshire to the top of the table.

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Match winner Clare delighted with Glamorgan victory

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Jon Clare starred in his first match of the 2012 campaign to instigate a terrific and clinical victory for Derbyshire against Glamorgan at The SWALEC Stadium to ensure the county continued their 100% start to the season.

The 25-year-old lived up to his all-rounder tag by contributing 21 and 43 with the bat in a low scoring game that saw only one half century – from David Wainwright – as well as delivering magnificent match figures of 11-57 to see the visitors home by 130 runs.

Clare, understandably, was delighted with his overall performance but the Burnley-born man insists it is the win that gives him the most satisfaction.

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Brilliant Clare secures memorable win for Derbyshire

Clare_1Derbyshire put in a performance on Day Three that will live long in the memory for their supporters as Jon Clare inspired the visitors to a truly brilliant victory over Glamorgan.

There were few signs of what was to come as Derbyshire made the worst possible start, having resumed six down in the second innings with a 187 run lead.

However the early dismissals of Clare, who had added three runs to his overnight unbeaten 40, followed by Tom Poynton two balls later for a duck, proved to be just a brief scare as Tony Palladino (21) put on 41 with David Wainwright to take the lead past 200.

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