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Prices frozen as 2013 membership is announced

Derbyshire will play First Division cricket next summer following their recent promotion as champions – but the price of Membership remains unchanged.

Supporters purchasing their membership by the end of January will benefit from an across the board price freeze with increases of up to £15 only taking effect on 1st February.

Discounts remain in place for students, senior citizens and those living more than 20 miles from the County Ground.

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Krikken on ECB duty with England Performance Programme

Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken has been called up by the England Performance Programme for the second consecutive year and has flown out to India to join the coaching party.

Krikken, who has been asked by the ECB to fulfil the position of Specialist Wicketkeeping Coach on the tour, will return to the UK on December 17th.

The EPP squad - made up of developing young England prospects and including the likes of upcoming Test stars James Taylor and Jade Dernbach - will carry out an extensive training programme as well as playing matches in Mumbai and Pune during their time on the subcontinent.

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2013 fixtures throw up early classic for Derbyshire

Derbyshire have been handed an East Midlands showdown with Nottinghamshire in their opening home match of the new county cricket season.

Karl Krikken’s men, who were promoted to the First Division as champions in September, will start their LV= County Championship campaign with back-to-back away fixtures versus Warwickshire and Middlesex.

Then, starting on Wednesday 24th April, the East Midlands battle lines will be drawn as Derbyshire face Nottinghamshire in a four day fixture for the first time since 2007.

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County cricket ins and outs - by Jake Needham

As counties work hard to assemble their squads for the 2013 campaign, Jake Needham takes a look at the ins and outs on the county circuit so far.

The month after the close of the domestic season is the period for many professional cricketers to nurse aching bodies, take their significant others away on a well-earned holiday and spend inordinate amounts of time and money at local golf courses attempting to shave a shot or two from their handicaps.

However for players looking to move counties or having moves foisted upon them, the months after the final ball of the season has been delivered can be a hectic and chaotic one. Autumn 2012 has proved no different with plenty of players pledging and shifting allegiances already.

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Messages of support - Part Two

Part Two of the messages of congratulations received by the club in the aftermath of winning the LV=County Championship Division Two title.

Part One can be viewed here

Supporters can still register messages of support through the splash page of the website.

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Krikken on hand for prestigious Derbyshire Sports Awards

Chief Executive Simon Storey and Head Coach Karl Krikken were both in attendance as Derbyshire Sport hosted their prestigious annual Derbyshire Sports Awards.

In a successful evening that saw talented and committed individuals from various sports throughout Derbyshire recognised and rewarded, Krikken was invited to present the award for Derby College Coach of the Year.

With the event a celebration of sport in the county, there was also an acknowledgement and note of congratulations to Derbyshire County Cricket Club for lifting the LV=County Championship Division Two title in 2012.

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Messages of support - Part One

For a few weeks, Derbyshire have been inviting supporters through derbyshireccc.com to register their messages of congratulations following Derbyshire’s title-winning 2012 campaign.

The club has been delighted with the response and below is a small selection of the kind messages received, with many more to follow.

Supporters can still register messages of support through the splash page of the website.

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Hughes stars as Anguilla make history

Derbyshire’s Chesney Hughes put in a Man of the Match performance as Anguilla lifted the NAGICO Leeward Islands 50 over tournament on Sunday.

Having gone into the match as underdogs, Anguilla’s dramatic victory saw them pick up a cheque for $10,000 after beating the strongly fancied Antigua and Barbuda by two wickets in front of a big crowd at the Caribe Lumber Ballpark.

Facing the eight-time winners of the tournament, Anguilla lost the toss and were asked to bowl first, Antigua and Barbuda posting 273-9; Hughes the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-51 from 10 overs.

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Stocking fillers aplenty in Club Shop

With Christmas firmly on the radar, the Cricket Derbyshire Club Shop is the place to go to find the perfect stocking fillers for all Derbyshire supporters!

With everything from official replica kit, clothing, caps - including the above, reduced from £12 to just £5 whilst stocks last - bags, cricket balls of all colous and sizes, equipments, souvenirs as well as our exclusive Freddie the Falcon range; there is plenty of variety to choose from either online or in store.

So whether you are after cuff links, club ties, pens, pencils, mugs, bags, books or DVDs, all these items and more can be found at the Club Shop at the County Ground; open from 9am to 5pm weekdays as well as 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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