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Somerset v Derbyshire RLODC
Somerset v Derbyshire RLODC

Derbyshire ready after Australia’s game Forgive the use of the acronym, but do please get used to it, because the idea of typing 'Royal London One-Day Cup' on a regular basis in the next couple of weeks doesn't thrill me unduly... Tomorrow, or rather today as I type this, Derbyshire play Somerset at Taunton in  the first match of a competition that will test their resilience and their Sat-Navs in equal measure. Whatev

Jul 26 2015
Petersen and Prince's partnership of 501 runs - Highest between two South Africans in First-Class cricket history
Petersen and Prince's partnership of 501 runs - Highest between two South Africans in First-Class cricket history

Petersen and Prince during their 501 runs partnership innings 501 runs were added for the third wicket by the pair of Alviro Peterson and Ashwell Peterson, both South Africans, in a County Championship match for Lancashire against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay in England. Alviro Peterson scored 286 and Ashwell Prince 261 to reach this milestone. The partnership began when Lancashire’s score was 104 for two and both batted together till the

Jul 24 2015
Mike Turner, 'the pioneer of One Day cricket', dies aged 80
Mike Turner, 'the pioneer of One Day cricket', dies aged 80

Mike Turner turned around the fortunes of Leicestershire with his outstanding vision Mike Turner who is widely regarded as the pioneer of One Day cricket has died, ESPNcricinfo reports. Turner was a visionary who transformed the fortunes of Leicestershire during his time as an administrator and was awarded the MBE in 1994 for his services to cricket. Turner didn’t enjoy much success as a cricketer, featuring in only ten first-class ma

Jul 22 2015
Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'
Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara during his Yorkshire stint in April this year Cheteshwar Pujara, currently gearing up to lead India ‘A’ in two four-day matches against a strong Australia ‘A’ unit in Chennai starting on July 22, spoke about how he plans to turn around what has been a disappointing year for him so far. Dropped from the Test team on tours of Australia and Bangladesh, the technically and politically correct Pujara sai

Jul 21 2015
Derbyshire clinch convincing victory on eve of Australia match
Derbyshire clinch convincing victory on eve of Australia match

Mark Footitt Derbyshire 361 and 72-3 Northamptonshire 116 and 316 (Duckett 154, Durston 3-55, Palladino 3-62) Derbyshire won by seven wickets Rumours of the demise of Derbyshire's championship season were proved to be a load of old cobblers down in Northampton today (see what I did there?) The side did everything that could have been expected of them in concluding an emphatic seven-wicket win, well inside three days. Wes Durston took

Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen smash records in county cricket
Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen smash records in county cricket

Ashwell Prince made his career best score Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince piled on a record 501 runs partnership for the third wicket in English county match at the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club Ground. The Lancashire’s batsmen reached the feat while playing against Glamorgan. In county’s 151 years history, this was the highest partnership for any wicket, and only the 13th time in first-class history that any stand passed 500 runs.

Jul 21 2015
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire Day 2
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire Day 2

Mark Footitt picked 5 wickets After two days in which they have played terrific cricket, Derbyshire stand just a good session away from wrapping up a thoroughly convincing win tomorrow. It should, however, be added with a cautionary note that a bad one could leave us with a tricky little run chase... Ben Duckett responded to a difficult week, in which he was banned from driving for twelve months, in the best possible way and he almost singl

Jul 20 2015
A likely look to the Cape as counties plan ahead
A likely look to the Cape as counties plan ahead

Van der Merve changed his nationality to Dutch  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Roelof van der Merwe had turned his back on South African cricket and moved to the Netherlands, where he was planning using his passport for that country to enter the county game. Lo and behold, the player has now re-signed for Somerset, where he had a successful stint previously and will be on their staff for the next two summers. He won't be the

Jul 20 2015
Recognition required for the heroes of 1965
Recognition required for the heroes of 1965

Derbyshire cricket county club Derbyshire don't drop many balls these days, their dealings on and off the field usually being both timely and professional. That being the case, I hope that they don't allow this summer to end without formal recognition of an outstanding feat from fifty years ago that will, in all likelihood, never be replicated. In that summer, Derbyshire finished exactly half way in the table, ninth out of, at that

Jul 19 2015
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