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Exciting times ahead for Derbyshire fans

Breaking news...two of the World Cup's top five batsmen will be plying their trade at Derbyshire this summer, together with a very good bowler whose ability to use a new ball and 'close' an innings should make us a much better T20 side than in recent y...

English T20 league can't compete with the IPL

The fixtures are out and we have a cricket week at Chesterfield, more than a few games that look winnable on paper and a fifty-over game at Scarborough...Oh, be still my beating heart! All things being equal, I hope to see our lads take on the Yorkies ...

Video: Keiron Pollard takes a brilliant juggling catch

Northampton beat Surrey to win their first T20 title

David Willey was the star as he claimed a hat-trick to help Northamptonshire secure their first FLt20 title with a thumping 102-run victory over Surrey. Due to rain delays the match was reduced to 18 overs per side. Northants who batted first started strongly as David Willey smashed 60 off just 27 balls and then […]

Durham v Derbyshire T20

No real need to labour this one, as the expected defeat materialised. At least there was a little more fight today, which was good to see, but it was ultimately another year of ifs and maybes.There was a decent spell from Mark Footitt today, but Durham...

Post-match blues: Derbyshire Falcons v Leicestershire Foxes – Friends Life T20

By any standards, that was an awful effort last night.When the best you can find to say about a batting display is that the Twitter feed from Tony Palladino was very good, you know that you've had a stinker.It's funny, despite the fact that I still mai...

Will the real Derbyshire Cricket Club stand up?

Thanks for your comments after last night's game. Mighty perceptive they were too and while I don't agree with all of them, it's a free country and the game is all about opinions.Thanks also for making this a massive day for hits, with over a thousand ...

Friends Life T20: Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire

Wow! Did you see that?What a breathtakingly brilliant effort by Derbyshire to go to fortress Trent Bridge and return along the A52 tonight with both points, courtesy of a superb team performance.I'll hold my hands up. I didn't give us a chance tonight ...

County Cricket: Money and the vicious circles

There have been a few comments over recent nights about our declining fortunes in T20. The end of that sentence could, in the eyes of most supporters, be read as 'for the rest of the season'.It is hard to see where we can get a win from here, especially as the vast majority of Karl Krikken's squad have no form and a diminishing likelihood of finding it in the remaining weeks of the sea

County Cricket: Derbyshire v Durham – T20 preview

Life is full of surprises. I experienced that this afternoon.Our delightful sixteen year old daughter was listening to music in the back garden when I joined her in the late afternoon sunshine. It has been another lovely day and she had her earphones i...

Friends Life T20: Levi’s ton eliminates Gloucestershire

County Cricket: Derbyshire vs Yorkshire – Friends Life T20

In years to come, Albie Morkel will look back on what was, even for a player with his credentials, a quite remarkable all-round performance and have but one question on his lips.How the heck did I end up on the losing side?Morkel took four wickets for ...

Friends Life T20: Yorkshire prevail in tense win over Derbyshire

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