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Derbyshire v Leicestershire RLODC
Derbyshire v Leicestershire RLODC

Dilshan will be back in the Derbyshire team after a long home series against Pakistan It's welcome back to Tillakaratne Dilshan for tomorrow and the remainder of the season. The legend - a fairly apposite title - that is Dilshan replaces Hamish Rutherford, a player who let no one down in his stint at the club. We now need the Sri Lankan, undoubtedly one of the finest players to emerge from his country, to show the form that earned him t

Aug 4 2015
Surrey v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup
Surrey v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup

Durston’s knock of 129, which he later described as his best one-day knock, wasn’t enough for Derbyshire Surrey 326-6 (Sangakkara 109, Davies 115); Derbyshire  249 (Durston 129) Surrey won by 77 runs We were a little outgunned today. Two very good batsmen in Steven Davies and Kumar Sangakkara took the game away from us with a brilliant second wicket stand of 204, although an innings of considerable brilliance, even f

Aug 3 2015
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire RLODC
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire RLODC

Derbyshire’s Wayne Madsen Sorry about the lack of blog last night and it’s just a short note from me this morning. We can win this game, with a squad that is rightly unchanged. There was little wrong with the performance or personnel at Bristol, aside from a manic last four overs that cost us the game. As I wrote then, credit the opposition for the courage of their convictions, but the wheels came off and we would have won that

Jul 31 2015
Gloucestershire chase down 68 runs from four overs to beat Derbyshire in the RLODC
Gloucestershire chase down 68 runs from four overs to beat Derbyshire in the RLODC

Hamish Rutherford, along with Wayne Madsen, smashed centuries for Derbyshire  Derbyshire 274-5 in 48 overs (Rutherford 110, Madsen 106 not out); Gloucestershire 205-4 in 35 overs Gloucestershire won on D/L It is hard to know what to say tonight. We beat Somerset handsomely, lost to Yorkshire narrowly by Duckworth/Lewis and were then given tonight's game by the same calculation. Rain interruptions left Gloucestershire needin

Jul 31 2015
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire preview
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire preview

Derbyshire played against Australia recently in a tour match Derbyshire head to Bristol tomorrow for a game that could see them establish a place in the group's likely qualifiers. Defeat wouldn't end our hopes, but this is a game we can win with commitment, attention to detail and professionalism. Gloucestershire have some good players, but this summer they have more impressed me as a team that is better than its constituent parts.

Derbyshire v Yorkshire - Royal London One-Day Cup
Derbyshire v Yorkshire - Royal London One-Day Cup

Gary Ballance, seen in action here during the 1st Ashes Test, top-scored for Yorkshire with 69 runs Yorkshire 239-6 in 42 overs (Ballance 69) Derbyshire 189-9 in 29 overs, chasing 197 to win (Rutherford 56, Godleman 45) Yorkshire won by seven runs I have to say I don't really understand Duckworth/Lewis. How we came to be chasing only 42 less than what Yorkshire made in 13 overs less when they had an uninterrupted inning

Jul 28 2015
Somerset v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup
Somerset v Derbyshire - Royal London One-Day Cup

Wayne Madsen set up the victory for Derbyshire with a knock of 45 from 27 balls Derbyshire 134-7 in 14 overs (Madsen 45, Durston 29) beat Somerset 74 all out, set 104 to win in ten overs   Result: - Derbyshire won by 29 runs When I awoke this morning and saw a video of Taunton in the rain on Twitter, the likelihood of play seemed remote. Especially when the regular updates suggested that the rain had eased...no, had got torrentia

Jul 27 2015
Derbyshire v Australia Day 3
Derbyshire v Australia Day 3

Clarke was unbeaten on 44 runs In the end, the match ended in the fashion that I predicted, although not with special prescience. The Australian back up bowlers got a work out, Mitchell Marsh showed himself to be every bit the dynamic all-rounder I have felt him to be for the past two years and it all ended somewhat limply after a rather lack lustre few days. After losing two sessions to the weather it was always likely to be so and the fac

Jul 26 2015
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
Derbyshire v Australia Day 1: 19-year-old Will Davis turns in stellar shift
Derbyshire v Australia Day 1: 19-year-old Will Davis turns in stellar shift

Will Davis of Derbyshire celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Voges of Australia  Australia 413-9 (Marsh 101 retired, Warner 101 retired, Davis 3-63, White 2-85) v Derbyshire The visitors may have racked up 400 at Derby today, but against what was close to a second team attack, that was always likely. Shaun Marsh, a batsman I have always liked, joined Test incumbent Dave Warner in a stand of 154 for the first wicket, bu

Jul 24 2015
Derbyshire v Australia
Derbyshire v Australia

Hamish Rutherford will have to play an important role I'm feeling quite psychic tonight. First I predicted that Mark Footitt wouldn't play against Australia tomorrow, which turned out to be bang on the money, then suggested that Derbyshire might look to the Kolpak market for recruitment, something that Graeme Welch confirmed in an interview with Mark Eklid in today's Derby Telegraph. Much as I suggested, we might even be prepare

Jul 23 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

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
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