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Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Graeme Welch

Graeme Welch happy as Derbyshire develop tougher edge

Graeme Welch wanted Derbyshire to develop a harder edge to their game this season and the signs from the opening matches have been encouraging.

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Yorkshire cling on to deny Nottinghamshire in thriller

Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire served up an absolute thriller of a contest, in front of the television cameras, as their Specsavers County Championship match at Trent Bridge went right down to the final ball before ending in a draw.

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Flat ending to Tigers’ season

Paul Mitchell is to make a return to management at Sandy Lane.

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Godleman row as Derbyshire draw again

Billy Godleman was controversially reprieved on the final afternoon of their Championship at Wantage Road as Derbyshire comfortably batted out for a draw against Northamptonshire today.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Billy Godleman refuses to walk as controversy dogs Derbyshire v Northants

A moment of controversy soured the final afternoon at Wantage Road with Billy Godleman standing his ground after a fair catch was claimed by Jake Libby.

Dan Christian is congratulated by his team mates after getting the wicket of Warwickshire's Laurie Evans - Pic by: Richard Parkes

WIN tickets to see Notts in T20 action

Whether it’s a Friday night or a weekend afternoon, NatWest T20 Blast is set to be the hottest ticket in town this summer.

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Kleinvelt puts Northamptonshire in charge against Derbyshire

An extraordinary innings of 97 in 69 balls from Rory Kleinvelt put Northamptonshire in charge against Derbyshire at Wantage Road.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Thrilling final day ahead as Yorkshire look to seal win at Trent Bridge

A thrilling final day is in prospect at Trent Bridge, where Yorkshire will be looking for their first win of the season in their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

Pictured bowling for Ilkeston is Ian Banks.

Ilkeston Rutland prop up early Division One table

For a bitterly cold and mostly grey April Saturday, the day had started well for Ilkeston Rutland’s new captain Luke Marriott.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Rain hampers Derbyshire v Northants

Shiv Thakor and Andy Carter shared a whirlwind stand of 48 for the 10th wicket to give Derbyshire three batting points and a handy total of 324 on the second day at Northampton. But afternoon rain prevented them making any progress with the ball as Northamptonshire made 66 for 0 in reply, trailing by 258.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Derbyshire post useful total against Northants

Shiv Thakor and Andy Carter shared a whirlwind stand of 48 for the 10th wicket to give Derbyshire three batting points and a handy total of 324 on the second day at Northampton.

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Stanton-by-Dale CC struggles continue with draw

Stanton-by-Dale CC’s struggle to adapt to life in Division Six of the Derbyshire Country Cricket League continued away at Derby Congs.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Shiv Thakor

Derbyshire fight back on first day

Shiv Thakor and Tony Palladino shared a century stand for the eighth wicket as Derbyshire recovered from 161 for 7 to post 275 for 8 on the first day at Northamptonshire.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Yorkshire overcome poor start to take control against Nottinghamshire

Yorkshire overcame a disappointing start to take the spoils on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen relaxed as runs flow freely for Derbyshire

If a relaxed state of mind is a key factor in achievement, then Wayne Madsen should be on course for a prolific season.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Hailstorm sees Derbyshire draw with Glamorgan

Lingering hopes of a positive outcome to Derbyshire’s match against Glamorgan at Derby were not so much put on ice as frozen out by a spectacular storm midway through the final afternoon.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Derbyshire denied batting point against Glamorgan

A fourth wicket for Michael Hogan denied Derbyshire a fourth batting point on the final morning of the match against Glamorgan.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen disappointed after missing out on century

Former Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen fell short of a notable milestone as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third day of the match at Derby.

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Wayne Madsen misses out on Derbyshire century

Wayne Madsen missed out on a second century of the season as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third afternoon of the game at Derby.

CURTAIN-RAISING CENTURION -- opening bat Gareth Curtis on his way to a century on the opening day of the new season for champions Sandiacre Town.

Flying start for champions Sandiacre as Curtis cracks century

Inspired by an curtain-raising century from Gareth Curtis, reigning champions Sandiacre Town began the defence of their Derbyshire County League, Premier Division title in style.

ILKESTON Rutland  CC round-up.

Ilkeston Rutland batsman knocked out by accidental beamer

A batsman was knocked unconscious by a beamer in a sickening start to the new cricket season for Ilkeston Rutland.

STAR GUEST -- batsman Chris Guest acknowledges the applause after reaching a half-century for Stanton-by-Dale against Quarndon.

Sticky start to cricket season by newly-promoted Stanton-by-Dale

Newly-promoted Stanton-by-Dale received a tough induction into life in Division Six South of the Derbyshire County League when succumbing to a six-wicket defeat on the opening day of the season.

NUTBROOK CC round-up.

Teenage Australian signing makes instant impact for Nutbrook

New overseas player Harry Thoman made an instant impact as Nutbrook opened the 2016 season in Division One of the Derbyshire County League with a three-wicket victory at Clifton.

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Palladino passes milestone for Derbyshire

There was time for Tony Palladino to pass another noteable milestone and Michael Hogan to strike two quick blows for Glamorgan before rain cut short the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Derby.

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Derbyshire v Glamorgan – Day Two - Tea

Ben Slater led Derbyshire’s recovery after Michael Hogan took two quick wickets after lunch for Glamorgan on the second afternoon of the game at the County Ground.

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Last wicket stand frustrates Derbyshire against Glamorgan

A last wicket stand frustrated Derbyshire after Tony Palladino had completed his 12th five wicket haul on the second morning of the match against Glamorgan at Derby.

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Bragg’s career-best puts Glamorgan in control against Derbyshire

Will Bragg bathed in the warmth of a career-best 129 in bitterly cold conditions as Glamorgan took the first day honours at Derby.

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Joe Root and Ben Stokes - what they said

England duo Joe Root and Ben Stokes discussed a variety of pressing issues for the forthcoming season in Friday's Investec round-table chat with the national press. Here are some of the topics covered:

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Graeme Welch

Welch takes positives from Derbyshire’s draw with Gloucestershire

Graeme Welch says there are lots of positives to take from the drawn match Bristol, but is looking for an improved bowling performance for the visit of Glamorgan, starting on Sunday.

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Derbyshire players enjoy time in the kitchen as part of team-building exercise

On the face of it, a day in the kitchen would seem to have little relevance for the professional cricketer.

IN PICTURE: Notts County Cricket Club 2016: Jake Ball.
STORY: SPORT LEAD: Notts County Cricket Club Team /Pen pictures for season 2016.  Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Jake Ball boosts England international hopes

Despite Nottinghamshire’s disappointing defeat against Lancashire this week, the Old Trafford match provided further evidence that Jake Ball may be inching closer towards gaining international recognition.

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Gloucestershire v Derbyshire: Day Four - Lunch

Chesney Hughes and Hamish Rutherford batted Derbyshire towards safety on the final morning of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

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Gloucestershire v Derbyshire: Day Three - Close

Nightwatchman Liam Norwell hit his maiden first class century as Gloucestershire claimed maximum batting points on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

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Gloucestershire v Derbyshire: Day Three - Tea

A maiden first class century from nightwatchman Liam Norwell and a batting masterclass from Chris Dent put Gloucestershire in sight of maximum batting points at tea on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

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Gloucester dominant over Derbyshire on day three

An unbeaten century from Chris Dent and a career-best 88 not out from nightwatchman Liam Norwell ensured Gloucestershire dominated the third morning of the Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, Graeme Welch

Derbyshire coach Graeme Welch says club is in good position ahead of new season

Despite losing their leading wicket-taker and one of the top bowlers in the country over the last two seasons, Derbyshire’s elite performance director Graeme Welch believes they will be stronger as a team this summer.

Luke Fletcher smiling during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Derbyshire bring in Notts bowler on loan agreement

Derbyshire have signed fast bowler Luke Fletcher from Nottinghamshire on a month’s loan.

James Taylor in the field during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Notts and England batsman forced to retire by serious heart condition

Notts and England batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire due to a serious heart condition.

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