Graeme Welch wanted Derbyshire to develop a harder edge to their game this season and the signs from the opening matches have been encouraging.
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.
Paul Mitchell is to make a return to management at Sandy Lane.
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.
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.
Whether it’s a Friday night or a weekend afternoon, NatWest T20 Blast is set to be the hottest ticket in town this summer.
An extraordinary innings of 97 in 69 balls from Rory Kleinvelt put Northamptonshire in charge against Derbyshire at Wantage Road.
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.
For a bitterly cold and mostly grey April Saturday, the day had started well for Ilkeston Rutland’s new captain Luke Marriott.
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.
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.
Stanton-by-Dale CC’s struggle to adapt to life in Division Six of the Derbyshire Country Cricket League continued away at Derby Congs.
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.
Yorkshire overcame a disappointing start to take the spoils on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
If a relaxed state of mind is a key factor in achievement, then Wayne Madsen should be on course for a prolific season.
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.
A fourth wicket for Michael Hogan denied Derbyshire a fourth batting point on the final morning of the match against Glamorgan.
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.
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.
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.
A batsman was knocked unconscious by a beamer in a sickening start to the new cricket season for Ilkeston Rutland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will Bragg bathed in the warmth of a career-best 129 in bitterly cold conditions as Glamorgan took the first day honours at Derby.
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:
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.
On the face of it, a day in the kitchen would seem to have little relevance for the professional cricketer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derbyshire have signed fast bowler Luke Fletcher from Nottinghamshire on a month’s loan.
Notts and England batsman James Taylor has been forced to retire due to a serious heart condition.