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The 2017 Playing Survey is now live! It’s your chance to have Your Say on what you think about the game of cricket – we want and need to hear your voice!

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Boys Kwik Finals

Denby Cricket Club were the hosts for the Boy`s Kwik Cricket finals on Monday 17th July. The format for the day was 3 groups of 3, with each team playing 2 fixtures. The winners of Group 1 would play the winners of group 2 in the first semi final and the winners of group 3 would contend against the best runner`s up throughout the 3 groups.

With the sun shining, the day got off to a great start with some great cricket being played, with each team looking to top their respective groups. Dale were the winners of group 1 after winning both of their fixtures, gaining 6 points from a possible 6. They were then allocated to play against Etwall as they were the deserved winners of group 2.

Group 3 winners were Arboretum and they were up against Hayfield in the second semi-final after Hayfield went through as best runners up with an average of 94.5.

The semi-finals got underway and it was clear that all students wanted to play for the gold medals, each and every one of the students being supportive and energetic in the field and thinking of the best ways to tally up their scores throughout their batting.

Semi-final one was won by Etwall after a great bowling performance and semi-final 2 was won by Arboretum. These 2 schools then took eachother on in the final and after a great bowling, batting and fielding performance it was Etwall that came out on top and recevied the gold medals and became the winners of the Boys Kwik Cricket Finals 2017, with Arboretum receiving the silver medals.

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The presentation concluded the day and it was fantastic to see so many happy cricketers and people really want to compete for those gold medals.

Well done to all teams and we hope to see you soon!

Derbyshire Women v Wales and Essex T20

Derbyshire Womens 1st XI v Cricket Wales Womens 1st XI

Looking for an improvement in their T20 techniques Derbyshire Women played hosts to visitors Wales and Essex at the Denby Copperyard.

Wales would be first up as Charlotte Horton won the toss and opted to bowl. Leah Kellogg (4-1-18-2) and Lucy Yates (4-0-15-0) opened the bowling against an aggressive intent but were able to repeatedly beat the bat without early success. With Leah switching ends her reintroduction in the 10th over eventually saw the breakthrough and removal of both openers to LBWs, the score on 54. Alice Dyson (3-0-18-0) bowled with pace at the incoming pair whilst taking lead role in a run out with Rachel Hopkins and the ever dependable Amy Lacey (3-0-11-2) continued to ‘bamboozle’ the opposition into submission thanks to another quickfire stumping from keeper Megan Pittman and a catch from Kellogg. Emma Thatcher (2-0-13-0) and Tiarna Gilkes (2-0-12-1) kept the score under control at 5 an over with Gilkes picking up a wicket via a Dyson catch. A Lucy Yates throw to pick up the innings second run out saw the Wales knock end after 20 overs with the score at 99 for 8 including 26 extras, Derbyshire were upbeat and positive.

Derbyshire set about the chase with a new pairing of Rachel Hopkins (27) and Tiarna Gilkes (5) but were to be pinned back yet again in the 6 over batting power play which yielded only 12 runs, a sum that would prove impossible to recover from. With Gilkes dismissal after a 37 ball vigil and the score on 37 for 1 in the 12 over Derbyshire still needed 63 from 48 balls on a ground with big boundaries. The Welsh attack proved to be too accurate with Thomas (4-1-9-4) proving the decisive factor and with only conceding 8 extras the difference was clear to understand. Bess Heath (13) from 14 balls and Charlotte Horton (15) from 16 balls tried to reduce the required run rate. Alice Dyson (0), Leah Kellogg (8) from 7, Rebekah Grimley (0) all perished valiantly leaving Megan Pittman (5*) and Lucy Yates (0*) in at the end. Derbyshire ending on 81 for 7 from their 20 overs.

A more positive approach was now desperately needed following 3 very similar surrenders in the T20, too many extras and a life sapping level of caution in the early overs was terminal, we need to play some ‘village’ cricket and take a more aggressive stance by playing with high risk.

Derbyshire Womens 1st XI v Essex Womens 1st XI

Following a Wales (108-3) victory over Essex (82-9) in game 2 of the day a positive result was now vital. Skipper Horton again called correctly and Essex were batting. Kellogg (3-0-27-0) and Yates (4-0-21-0) again took the new ball with no breakthrough. A Rachel Hopkins run out with the score at 21 from 5 overs followed by a wicket from Emma Thatcher (3-0-15-1) on 44 in the 10th over looked promising as the scoreboard was again kept under control. However the total soon began to rise as Essex took the score from 47-2 from 11 to 92-2 from 15 and the days biggest target loomed. Alice Dyson (3-0-15-0), Amy Lacey (3-0-14-0), Tiarna Gilkes (1-0-15-0) and Rachel Hopkins (3-0-12-0) all toiled to break the partnership but Essex completed their 20 overs on a daunting 123 for 3 including a slightly more acceptable 14 extras.

            Another change saw Rachel Hopkins (27) from 27 and Leah Kellogg (12) from 30 take up arms for the run chase. First to fall after crashing 5 balls to the boundary was Hopkins with the score on 40 in the 8th, Leah was joined by Bess Heath (51) who relishing the challenge immediately made a statement by batting in the way only Bess can. An early single was followed by the first of 6 fours as the ball started to disappear to the ropes with a more gleeful regularity. Leah was to fall after two exquisite cover drives and the score at 59-2 in the 11th. Still behind the run-rate Bess was joined by Charlotte Horton (22*) from 25 and the pair set about the Essex attack. The ‘golden over’ was to arrive in the 14th as Bess blasted 2 sixes and 2 fours catapulting the score to 101 leaving 23 needed from 36 balls. Bess was to bring up an exhilarating 50 with another boundary followed by a 2 to the deep, Bam-Bam was back and the bat raised to cheers from the sidelines. Her 30 ball half century included 6 fours and 2 big sixes into the bank.  Despite falling shortly after on 51 and the score on 117 for 3  skipper Horton steered the team home with 15 balls to spare accompanied by Alice Dyson(0*), Hortons 22 and a return to form came from 25 balls with 3 fours.

Great to see that lessons were being learned and that the team could adapt and respond to honest team talks. T20 can be an ugly form of cricket with technique being abandoned in the pursuit of big scores. It’s a game with no room for a cautious approach and has to be played with high risk where aggressive batting and running compete against the need to bowl accurately. Coupled with the challenge that our promotion brings there will be tough encounters all summer but the team picked up its most welcomed first T20 victory of the campaign and those signs of self-doubt should be dissolved.

That’s how we play T20 !

Derbyshire Women v Hampshire and Scotland

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Cricket Scotland Womens XI

For the start of the T20 campaign a hot and tropical climate greeted the teams where Spondon was to host games against Scotland and Hampshire. First up was Scotland who on winning the toss elected to field.

Openers Charlotte Horton (24) and Rachel Hopkins (29) took to the crease where early accuracy and a general reluctance to play with any real aggression would see Derbys yield only 16 runs from the 6 over power play. Charlotte was to hit 5 fours in her 37 ball knock and Rachel 6 fours in her 40 ball innings but with two thirds of the innings gone a big score was unlikely. Leah Kellogg (8) from 13 balls, Tiarna Gilkes 14 from 20 deliveries Lauren Tuffrey (3) from 7 and a gallant 1 ball four from Bess Heath took the score to a very modest 100 for the loss of only 3 wickets.

Scotlands aggression was evident from the start and they were to reach their target with the loss of only one wicket inside 12 overs. With bowling changes almost every over Leah Kellogg (3-0-13-1), Amy Lacey (1.3-0-20-0), Lucy Yates (2-0-21-0), Alice Dyson (1-0-8-0), Tiarna Gilkes (2-0-24-0) and Rachel Hopkins (2-0-12-0) all toiled trying to defend the lowly score as Scotland ran out easy winners in match 1.

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Hampshire Womens XI

With Hampshire easily beating Scotland in game 2 Derbyshire would need to put in a very different approach to the days final game to avoid being bottom of the group in week 1. Skipper Hopkins put Hampshire in to bat.

Leah Kellogg (4-0-18-1) again made an early breakthrough. Lucy Yates (2-0-14-0) would succumb to the heat so Rachel Hopking (4-0-30-1), Amy Lacey (3-0-22-1), Alice Dyson (3-0-21-0), Tiarna Gilkes (2-0-15-0) and Emma Thatcher (2-0-17-0) carried the mantle recovered from 46 for 3 to 150 for 3 despite losing Ch1arlotte Edwards to an injury sustained in their first game.

Horton & Hopkins opened but were unable to improve upon the earlier power play return by striking only 17 from the first 36 deliveries. Horton (22) from 35 and Hopkins (12) from 25 were unable to give the innings the impact needed and Tiarna Gilkes (9) from 15, Bess Heath (1) from 4 and Alice Dyson were to perish in the chase. Leah (21 from 19 and an unbeaten 15 off 11 deliveries from Rebekah Grimley were to add some aggression but Derbyshire could only finish on 108 for 6 as they wilted in the heat of the day.

With two lack-lustre performances and two heavy defeats to report it was left clear that the approach has to change, T20 is high risk cricket and an aggressive and positive mind set is vital against teams of this calibre. Players have to be on top of their game and when batting they must back themselves in the pursuit of high scores by taking chances they wouldn’t normally take in the longer form of the game and trying to defend totals of 100 will prove very difficult.

Women`s Softball Festival

Duffield Cricket Club were the hosts for the second festival of the summer hosted by Derbyshire Cricket Board. 7 teams entered for this festival hoping to claim the winning prize of 8 Women`s Cricket World Cup tickets here at Derby. The glass of prosecco on arrival was appreicated by all players and this started the day off successfully. 

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The festival was set up with 3 matches per round, enabling 7 rounds to take place throughout the day. All teams played eachother once and the leaderboard was updated throughout the day. Although the day was all about softball cricket being fun, engaging, interactive, social and for beginner`s, their were prizes for;

Winning Team / Most Bonus Runs Scored / Best Celebration

After a group warm up was led by Rebekah Grimley, the fixtures were announced and play got under way- The prizes that were on offer were Women`s Cricket World Cup tickets.

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All females that took part were extremely motivated throughout the day, encouraging their teams and showcasing their best celebrations. The celebration award was a tough decision for the hosts to make, but Helen Hancock was a deserving winner of this award for her fantastic efforts and celebrations continously throughout the day.

The winning team were Duffield Ladies CC, for their unbeaten run of 6 games with fantastic displays of batting/bowling and fielding.

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The award for the most bonus runs scored throughout the day went to Vicky Fox for her exceptional 32 in the final game of the day. A great day was held by all at Duffield CC and the spirit of the game was exceptional at all times and the day was full of non-stop laughter, determination and social engagement.

 

We look forward to our next Softball Festival in July. For more questions on how to apply please email conor.percy@derbyshireccc.com or rachel.hopkins@dcbcricket.com

 

Thanks again for all participants and their families for making the event succesfful and a big thank you to Duffield CC for being exceptional hosts on the day.

 

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Surrey Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI

Surrey were the next big guns to test the confidence of a Derbyshire team without many of its top order. Leah Kelloggs unavailability added to the difficulty the team faced without 3 of its top 5 batters and both spin bowlers. Surrey were able to count England star Natalie Sciver and the world’s fastest women bowler from New Zealand, Lea Tahuhu, amongst their stars although Sciver having hit another century the day before was not on the team sheet today. Reeds school hosted the game and despite an overnight thunderstorm the game started on schedule. Skipper Horton called the coin correctly and Surrey were batting. Another previous day centurion Sophie Pout opened up with Kirstie White and the pair looked to give the innings a positive start taking the score to 44 before Lucy Yates (10-2-38-2) again got the opening breakthrough. Alice Dyson ( 9.2-1-36-3) soon followed by removing the dangerous Pout with the score on 47. Tiarna Gilkes (3-1-13-1) then removed Jones before the accuracy of Amy Lacey (10-2-26-2) wore down Smith and later Cranstone. Rachel Hopkins (10-1-32-2) took out Chathli and Chatterji and incredibly Surrey who had hit 300+ in each of their previous league games were in trouble at 88 for 7. The arrival of Tahuhu looked like Surreys last chance of setting a score and she proved to be a thorn in the Derbys attack with some powerful hitting and aggressive intent. Emma Thatcher (5-0-41-0) joined the attack but couldn’t remove the determined overseas international. Together with skipper Scutt the pair added 63, Scutts contribution only 4!! The returning Yates finally removing Scutt thanks to a magnificent diving catch behind by the superb Megan Pittman, one of four dismissals on the day. Another 42 runs would be added before Alice Dysons second spell ended the innings in devastating style with stumps and turf flying in all directions. Tahuhu eventually falling for 60 from 58 balls. Despite looking like they wouldn’t reach 120 Surrey had battled to 193 all out.         

Openers Horton and Hopkins would take the dubious honour of taking first look at Tahuhus reputation and they would soon realise that the whispers were true as the NZ quickie sent down 80mph deliveries with alarming regularity. Rachel Hopkins (1) proved to be Tahuhu’s only success (10-3-20-1) as she battled with steely determination to see out the opener, finally succumbing to a thin edge to the keeper. Horton (23) looked assured until the spin of Jones caught her in two minds, 42 for 2. Megan Pittman (16) and Lauren Tuffrey (30) looking to make the most of her opportunity continued to add to the score until Megan perished to a loose sweep and top edged to square leg with the score at 75. This proved to be the turning point as Bess Heath (4) was removed, despite middling a pull straight at Tahuhu, Rebekah Grimley (0) and Lauren soon fell as the score slipped to 96 for 6. Alice Dyson (9) and a resilient Tiarna Gilkes (20) took the score to 110 before Alice was removed. Lucy Yates (0) went next and Emma Thatcher (2) being run out by another Tahuhu demonstration of her all-round ability. Amy Lacey (1*) helped to take the score to 137 before Gilkes brave innings came to an end. Surrey 17pts, Derbys (6pts).

Surrey were given a major scare by a team devoid of many of its top performers and but for the stand out difference an international makes to your side would surely have taken the spoils today as NZ Tahuhu almost single handed carried Surrey to victory. It may be that 2 defeats over the weekend could be predicted but there are plenty of positive signs emerging. Derbyshire have struggled all summer so far to get the better of the one player in each side that is paid to make a difference but our ability and performances compare equally with our opposition in all other aspects. Defining games against Worcestershire and Cricket Wales are still to come.

 

Division 2

 

P

W

L

Can

Abd

T

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Ave

Somerset

5

4

0

0

1

0

16

14

0

70

17.5

Hampshire

5

4

1

0

0

0

19

18

0

77

15.4

Surrey

5

4

1

0

0

0

18

16

0

74

14.8

Devon

5

4

1

0

0

0

14

19

0

73

14.6

Cricket Wales

5

2

3

0

0

0

16

18

0

54

10.8

Derbyshire

5

1

4

0

0

0

11

14

0

35

7

Worcestershire

5

0

4

0

1

0

7

6

0

13

3.25

Staffordshire

5

0

5

0

0

0

8

8

0

16

3.2

Hampshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI

A 150 mile trip to Basingstoke & North Hants CC provided an eagerly awaited encounter with Hampshire who could now boast former England Captain Charlotte Edwards and current New Zealand Captain Suzie Bates amongst their ranks.

Losing the toss Derbyshire were asked to bat first in conditions set to suit the bowlers. A batting line up again without Sarah Glenn and also Emily Marriott would have its resilience tested in overcast conditions. Openers Horton and Hopkins took a cautious approach despite both hitting early boundaries but with the ball moving late Hopkins (5) was drawn into the drive and fell to a catch at cover. Megan Pittman joined Horton (12) but a visibly frustrated Horton was adjudged to have nicked off having hit her pad and an eager umpire raised the finger, 28 for 2. Bess Heath (0) soon fell as did Megan (7), Leah Kellogg (2), Rebekah Grimley (1) and Tiarna Gilkes (0) and at 44 for 7 and the ball still moving around Derbyshire were in deep trouble. Alice Dyson (18) and Lucy Yates (14) restored a little hope before Yates became the first of Suzie Bates two victims. Emma Thatcher (14) and Alice took the score to 86 before the latter fell. Amy Lacey (3 not out) and Emma brought up the 100 but Bates ended the innings at 109.

Leah Kellogg (4-1-18-0) and Alice Dyson (6-2-10-0) took the new ball to Edwards and Dean but despite there still being a little movement couldn’t force the breakthrough. An unhelpful short shower sent the players racing for cover before Lucy Yates (4-0-24-1) and Amy Lacey (4-0-24-0) resumed the attack. Yates it was who finally got through having Dean smartly caught behind by Megan with the score at 41 after 12 overs. Bates joined Edwards and the pair showed their class despite a scare for Bates being dropped on 0 the pair batted aggressively. Rachel Hopkins (5-0-20-0) and Emma Thatcher (2.2-0-16-0) trying their arm couldn’t add to the points total as Edwards 37* and Bates 43* completed the lesson inside 26 overs. Hampshire taking a full 18 points and Derbys 2.

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Vacancy: County Welfare Officer

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The Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) is seeking to appoint a County Welfare Officer.

The safeguarding and support of young people is of paramount importance to the DCB.

The DCB County Welfare Officer will act as a source of advice/support on safeguarding matters to clubs and cricket organisations.

They will also support the education and training of county board members and affiliated club volunteers.

Please see the full role description here (PDF)

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mick Glenn on 07976 504276 or 01332 386600.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday the 19th of June.

ECB CricketFest 2017

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This summer, we’re celebrating all that’s amazing about our game with CricketFest 2017.

What is CricketFest?

Your local cricket club is flinging open its doors and rolling out the welcome mat to members, guests, friends, family, husbands, wives, kids, grandparents, ex-players – absolutely everyone. Even if you’ve never played cricket in your life or even been to your club, you’ll have a fantastic weekend of fun over four weekends in June and July.

Depending on what your club is planning, you could watch a live match or two, relax with a drink in the clubhouse, practice in the nets, have a tea and a slice of cake, enjoy a drink in the bar, meet new people and maybe even get stuck into the barbecue.

It’s free to come along to CricketFest 2017 and everyone will have a fantastic time doing something new.

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