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Derbyshire U11 Boys at the Shrewsbury Festival 22nd-26th July 2019

Derbyshire U11 Boys at the Shrewsbury Festival 22nd-26th July 2019

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Derbyshire U-11’s v Staffordshire U-11’s on Monday 22nd July 2019.

A beautiful bright morning welcomed the commencement of the Shrewsbury U-11’s Festival and Staffordshire were Derbyshire’s first opponents in a 40 over match and what a match it turned out to be, near enough the World Cup final all over again.

Staffordshire won the toss and elected to bowl.

Charlie and Danny Houghton opened the batting and started well against some very good Staffordshire bowling, who within 8 overs had reduced Derbyshire to 23 for 4. Enter Ed Cokayne and Harry Jones who dug in and shared in a partnership of 53 before Harry Jones departed for a very valuable 19 with his partner, Ed following shortly afterwards for 21. This brought together Zak Kelly and Jimmy Fry who put on another invaluable partnership of 55 before Jimmy departed for 32. Zak was joined by Matt Mason with both of them seeing out the 40 overs scoring 21and 3 not out respectively. 153 for 7 in the 40 overs a very good response against some very good bowling and fielding.

Ollie Palmer being the pick of the Staffordshire bowlers with 3-17 in 8 overs. Derbyshire's opening attack of Logan Green and George Siddall bowled extremely well restricting the Staffordshire openers to 17 in the first 8 overs. So the game ebbed and flowed with fellow bowlers Zak Kelly, Matt Mason, Charlie Dawson, Ed Cokayne and Harry Hurst pressing the Staffordshire batsmen who maintained an even runs per over rate. Going into the last two overs Staffordshire were 5 wickets down requiring 4 runs to win. Zak bowled an excellent maiden with a single bye leaving the Staffordshire batsman requiring 3 for the win with Ed standing in their way. Some fine bowling by Ed with two scrambled single runs followed by two run out shouts being turned down left it all tied on the last ball. Ed bowled a fine Yorker which beat the Staffordshire batsman but unfortunately shot through and beat Derbyshire’s field enabling Staffordshire to take an exhilarating win. Two wickets for Logan and one a piece for George and Zak and a run out by Ed accounted for the Staffordshire batsman with Sid Murali top scoring with 38 for Staffordshire.
A scintillating match played in the right spirit between two evenly matched and talented sets of players.

Derbyshire team; C.Dawson (Captain), J.Fry (W/K), D.Houghton, H.Jones, J.Dent, E.Cokayne, F.Clarke, M.Mason, L.Green, G.Siddall, H.Hurst

Derbyshire v Herefordshire on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

Day 2 of the festival and once again on a hot sunny day Captain Dawson won the toss and elected to bat and what an inspired decision.

Danny Houghton and Harry Jones opened the batting and a stand of 133 ended in the 21st over with Harry being run out for 29 going for a second run. Danny continued onwards but unfortunately, with his own score on 94, he fell to the bowling of Slocombe in the 32nd over.
A wonderful innings which deserved a century with an innings consisting of 11 boundaries that set the foundation for Derbyshire’s total was quite rightly applauded by all those present.

Captain Dawson in company with Zak Kelly continued onwards combining to amass a final total of 276-3 in their 40 overs. Charlie and Zak carrying their bats for 43 not out and 29 not out respectively. Derbyshire’s bowling response opened with George Siddall and Harry Hurst. In George’s first over he bowled Herefordshire’s openers and although Herefordshire continued onwards they never fully recovered against consistent Derbyshire bowling finally succumbing for 100 in 22 overs. All the wickets were shared amongst the bowlers with Reuben Goutorbe, Nikhil Davies and George Siddall taking two a piece whilst Danny Houghton continued his full day with two catches. Derbyshire team; C.Dawson (Captain), L.Vere (W/K), D.Houghton, H.Jones, J.Dent, Z.Kelly, G.Siddall, H.Hurst, N.Davies, R.Goutorbe, F.Clarke.

Derbyshire v Grange CC on Wednesday 24th July 2019.

Another beautiful sunny day greeted the T20 tournament with the morning opponents being Grange CC from Edinburgh.

Grange CC won the toss and elected to bowl. The two Derbyshire openers of Charlie Dawson and Harry Jones  strode out to the middle but unfortunately Harry was given out LBW early on so Danny Houghton joined Charlie in the middle. Just as Charlie was accelerating he was dismissed by a very good catch on 16. Josh Dent joined Danny and and so a partnership of 82 in 11 overs blossomed before Danny was dismissed for 41 and Josh departing for 34 in the final over leaving Zak Kelly and Jimmy Fry to to remain undefeated on  2 and 5 respectively. A total of 129 was amassed.

The Grange set about the total against Logan Green and Harry Hurst with Harry taking a wicket with his second ball. However the two Grange batsmen dug in and they were going along nicely until the introduction of Captain Dawson’s spin and Ed Cokayne’s Seam. In particular Ed being on fire taking three wickets in his first over and a three over spell of 4 wickets for 8 runs. This triggered a regular fall of wickets with Charlie, Reuben and Matt picking up a wicket each leaving Grange at 75-8 in the 17th over and Derbyshire seemingly cruising to victory. Enter F. Foley and D. Burton to the fray who had different ideas and set about striking the ball crisply about the outfield and to the boundary but there weren’t enough overs left and they amassed 120-8, agonisingly falling 9 runs short with Foley finishing on 32 not out and Burton on 16 not out. Special mention to Jimmy Fry behind the stumps for his hat-trick of catches off Ed Cokayne’s bowling and a stumping off Reuben’s bowling.A praiseworthy team effort to reach the final.

Derbyshire team: C.Dawson (Captain), J.Fry (W/K), H.Jones, D.Houghton, J.Dent, Z.Kelly, E.Cokayne, L.Green, H.Hurst, M.Mason, R.Goutorbe and N.Davies.

Derbyshire v Staffordshire on Wednesday 24th July 2019.

The final of the T20 for the afternoon and a re-match from Day One.

Captain Dawson won the toss and elected to bowl. Logan Green and Harry Hurst opened the bowling and Harry removed Staffordshire’s opening wicket-keeper via Lewis Vere‘ catch behind the stumps in his first over. Staffordshire dug in and a partnership of 51 pushed them onwards until some fine fielding by Nikhil Davies led to a run out to break the partnership. Captain Murali followed shortly afterward after tight bowling by Nikhil and a smart catch by Matt Mason. Further tight bowling by Ed, Zak, Matt and Charlie coupled with good fielding and all catches being held restricted Staffordshire to 110 for 8 in their 20 overs.

Derbyshire’s openers Freddie Clarke and Harry Jones strode out to the middle and set about the target against some very good Staffordshire bowling. With the score on 22 in the 7th over, a quick run was thwarted by the effervescent Vinny Purcell and Harry was run out by some very quick fielding.
Danny Houghton bounded out onto the field of play and in company with Freddie the two of them never looked back. With some crisp free-flowing strokes, some well-judged and determined running between the wickets coupled with an understanding partnership they attained the final total of 111 runs in the 18th over with a sweetly struck boundary by Danny.

A winning undefeated partnership of 89 with Danny reaching 67 in 48 balls with eleven 4’s and Freddie reaching 25 in 40 balls with three 4’s.
The two strode off to a standing and singing ovation from their teammates and spectators alike as T20 winners.
Congratulations to Staffordshire for playing their part in an enthralling final.

Derbyshire Team: C.Dawson (Captain), L.Vere (W/K), H.Jones, F.Clarke, D.Houghton, E.Cokayne, M.Mason, N.Davies, R.Goutorbe, L.Green, H.Hurst, and Z.Kelly 

Derbyshire v Shropshire on Thursday 25th July 2019. 

A return to the 40 overs format from the previous days T20 celebrations was always going to ask a few questions whilst also being a challenge and how true this was.

Zak continued onwards striking deliveries to the boundary whilst building an innings. However, Shropshire’s Leg spinner William Walker had other ideas. 

First Harry Hurst, then Jimmy Fry, then Nikhil Davies were bowled by Walker and just as Zak was set, he sent a wonderfully struck delivery to the boundary but unfortunately for Derbyshire, it found a fielder positioned at deep mid-wicket who managed to just about hold onto the catch. A foot either way and it was a six but on this occasion Zak’s luck was out and Shropshire’s was in. Reuben Goutorbe and Josh Dent were now at the crease and with both finding the boundary there was more than a glimmer of hope until Shropshire seam beat Reuben and the bails fell again.

Freddie Clarke joined Josh and he defended well until Walker deceived him and claimed the ball with his fifth victim of the innings.
Eighteen overs gone and Derbyshire were 79-9 with George Siddall now in partnership with Josh.
The two of them had pushed the score onto 107 in the 24th over when calamity struck and in one of those moments that happens every now and again Josh was run out.So a challenge for the Derbyshire bowlers and fielders to either dismiss all the Shropshire batsmen or prevent them from reaching the target of 108 in their 40 overs.

Josh and George opened the bowling however the Shropshire batsman stuck to their task even when there was a change to spin with Reuben.
The score was on 33 when Logan Green decided it was the time to strike. A double-wicket maiden followed by a wicket maiden reduced Shropshire to 36-3 in the space of three overs. Two overs later he followed it with another dismissal leaving Shropshire on 45-4 and Logan with an impressive first spell of 5 overs 4 wickets for 4 runs.

Freddie, Nikhil, and Harry Hurst all tempted the batsman but with limited success, although they reduced the run rate and so a return to George who in the space of 4 overs had taken 2 wickets.

Shropshire were now 95-7 in the 30th over. Ed took a wicket in his first over and now it was 95-8, with Logan returning in tandem with Ed the runs dried up and the impossible seemed possible however it wasn’t meant to be and Shropshire deservedly took the win.
Special mention must go to Shropshire’s Captain A.Cherakuri who walked out to the middle when the score was on 36-3 and carried his bat unbeaten through to the end striking the winning runs and amassing 41 runs.

Derbyshire Team: E.Cokayne (Captain), L.Vere (W/K), H.Jones, Z.Kelly, H.Hurst, J.Fry, N.Davies, R.Goutorbe, J.Dent, F.Clarke, G.Siddall and L.Green.

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire on Friday 26th July 2019

The final day of the Festival and Northamptonshire were the waiting opponents. 

Captain Dawson returned to his duties in company with Danny Houghton and Matt Mason and all three would have an influence on the game.
The toss was won and Derbyshire chose to bat with Charlie and Danny making a stand of 57 before Danny offered a very sharp chance on 22 which Patel took. Josh joined Charlie and another partnership of 57 followed before Josh departed for 13 with Charlie unbeaten on 57 himself. A sizeable score seemed possible with the score on 114, eight wickets in hand and 14 overs remaining.

Northamptonshire had different ideas and when Charlie was run out on 63 for the fourth wicket, they were in the ascendency. Derbyshire managed to reach 163 in their 40 overs.

Logan Green started off where he had finished the previous day and removed one of the Northamptonshire openers in his second over with the assistance of Jimmy Fry behind the stumps. N.Cloce’s entrance to the middle took the total to 53 before the remaining opener was removed by Nikhil Davies again with the catching prowess of Jimmy. Cloce and Wears took the score onto 94 before Zak Kelly had Cloce captured by a smartly taken catch by Matt Mason. The wicket inspired Zak and in the space of 4 overs, he had taken 4 wickets for 2 runs reducing Northants to 99 for 7 with Charlie taking the other wicket. Zak’s turn to be the bowler on fire.

Wears dug in with wickets falling around him and in company with Campbell they reached 129 when Josh had Campbell caught thanks to the ever-reliable Matt Mason. George was recalled to the action and he had the dangerous Wears dismissed LBW with his first ball and the score still on 129 in the 34th over. Batsman 10 and 11 had added 7 runs in 2 overs and looked like they had other ideas about the outcome of this match. George produced a delivery just outside the off stump and batsman number 10 cut the ball hard towards backward point/gully which seemed a certain 4 but Captain Dawson had other ideas and taking a worldie of a one-handed catch diving to his left.

An unbelievable way to finish an absorbing match with a win and conclude a wonderful festival.

Derbyshire Team: Charle Dawson (Captain), Jimmy Fry (W/K), Danny Houghton, J.Dent, E.Cokayne, Z.Kelly, L.Vere, M.Mason, G.Siddall, L.Green, N.Davies and R.Goutorbe.

Woody's Round-Up 5th - 11th August 2019!!!

Woody's Round-Up 5th - 11th August 2019!!!

This week saw 8 games played across the Player Pathway across all age groups, a Women's Softball Festival, and some major events that happen within club cricket across Derbyshire this week too!

Pathway Update

This week saw the pathway with 2 wins; 1 for the U17 Girls against Scotland, and 1 for the U14 Boys against Notts. Some figures from the games are shown below;

  • U11 Girls (143-2) v Worcestershire U11 Girls (144-2) – Maria Andrews (51*) Erynn Crosby (28) Sophia McCollum (15*) Holly Reeves (10), Sophia McCollum (1-17) Erynn Crosby (1-20) Imogen Batchford (0-3)

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  • U14 Boys (51-4 (Revised target 139 from 20 overs)) v Durham U14 Boys (302-8) – Tom Wanford (4-48) Max Tolley (2-51) Alex Ward (1-47), Alfie Bell (23) Muhammed Yusaf Bin Naeem (15*)
  • U12 Boys (62 all-out) v Nottinghamshire U12 Boys (156 all-out) – Harrison Parker (3-16) Alfie Kelly (2-27) Ciaran Gillespie (2-34), Eamonn Crossley (19) Luke Taylor (19) Josh Dent (12)
  • U17 Boys (230 all out & 157 all-out) v Cheshire U17 Boys (414-6 dec) – Harry Whitworth (70) Jimmy Lawton (51) Jonny Lawrence (42), William Hobson (2-103) Adam Leigh (1-31) Harry Whitworth (1-41) Oscar Gaunt (1-58) Jonny Lawrence (1-65), Owen Randall (50) Tom Bacon (23)
  • U14 Boys (216-2) v Nottinghamshire U14 Boys (213 all-out) – Joshua Banks (3-42) Ben Slater (2-22) Tom Kent-Smith (2-28), Jake Else (96) Morgan Jones (42) Muhammed Yusaf Bib Naeem (34*)
  • U13 Boys (144 all-out) v Cheshire U13 Boys (185 all-out) – Evan Dhanda (4-41) Lucas Hurrell (2-9) Rio Rowland (2-38) Oliver Brown (1-21) Hugo Taylor-Jones (1-33), Charlie Harris (72) Oliver Brown (13)
  • U17 Girls (119 all-out) v Scotland U17 Girls (59 all-out) – Alicia Shaw (21) Lara Shaw (18) Alice Harwood (14), Keeley Brodrick (4-4) Deborah Banks (3-21) Suzie Ljubojevic (2-10) Julia Draycott (1-0)
  • U12 Boys (62 all-out) v Nottinghamshire U12 Boys (156 all-out) – Harrison Parker (3-16) Alfie Kelly (2-27) Ciaran Gillespie (2-34), Eamonn Crossley (19) Luke Taylor (19) Josh Dent (12)

Club Update

Sunday the 11th August saw Clifton 2XI take on Ockbrook &Borrowash 4XI in the James Harwood Cup Final at Alrewas CC. Clifton won the toss and elected to bat first. They managed to put on 122-6 in their 20 overs with Nick Mawson (38*) and Ben Gregory (20*) top scoring. The pick of the bowlers for Ockbrook were Jack Stanley (3-16) and Thomas Richardson (2-16).

Ockbrook went out to bat, with Ian Darlington (32) and Brendan Hewitson (14) top scoring. They struggled to get to the run rate, finishing on 96-7. The pick of the bowlers for Clifton were Kian Walwyn (2-14), Eddie Donnelly (2-19), and Charlie Robson (2-23).

Congratulations to Clifton 2XI on winning the Cup, making it 3 years in a row as winners!!

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ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 10th August:

  • Batting – Elliot Lawley (85 for Ticknall), Hamidullah Qadri (84 for Alvaston & Boulton), Imraan Manack (57 for Eckington), Scott McNeil (56* for Sandiacre), James Chapman (54 for Sandiacre),
  • Bowling – Hamidullah Qadri (4-21 for Alvaston & Boulton), Ahmed Raza (3-6 for Alvaston & Boulton), Jacob Conners (3-30 for Ockbrook and Borrowash), Ben Hutchinson (3-35 for Swarkestone), Harry Wanford (3-41 for Elvaston), David Jacobs (3-57 for Elvaston)

Women's Softball Update

On Sunday 11th August Matlock CC hosted their first Softball festival. There were 9 teams there on the day; Matlock, 2 from New Mills, 2 from Riddings, Denby, Belper Amateurs, and Belper Meadows. There were 4 rounds of exciting games played throughout the day.

Upon arrival, Prosecco and pastries were available for all women taking part, which went down well with everyone! The bar was open, the bbq on, and children having fun on the inflatable assault course!

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We want to say a big thank you to all the clubs that attended, to Matlock for hosting and doing such a good job, and to all those players who answered questions and wore the GoPro throughout the day!!

Community Update

This week we had summer camps running at Lullington CC and Belper Amateurs CC. All those involved had a great time and received their bags, T-shirts and certificated for taking part for the week!

There are still spaces left on our Holiday Camps if you wish to book your children onto them, just follow the link below:

http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes

Umpires Courses 2019-2020!!!

2019-2020 Umpire Courses!!!

THE GAME NEEDS MORE UMPIRES

See below some information about the up and coming umpire courses across Derbyshire. If you are interested, please follow the link below to book on!!

https://www.ecb.co.uk/course-finder?calendars=Umpiring&startDate=2019-08-09&endDate=2019-11-09&dateRange=three-months&tab=0

PRICE: £30

Umpires Courses 2019 2020 2

This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.

Course Fee includes resource pack & first year membership of ECB ACO (membership is optional and subject to meeting application criteria). You will also receive a £20 discount code to apply for Stage Two on registration.

Rolleston Cricket Club, The Willows, Dovecliff Road, DE13 9AU

Monday 28/10/2019 at: 19:30-21:30 (for four/five consecutive Monday Evenings, Stage 2 follows starting 20/1/19)

Belper Meadows Cricket Club, Christchurch Meadow, Off Bridge Street, DE56 1BA

Saturday 2/11/2019 at: 10:00-16:30 (whole day course, free lunch provided, Stage 2 follows on 16/11/19)

Staveley Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Staveley, S43 3UG

Saturday 28/3/2020 at: 10:00-16:30 (whole day course, free lunch provided)

Stage 2 is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and Exploring the concept of working as part of a team with an umpiring colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a member of a league panel. There is no exam and you will be appointed to as many or as few games as your diary allows! Make on-field decisions, make new friends, get paid on match days (starting at £40), enjoy free teas and watch cricket from the best view on the ground!

ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT Adam Hitchcock on 07849056893

U11 Girls v Worcestershire Away 5th August 2019

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U11s Girls v Worcestershire Away 5th August 2019

We want to say a big thankyou to Redditch CC for hosting the game and providng teas that the girls all loved, and a thankyou to John McCollum for volunteering to score for us on the day.

It was decided that we would tackle a 30 over game at Redditch CC for the girl’s final game of the season. Before the toss took place, we advised our captain Maria Andrews that bowling first would be the best option on that wicket. She won the toss, went rouge and elected to bat first! Turns out it was a good decision!

We opened the batting with Erynn Crosby (28) and Holly Reeves (10), who put on an excellent stand of 40 before the first wicket fell. This pair proved that waiting to punish the bad ball was easy, and respecting the good balls meant that we had wickets to spare. Holly Reeves was the first wicket to fall, allowing captain Maria Andrews to come in. Maria managed to work well with Erynn to continue scoring at a good rate. When Erynn fell for a well-made 28, with the score at 74-2, Sophia McCollum (15*) came in and supported Maria well from the start. Maria finished on a well-made 51* off 61 balls, taking us to 143-2 our best batting performance this season.

After the break, we took to the field to defend a good total with Imogen Batchford (0-3) and Isla Batchford (0-15) opening the bowling. We struggled to take wickets throughout the innings with some good batting from Connie and Grace from Worcestershire. Sophia McCollum (1-17) made the first breakthrough getting opener Evie for 11, and Erynn Crosby (1-20) got the only other wicket in the innings. Worcestershire reached 144-2 in 27.2 overs after a good fight from our girls.

Its been a season of ups and downs for the U11s this year, but they have all stuck together and worked hard at every game no matter who they faced or what format they ended up playing. We are all very proud of them for their achievements this year!!

U11 Girls Team: Maria Andrews (Captain), Imogen Batchford (VIce-Captain), Hollie Mayfield (WK), Sophia McCollum, Isla Batchford, Erynn Crosby, Rachael Parr, Poppy Phillips, Holly Reeves, Heidi Donald, Amelie Clarkson, Elsey Underdown.

Woody's Round Up 29th July - 4th August 2019!!!

Woody's Round Up 29th July - 4th August 2019!!!

This week saw 3 games played across the Player Pathway across all age groups, some summer camp action, and some major events that happen within club cricket across Derbyshire this week too!

Pathway Update

In a week that was affected by rain, the pathway saw 1 win for the U15 Girls against Wales. Some figures from the games are shown below;

  • U15 Girls (100-8) v Worcestershire U15 Girls (101-3) – Grace Fishleigh (22*) Sophia Humphreys (19) Lily Dalkin-Strube (11), Evie Clewes (3-22) Jess Winter (0-7)
  • U15 Girls (122-6) v Wales U15 Girls (90-7) – Lara Shaw (44) Katie Januszewska (24*) Sophia Humphreys (21), Jodie Walsh (1-6) Jess Winter (1-14) Evie Clewes (1-12)
  • U13 Boys (112 all out) v Lancashire U13 Boys (113-1) – Jake Ludlam (27) Jack Gretton (19) Evan Dhanda (16), Atticus Tomilnson (1-8) Oliver Brown (0-11)

Club Update

Jackson Cup Final took place on Friday 2nd August at Ockbrook & Borrowash CC between Ockbrook and Spondon. Ockbrook won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted 109-8 off of their 20 overs, with Rahin Ali (22) and Luke Baddeley (21) top scoring. Pick of the bowlers for Spondon was Ali Dixon (3-18) and James Rigg (2-27).

With Michael Mitchell (30) and Nick RIgg (22) making a good start for Spondon, they managed to chase down the total with 8 balls remaining ending on a score of 110-6. Ockbrook fought well with Luke Baddeley (3-13) and Josh Lacey (2-24) being the pick of the bowlers.

Well Done to Spondon on their victory!!

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The Bayley Cup final was played on Sunday 4th August at Buxton CC. The match was between Belper Meadows 1st XI and Langley Mill 2nd XI. Belper Meadows won the toss and elected to bat first posting a competitive 140-7 off their 20 overs. Adam Holland (46) and Michael Cox (39) top scored for Belper Meadows, with a helpful 24 from Jamie Rowland in support too. 3 bowlers for Langley Mill took 2 wickets, Andrew Bailey (2-19), Scott Parkin (2-18), and Neil Wing (2-35).

In reply, Langley Mill struggled their way to 86 all out with 10 balls remaining. Andrew Bailey (14) and Oliver Blake (12) were top scorers for Langley Mill. There were some good bowling figures for Belper Meadows; Louis Wheatcroft (3-23), Adam Holland (2-13), Scott Gadsby (2-22), and James Bower (2-4).

Congratulations to Belper Meadows on their Victory!!

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Sunday the 4th also saw the Wright Cup Final take place at Buxton CC between Belper Amateurs and Riddings CC. Belper Amateurs won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted a score of 124-8 off their 20 overs, with Billy Deeming (34) and Mark Rathbone (21) top scoring, and some good support at the top of the order from Oliver Deeming (19). Ryan Cox (2-24) and Ady Elks (4-1) were the pick of the bowlers for Riddings CC, with all bowlers chipping in and taking a wicket each.

Riddings went out to bat, Simon Elks (37) and Tom Spencer (26) top scored and gave them a chance of reaching the total. However, after some tight bowling from Belper Amateurs they fell 9 Runs short of the target, finishing on 115-8. For Belper, the pick of the bowlers were Jake Kington (2-19) and Oliver Deeming (2-32).

Congratulations to Belper Amateurs on their win!!

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ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August

The batters were on top this week with some good performances 

  • Batting – Tom Wood (109* for Ticknall), Nick Rigg (102 for Spondon), Justin Dill (98* for Chesterfield), Matthew Critchley (82 for Chesterfield), Billy Godleman (66 for Alvaston & Boulton), Ben Slater (60* for Chesterfield), Wesley Coulentianos (63*), Connor Marshall (57* for Sandiacre), Joshua Lacey (54 for Ockbrook & Borrowash), Tom Poynton (54 for Swarkestone)
  • Bowling – Mitchell Wagstaff (5-31 for Spondon), Jack Gorbert (5-45 for Ticknall), Wayne Madsen (4-23 for Ticknall), Mark Footitt (4-27 for Sandiacre)

Community Update

We were at Alfreton, Elvaston, and Buxton this week for our summer camps. Despite the rain, we still managed to pack in a lot of cricket activities throughout the week, with lots of fun had by all!

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There are still spaces left on our Holiday Camps if you wish to book your children onto them, just follow the link below:

http://www.dcbcricket.com/holiday-programmes

Derbyshire U11s v Worcestershire U11s at Old Halesowians CC, Stourbridge on Thursday 18th July 2019

Derbyshire U11s v Worcestershire U11s at Old Halesowians CC, Stourbridge on Thursday 18th July 2019

An overcast journey to Stourbridge was met with wonderful hospitality being afforded from the Old Halesowians CC members and in particular ‘Amy’ the groundskeeper. Captain Cokayne won the toss and elected to bowl.


Very good opening bowling by Logan Green and Harry Hurst restricted the Worcestershire openers to 21 runs in the first ten overs. Reuben and Nikhil supported by some excellent team fielding maintained the stranglehold up to the 20th over. Matt Mason, Zak Kelly, Ishan Nadeen and Freddie Clarke then continued in the same vain resulting in Worcestershire being restricted to 143-3 wickets in their 40 overs. 

Congratulations to the Worcestershire openers who scored 53 and 53 n.o respectively.

Wicket takers being Matt Mason, Logan Green and Harry Hurst.

Derbyshire openers Freddie Clarke and Danny Houghton strode out to the pitch after a lovely tea and Danny set about the Worcestershire attack scoring a faultless, free flowing 64 before he was dismissed by an excellent catch. Ed Cokayne and Ishan Nadeen maintained the pace scoring 25 and 21 respectively, with Derbyshire seemingly breezing to an early win. However Worcestershire’s bowlers had other ideas and with the scores tied on 143 and with 5 wickets down, suddenly in the space of 4 balls 5 wickets became 8 wickets. 

However Matt Mason and Harry Hurst in the face of some very good quick pace bowling stood the test of time and Matt tucked one away off his legs for the winning run in the 34th over.

A well deserved win against a good well spirited Worcestershire side.

DCB Team : E.Cokayne (Capt), J.Fry (W/K), F.Clarke, D.Houghton, J.Dent, I.Nadeen, L.Vere, Z.Kelly, H.Hurst, M.Mason, L.Green, N.Davies and R.Goutorbe

Derbyshire U11s v Staffordshire U11s at Denstone College on Sunday 14th July 2019

Derbyshire U11s v Staffordshire U11s at Denstone College on Sunday 14th July 2019

A big thank you to Denstone and the Denstone ground-staff for staging this away match at the last minute.


A lovely day saw Staffordshire win the toss and they elected to bat in the 40 overs match. Logan Green and George Siddall opened the bowling and bowled extremely well but without much luck bar one wicket for George in the first 8 overs. Matt Mason and Reuben Goutorbe again bowled extremely well again without hardly any luck. The bowling contingent was completed by Nikhil Davies, Ishan Nadeen, Ed Cokayne and Josh Dent against some steady batting by the Staffordshire batsman with three of them top scoring on 31 in their final total of 221 for 6 wickets. Pick of the bowlers being George Siddall with 2-26 and Reuben Goutorbe with 2-35.

Staffordshire impressed with the ball in hand as a complete bowling unit although Josh Dent demonstrated his exciting determined ability with a very impressive 72 out of a total of 136 coming in at 3 and being the 9th wicket down. Unfortunately the only other batsman to make double figures was Ishan Nadeen with 26.
Well done to Ollie Palmer with 4-30 in 8 overs and Mohammed Younis with 2 wickets in two balls to finish off the innings. A deserved win for Staffordshire.

Derbyshire played well whilst having had hardly any luck and certainly deserved more but they demonstrated a team spirit throughout the day which was commendable.

DCB Team :  E.Cokayne (Capt), L.Vere (W/K), D.Houghton, F.Clarke, J.Dent, I.Nadeen, J.Fry, G.Siddall,, M.Mason, L.Green, R.Goutorbe and N.Davies. 

Great Drama in the Women’s Softball League 2019!!

Great Drama in the Women’s Softball League 2019!!

On Tuesday the 23rd of July we had the final round of our first ever Women’s Softball League! There were 5 rounds of fixtures in 5 weeks at 5 different grounds. Which included games at Long Eaton, Shipley Hall, Denby, Duffield and the final round was held at Belper Amateurs.

The league got off to a rough start with 2 rained off rounds of fixtures that were subsequently re-arranged for later dates. We eventually got going on yet another rainy day at Long Eaton, but all the players were very keen to play, so we got the games on!

Thankfully all the other fixtures went ahead without any rain and each week we had some really close and well fought matches. Going into the final week, there were 3 teams tied at the top of the table, Duffield, Shipley Hall and Belper Amateurs.

It was a very hot evening for the final round of fixture at Belper Amateurs, perfect for cricket. There were 3 matches to start the evening which included must win games for Duffield (vs Ilkeston Rutland) and Belper Amateurs (vs Denby). The match on pitch 3 was between Long Eaton and Belper Meadows. Surprisingly, all 3 games were extremely close, with only a few runs separating the team on all 3 pitches. Both Belper Amateurs and Meadows as well as Duffield were victorious. Meaning that Belper Amateurs and Duffield set the pace at the top of the league. Shipley Hall however, still had a game to play.

The 2nd lot of matches on the night involved Long Eaton vs Denby, both sides looking for their first wins of the campaign and a crunch match between Shipley Hall and Belper Meadows. Shipley were looking to join Duffield and Amateurs on 15 points at the top of the table. Belper Meadows were looking to finish with a win and end up 2nd in the table.

On pitch 2 Long Eaton overcame a competitive Denby side to get their first win in the league. On pitch 1, Shipley set Meadows 74 to win, which they managed to chase down in the final pair! This meant Shipley were unable to reach the 15 point mark! This is how the table looked after all the games had been played…….

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It was decided that Duffield and Belper Amateurs would have a ‘Super Over’ to decide the winner of the league! Just like in the World Cup Final!

Duffield won the toss and elected to bowl first. Belper Amateurs posted 24 from their over, a competitive score. Duffield ran very well and hit a couple of boundaries in the first 5 balls which left them with 5 to win off the last ball! Up stepped Sonja Ljubojevic, she hit a 6 over the hedge towards the pavilion!!! What a way to win the super and with it, the league for Duffield!!

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A huge thanks to all clubs who took part, we hope you all enjoyed it, thanks to all the clubs who hosted a round of fixtures and put on some food and drink for the players. Finally, thanks to all the team organisers who worked tirelessly to ensure they got a team of 8 players out each week!

Congratulations again to Duffield on winning the league! We hope to see some of you at our festivals later on in the summer!

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Woody's Round Up 22nd - 28th July 2019!!!

Woody's Round Up 22nd - 28th July 2019!!!

 This week saw 18 games played across the Player Pathway across all age groups, some women's softball league action, and lots more! We have also highlighted some major events that happen within club cricket across Derbyshire this week too!

Pathway Update

The U14 Boys attended the Ampleforth festival this week, winning 3 games. The U11 Boys, U13 Girls, and U11 Girls all won some games this week as well, taking the win tally for the week up to 7!! Some figures are shown below;

  • U14 Boys (129-9) v Huntingdonshire U14 Boys (130-5) – Aaron Brown (49*) Muhammed Yusaf Bin Naeem (32) Alex Ward (21*), Louis Morris (2-19) Ben Slater (2-18) Tom Wanford (1-13)
  • U15 Girls (106 all out) v Cumbria U15 Girls (121-9) – Jodie Walsh (4-16) Sophia Humphreys (3-14) Lara Shaw (1-9), Jess Smithurst (14) Katie Januszewska (13)
  • U14 Boys (115-4) v Cleveland School U14 Boys (114-6)
  • U10 Boys (80 all out) v Staffordshire U10 Boys (127-8) – Daniel Smithurst (2-9) Darashun Atwal (1-8) William Ball (1-8), James Jordinson (31) Harry Smith (22)
  • U17 Boys (172 all out & 356-8) v Yorkshire U17 Boys (383-8 dec) – Mitchell Wagstaff (32) Jimmy Lawton (29*) William Hobson (22 & 67) Harry Bennett (71) Owen Randall (43*) Jonny Lawrence (46*), William Hobson (3-82) Charlie Wilson (2-44) Jonny Lawrence (2-52)
  • U14 Boys (125 all out) v Jersey U14 Boys (126-2) – Alfie Bell (21) Tom Kent-Smith (21) Tom Wanford (20*), Alex Ward (1-19) Joshua Banks (1-29)
  • U11 Boys (276-3) v Herefordshire U11 Boys (100 all out)
  • U15 Boys (194-7) v Yorkshire U15 Boys (196-5) – Kieran Pell (90*) Archie Harrison (27) Ben Halliday (20), Fred Chell (2-33) Ben Halliday (1-26) Reece Johnson (1-28)
  • U13 Girls (108-8) v Shropshire U13 Girls (109-1) – Harriet Parkin (31) Izzy Sheridan (30) Jess Smithurst (13), Zaara Farhan (1-11) Beth Sheridan (0-5)
  • U17 Girls (89-5) v Northumberland U17 Girls (104-7) – Molly Dytham (2-16) Sophie Hoyes (2-21) Mariam Khizer (1-11), Lara Shaw (24)
  • U14 Boys (91 all out) v Cambridgeshire U14 Boys (191-5) – Aiden Brodrick (2-14) Max Tolley (1-34) Ben Slater (1-44), Aaron Brown (27) Aiden Brodrick (11)
  • U13 Girls (78-2) v Shropshire U13 Girls (76 all out) – Harriet Parkin (3-3) Jess Smithurst (2-8) Scarlette Swannick (1-12) Alex Owens (1-13), Izzy Sheridan (32*) Harriet Parkin (21) Zaara Farhan (6*)

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  • U17 Girls (82 all out) v Northumberland U17 Girls (83-6) – Lara Shaw (24) Sophie Hoyes (15) Lucy Yates (12), Molly Dytham (2-15) Julia Draycott (1-19)
  • U11 Girls (84-5) v Shropshire U11 Girls (59 all out) – Erynn Crosby (27) Gemma Pryzbylko (23), Isla Batchford (4-9) Erynn Crosby (2-7) Gemma Pryzbylko (2-3)
  • U11 Girls (98-5) v Shropshire U11 Girls (101-3) – Amelie Clarkson (1-10) Poppy Phillips (1-11) Holly Reeves (1-11), Erynn Crosby (28) Maria Andrews (25*)
  • U14 Boys (150-3) v South Yorkshire Schools Cricket Association U14 (147-8) – Caleb Winfield (2-8) Joshua Banks (2-18), Aiden Brodrick (55) Matt Myers (40) Tom Kent-Smith (20*)
  • U11 Boys (163-9) v Northamptonshire U11 Boys (136 all out) – Charlie Dawson (65) Danny Houghton (20) Josh Dent (14), Zak Kelly (4-18) George Siddall (2-23)
  • U14 Boys (166-5) v Cumbria U14 Boys (165 all out) – Jake Else (59) Louis Morris (34) Alfie Bell (31*), Aiden Brodrick (3-15) Tom Kent-Smith (2-12) Matt Myers (2-8)

Club Update

Wednesday the 24th July saw Spondon CC 2XI host Belper Amateurs in the Butterley Cup T20 Final. Spodon won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a very competitive 179-6 off of their 20 overs. Matthew White (54*), Paul Edwards (42) and Isaac Harrison (36) were the top scorers for Spondon, with Ben Drane (2-26), Jake Kington (1-22) and Paul Spencer (1-24) were the pick of the bowlers for Belper Amateurs.  

Belper Amateurs ended up being bowled out for 100 after 17.2 overs by a strong bowling attack from Spondon. Billy Deeming top scored with 34 with others struggling around him. The pick of the bowlers was Matthew Hind who took 4-11, being backed up well by Matthew White (2-18) and Isaac Scotton (2-19). Spondon lifted the cup in the end, Well Done to all involved!!

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ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 27thJuly

  • This week saw only 1 game going ahead with Ockbrook & Borrowash CC hosting Ticknall. Ticknall won by 55 runs. Some highlights are shown below;
    • Batting – Tom Wood (106* for Ticknall), Rahib Ali (37 for Ockbrook)
    • Bowling – Waseem Fazal (3-29 for Ticknall), Tom Wood (3-29 for Ticknall) Oscar Gaunt (2-25 for Ockbrook)

Women's Softball Update

The final round of the women's softball league took place this Tuesday at Belper Amateurs CC. It was a tight finish to the league, with a super over being used to determine the winner!! Check out our article to find out what happened and who was the winner of the League after the 5 weeks of games.

Check it out here: http://www.dcbcricket.com/news/981-great-drama-in-the-women-s-softball-league-2019

All Stars and Community Update 

Our summer holiday camps started this week at Duffiled CC and Darley Dale CC. Lots of fun was had in the sun at both centres this week and lots of cricket was played!!

Our very own Tom Coxhead completed the T20 Walkathon this week dressed as the All Stars mascot Twinkle. He finished in 7 hours and 31 minutes!!

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