• Bowling
  • Awards
  • Wickets

News

Chevin Homes Sponsor DCB Holiday Programme!

Derbyshire Cricket Board are delighted to announce Chevin Homes as headline sponsor of the DCB Holiday Programme!

ChevinHomesSponsor

 

The Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) are delighted to announce that Chevin Homes will be sponsoring their school holiday programmes this Summer. The DCB will be running 19 holiday courses at clubs across Derbyshire during the school summer holiday, and are hoping to provide an opportunity for over 600 children to get involved.

Richard Wood, Interim Head of DCB, said: “Thanks to this fantastic support from Chevin Homes, we’ll be able to make our holiday programme an even better experience for all the children taking part this year. A key part the DCB strategy is increasing participation among children, and our holiday programme provides a great opportunity to do that. We’re very grateful to John Fearnehough, James Cokayne and Chevin Homes for their generous support of the programme, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming lots of children across Derbyshire to the programme.”

John Fearnehough, Director of Chevin Homes, commented: “Chevin Homes have a long-standing association with cricket in Derbyshire, through our involvement with local clubs such as Shipley Hall and Duffield. Through this we’ve seen how local cricket clubs can play an important role in their local communities. The Derbyshire Cricket Board strategy for getting more children involved in the game and their local clubs is an exciting one, and we’re delighted to play a part in this by supporting their holiday programme.”

For more information about Chevin Homes please visit www.chevinhomes.com

The DCB will be running holiday course for children ages 5-13 across the county between 24th July and 1st September at the following clubs: Melbourne Town CC, Darley Dale CC, Clowne Town CC, Elvaston CC, Whaley Bridge CC, Denby CC, Swarkestone CC, Risley CC, Clifton CC, Buxton CC, Marehay CC, Lullington CC, Hayfield CC, Belper Amateurs CC and Duffield CC.

More details on the programme, and how to register for them can be found by clicking here

 

Cricket Derbyshire Foundation T20 Sponsored Walk

T202020 walk 715x410

Help raise money, get active and enjoy an evening of NatWest T20 Blast cricketing action with the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation’s T20:20:20 sponsored walk, on Friday 21 July.

The sponsored event will see fundraisers walk the 20 miles from The 3aaa County Ground, Derby, to Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in time for the big Twenty20 fixture between Notts Outlaws and Derbyshire Falcons (6.30pm start, approx. 9.30pm finish).

Limited to just 300 places, all walkers will receive one adult ticket to the match at Trent Bridge, plus a sponsored walk t-shirt, an event pack and a pass for the dedicated coach back to Derby after the match.

The registration fee, of £20, also includes walk safety stewards for the 20-mile journey. All proceeds raised will go to the CDF (Charity No. 1155801) and will support the delivery of a range of community projects to young people across the county, using the power of sport.

 

Staffordshire Cricket Board Women`s 1st X1 v Derbyshire Cricket Board Women`s 1st X1

Moddershall cricket club was the stage as Derbyshire women welcomed a return to winning ways against a Staffs team relegated from Division 1 last summer. With both teams suffering double defeats over the Bank holiday weekend against the same opposition a victory was essential to both in order to restore much needed confidence.

A fit again Charlotte Horton won the toss and invited a young Staffs team to bat first. Leah Kellogg (8-3-16-2) and Alice Dyson (6-2-11-2) taking the new ball and with some tight bowling Staffs struggled to set the pace. With steady rain now falling and after claiming one wicket for Leah and two for Alice they were replaced at 25 for 3 by Amy Lacey (10-4-10-1) who claimed wicket number 4 thanks to a smart slip catch by Emily Marriott and Lucy Yates (3-1-7-0). New recruit Tiarna Gilkes (3-0-17-1) picked up the 5th wicket as Bess Heath grabbed a simple top edge at square leg to reduce Staffs to 40 for 5. A direct hit by Tiarna brought to an end the biggest partnership at 63-6. Emily Marriott (10-4-14-1) removed the defiant opener Charlotte Whyte for 28 in the 32nd over and Rachel Hopkins (5-0-12-1) with the help of another slick piece of run-out fielding by Tiarna left Leah to mop up with another smart slip Maz catch as Staffs succumbed for 89 in the 45th over.

Opening duo Horton and Hopkins took a cautious approach to the reply until both hit double boundaries to stamp their authority on the Staffs attack. Just when a 10 wicket victory looked likely Rachel (26) lifted a simple square cut into the covers the score to fall on 69. Charlotte (27) fell 3 runs later when pulling a half tracker to deep-square. Maz (7) and Bess (10) were to grab the glory seeing the visitors home in the 22nd over for a convincing 8 wicket victory. Derbys picking up 18 much needed points.

With another Bank Holiday double-header against Hants and Surrey to come this was a powerful confidence boost for Derbys and the exciting challenge of facing Charlotte Edwards, Suzie Bates and other seasoned full internationals would hopefully bring out the best in the players.

Megan Pittman (12) stepped into the breach left by Charlottes absence and opened with Rachel Hopkins but Derbyshire were to suffer early setbacks with the dismissal of Rachel (0), Bess (2) and Maz (5) as the score limped to 34-4. Further dismissals to Lauren Tuffrey (1) and Alice Dyson (0) left the scoreboard on 43-6. They rallied briefly thanks some positive batting when Rebekah Grimley (9) joined Leah (23) but this partnership ended on 72. Lucy (1) and Georgie (1) soon departed and thanks to the impressive spin of Hazelle Garton (10-3-20-6) Derbyshire were finally dismissed in the 33rd over for 87 including 27 wides again leaving Amy Lacey unbeaten on 0. Devon 18pts Derbys 3pts.

Despite restricting the opposition to a very ‘gettable’ target of just over 4 an over the batting failed to show the resilience that was evident last summer but with more games ahead the benchmark for winning games has been set. Defeats at the hands of a single batsman on day 1 who went on to then score another unbeaten 118 the next day and then another defeat largely at the hands of a single bowler show that we will meet match winners in this league and our concentration is vital.

 wOMEN 4     wOMEN 2     wOMEN 3   wOMEN 4

                

Play-Cricket Enhancements

Play-Cricket

Significant enhancements have been made to improve functionality and user experience following feedback by League and Club administrators.

A monthly campaign to encourage more players to register on Play-Cricket.com and opt-in to receiving Player Comms.

To create a series of Play-Cricket ‘sales’ pages highlighting the benefits to League & Club Admins, Players and Followers, to be hosted on ecb.co.uk.

The possibilities of offering a match day live chat service to aid the existing Play-Cricket.com helpdesk.

Play-Cricket Scorer (PCS)

10,231 unique downloads as of Tuesday 2nd May

32% of all Play-Cricket.com scorecards were uploaded electronically last weekend, 23% originated from Play-Cricket Scorer. Cricket Australia get less than 10% after 4 years of maturity.

Version 2.0.1, is currently available in the Google Play and App Store. This update contains fixes such as stopping "Retired Out" batters being able to return to bat!

Player Communications

Personalisation has increased to include content such as: ‘One to watch’ the forthcoming oppositions batsman and bowler to watch out for at the weekend.

County Boards have received a link to access the Honours Boards, allowing them to share through their channels.

 

Derbyshire May Half-Term Course

A week of softball cricket for boys and girls aged 4-11 at Marehay Cricket Club.

May Half Term Course 2017

To book a place on this course click here.

 

Derbyshire Girls Mini-Wicketz

Softball cricket for girls aged 7-12 during the May half-term. Running from 9.30-3.00pm at Marehay Cricket Club. An opportunity to introduce your child to cricket through different fundamental movement skills and a lot of fun based activity.

Girls camp May half term

To book onto this course click here.

Derbyshire Women

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

Rolleston were hosts to the second of the weekends double-header where heavy overnight rain looked to put the game in doubt. The visitors from Devon had easily beaten Staffs by 9 wickets the day before and were pleased to see the rain abate and the teams were able to complete their warm-ups. The early news was the loss of captain Rachel Horton to the previous days injury so duties fell on Rachel Hopkins to deputise. With the covers off Rachel won the toss and invited Devon to bat.

Alice Dyson (9-0-47-1) and Lucy Yates (4-0-13-0) opened the attack but with the pitch offering very little failed to make any early inroads on the batting line up. Amy Lacy (10-2-29-0) and Rachel Hopkins (9-0-46-1) also bowled well despite the steady accumulation of wides again (27) Devon were restricted to 4 an over. Emily Marriott (5-0-22-1) eventually forced the breakthrough as O’Keefe was caught at mid-off by Rebekah Grimley for 53. Rachel then claimed the second wicket courtesy of a catch behind by Megan Pittman. The return of Alice saw the removal of the dangerous Mackenzie for 89 and with Georgie Harrison (4-0-17-0) bowling well and Leah Kellogg (9-0-31-1) removing Devon captain Carr and then running out Higginbotham Devons steady innings closed on 212 for 5

Megan Pittman (12) stepped into the breach left by Charlottes absence and opened with Rachel Hopkins but Derbyshire were to suffer early setbacks with the dismissal of Rachel (0), Bess (2) and Maz (5) as the score limped to 34-4. Further dismissals to Lauren Tuffrey (1) and Alice Dyson (0) left the scoreboard on 43-6. They rallied briefly thanks some positive batting when Rebekah Grimley (9) joined Leah (23) but this partnership ended on 72. Lucy (1) and Georgie (1) soon departed and thanks to the impressive spin of Hazelle Garton (10-3-20-6) Derbyshire were finally dismissed in the 33rd over for 87 including 27 wides again leaving Amy Lacey unbeaten on 0. Devon 18pts Derbys 3pts.

Despite restricting the opposition to a very ‘gettable’ target of just over 4 an over the batting failed to show the resilience that was evident last summer but with more games ahead the benchmark for winning games has been set. Defeats at the hands of a single batsman on day 1 who went on to then score another unbeaten 118 the next day and then another defeat largely at the hands of a single bowler show that we will meet match winners in this league and our concentration is vital.

 

dccc logo

Derbyshire Women

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

A blustery Denby provided the venue for the opening game of Derbyshire’s Division 2 season with Somerset the visitors. Somerset choosing to bat after winning the toss.

Lucy Yates (5-1-27-0) and Leah Kellogg (10-1-46-1) took the new ball and gave the openers plenty to worry about as Kellogg taking a wicket with the opening ball of the second over. Yates followed with a swinging ball that seemed to take the edge of Luffs bat only for the appeal to be turned down. Batting at just over 5 an over it took until the 12th over for Alice Dyson (9-1-38-2) to break the partnership. Amy Lacey (10-1-29-2), the pick of the bowlers bowling into the strong head wind, helped as wickets fell and at 74 for 4 Derbyshire had worked their way back into the game. With Luff scoring freely both Georgie Harrison (6-0-15-0) and Emily Marriott (10-0-46-3) bowled well in difficult conditions as the scoring rate slowed. Despite 30 wides (an indication of the strength of the wind) Somerset were eventually restricted to 204 in their 50 overs thanks entirely to an excellent unbeaten 100 from Luff, maybe if the 3rd over decision gone Derbyshires way Somerset would have struggled to reach 100.

Derbyshire opened with principal run chasers Charlotte Horton (18) and Rachel Hopkins (3) but an early questionable LBW for Rachel and an injury requiring a runner for Charlotte hampered the reply. Emily Marriott (0) then ran herself out and Bess Heath (7)holed out to mid-off. Leah Kellogg (23) started brightly but as Charlotte gently lifted one to extra cover the score looked ominous at 62-4. Leah then fell in similar fashion leaving Megan Pittman (11) Alice Dyson (19) and Rebekah Grimley (10) to try and rebuild the innings. Lucy Yates (7) Georgie Harrison (7) soon followed leaving Amy Lacey unbeaten on 0. The reply faltering to 135 all out. Somerset 18 pts Derbys 6 pts.

An overwhelming feeling that a game that could have been won was handed to the visitors, however, despite the defeat the team should take heart from seeing the standard of an opposition who were two leagues above them last summer was something they could compete with.

 

dccc logo

DCB ACO Newsletter

The spring edition of the DCB ACO Newsletter has now been released. The information from the AGM was focused on player discipline as this is a key focus for the league and ACO this season. Following increaased instances of poor discpline in the league, it has become necessary to remind captain and umpires of their roles and responsibilities of reporting bad behaviour.

dccc logo

This edition of the DCB ACO Newsletter has some very insightful and important information within it, therefore we recommend that all players, coaches and associates of the Derbyshire Clubs read this document on player discipline. You can view the newsletter here.

 

 

Events Calendar

Last month May 2017 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 18 1 2 3 4 5 6
week 19 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
week 20 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
week 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
week 22 28 29 30 31

Coaching Sessions