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Mini Academy vs Warwickshire EPP – Monday 19th August

Mini Academy vs Warwickshire EPP – Monday 19th August

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Derbyshire Mini-Academy welcomed Warwickshire EPP at Rolleston Cricket Club. Derbyshire captain Archie Harrison won the toss and elected to bowl.

Some tight opening overs by Jed Frazer (5-0-15-0) and Ben Halliday (8-2-37-1) kept the Warwickshire batsmen in check.

Theo Wylie and Harry Mountford both looked comfortably at the crease and were building a useful partnership until spin came into play. Josh Glover (10-2-27-1), Jonny Lawrence (10-1-44-2) and Mitch Wagstaff (10-0-54-4) bowled terrifically well and turned the game into Derbyshire favour by taking wickets at regular intervals.

Harry Moore (Derbyshire U12’s) came into the attack and bowled a brilliant spell of line and length making the batsmen work hard for their runs. His spell of bowling was (7-0-23-2) which was great to watch. At the end of the Warwickshire innings the score was 202 all out in 50 overs.

Derbyshire started their innings brightly with Mitch Wagstaff hitting an array of boundaries around the wicket. They then lost the wicket of Oliver Weldon for 5 but enter Marcus Hayes who took his time at the start of his innings but the longer he batted the more fluent he became. Marcus brought up his 50 which was well deserved off 94 deliveries. Meanwhile Mitch was stroking the ball around and looked comfortable bringing up his 50 off 53 deliveries.

Marcus was out for 53 which was a great innings. Incoming batsmen Nafis Shaikh got into his stride early and stroked the ball around with ease from the start. Mitch carried on batting hitting the ball elegantly around the ground and brought up his 100 off 110 deliveries. A classy innings which was great to watch.

Mitch was out for 110 when the scores were tied with Archie Harrison entering the crease and working the ball through mid-wicket for a single which meant Derbyshire knocked 203 off for 3 in 43 overs. Nafis Shaikh was 19 not out.

It was a great game and a brilliant all-round team performance with plenty of individuals contributing towards the victory.

Well done lads and a great way to finish the Mini-Academy season off.

Woody's Round Up 12th - 18th August 2019!!!

Woody's Round Up 12th - 18th August 2019!!!

This week saw 5 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, including the County T20 Finals Day!

Pathway Update

This week saw the pathway with 3 wins; 1 for the U17 Girls against Leicestershire, 1 for the U13 Boys against Yorkshire, and 1 for the U14 Boys agaisnt Notts. Some figures from the games are shown below;

  • U17 Girls (62-3) v Leicestershire U17 Girls (61 all out) – Keeley Brodrick (6-16) Suzie Ljubojevic (2-16), Alicia Shaw (17*) Lara Shaw (16) Alice Harwood (14*)
  • U13 Boys (132-2) v Yorkshire U12 B Boys (131-6) – Hugo Taylor-Jones (2-28) Evan Dhanda (1-9) Lucas Hurrell (1-5) Tom Stewart (1-15), Oliver Flindall (55*) Muhammed Yusaf Bin Naeem (39) Charlie Harris (20)

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  • U14 Boys (197-9) v Nottinghamshire U14 Boys (88 all out) – Rohan Shenoy (82) Jai Varma (25) Zachary Wenham (22) Will Cope (20*), Joe Wilson (6-15) Lewis Wheatcroft (1-8) Saevuk Atwal (1-15)
  • U13 Boys development (37 all out) v Nottinghamshire U13 Boys (89 all out) – Tom Dellar (4-1) Matthew Harding (1-9), Max Rhodes (7) Saif Ashfaq (6)
  • U11 Boys (31 all out) v Nottinghamshire U11 Boys (168-5) – Freddie Clarke (3-38) Nikhil Davies (1-21), Lewis Vere (12*) Ishan Nadeen (6)


  • The U13 Boys had their camp this week at Denby CC, where they had some top coaching from DCB and DCCC coaches to help them improve and better their game. They also only managed to play 1 of their scheduled games due to the rain affected week, however it was a good experience for all involved.

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Club Update

ECB Premier Divison Figures for Saturday 17th August

There were 2 cancelled games this week due to the weather, however there was still lots of action across Derbyshire for the Prem this week! Some of the best figures from the Saturday can be seen below;

  • Batting – Dave Tittershill (55 for Alvaston & Boulton), Ali Hassan (49 for Elvaston), Adam Woodhouse (41 for Chesterfield), Imraan Manack (40* for Eckington), Joshua Brear (40* for Spondon)
  • Bowling – Dustin Melton (4-24 for Ockbrook), Harry Wilmott (4-27 for Chesterfield), David Jacobs (4-34 for Elvaston), Connor Marshall (3-12 for Sandiacre), Chris Windmill (3-19 for Spondon), Timothy Stevenson (3-22 for Alvaston & Boulton), Mark Footitt (3-23 for Sandiacre), Ali Hassan (3-26), Tom Williams (3-32 for Spondon), Edward Wilson (3-32 for Clifton), Justin Dill (3-37 for Chesterfield)

County T20 Finals Day

On Sunday 18th it was the County T20 Finals Day at Quarndon CC. The day started with 2 Semi-Finals; one between Rolls Royce CC and Marehay CC, and the other between Cutthorpe CC and Ilkeston Rutland CC.

Marehay won the toss and elected to bowl first, putting Rolls Royce into bat. Marehay had done well keeping Rolls Royce to 41-3, however Shamshad Ali (74*) and Mohammed Jnr Waseem (22) did well and got the score to 101 before the loss of another wicket. Rolls Royce ended their 20 overs on 175-6, with some good batting from Amarjit Singh (25) and Mehmoon Tariq (21) to help bulid the innings. Pick of the bowlers for Marehay were Robert Peat (2-35) and James Kyte (2-43), with good support from Kabeer Imtiaz (0-17) keeping the runs down.

Marehay got off to a good start, putting on 69 before the loss of the first wicket, Jonathan Bradder (32). Another couple of good stands saw them reach 133-3 with Tom Burke (33) and Rhys Serpanchy (57) putting in some good scores. Some good bowling from Rolls Royce meant that they weren’t out of the game. At 168-7, the game looked close. In the end Marehay finished on 171-7, falling 4 runs short of the target. Pick of the bowlers for Rolls Royce were Amir Iqbal (3-41) and Armaan Iqbal (2-24). This result saw Rolls Royce be the first team in the final.

The Second semi-final saw Ilkeston win the toss and elect to bat first. A good start from the Cutthorpe bowlers keeping them to 51-2, with George Moulds (36) making a good start for Ilkeston. Some good scores from the Ilkeston batters; James Lockhart (20), Ahsan Tariq (23), and Cody Brown (34*); they set a target of 128 for Cutthorpe. The wickets were spread out among the Cutthorpe bowlers; Jack Cratchley (1-14), Adam Leonard (1-17), Liam Sadler (1-23), and Nathan Snookes (1-29).

Cutthorpe seemed to get off to a good start reaching 84-2, Andrew Thompson (37) and Max Webber (39) with a good stand. However, the loss of some quick wickets, Cutthorpe were 103-5 in the 19th over, needing 25 to win off 2 overs. In the end, Cutthorpe fell 14 runs short of the target set by Ilkeston, meaning that Ilkeston were the final team to be confirmed for the final. Max Winfield (2-22), Franklin Henshaw (1-14) and Thomas Lockhart (1-23) were the pick of the bowlers for Ilkeston.

This meant that the final was between Ilkeston CC and Rolls Royce CC, with Rolls Royce winning the toss and electing to bat first. At 85-4, batters were getting a start yet no one carrying on which meant that the game remained in the balance. The scoring rate dropped once Rolls Royce were 133-6, quickly reaching 143 all out off 19.2 overs. Top scorers were Bilal Ali (35), Mehmoon Tariq (29), Amarjit Singh (24), and Mohammed Jnr Waseem (23). Some good bowling performances from the Ilkeston bowlers proved to stop Rolls Royce getting away from them; Shaun Levy (4-17), Franklin Henshaw (3-21), Thomas Lockhart (2-20), and George Moulds (1-27).

2 early breakthroughs for Rolls Royce meant that Ilkeston were struggling at 7-2. Ilkeston managed to rebuild to 62-4 before a loss of 3 wickets took them to 78-7. Ahsan Tariq (25) could do nothing as he watched 5 of his batting partners get dismissed until he was out with the score at 96-9. A good last wicket stand saw Franklin Henshaw (14*) and Matthew Winfield (19) put on 36 before losing the final wicket. This meant that Rolls Royce won by 11 runs! The bowling figures for Rolls Royce were; Kashif Snr Hussain (4-16), Amarjit Singh (2-32), Armaan Iqbal (1-14), Amir Iqbal (1-15), Mehmoon Tariq (1-24), and Haseeb Iqbal (1-28).

Congratulations to Rolls Royce Leisure CC for their Win!!

Women’s Softball Update

This week saw Belper Amateurs CC host a Women’s Softball Festival. Even though the ground was very wet, we still managed to get the game on for all 10 teams attending on the day! We had 2 teams from Riddings, 2 from Belper Amateurs, Belper Meadows, Grace Dieu, Ilkeston, Langley Mill, Denby, and Codnor. Despite the wet ground, the weather was kind and allowed everyone to play at least 2 matches each. There were cakes and sandwiches available, an ice cream van, a bouncy castle, as well as a BBQ and music playing throughout the day!

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We want to say a big thankyou to Belper Amateurs CC for doing a great job hosting and making sure that everyone had a great day!

Community Update

We had 3 summer camps running this week at Clifton CC, Marehay CC, and Chapel en le Frith CC. Even with some rain around we still managed to have a lot of fun throughout the week, playing lots of different games.

Nafis Shaikh – Midlands U15’s (Bunbury Festival)

Nafis Shaikh – Midlands U15’s (Bunbury Festival)

Derbyshire Cricket Board was pleased to announce Nafis Shaikh U15 Boys and Mini Academy Player was selected to represent the Midlands in the prestigious English Schools Cricket Association, Bunbury Festival.

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Nafis made the final squad which took place at Felsted School in Essex for a week from Sunday 3rd  to Friday 9th  August. He competed against London & East, South & West and the North in a combination of 50 over Cricket and T20 Formats.

Nafis was also selected in the combined Midlands/North team to play the West Indies at Loughborough on Friday 16th August for the Best of Bunbury.

Gareth Marshall – DCB Player Pathway Officer said ‘’ Nafis has worked extremely hard over the winter and summer months and his selection is reward for all that work.

Derbyshire were proud once again to provide the Midlands Squad with a Derbyshire Pathway Player. This is credit to the coaching staff involved over a period of some years. Well done Nafis.’’

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:


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:


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. 

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