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U14 Boys v Lincolnshire U14 Boys

With early June’s monsoon behind us, the chance for the DCB u14s to play some cricket in the sunshine was welcomed. Having won the toss, captain TKS chose to have first use of a wicket that looked good to bat on. Although losing an early wicket wasn’t an ideal start, Yusef and Jake set about creating a platform for a deep batting line up, with plenty of powerful players.

Though Derbyshire lost a couple more wickets, Jake passed 50, showing excellent composure. He would go onto to score an excellent 80. At the second drinks break, it was agreed 240+ was on the cards, but it was going to take some quick acceleration to put Lincolnshire on the backfoot. Step forward Alfie Bell, who scored a blistering 46, including 20 off one over containing two big sixes!! Some excellent running by the lower order, and a Matt Myers cameo saw Derbyshire reach 263-9, a fantastic effort.

With the ball in hand, Derbyshire bowled tightly without much reward early on, but the breakthrough finally came in the form of Aidan, who took an outstanding catch at cover. The standard of fielding and bowling was continually high and kept Lincolnshire tied down. After 34 overs, Lincolnshire were 114/6 and the victory seemed insight. However, a combination of excellent hitting by Dring and some naivety from Derbyshire in their bowling and bowling plans kept the game interesting. In the end, Derbyshire closed out the game, to start the U14s competition with a deserved win.

Overall, a strong performance from Derbyshire. Some excellent batting and a (largely) good bowling effort. Equally, some lessons to be learnt going into the run of games against Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire.

A big thank you to Elvaston for hosting the game.  Finally, congratulations to Alfie, Morgan and Louis on their first full game for Derbyshire. I am sure they’ll only serve to strengthen the side throughout the summer.

Woody's Round Up 24th-30th June 2019!!

Woody's Round Up 24th-30th June 2019!!

This week saw 5 games played across the Player Pathway across all age groups, some women's softball fun with a festival and league games, and some more all stars centres visited.

Player Pathway Update

The pathway saw no wins this week, however there were some great performances from individuals as shown below;

  • U11 Girls (Game 1: 71-2, Game 2: 55 all out) v Staffordshire (Game 1: 74-6, Game 2: 100-3) - Game 1: Erynn Crosby (26) Maria Andrews (18), Maria Andrews (3-9) Sophia McCollum (2-17) Gemma Przybylko (1-17), Game 2: Erynn Crosby (1-15) Maria Andrews (1-11), Poppy Phillips (7) Sophia McCollum (7)

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  • U12 Boys (111-9) v Bedford School U12s ‘A’ (110 all out) – Harry Moore (57*), Ciaran Gillespie (5-24) Tom Cope (2-13)
  • U15 Boys (146-9) v Lancashire U15 (279-6) – Reece Johnson (2-51), Nafis Shaikh (35) Kieran Pell (24) Ben Halliday (24)
  • U13 Boys (169-6) v Shropshire U13 (170-6) – Oliver Flindall (60) Muhammed Yusaf Bin Naeem (53), Jake Ludlam (3-14) Evan Dhanda (2-18)
  • Womens XI (106-8) v Somerset (108-2) – Lauren Tuffrey (18) Lauren Rowles (16), Georgie Harrison (1-17) Molly Dytham (1-22)
  • Womens XI (123-8) v Worcestershire (124-2) – Bess Heath (56), Georgie Harrison (1-21) Lauren Rowles (1-26)

Women's Softball Update

  • Long eaton CC 4th festival of the summer. There was a BBQ, the sun was out, music was playing and drinks were enjoyed by all.

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All Stars Update

  • More All Stars centres were visisted by Twinkle this week inlcuding Glapwell Colliery CC shown below!

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Woody's Round Up 17th-23rd June 2019!!

Woody's Round Up 17th-23rd June 2019!!

This week saw 10 games played across the Player Pathway across all age groups, some women's softball fun, and some all stars centres visited.

Player Pathway Update

Acorss the 10 games played this week for the pathway, 3 teams won. Here is a small summary of the stand out figures and top scorers in each game;

  • U15 Boys (176 all out) v Cheshire (243-9) – Josh Glover (2-24) Reece Johnson (2-30) Jed Frazer (2-37), Oliver Weldon (43) Reece Johnson (27) Nafis Shaikh (25)
  • U11/U12 Girls Development Intracounty day – Isla Batchford (5-4 off 10 balls), Maria Andrews (35*), Erynn Crosby (35*)

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  • U15 girls (194-6) v Leicestershire (122 all out) – Lara Shaw (110) and Katie Januszewska (33), Grace Fishleigh (4-31) Evie Clewes (2-13) Pagan Hardwick (2-15)
  • U12 (189-4) v Foremarke Hall (90 all out) – Harry Moore (50*) Eamonn Crossley (49) Luke Taylor (39), Tom Cope (4-16) Alfie Kelly (2-24)
  • U17 (221 for 9) v Cheshire (222 for 7) – Nafis Shaikh (61) Jimmy Lawton (47) Harry Whitworth (37), Jimmy Lawton (4-38) Oscar Gaunt (1-7)
  • U17 Girls (109-2) v Leicestershire (108 all out) – Izzy Randall (3-16) Sophie Hoyes (2-19), Imogen Cooper (45*) Alicia Shaw (25*)
  • Mini Academy (112-5) v Repton School u15s (113-4) – Kieron Pell (25), Josh Glover (2-22)
  • U14 (263-9) v Lincolnshire (227 all out) – Jack Else (80) Alfie Bell (46), Tom Kent-Smith (3-31) Aiden Brodrick (2-54)
  • Women XI (118-4) v Essex (134-4) – Lauren Rowles (2-22), Lauren Tuffrey (44) Natasha Allen (31)
  • Women XI (70-9) v Durham (73-4) – Imogen Cooper (23) Emma Thatcher (12), Emma Thatcher (2-13) Leah Kellogg (1-7)

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Women's Softball Update

Tuesday 18th saw the 1st round of the womens softball evening league take place at Long Eaton. Despite the rain, everyone powered through the evening to play some brilliant cricket.

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Cromford meadows hosted the 3rd softball festival of the summer with an incredible turn out of over 90 women taking part! This allowed for 10 teams to take part in a brilliant day of cricket and fun in the sunshine.

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All Stars Update

We braved the ups and downs that is the typical British weather and visited some All-stars centres this week, one of these being Darley Dale CC!

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U11 Girls and U12 Girls Development in Staffordshire




It was decided that we would tackle a 2 innings game, with a maximum of 30 overs per side over the 2 innings, for the U11s first game of the season. Captain Maria Andrews lost the toss and we were put into bat first. After a good display of bowling from the Staffordshire seamers, our top order tumbled quickly with some good spinners undoing our lower order. Derbyshire stumbled to 43 all out in their first innings, Sophia McCollum (9) top scoring.

Staffs batting out their allotted 30 overs within their first innings reaching 115 for 5, with some good bowling from Rachel Parr (1-9), Maria Andrews (1-13), Sophia McCollum (1-11), and Gemma Przybylko (0-7). However, extras (37) were the biggest downfall which helped Staffs to reach their score.

For our second innings, we required 56 runs to pass the score set by Staffs, however we fell short scoring 47-9. Taking our total up 90, falling 25 runs short. There was some good batting from Gemma Przybylko (10) and Maria Andrews (13) putting on 25 runs for the first wicket. Spirits were high despite the loss with the team enjoying each other’s company throughout the day, hoping to build on these experiences for the future games.

U12 Development

For this team, it was decided that we would play two 15 over games. Captain Heidi Marriot won the toss and decided to bowl first. Some determination from the Staffs batters saw them reach 90 for 2, with 21 of the runs scored coming from extras. Abi Jordan (1-5) and Amelie Clarkson (1-9) were the pick of the bowlers taking the only 2 wickets of the game, with some tidy bowling from Heidi Marriot (0-11) and Vice-Captain Emma Hand (0-7) in support.

It was then Derbyshire’s turn to bat, with Heidi Marriot (5*) and Elsey Underdown (4*) opening the batting putting in a good stand until Elsey retired hurt. Under the fire of some good Staffs bowling, we struggled to score runs, reaching 48 for 4 off the 15 overs. Emma Hand (5) and Hollie Mayfield (4) were the next top scorers, with extra top scoring on 29.

For the second game, Staffordshire again batted first and we managed to restrict them to 60 for 2. Hollie Mayfield (1-11), Abi Jordan (0-7), and Heidi Marriot (0-6) were the pick of the bowlers with Heidi Marriot getting a run out for the other wicket with an excellent throw to the keeper from mid-wicket. Extras were our downfall in this game, top scoring with 32.

Ava Ford (0) and Hollie Mayfield (3) opened the batting for us, however we struggled to score runs yet again. Emily Ford (6) top scored with a useful innings from Amelie Clarkson (5) to back her up. We finished on 51 all out off 12.2 overs falling short by just 10 runs. For most of these girls it was their first time playing county level cricket, so it was pleasing to see them giving it their all throughout the day regardless of the scores. We are looking forward to watching the team grow throughout the remainder of our games and seeing them progress.

Derbyshire U11 Boys v Shropshire U11 Boys


Two 20 over matches were played in varying weather conditions ranging from rain to brilliant bright sunshine at Etwall CC on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Match 1:

Shropshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Clarke & Dawson put on 38 for the first wicket before Dawson departed for 25 which brought Dent to the crease. Another solid partnership ended when Clarke was dismissed with the score on 68.
Jones joined Dent and the two of them shared a partnership of of 62 before Jones went for 23.
Dent saw the innings out carrying his bat for a sharp, crisp, chance less innings of 69 out of 167-4 against some very good Shropshire bowling.

The Derbyshire bowlers then set about the task and tight bowling coupled with some very fine fielding resulted in Shropshire being dismissed for 74. All the bowlers took a wicket each with Siddall, Kelly & Dawson taking 2 a-piece, Siddall being the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 2 for 7.

Match 2:

Shropshire won the toss again and on this occasion elected to bat.
The Derbyshire opening bowling partnership of Hurst and Siddall coupled with some excellent fielding had Shropshire reeling at 12 for 4. However a fine partnership of 65 between Jeffries and Cornwall turned the tie in Shropshire’s favour with Jeffries reaching his 50 with nicely timed six over mid wicket.
When Jeffries was out for 62, Potter continued onwards with 16 very valuable runs enabling Shropshire to attain 116 for 7 wickets in their allotted overs.
Pick of the bowlers was Dawson with 3-22 and Siddall with 2-7.

Derbyshire’s reply was measured against some very good tight Shropshire bowling.
Fry and Kelly both made double figures before they departed leaving Cokayne with 27 and Dawson on 37 not out to see Derbyshire over the line at 117 for 5 in the 18th over.

Congratulations to George Siddall, Jimmy Fry and Nikhil Davies on making their Derbyshire debuts and putting in some fine performances.

Some scintillating cricket played by two very good teams within the spirit of the game and a big thank you to Jon Salisbury and Adam Hitchcock for umpiring the two matches.

Womens Softball Festival - Charlesworth and Chisworth CC!!!

Womens Softball Festival - Charlesworth and Chisworth CC!!!

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The second Women’s Softball Event of the summer took place at Charlesworth and Chisworth CC on Sunday 9th June. Upon arrival at the ground all players over the age of 18 were offered prosecco, starting the day off the right way!

There were 34 women in attendance on the day, making up 4 teams; Charlesworth and Chisworth CC, Hayfield CC, New Mills CC, and Broadbottom CC. For many of these women it was the first time that they have played any form of cricket, but all involved were enthusiastic and ready to go.

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Each team played 3 games each, playing each other once throughout the day. Broadbottom CC came out on top playing some good cricket, winning all 3 of their games. Everyone else played some great cricket and got stuck in. A lovely lunch was provided at the club and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. After lunch we were hit by some rain but everyone battled through to get the games in.

We want to say a huge thankyou to everyone at Charlesworth and Chisworth CC for hosting a brilliant day of cricket and we hope to see you all at another festival in the near future.

Womens Softball Festival - Chesterfield CC!!!

Womens Softball Festival - Chesterfield CC!!!

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Sunday 2nd June saw the first Women’s Softball Festival of the summer take place at Queens Park, the home of Chesterfield CC.

We had a resounding 40 women turn up on the day, making up 6 teams from; Shipley CC, Matlock CC, the ‘Maiden Bowlers’, Belper Meadows CC, and 2 teams from Chesterfield CC. For many of these women, it was the first time that they had played any form of cricket but they were all up for the challenge.

Despite having to battle with the rain, each team managed to play 3 games each throughout the day. No team went unbeaten throughout the duration of the day, but clear improvement was shown by all as the games went on with some highly competitive games taking place. It was great to see the enthusiasm shown by all despite the weather, hopefully we will see these women playing again in the near future at another festival.

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We want to say a massive thankyou to Chesterfield CC for hosting the day, and to David Bacon and Bob Sargeant for umpiring the games on the day too. Onto our next festival on Sunday 9th June at Charlesworth and Chisworth CC.

Derbyshire U15 Girls in entertaining game at Queens Park



Derbyshire U15 Girls entertained Durham at a sunny Queens Park, Chesterfield on Tuesday 21st May. It was great to see our former coach Rachel Hopkins and ex England star Danni Hazel with the Durham Girls. Durham won the toss and elected to bat first and scored freely throughout their 40 overs finishing on 225 for 8 with a great knock of 86 from opener Holly Spoors. Derbyshire captain Eden Collier finishing with 4 wickets for 47 runs. Derbyshire set about the challenging total at a great pace with openers Katie Janusewska and Lara Shaw putting on 33 before Lara was run out for 14. A great third wicket stand of 65 between Katie and Lily Dalkin-Strube kept the run chase going at a fast rate before Katie was out for 37 and Lily's great knock of 53 ended shortly after. A great seventh wicket stand of 60 between Eden (30) and Vicky Billington (36) edged Derbyshire closer to their target. Derbyshire were looking good at 203 for 7 with 6 overs remaing but then had a disastrous collapse losing three wickets in four balls ending up all out for 204.  





Derbyshire U17 Boys at Durham


A brilliant unbeaten century from Anoop Chima was not enough for the DCB U17s as they lost to Durham U17s by 8 wickets. Anoop hit 14 fours and 4 sixes in the 143* of 139 balls. He was well supported by Mitch wagstaff who hit his first fifty for the U17s. Derbyshire total of 267 for 5 looked a good one ,however our seamers struggle a little at the start to keep the Durham batsman from playing freely and getting past our score with the loss of 2 wickets. Hopefully we can learn from this game and make a few improvements and start winning games.

Mo Ali - U17 Team Manager

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