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Derbyshire U11 Boys v Nottinghamshire U11 Boys

DCCC REV TMSo with it being Fathers day, we were certainly treated to both some excellent cricket and a nail biting finale, which saw us beat our local rivals by 2 wickets.

On what looked a very good wicket and a quick outfield, Gil lost the toss and we were asked to bowl.

Harry Moore couldn't have got us off to better start with a wicket maiden in the first, which also included an injury to their opening bat. This was followed by an equally impressive over by Frankie, taking a wicket with his first ball, that could probably be described as being the worst ball bowled all day! However the pressure created by our first over may have led the batsman to play such a poor shot. Another wicket followed 2 balls later and after 2 overs Notts were 4 for 3 wickets, and with their opener retired hurt, following Harry Moore's thunderbolt, it therefore felt like 4 for 4 after 2, which is quite an impressive start!

We then continued to take regular wickets, and apart from a their keeper who played some impressive shots for his 25, no batsmen really got the better of us, and they were all out for 92 in 20 overs.

Both and myself and Charlie thought that all bowlers had excellent control, which not only was highlighted in dismissing Notts for a low score, but to concede no No Balls and only 2 wides is extremely impressive at this age. We also thought the ground fielding was excellent and took our catches well, which contributed towards 6 of the dismissals. With that level of performance the only negative feedback we had, was the fact we felt their fielding positions were encroaching too much, which may been the reason for the only dropped catch, due to the player not being in the orthodox position. However this probably was born out of their intent to complete the job, which is great to see.

So after than performance on such a good wicket and quick outfield, knocking off 92 in 40 overs should be a breeze!! Not quite!!

Our start very much mirrored Notts as after the first over we were 1 run for 2 wickets! So giving us the nice relaxing Fathers Day we wished for, certainly wasn't going to be the case! Due to the early finish of the 1st innings, we batted for 10 overs prior to tea and at the break we were 43 for 3. Yes we were almost half way there in terms of the runs, but to loose 3 wickets was disappointing.

We ended up completing the job in the 20th over, however we were 8 down in doing so. Something I've always felt at young age group cricket is the ability players have to chase down a target, which was certainly evident here. The other challenge we are going to have this year, is we are now playing 40 overs cricket, rather than 35 overs from last year. Often teams that can bat the full overs will come out on top, and that is something we need to consider.

We spoke of the fact that 5 of our dismissals were bowled, which puts into question both shot selection and the ability to have a strong defence. However without focussing too much on what didn't go so well, the chase was held together by a superb innings by Harrison Parker scoring 31 runs, but batting 18 overs in the process. I think all the player can learn from how well he solidly defended the good ball, put away the bad and ran extremely efficiently. He was patient and his overall decision making was excellent.

Likewise with the pressure created by being 8 down with 10 runs to get, the experience and Cieran & Frankie showed through in knocking off the remaining runs, was great to see.

However if we can continue the excellent work we did on the field with the ball, but be more selfish and resilient with bat, we should have a decent contest.

Derbyshire Women v Northumberland Women & Cumbria Women

Round 3 and the penultimate round of the T20 campaign took us to the stunning location of Burneside CC near Kendal, Cumbria and Northumberland providing the opponents.

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Cumbria beating Northumberland by 60 runs in game 1. Game 2 saw the toss won and Leah Kellogg putting Northumberland in to bat. Early wickets fell as Leah (3-0-12-2) and Georgie Harrison (2-0-13-0) were replaced by another stunning spell from Alice Fox (4-2-5-2) and with Emma Thatcher (4-0-18-1) they removed the heart of the batting line-up. A mesmerising spell from leg-spinner Olivia Fletcher completely bamboozling the batters with scant reward (3-0-4-1) and Molly Dytham (2-0-3-4) destroying the tail end thanks to a magnificent hat-trick in her 4 wicket haul the hapless Northumberland team were humbled for a modest 57.

The chase was never going to be challenging as in form Tash Allen (25 not out) and Lauren Tuffrey (13) being unfortunately run out took the opening partnership to 39. Bess Heath (16 not out) wasted no time in her 8 ball demolition ending the game in 7.3 overs.

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Game 3 saw Cumbria win the toss and decide to bat. A bright opening stand of 36 was finally broken by a Leah catch off Emma Thatcher’s incredible spell (4-0-10-3), 8 of the 10 runs coming in wides. Catches from Lucy Yates and Bess aiding Emma. A Tash Allen run out and spells from Leah (4-2-9-1), Alice (4-1-12-1) and Molly (2-0-9-0) all bowling good lines saw the run rate drop. Olivia (4-0-25-2) including a quick fire stumping from Megan Pittman to add to 2 catches in the earlier game and Keeley Brodrick (2-0-6-2) seeing out the innings as Cumbria stumbled to 72 for 9.

Despite an early setback when Lauren (1) was bowled, Tash (18 off 15 balls) and Bess (31 not out from 20 balls) quickly took the score to 55. Leah joined Bess and hitting 10 not out from 7 deliveries as the game concluded with an 8 wicket victory in 9.5 overs.

With 6 wins from 6 games all is set up for an exciting finale to the T20 season, games in Moddershall against the chasing Staffs and Shropshire ahead. A victory in the first game of the day would see Derbyshire promoted, defeat would leave them needing to end with a better Net Run-Rate than Staffs.

 

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Can

Abn

NRR

Pts

Derbyshire

6

6

0

0

0

2.52

24

Staffordshire

6

5

1

0

0

2.70

20

Leicestershire

6

3

3

0

0

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12

Cumbria

6

2

4

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Northumberland

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Shropshire

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1

5

0

0

-0.82

-2

Derbyshire Wmen V Staffs & Cumbria

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Staffs Women & Cumbria Women

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Fordhouses CC in Wolverhampton hosted round 2 of the T20 campaign with Staffs and Cumbria the opponents. Toss won and Leah Kellogg invited Staffs to bat. An early wicket for Georgie Harrison (2-0-14-1) thanks to the first of 4 catches on the day for fellow opening bowler Leah (4-0-27-0). Keeley Brodrick (2-0-19-0) and Emma Thatcher (4-0-34-1) coming in for some punishment from the second wicket pair. Emma picking up a somewhat contentious wicket behind the stumps when Bess Heath claimed the ball, despite the clear sound the batter not at all happy being given out by a convinced umpire, 54 for 2. This became 92 for 3 in the 12th over as a big score looked certain but thanks to a tight spell from Olivia Fletcher (4-1-14-1) and an excellent stint from Alice Fox (4-0-12-3) Staffs score completely dried up. Bess taking a neat stumping in the process. The innings finishing on a challenging yet somewhat surprising score of 126 for 6, England hopeful Stephanie Butler being the mainstay with an excellent unbeaten 68 from 59 balls.

A spirited start to the run chase was led by Tash Allen and Lauren Tuffrey (11) adding 34 for the first wicket in 5 overs. Bess joined Tash and the run rate increased further as the pair added a quick-fire 40 before Bess fell going for the big one, 74-2 off 10. With Tash going well both Leah (3) and Molly Dytham (4) added brief partnerships before Lucy Yates helped regain the impetus for Tash to continue her domination. With victory just a single run away Tash fell for a terrific 65 and maiden county half century, her 56 ball knock containing 6 fours. Lucy (12 not out) finished the proceedings with 3 balls to spare and an excellent but possibly surprising victory.

Another toss won by skipper Kellogg and Cumbria were batting. A bright start at 30 for 0 fell apart fairly quickly. Leah (3-0-18-0) and Georgie Harrison (2-0-11-0) unable to gain the breakthrough. First change Alice Fox with another superb spell (4-1-8-2) ended the Cumbrian optimism, Lucy taking the catch. Alice then bowled the other opener before Keeley (4-0-14-1), Olivia (3-0-12-0) and Emma (4-0-23-1) kept a lid on the score as Cumbria set a modest 88 for 4.

Tash (15 from 15 balls) and Lauren again took the score to 34 at just under a run a ball before Bess (34 from 22 and Lauren (22 from 34) emphatically coasted to victory in 11 overs.

With Tash clearly growing into the responsibility of an opener and Lauren proving a reliable partner the early stability they provide is proving the difference added to Bess’s blossoming form the batting is looking in good shape. Despite the bowling attack being without Alice Dyson, Amy Lacey, Lucy Yates and Sarah Glenn it’s still proving strong enough to make life difficult for the opposition, Alice Fox proving a revelation.

Staffs then easily beat Cumbria in the final game of the day.

With 4 wins from 4 games and a trip to Cumbria to face Cumbria again and Northumberland the team is in good form and good spirits.

 

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L

Can

Abn

NRR

Pts

Derbyshire

4

4

0

0

0

1.70

16

Staffordshire

4

3

1

0

0

3.01

12

Leicestershire

4

3

1

0

0

0.60

12

Cumbria

4

1

3

0

0

-2.88

4

Shropshire

3

0

3

0

0

-1.38

0

Northumberland

3

0

3

0

0

-1.75

0

T20 Walkathon from Nottingham to Derby 2018

Enjoy a night of Vitality Blast action, get active and raise money with the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation’s (CDF) T20 Walkathon, from Nottingham to Derby, on Friday 13 July.

The walkathon returns for a second year and will see fundraisers walk 20 miles from Trent Bridge to The 3aaa County Ground in time for the big Vitality Blast derby between Derbyshire Falcons and Notts Outlaws (7pm start, approx. 9.45pm finish).

All walkers will receive bus travel to Trent Bridge, donated by Trent Barton, for the start of the walk, a sponsored walk t-shirt and an event pack. The registration fee, of £25, also includes safety stewards for the journey, ticket for the Vitality Blast match and on arrival in Derby a hog roast roll and complimentary drink, courtesy of Greene King.

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.

CDF Chairman, Michael Futers, said: “Our inaugural T20 Walkathon last summer was a huge success, with over £6,500 raised for the foundation.

“While providing a fun and active way to raise valuable funds for the foundation, the monies raises from this new fundraising initiative will help sustain and extend the positive lifestyle programme we are already delivering in the community across the city and the wider county.

“We want to use the power of sport to have a positive impact on the lives of young people in Derbyshire, and fundraising events like this are key to helping us deliver the highly rewarding programmes.”

CDF T20 Walkathon
Friday 13 July 2018
Start: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
(Trent Barton coach to Trent Bridge departs The 3aaa County Ground at 9.30am)
Walk to start at 10.30am
Finish: The 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Registration Fee: £25 (£100 for a team of four)

Includes tickets for the Vitality Blast match and a pulled pork roll and complimentary drink, courtesy of Greene King, on arrival at The 3aaa County Ground.

To register to take part in the T20 Walkathon, click HERE.

To start raising sponsorship money or donate money for the T20 Walkathon using BT MyDonate click HERE.

For more information please call 01332 388 101.

Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is a UK registered charity (Charity No. 1155801) and is gift aid registered.

Langley Mill Softball

The sun shone at Langley Mill Cricket Club on Sunday 3rd June as the second Women’s Softball Festival took place.

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Over 30 Women and Girls took part on the day playing a total of six matches, with Meadow Belles and Duffield drawing against each other and winning two games each. With music blasting out over the PA system and the smell of sausage and bacon cooking in the air it was all played in a great spirit

 

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The whole day was a credit to Langley Mill CC who put on a fantastic event with lots of volunteers and managed to raise two teams themselves. Their women loved it so much they now have a team of their own to play in future festivals.

 

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DCB in Partnerhsip with Clean Hit Cricket - Coach Development Workshops

Derbyshire Cricket Board have teamed up with Clean Hit Cricket to develop and deliver a series of Coach Development workshops to support the coach network in Derbyshire.

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We have developed three workshops that are aimed at coaches working in a club and/or community environment who want to continue their development as a coach. The workshops will provide opportunities to share best practice and enhance your skills and knowledge. The Workshops are suitable for current Level 2 Coaches and above or Coach Support Workers working towards a Level 2.

The workshops available are listed below:

Workshop 1 – Practical Solutions to Common Problems

This workshop explores some of the common issues encountered by coaches in clubs when working with young players. Attendees will get the chance to discuss and look at practical ways to enhance players skills into more consistent outcomes. Coaches will get the chance to bring their own thoughts to the Workshop and share ‘best practice’ as well learn about some effective and simple ways of setting up drills and practices.

Workshop 2 – Working with Spin

Coaches will look at effective ways of working with both spin bowlers and batsmen when playing against spin. The workshop will help to demystify the art and science of spin bowling as well as looking at some very practical ways of having more effective technical and tactical skills when batting against the turning ball.

Workshop 3 –    Fielding & Physicality

Here coaches will look into the importance of physicality within the world of fielding and how ‘Catch, Stop, Throw’ can become more effective with dedicated practice. Can fielders really be wicket takers in their own right and how can we make our young players more effective and engaged within the field?

Venue

Workshop

Date

Time

Cost

Booking Link

Ticknall CC

Workshop 1

6th July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

 

 Book Here

Workshop 2

17th July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

 

Matlock CC

Workshop 1

9th July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

 

Book Here

Workshop 2

30th July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

 

Spondon CC

Workshop 1

2nd July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

 

Book Here

Workshop 2

23rd July

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

Workshop 3

6th August

6.30-8.30pm

£5.00pp

To book on any of the above workshops please click the relevant booking link and complete the online booking form.

For more information on any of the above workshops please contact richard.wood@dcbcricket.com

Derbyshire Women V Leicestershire & Shropshire - T20s

Derbyshire Cricket Board Womens 1st XI v Leicestershire Women & Shropshire Women

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Rolleston provided the venue for the opening weekend of the T20 campaign. Following last summer’s final weekend heartbreak Derbyshire were placed into regional Division 3 Regional group B. Visitors to the Willows ground were Leicestershire and Shropshire. Leicestershire first, toss won and the visitors were batting. An early LBW for T20 skipper Leah Kellogg (4-0-18-2) put Leics on the back foot. Georgie Harrison (4-1-22-1) bowled another tidy spell as did Kayleigh Best (3-1-14-0). Debutant Olivia Fletcher (2-0-18-1) bowled some unplayable balls whilst picking up her maiden county wicket. As the innings grew in pace Georgie removed the dangerous (and noisy) Harriet Leach thanks to a quickfire stumping from Megan Pittman for 46. Emma Thatcher 4-0-20-0) and Alice Fox (3-0-19-1) saw out the innings without further alarm with the Foxes finishing on a modest 113 for 5.

Tash Allen (15) and Lauren Tuffrey (10) started confidently before both fell to skipper Patel. Bess Heath (34 from 22 balls) and Leah Kellogg (33 not out from 30 balls) plundered 8 fours and 2 sixes leaving Kayleigh (2) unbeaten steering Derbys home with 11 balls to spare.

A positive start to the programme.

Leics then beat Shropshire in an exciting game 2, chasing 115 and looking well beaten at 37 for 5 they scrambled the winnings runs with only 2 balls to spare.

Final group game and another winning toss saw Shropshire attempt to set a target. Leah (2-0-13-0) and Georgie (4-0-10-2) again opened up with Georgie in particular bowling a superb spell. Another debutant Keeley Brodrick (4-0-35-1) found the going tough but Emma (2-0-8-1), Kayleigh (4-1-11-3) with another excellent display and Alice (4-0-15-0) keeping the score to a minimum. Good catches from Tash and two from Leah to add to her run-out gave perfect support in the field. Derbyshire needing 94 to complete the days double.

Tash (19 from 21) and Lauren, between them hitting 8 fours, in an opening stand of 51. Lauren departed with the total on 78 after an excellent 44 from 37 balls leaving an in form Bess (19 not out) and Leah (2 not out) to wrap up proceedings in just 12.2 overs.

A maximum 8 points in the bag from the opening weekend following on from 2 wins in the final county championship games sees confidence flowing back into the play. Week 2 carries a trip to Wolverhampton to face league leaders Staffs and the travelling Cumbrian team 2.

 

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Staffs

2

2

0

0

0

4.41

8

Derbys

2

2

0

0

0

1.67

8

Leics

2

1

1

0

0

-0.23

4

Cumbria

2

1

1

0

0

-1.96

4

Shrops

2

0

2

0

0

-1.36

0

Northumberland

2

0

2

0

0

-1.85

0

Clifton host Softball Festival

Sunday 10th June was the day that Clifton Cricket Club hosted the third Derbyshire Women`s Softball Festival of the summer. The positive, vibrant energy was noticeable from the start, with numerous volunteers from the club on hand to make it a special occasion. The music was on, the pitch was marked and the players began to arrive, after being handed their very own New Balance Softball kit bag and T-shirts, the ladies could not wait to get started. Unfortunately there were 2 teams that dropped out in the morning, but this was not a problem as it allowed the Clifton Ladies to have more practice and a memorable experience.

The first game started with 8 v 8, the teams were decided by Derbyshire Cricket Board representative Conor Percy. This game was full of energy as each of the ladies were enjoying the festival with music and a competitive edge. After 8 over`s a side, the ladies were ready for a glass of fizz- Immediately popping the prosecco open to toast what an excellent festival Clifton Cricket Club had organised.

Shortly after the BBQ and Prosecco the ladies were ready for another fixture, this time wanting to play against their partners and children. The second game played was `Men v Ladies’, with a competitive edge it was time for the competition of the day.

The ladies batted first and showed great signs of competiveness with celebrations, cheering and clapping with each boundary being hit. After a few wickets mid-way through the innings, the Men and Children began to cheer their female family members on which created a fantastic atmosphere at the club. With the ladies setting a total, it was down to the Men to chase the runs down with some excellent fielding and bowling performances for the Women.

On conclusion, a big thank you was made to the volunteers of Clifton CC who made a fantastic festival go ahead and a great representation of the females of Clifton who had an amazing day with plenty of cricket being played.

An amazing day had by all and we are looking forward to the next festival, sign your team up on the Derbyshire Cricket Board Website.

 

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Chevin Homes Continue to Support Cricket in Derbyshire!

Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) are delighted to announce that Chevin Homes will sponsor the Boys County Age Group (CAG) programme for the next two seasons. They will become the headline shirt sponsor of all of the Boys CAG squads from U10s through to U17s.

Chevin Homes Sponsor

This is the second year Chevin Homes have provided sponsorship for a DCB programme. In 2017 they sponsored the DCB Holiday programme which saw over 500 children attend fun courses over the summer, all receiving a Chevin Homes T-Shirt.

The sponsorship will allow the DCB to improve and develop the CAG programme which will ultimately provide better development opportunities to the players. There are currently over 100 talented players in the DCB CAG programme playing across 8 squads. All 8 squads currently receive coaching over the winter and a match play programme in the summer.

Chevin Homes Director, John Fearnehough commented: “It’s a great privilege for Chevin Homes to be the main sponsor of the junior Derbyshire cricket teams and to support the DCB in finding and developing local cricket talent”

Head of DCB, Richard Wood said: We are extremely grateful for the generous support of John Fearnehough, James Cokayne and Chevin Homes. James and John are both passionate about the development of cricket in Derbyshire and they clearly want to help support the development of talented young cricketers in their journey through the County Age Group programme. One of our strategic aims is to provide a player pathway that gives players the opportunity to be the best they can be. I am confident that with the support of Chevin Homes we can move a long way towards achieving this over the next two years.

Chevin Homes

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

If you would like to show your support and watch some CAG cricket this summer, all fixtures can be found here http://derbyshirecb.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/180987

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