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Derbyshire Cricket Board Women and Girls Presentation Evening

Almost 180 people attended the 2018 Derbyshire Cricket Board Women and Girls Presentation Evening on Friday5th October which was held in the 3aaa County Ground Pavilion.

Gareth Marshall introduced the eveining by welcoming everyone to the event and announcing that the awards would be presented by our 3 KIA Super League Players, Alice Dyson (Lancashire Thunder), Sarah Glenn (Loughborough Lightning) and Bess Heath Yorkshire Diamonds).

Each County Age Group Manager and the Senior Women Team Captains then gave a brief speach about their seasons, highlighting some notable cricketing moments and also some humerous ones. In running order; the Managers and Award Winners are detailed below:

Sonja Ljubojevic - U11's Manager

Batting Award - Maria Andrews

Bowling Award - Sophia McCollum

Player of the Year - Abbie Stower                                                         

                                   

U11 Winners; Maria, Abbie and Sophia.

Dave Moore - U13's Manager

Batting Award - Harriett Parkin

Bowling Award - Bethan Sheriden

Player of the Year - Alex Owen

                                                   

(Left to Right) Award Winners, Harriett, Bethan with Alice Dyson and Alex.

Dave Moore - U15's Manager

Batting Award - Suzie Ljubojevic

Bowling Award - Suzie Ljubojevic

Player of the Year - Grace Fishleigh                                                       

 

Double winner Suzie and to the right the U15 Girls Squad.

Dave Moore - U17's Manager

Batting Award - Imogen Cooper

Bowling Award - Molly Dytham

Player of the Year - Izzy Randall

                        

(Left to Right) Winners, Izzy, Imogen and Molly with Sarah Glenn.

50 Over Captain Kayleigh Best and T20 Captain Leah Kellogg - Senior Women

Batting Award - Bess Heath

Bowling Award - Alice Fox

Player of the Year - Alice Fox

                           

 Double award winner Alice and to the right Bess, both receiving their awards from 50 Over Captain Kayleigh.

Once again this was a great Presentation Evening rounding off the 2018 season and the numbers in attendance was yet more evidence that Women and Girls Cricket in Derbyshire is healthy and continuing to grow.

 

 

 

Winter Falcons Course extra dates due to popular demand!

Winter flyer falcons course 2018 weds

Due to popular demand of our sold out Friday evening Falcons Courses, DCB are running an extra course on Wednesday evenings.

A fantastic opportunity for ages 5-13 to enjoy quality coaching in the Elite Performance Centre at The 3aaa County Ground.

2 courses will now be running on wednesday evenings, one following the other. A 'Mini Falcons' course from 6-7pm for ages 5-9 will be the perfect introduction to junior softball cricket, whilst offering challenges and games for those already enjoying the game. Prices for the Mini Falcons course are £6 per day or a discounted £40 for all 8 weeks.

The Junior Falcons Course will begin at 7pm and finish at 8.30pm. This course is aimed at Junior Cricketers aged 10-13 with Hardball experience who are looking to improve their skills. Coaching equipment used by the Professionals will be used to get you ready for winter nets. Indoor games and competitions will also be included. Prices for the Junior Falcons Course are £7 per day or a discounted £50 for all 8 weeks.

The Courses are set to begin on 24th October and run through to December 19th on Wednesday evenings excluding 21st November. To book onto a course please click the links below.

Mini Falcons softball Course (5-9) - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/zbq28m

Junior Falcons Hardball Course (10-13) - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/sbq286

  

Should you require any further information please contact James Colton on 01332 386604 or james.colton@dcbcricket.com

 

Winter 1-1s Now Available!

1-1 coaching dates this winter are now available.

1 to 1 coaching allows you to have 100% attention from our highly qualified and experienced coaches. They will concentrate on the specific aspects of your game that you would like to develop including batting, spin and pace bowling and wicket keeping.

Please contact Howard Dytham on 07771 718998 or at howarddytham@icloud.com  for more information and to book sessions.

The cost of the 40 minute sessions are £30 (cash/cheque)

Current 1- 1 sessions are listed below

DCB 1-1 Availability - Pre Christmas 2018

Date Venue Time Coach Other info:
13.10.19 Chellaston 11.20, 12.20 Les Hall  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
20.10.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  
03.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
03.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Howard Dytham  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
10.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Gareth Marshall  
17.11.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
17.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
17.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Tom Bailey  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Pete Boot  
24.11.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Gareth Marshall  
01.12.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
01.12.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  
08.12.18 Chellaston 10.00, 10.40, 11.20, 12.00 Elliot Lawley  
08.12.18 Chellaston 11.20, 12.00 Les Hall  

 

Please note DCB operates a policy of charging the full fee for non-attendance by the player at a 1-1 coaching session or if less than 48 hours notice is given of cancellation

Derbyshire Players represent England in World Cup

indoor england u13

A group of Derbyshire Players have taken part in the Indoor World Cup in New Zealand over the last two weeks. Mitchell Wagstaff, Josh Glover, Aaron Brown, Matt Myers, Alex Ward, Tom Kent-Smith, Oliver Flindall and Archie Stewart have all competed for England. The Under 13s made it to the semi-finals but lost to the hosts by 1 run. Here is a report by Tom Kent-Smith about his experience.

"Being asked to play in the World Series Indoor Cricket Tournament for England in Christchurch New Zealand has been an amazing experience, one I’ll never forget. It’s the first time England have entered junior teams so we didn’t know what to expect. I’ve realised it’s big over here and I think we’ve learnt so much watching the other teams and playing. We have played 11 games playing NZ (2 teams) South Africa, Australia and Singapore in a league tournament and got through to the semis, just missing the final by one run! Indoor cricket is fast, quick and exciting. We have all made some great friends. Loved every minute."

indoor england u13 celebrate

Falcons Courses now Sold Out!

Winter flyer falcons course 2018 sold out new

After high interest, both courses are now sold out for our Winter Falcons Courses at The 3aaa County Ground.

 

Winter Falcons Courses selling fast! Junior Falcons now SOLD OUT

Winter flyer falcons course 2018 sold out

Cricket Derbyshire are introducing the Falcons Coaching Courses this winter! A fantastic opportunity for ages 5-13 to enjoy quality coaching in the Elite Performance Centre at The 3aaa County Ground.

2 courses will be ran on Friday evenings, one following the other. A 'Mini Falcons' course from 6-7pm for ages 5-9 will be the perfect introduction to junior softball cricket, whilst offering challenges and games for those already enjoying the game. Prices for the Mini Falcons course are £6 per day or a discounted £40 for all 8 weeks.

The Junior Falcons Course will begin at 7pm and finish at 8.30pm. This course is aimed at Junior Cricketers aged 10-13 with Hardball experience who are looking to improve their skills. Coaching equipment used by the Professionals will be used to get you ready for winter nets. Indoor games and competitions will also be included. Prices for the Junior Falcons Course are £7 per day or a discounted £50 for all 8 weeks. This Course is now sold out.

The Courses are set to begin on 12th October and run through to December 14th on Friday evenings. To book onto a course please click the links below;

 

Derbyshire Mini Falcons Course - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/xbqmbc

 

Should you require any further information please contact James Colton on 01332 386604 or james.colton@dcbcricket.com

Job Opportunity with Derbyshire Cricket Board

DCCC REV TM

 

DCB Club & Community Cricket Officer

Derbyshire Cricket Board (“DCB”) is the Governing body for sport in the county and supports all aspects of recreational cricket. Our Vision is ‘To have a positive impact on the lives of every person in Derbyshire through the game of Cricket’.

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Club & Community Cricket Officer to join the existing team to support the delivery of our objectives. The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket/sports development.

Candidates must demonstrate both team working skills and the ability to work unsupervised using their own initiative. You will be a self-starter with energy and enthusiasm together with good administration and organisational skills.

Nature and Scope of the Job

The DCB Club & Community Cricket Officer - Growth is employed by Derbyshire Cricket Board Ltd to work with selected individuals and organisations in Derbyshire and will link directly to the DCB Strategy.

The main areas of responsibility for this role can be divided up as follows:

Club Development –

Responsible for the relationship and development of an allocated number of clubs in the county.

Women’s Participation –

Responsible for the overall development and delivery of the DCB Women’s and Girls Strategy

Chance to Shine Street –

Responsible for the delivery of DCB Chance to Shine Street Strategy

And KPI’s

Inclusion & Diversity –

Responsible for the overall development and delivery of the DCB Inclusion & Diversity strategy and objectives.

Delivery of Business Priority Programmes –

You will form part of the leadership team responsible for delivering and embedding National and Local priority programmes within your allocated clubs and geographical area.

Please click here for the full job description

Conditions of Employment:

Salary:                         £19,000 – £21,000

Expenses:                    40p per mile will be paid for travel to duties directly related to your work for the DCB as per the DCB expenses policy. This does not include travel to and from work

                                    Phone Allowance

Pension:                       Pension Scheme Available

Hours of work:            1950 hours per year to include work on evenings and weekends as well as during the day on weekdays as directed.

Holiday:                       25 working days holiday per annum, excluding public holidays

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified. If successful in your application you will be required to provide documentary evidence of your right to live and work in the United Kingdom prior to commencing employment.

The selected candidates will need to produce one recent work and one personal reference.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Head of Derbyshire Cricket Board, Richard Wood at jobs@dcbcricket.com

Closing Date:

Friday 14th September 2018 at 5pm

Interview Date:

Week commencing 24th September 2018

Derbyshire U13 Girls at Queens Park Chesterfield

A fairly inexperienced Derbyshire U13 Girls hosted a strong Lancashire U13 Girls at the iconic Queens Park Ground on Wednesday 11th July.

In keeping with the ECB directive to use U13 games for development purposes the two counties had agreed to play two T20 fixtures with reduced size boundaries and utilise a reverse power play in the first game.

The first game started with Derbyshire having won the toss deciding to bat first on a hot sunny day in Chesterfield. Derbyshire lost wickets in the first 2 overs and eventually they were in real trouble at 23 for 4 but a fine knock from Lola Blake with good support from Jess Smithurst helped Derbyshire to recover to 50 for 4. Lola was eventually out for 35 with the score at 51, wickets continued to fall at regular intervals with only some resistance from Beth Sheridan (9) and Jess who finished on 15 not out in Derbyshire's final total of 73 for 9 at the end of 20 overs. Lancashire knocked the runs off in only 12 overs for the loss of 4 wickets, Maddie Hayles being the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with 2 wickets.

Lancashire batted first in the second game and reached a challenging 184 for 3 off their 20 overs with Snape (36), Lamb (29), Boardman (25) and Parker 38 not out all contributing. The heat had intensified during the afternoon and Derbyshire seemed to suffer as a result during their innings as they finished on a disappointing 35 all out with only Harriet Parkin reaching double figures, resulting in their second defeat of the day.

All in all it had been a great experience for both teams to play at Queens Park on a glorious sunny day with fantastic hospitality from the Chesterfield Club.

 

Derbyshire Women T20 Promotion!!

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

women staffs winners

Final T20 round of the summer sees the confusion of fixture arranging rear its head again. Whilst teams play some only once and others twice we find that we play our closest promotion rivals Staffs twice, both times in Staffordshire… how does that work? Captains go to the middle to toss the coin only to receive a lengthy explanation on the rules from a self-appointed head umpire, a curious spectacle from the boundary.

The big game of the day, in basically a winner takes all encounter with the hosts, saw Derbyshire invited to bowl first. Leah Kellogg (3-0-24-1) removing the first opener leaving stumps on the ground. Key batter Stephanie Butler arrives at the crease with a T20 average of 235. An early boundary looked ominous but a slower delivery from Alice Dyson (4-0-24-1) deceived the England Test cricketer who smashed the ball high and straight up to a patiently waiting Lucy Yates standing underneath to take a calm catch, 11 for 2. Alice Fox (4-0-25-1) with an excellent caught and bowled broke the run a ball 3rd wicket partnership. Olivia Fletcher (3-0-26-0) and Emma Thatcher (4-0-26-0) both bowled well without success but on a lightening paced outfield almost everything breaching the infield raced to the boundary. Some indifferent fielding on the hard surface wasn’t helpful but last week’s hattrick hero Molly Dytham (2-0-17-2) collected a couple of scalps to stem the end of innings flurry. Staffs setting a daunting 148 for 6 from their 20 overs.

The run chase was led by Tash Allen (5) and Lauren Tuffrey (21 from 21 balls) an early setback for Tash brought Bess Heath to the crease, a defining moment? Bess soon into her stride smashing a succession of boundaries and being ruthless to a couple of no balls. Hitting 34 from 16 balls the score raced to 52 and all was looking good. However, 52 for 1 became 70 for 5 as Bess, Lauren, Alice (2) and Megan Pittman (0) all fell looking for quick runs. With Leah at the crease and Molly (17 from 27) incoming the required run rate had already increased. The pair then proceeded to add 69 valuable runs as Leah smashed 4 fours and 2 huge sixes over mid-wicket. Lucy (0) added to the growing tension. Emma (5* from 3) joined the run chase. 5 needed from a nervous final over, 2 to Leah off the 2nd ball were followed by 2 dots, 2 runs and a tie would be enough but Leah wasn’t batting for a tie as she danced down the track and hammered a one bounce four to the ropes from the 5th ball. Victory and promotion, what an incredible chase, fittingly won by a superb captains performance, 43 not out from 33 balls.

lk score staffs 

Muted and respectful celebrations showed some real class from the girls as hands were shaken with the disappointed hosts. A good Staffs team beaten twice on home soil proved the leagues strongest team deserved their championship.

Game 2 saw a very different story, every bit ‘After the Lord Mayors show’ as they say. With nothing to lose against a wilting and shattered team Shropshire dominated hitting 140 for 4. Alice D. (1 for 31), Alice F. (2 for 26) Leah (0 for 21) Keeley (0 for 20) Molly (0 for 17) and Georgie (1 for 18) doing the bowling legwork. A tired response was never up with the run rate, Tash (21) Lauren (11) Bess (2) Alice D (15) Leah (2) Megan (5) Molly (4) and unbeaten knocks from Lucy (18*) and Georgie (10*) took Derbyshire to 104 for 7.

Staffs easily beat Shropshire in the final game of the day to secure a deserved runners-up place.

 

P

W

L

Can

Pen

NRR

Pts

Derbyshire

8

7

1

0

0

1.62

28

Staffordshire

8

6

2

0

0

2.51

24

Leicestershire

8

5

3

0

0

0.130

20

Northumberland

8

2

6

0

0

-1.53

8

Cumbria

8

2

6

0

0

-1.70

8

Shropshire

8

2

6

0

-6

-0.80

2

A tough and challenging season brought to an end with some much needed success. The 50 over campaign proved too difficult to an injury jinxed squad playing against some of the worlds finest. A defining defeat to Essex will no doubt haunt us for a while when victory looked the only outcome. However, despite these setbacks the squad regrouped and with debutants being introduced much of the T20 cricket was aggressive and excellent to watch, testament to the many fielding drills the long Winter made them practice. A new belief was displayed from a young squad, many still teenagers and with the knowledge that they will continue to improve who knows what may follow. The loss of our two England Academy players, Alice Dyson for spells with injury and Sarah Glenn being ‘loaned’ to Worcestershire to play Div 1 T20 cricket…. By the way, we expect her back next Summer please! Whilst being big losses gave opportunities to some who maybe didn’t expect then this summer. Injuries to both Amy Lacey and Lucy Yates meant 4 of the bowling attack were missing for the majority of both campaigns.

women staffs

In summary, a summer very mixed fortunes, littered with some excellent contributions and results but balanced by some humbling demolitions. Whilst relegation in one format is a big disappointment it’s not the end of the world, we should return buoyed by an expectancy of promotion in 2019. Promotion in the T20 format was well deserved and will make us competitive next year. Well done to our new captains Kayleigh Best in her first 50 over season with the county and to Leah Kellogg (almost a county veteran compared to most J) who marshalled a young team to success with confidence and patience. Thanks go to Woody and Gareth again for their dedication and hard work, sometimes you must have wondered why? Thanks to Jess Bakewell who has scored all summer and but for a continuing injury would be part of the action on the field. Our venue hosts Spondon, Marehay, Rolleston and Denby continue to provide excellent wickets and finally our faithful legion of following supporters who for once were able to enjoy every minute of every game under a sky of blue, not a single over was lost to the weather this year, wow.

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