Cricket Derbyshire Academy clinch Six Counties Cup

Sunday 13 September | Written by Matthew Gibbs

The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby have concluded the 2015 season by clinching the Six Counties Cup.

Derbyshire finished top of a league that included academy sides from Yorkshire, Middlesex, Durham, Lancashire and Warwickshire.

Victory in the final game against Durham coupled with Warwickshire’s victory over the same opponents this week confirmed the title for the county in it’s first year in the competition.

Academy Director, AJ Harris (pictured above) said: “The lads have played some great cricket throughout the competition and I am delighted they have reaped the rewards for their performances.

“To finish top of such a competitive group is an achievement the lads can all be proud of. We now look ahead to a good winter and getting back to action next summer as the lads can continue to develop their games further.

“The Academy remains as committed as ever to produce talented cricketers that can go on and play at a high level as seen with the emergence of several youngsters over the last few years.”

Derbyshire 5 4 0 1 0 67
Yorkshire 5 2 1 2 0 62
Durham 5 2 0 2 1 61
Warwickshire 5 2 0 3 0 58
Middlesex 5 2 1 2 0 53
Lancashire 5 1 1 2 1 45

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