Off the Mark: Second XI, pre-season tour and more…
Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
Second XI fixtures have been released, while preparations continue ahead of the players’ pre-season tour next month.
Second XI fixtures announced
The Pattonair County Ground will host the first of four Second XI fixtures at Derby on Wednesday 1 May as Derbyshire face Nottinghamshire in the Second XI Trophy, before the two sides meet again in a three-day fixture, starting on Monday 10 June.
Derbyshire will then play two further fixtures in Derby, a Second XI Championship match against Durham which begins on on Monday 13 May, and the Second XI Twenty20 opener against Warwickshire on Friday 12 July.
All four Second XI fixtures at The Pattonair County Ground will be free entry for spectators.
Squad to host Pre-Season Dinner
Join the Derbyshire squad for an evening of entertainment on Thursday 7 March for the Players’ Pre-Season Dinner with special guest, football legend Dean Saunders.
Enjoy a three-course meal with a Derbyshire player on your table, before hearing from former Liverpool legend Dean Saunders, as well as hilarious comedian John Lory.
Guests can enjoy a great evening’s entertainment at The Pattonair County Ground for just £50 per person, with all proceeds helping to fund the players’ pre-season tour to Desert Springs Resort.
An Evening of Queen
Stars from the hit musical We Will Rock You will come together to perform an outdoor concert of Queen’s sensational music at The Pattonair County Ground in Derby on Saturday 24 August.
A dazzling collection of performers from London’s West End come together to present an incredible tribute to one of the world’s great rock bands.
Featuring dozens of hits from an astonishing back catalogue, this is an amazing concert evening no Queen fan should miss.
Tickets for An Evening of Queen start from just £24 and are on sale now via derbyshireccc.com, reception at The Pattonair County Ground or by calling 01332 388 101.
Grand Stand Seating – £28
Standing – £24
McKiernan signs one-year extension
All-rounder Mattie McKiernan has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at Derbyshire until the end of the 2020 season.
The 24-year-old performed well for the Second XI last summer, claiming 16 Twenty20 wickets at an average of 12.31 and with best figures of 3-15.
He also scored 143 runs in his only Second XI Championship appearance, with back-to-back half-centuries and a top-score of 85.
A powerful hitter and tricky leg spin bowler, McKiernan has impressed the Derbyshire coaching staff over the winter and now commits his future to the Club for the next two seasons.
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