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Recap: Busy week at The 3aaa County Ground

Saturday 5th March 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

It’s been a busy week at The 3aaa County Ground with a Twenty20 overseas signing, three contract extensions and the news of a fifth successive year of surplus.

There was also significant progress on the new £2million Media Centre complex, as the first steel beams were erected and the frame of the building can now be seen. We recap the week that was.

Fifth year of surplus

Derbyshire announced a surplus of £15,588 for the financial year ending December 2015, the Club’s fifth successive year of surplus. The Club recorded a record turnover for the 2015 financial year, driven by significant increases in Commercial, Match and Conference & Events sales.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “Achieving a fifth successive year of surplus is another step in the right direction. It is important that we now build on this performance to enable us to increase investment in the playing budget still further.”

Read more HERE.

Derbyshire sign New Zealand star James Neesham

Derbyshire have added further international experience to their line-up with the capture of New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham for the NatWest T20 Blast.

Subject to necessary approvals, the 25-year-old will be available for the entire NatWest T20 Blast campaign this summer alongside fellow countrymen and Otago teammates Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom.

Neesham said: “The opportunity to play the entire NatWest T20 Blast this summer with Derbyshire is fantastic and it’ll be great to join up with Hamish and Neil.”

Read more HERE.

Madsen commits next four seasons to Derbyshire

Wayne Madsen has committed his long-term future to Derbyshire, signing a three-year contract extension to keep him at the Club until the end of 2019. The deal commits the 32-year-old, who joined Derbyshire in 2009 and was appointed Club Captain in 2012, to the county for the next four seasons.

Madsen said: “I love playing for Derbyshire and I’m delighted to now commit my long-term future to the Club. We have a squad which is getting better all the time and I want to continue to play my part.”

Read more HERE.

Taylor signs contract extension

Tom Taylor has signed a one-year contract extension with Derbyshire, committing him to the Club until the end of 2017.

The promising fast bowler, who burst into the first team in 2014, has played 15 first-class fixtures for the county, claiming 43 wickets and with career-best figures of 6-61.

Read more HERE.

Thakor signs new deal

All-rounder Shiv Thakor has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at Derbyshire until the end of the 2017 season.

In 2015, his first season for the Club, Thakor ended both one-day competitions as the county’s leading wicket taker, claiming 15 in the NatWest T20 Blast and 11 in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Read more HERE.

Derbyshire CCC Membership for 2016 is on sale. Purchase online at derbyshireccc.com, in person at The 3aaa County Ground or by calling 0871 350 1870.

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