Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
The 2018 season came to a close last month, as Derbyshire recorded their highest Specsavers County Championship finish since 2014.
It’s been a busy few weeks as Dave Houghton begins his new role as Head of Cricket. We take a look at the latest news.
Qadri selected for England Under 19s
Derbyshire spinner Hamidullah Qadri has been selected in an 18-man England Under 19s squad to take part in winter training camps in the UK and India ahead of a tour against Bangladesh.
The Young Lions selectors have picked their squad for the first half of this winter, which includes domestic training camps in the UK and a 20-day training camp in Bangalore, India.
The second half of the winter sees the England U19s take on Bangladesh U19 in all three formats of the game, leaving on January 19.
Rampaul stars in Super50
Derbyshire paceman Ravi Rampaul has been in action for Trinidad & Tobago in the Super50 competition in the Caribbean after returning at the end of the English domestic season.
He has featured in three consecutive matches as Trinidad & Tobago powered to second in Group A, with four wins and one defeat.
The right arm quick has taken seven wickets at an average of 20 and with best figures of 3-56.
Reece on form for Gosnells Cricket Club
All-rounder Luis Reece is continuing his recovery to full match fitness with a three-week white ball stint in Perth with Gosnells Cricket Club.
The 28-year-old suffered a broken metatarsal in May, ruling him out of much of the season, but since his return he has been in fine form, particularly with the ball.
He has featured in three matches for the West-Coast Club, scoring 115 runs at an average of 38.33 and with a top-score of 76.
He also tops the bowling averages, with six wickets at an average of 8.50 and best figures of 4-16.
Four players have signed contract renewals with the Club since the end of the 2018 season.
Homegrown Cricket Derbyshire Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby graduates Alex Hughes and Harvey Hosein signed one and two-year extensions respectively.
Hughes has committed to Derbyshire until the end of 2021, while 22-year-old Hosein will remain with the Club until the end of the 2020 season.
All-rounder Anuj Dal has signed his first professional deal with Derbyshire after impressing in the Second XI and latterly the first team this summer. The 22-year-old has penned a one-year deal and will be joined by fellow debutant in 2018, Mattie McKiernan, who has signed a contract for the 2019 summer.
Heritage Exhibition this month
A Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (CDF) exhibition, showcasing items of memorabilia and artefacts throughout the Club’s history, is already proving to be a hit at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston.
The exhibition, which is being held throughout October, presents a host of items collected as part of the CDF’s Heritage Project, including photographs, books, cuttings and player’s items – all showcasing cricket in Derbyshire.
Members and supporters have the opportunity to “Show and Tell”, bringing their own artefacts and photographs, and, if they wish, share their memories and recollections of the game of cricket with our staff and volunteers.
Thank you for your support this season. Club Membership for 2019 will go on sale in October. We hope to see you at The 3aaa County Ground next summer.
Derby’s biggest and best fireworks display, hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Dino, Pete and Tyles, returns to The 3aaa County Ground on Saturday 3 November. Buy your tickets in advance and save.