Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
Australia return to The County Ground next season as do England Women and you can see both matches, as well as all Derbyshire home regular season cricket with Club Membership.
Aussies are coming…
Derbyshire will welcome Australia to Derby at the height of an Ashes summer in 2019, as fixtures for the new season have been released.
Captain Tim Paine and his Australia Test squad will arrive at The County Ground during the middle of the Ashes series for a three-day Aston Lark Tourist Fixture starting on Thursday 29 August.
Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 30 November, while Members will be able to attend this match for free as part of their 2019 Membership package.
Register now for England Women’s tickets
Register your interest today to get exclusive access to our priority ticket window to purchase tickets for the Vitality IT20 fixture between England and West Indies in 2019.
Heather Knight’s England return to Derby to take on an exciting West Indies outfit in what promises to be a an explosive evening of T20 entertainment.
The international fixture at The County Ground will take place on Tuesday 25 June and the match is expected to have high demand – but we are offering supporters the chance to secure tickets before anyone else.
Viljoen triumphs in T10 League
Hardus Viljoen finished as the T10 League’s leading wicket-taker as his Northern Warriors side defeated Pakhtoons by 22 runs to take the title in Sharjah,
The tall quick took a tournament-record 18 wickets at an average of 7.77 and an economy rate under eight runs per over.
His best figures of 3-6 in two overs came in a crushing eliminator win for the Warriors, before the Derbyshire paceman claimed 2-24 in the final.
Keep it up, Hardus.
Lace joins on season-long loan
20-year-old batsman Tom Lace will return to Derbyshire next summer in a season-long loan from Middlesex.
The top-order batsman impressed in his short spell at The County Ground in 2018, scoring 219 runs at an average of 27 and with a top score of 43.
He will be available for all forms next summer, except for any fixtures against Middlesex and can only be recalled as an injury or international replacement.
Academy name 2018/19 intake
The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby has announced its intake for the development pathway for 2018/19.
The Academy, headed up by Head of Development Mal Loye, will see the Club working directly with young cricketers from the age of 13 upwards at The County Ground.
The Academy intakes will work closely with the former England international, while Head of Cricket Dave Houghton and Assistant & Bowling Coach Steve Kirby will also play key roles across their entire development pathway.
New benefits for 2019. Club Membership for 2019 is on sale now, giving you more from your Membership. Buy before our 1st February Early Bird deadline and save £20.