Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
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Date changes for Glamorgan fixtures
Derbyshire’s home Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan will start a day earlier than previously published, now beginning on Sunday 19 May.
The four-day fixture, which was due to begin on Monday 20 May, will start a day earlier at the Club’s request to offer an additional day of weekend cricket in Derby next summer. The match will run from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 May.
The away fixture, which will again take place at St Helen’s, Swansea, has also been moved at request of the home county and will now take place from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 June.
Van Beek hungry for further honours
Logan van Beek says he will arrive at Derbyshire ahead of the 2019 season eager to prove himself and earn further international recognition with New Zealand.
The all-rounder, who has represented New Zealand at Under-19 level as well as through development squads, feels he is now ready to push for a spot in the full national side.
He will be available for all forms throughout the summer for Derbyshire and is looking forward ton testing himself in different conditions in England.
He said: “I’ve always seen county cricket as somewhere I’d love to go and play.
“In my short stints playing club cricket in England I’ve watched games and seen how well supported they are.
“That’s something we do miss a bit in New Zealand and I’m really looking forward to experiencing it and the chance to compete in a new environment and different conditions.
“Through my father I have a Dutch passport and fortunately had opportunities to play for the Netherlands, which has been an awesome experience.
“But in the last year or so I’ve really come on with my game and have started to get attention from the New Zealand selectors back home.
“It’s a childhood dream to play for New Zealand and it’s something I’m pushing for.
“By playing the amount of cricket that a county season has, hopefully I can find form and push my name forward.”
Register for sell-out local Vitality Blast derbies
Derbyshire Falcons’ first two home Vitality Blast matches next summer come in the form of big local derbies against Yorkshire Vikings at Queen’s Park on Saturday 20 July and Notts Outlaws at The County Ground on Friday 26 July.
The curtain-closer at the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council sold out in advance for the past two seasons and another record crowd is expected in 2019.
Similarly, the East Midlands derby under the lights on a Friday evening is expected to reach capacity. Supporters can register their interest now for the opportunity to secure tickets before anyone else during our pre-sale window.
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.