Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
Matt Critchley arrives in India for a six-week placement, while the Early Bird Membership deadline is fast approaching.
Reciprocal offer with Leicestershire
Derbyshire Members will be able to watch up to 20 days of cricket at The Fischer County Ground in 2019 as part of their Membership.
The five Specsavers County Championship matches take place during away Derbyshire fixtures and are part of a reciprocal offer with Leicestershire, new for 2019, to enable supporters in the East Midlands to see more cricket this summer.
The offer will also see Leicestershire Members have the opportunity to watch certain four-day matches at The County Ground in 2019.
Applicable Leicestershire home fixtures:
Worcestershire – Thurs 11 to Sun 14 April
Middlesex – Mon 10 to Thurs 13 June
Durham – Sun 7 to Wed 10 July
Northamptonshire – Tues 10 to 13 September
Lancashire – Mon 23 to 26 September
|Membership Prices||Early Bird||Full Price|
|2019 season||Until 31st Jan||From 1st Feb|
|Pattonair Executive Club||£495||£525|
|Pattonair Executive Club & Partner||£725||£749|
|Six Pack Ticket||£76||£76|
|Car Park Pass||£65||£65|
Reece on fundraising challenges
Luis Reece talks about his year-long fundraising aims in what promises to be the 28-year-old’s busiest season to date.
After a prolific opening season with Derbyshire in 2017, during which he scored 732 first-class runs including two centuries, Reece began last summer brightly before his season was curtailed by a metatarsal injury.
It was at this point he came up with the unique fundraising idea, which sees him take on his busiest year to date.
Critchley begins overseas placement
Matt Critchley has arrived in India for a six-week placement, facilitated by the ECB, to work on his all-round game in turning conditions on the sub-continent.
The 22-year-old travelled to Mumbai alongside Leicestershire’s Callum Parkinson, with the pair set to continue their development in overseas conditions after much work with ECB spin bowling coach, Peter Such.
Critchley said: “I’ll be looking to try and improve the skills I’ve started to work on, both batting and bowling, but it’s also a good life experience too.
“I’ve played around the world a bit now, so I’ve got used to a few different conditions, but this will be new to me.
Injury Update: Young bowler progressing well
As pre-season preparations focus more on skills-based training, Lead Physiotherapist Fran Clarkson gives an overview of current injuries within the squad.
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.