Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
We hear from Assistant & Bowling Coach Steve Kirby about his first few weeks at the Club with the start of the 2019 season now less than three months away.
Kirby: I’m loving every moment
Kirby outlines the squad’s progress in training as focus switches to skills-based work at The County Ground.
The former fast bowler, who joined Derbyshire after leaving his role as Head Coach of the MCC, has instilled a number of new initiatives within the squad in his first few weeks and now looks forward to what he hopes will be an exciting 2019.
Kirby said: “I’m loving every moment of it. Working with every single one of the lads and watching how they’re progressing in the short space of time we’ve been here.”
Become a Member and enjoy racedays at Uttoxeter
Buy Club Membership for the 2019 season before Sunday 20 January for the chance to attend a free raceday at Uttoxeter Racecourse this month.
As well as a packed summer, with up to 40 days of home cricket available in 2019, Derbyshire Members can enjoy up to four free racedays at the prestigious Uttoxeter Racecourse this year, the first taking place on Saturday 26 January.
To take advantage of all four racedays, buy your Membership by midnight on Sunday 20 January to receive your pack ahead of the first applicable raceday. To gain entry, simply show your Membership Card on entry.
Members who have already purchased for 2019, plus Life Members, will receive their Membership Packs in the post by Friday 18 January. All Members who purchased before 20 January will receive their packs by Thursday 24 January.
Qadri relishing Bangladesh opportunity
Playing a senior role, adapting his style and developing his game are targets for young spinner Hamidullah Qadri as he prepares for an all-format tour of Bangladesh with the Young Lions.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to it and obviously Bangladesh will have spinning pitches so I’m hoping to play a big part and take wickets for the team. I’ll be one of the senior players so I’m looking to lead the attack on the spin side.
“I learned a lot out in India working with Min Patel – learning about how to bowl on slow wickets and spinning wickets.
“It was all about the mental side, how you deal with it and I learned a lot.”
Last month to save on Membership for 2019
January is your last chance to save on Membership for the 2019 season, with Club Membership only £159 when purchased before 1st February Early Bird deadline.
Club Membership offers entry to all regular season home cricket, including the Aston Lark Tourist Fixture against Australia, and will offer a host of new benefits – giving Members more in 2019.
As well as over 40 days of cricket, Members will receive some great benefits including four free guest passes, free entry at selected four-day matches at Leicestershire, free visits to Uttoxeter Racecourse and the exclusive use of the Pattonair Lounge.
Members can again save £20 by purchasing before our 1st February Early Bird deadline, with Club Membership only £159.
|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|
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.