Get off the mark this week with quick-fire stories to keep you up to date with the latest news from Derbyshire.
Daryn Smit has been appointed as Head of Talent Pathway, the voting for Derbyshire’s Greatest XI is open and there’s less than 100 days until the 2020 season starts.
Daryn Smit has been appointed the club’s new Head of Talent Pathway, with the aim of enhancing the number of local home-grown players progressing into the first team.
Having featured in all of Derbyshire’s 2019 Vitality Blast fixtures, the wicketkeeper-batsman’s was part of the club’s Finals Day debut, the final appearance of his 16-year playing career.
He already has experience working with developing players, having captained the Second XI side which saw Fynn Hudson-Prentice break through in 2019.
Smit said: “My goal was always to go into coaching and this is a brilliant opportunity for me, at this stage in my career. To finish playing now to take this role is a small sacrifice to make.
“I have had a long and enjoyable playing career, the club have been brilliant to me, so this is a chance for me to give back to them and the youngsters that are coming through our pathway.”
As part of the club’s 150th year celebrations, we are giving supporters the opportunity to vote for their all-time Derbyshire XI.
We have compiled a list of club greats to choose from, with selection based solely on figures for Derbyshire.
To be selected for the list, players need to have five years or more with Derbyshire, to emphasise their longevity and contribution to the club’s history.
Only one overseas player permitted, with the overseas player that receives the most votes being selected for the overall XI.
Voting closes on Thursday 23 January.
There are less than 100 days to go until Derbyshire face Leicestershire in their first game of the 2020 season at The Pattonair County Ground.
Billy Godleman’s side will kick-off their campaign on Sunday 19 April, and there is still time to secure your place with 2020 Club Membership for just £169.
With Club Membership, you can guarantee your place at all regular-season home cricket, as well as a host of other benefits, such as free entry to selected County Championship fixtures at other counties and free entries to selected racedays at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
The early bird price of £169 is only available until Friday 31 January, so buy now to save.
Celebrate a historic 150th year of Derbyshire with 2020 Club Membership and experience the drama, emotion and action-packed home cricket for just £169.
|Membership Categories||Early Bird||Full Price|
|2020 season||Until 31st Jan||From 1st Feb|
|Pattonair Executive Club||£495||£525|
|Pattonair Executive Club & Partner||£725||£749|
|Car Park Pass||£65||£65|
Join us in 2020! Derbyshire County Cricket Club celebrates its historic 150-year Anniversary in 2020 and you can be part of a full summer of cricket with Club Membership. Packages on sale now from £169 if purchased before February.