Together, we are all Derbyshire: Daryn Smit

Friday 6th March 2020
Written by Stephen Martin

To celebrate the 150th year of Derbyshire County Cricket Club,  we sit down with players, staff, legends and Members to find out just what the club means to them.

Daryn Smit joined Derbyshire in 2017, after scoring more 4,607 first-class runs for Dolphins in South Africa, between 2005 and 2016.

The former wicketkeeper-batsman was an ever-present part of the Falcons side that made it to Finals Day for the first time in 2019, before retiring from playing to become the club’s Head of Talent Pathway ahead of the new season.

Smit says the support of the Derbyshire fans at Finals Day is a memory he will keep forever, and believes they will be behind the side again in 2020.

“Finals Day was fantastic, to see that corner of Edgbaston full of our fans cheering us on was brilliant.

“Even though we lost, when we walked back to the changing rooms they were on their feet cheering us off, almost appreciating that it had been a really good campaign.

“For us, as players, it’s absolutely huge. When we sit here now, in early March, things like that excite you for the start of the summer, knowing that we are going to see the usual suspects sitting around the boundary in a month’s time.”

Click the above video to watch the full interview.

Daryn is Derbyshire, are you? 

2020 Membership is on sale now, as the club celebrates 150 years of the drama, suspense, emotion and history that makes up Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

For just £189, you can experience it all in 2020 with access to all regular-season home cricket across the County Championship, Royal London Cup and Vitality Blast, as well as a host of additional benefits.

Together, we are all Derbyshire.

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2020 season
Club Membership £189
Junior Membership £20
Age 16-21/Student £55
Pattonair Executive Club £525
Pattonair Executive Club & Partner £749
Car Park Pass £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 £189.

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