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Luis Reece enjoying learning on the job for Derbyshire Falcons

Watching Luis Reece dismantle Lancashire’s bowlers on Tuesday night, it was hard to believe that he is a relative novice in T20 cricket.

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Philippe Coutinho

RUMOUR MILL: Coutinho not for sale | Lemar to Arsenal | Watford lead race for Valencia defender

The future of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho remains a hot topic in the press as the new Premier League season edges ever closer.

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Luis Reece guided Derbyshire to another impressive win.

Luis Reece powers Derbyshire to victory over Lancashire Lightning

Luis Reece left his mark on his former county with a T20 best unbeaten 97 from 55 balls as Derbyshire Falcons beat Lancashire Lightning by 35 runs in the NatWest Blast game at Derby.

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Sam Vickers, pictured playing for Belper United, has joined Heanor Town

New additions give Lions extra pace

Heanor Town boss Glen Clarence believes the crop of new additions made to the squad this summer have settled well into their new surroundings.

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Millers bowled over in Samit Patel testimonial

Millers bowled over in Samit Patel testimonial

A flurry of international stars competed in Notts stalwart Samit Patel’s testimonial against Langley Mill on Sunday.

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Craig Westcarr. Pic by Mark Fear.

Reds run Premier League Burnley close in friendly

Alfreton Town delivered another encouraging pre-season display on Saturday, this time against a Burnley XI featuring several first team players.

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RUMOUR MILL: Arsenal ace willing to cut earnings for move, Everton will have to pay £50m to get their man, Chelsea close in on duo

RUMOUR MILL: Arsenal ace willing to cut earnings for move, Everton will have to pay £50m to get their man, Chelsea close in on duo

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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Bengali Boys, ridden by Barry McHugh and trained by Richard Fahey, storms to an easy victory in the big race of the weekend at rain-soaked Newbury, the Weatherbys Super Sprint for 2yos.

Goodwood and Ascot provide a glorious midsummer feast

It’s hard to be upbeat within racing at present after the tragic death of stalls-handler Stephen Yarborough at Haydock Park.

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Langley Mills George Brandrick goes out on the attack. Pic by Dan Westwell.

Frustration for top of the table Millers

Langley Mill were frustrated by the weather in their Derbyshire Division Two match with Ambergate on Saturday.

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All the latest football transfers and rumours

RUMOUR MILL: Neymar and Sanchez staying, but Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted by Chelsea

Neymar is staying at Barcelona and Alexis Sanchez could be staying at Arsenal, according to today’s football transfer rumour-mill.

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Derbyshire Falcons fall short against Birmingham Bears in T20

Birmingham Bears Kiwi stars Colin De Grandhomme and Grant Elliott produced a fine display with the bat and ball respectively, to beat the Derbyshire Falcons by 20 runs, in an entertaining affair at Edgbaston to ignite their Natwest T20 Blast campaign.

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Wessels hundred helps Notts beat Derbyshire in T20 nailbitter

A stunning century from Riki Wessels helped Notts Outlaws get their NatWest T20 Blast campaign up and running with a narrow 6-run victory over Derbyshire Falcons at Trent Bridge.

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Jess Turner ‘in form of life’ ahead of prestigious championship

Jess Turner ‘in form of life’ ahead of prestigious championship

Athlete Jess Turner admits she is in the form of her life as she prepares to compete in one of the most prestigious multi-sport competitions in the world, next month.

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WIN MMA big fight tickets to see ACB 65 debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

WIN: Big fight tickets to see ACB 65 Mixed Martial Arts debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Cage fighting superstar Conor McGregor's forthcoming square up with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge interest in Mixed Martial Arts, on MMA - and we're giving you the chance to see what all the fuss is about for FREE!
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Chris Elliott
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Keeper Elliott becomes Alfreton’s 16th summer signing

Alfreton Town have signed goalkeeper Chris Elliott from Harrogate Town - their 16th signing of the summer.

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Delighted McDermott secures Snodin signature

Alfreton Town boss John McDermott was delighted to have secured the capture of left back Jordan Snodin.

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Wayne Madsen

Godleman and Madsen help power Falcons to victory

Experienced Derbyshire duo of skipper Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen powered Derbyshire Falcons to a third win in four Natwest T20 Blast matches to leave Worcestershire Rapids still searching for their first success of the campaign.

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Falcons enjoying the Wright way of coaching

Falcons enjoying the Wright way of coaching

When Derbyshire set about improving their record in T20 cricket, it was not just the appointment of a new coach the club hoped would make a difference.

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Derbyshire  v Yorkshire T20 game at Queens park Chesterfield.

Derbyshire return to Queen’s Park in 2017

Derbyshire will return to Queen’s Park in September for the Specsavers County Championship fixture against Kent.

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Diego Costa

FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chelsea holding out for £44m for Diego Costa, Manchester United linked with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti

Today’s rumour mill has some of the 2017 usual suspects linked with moves.

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