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Godleman hoping for big improvement in Derbyshire’s home form

Buoyed by a general upturn in fortunes in 2017, captain Billy Godleman is now targeting a specific improvement in performances at home when Derbyshire’s new season starts.

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Chesterfield CC 1st XI v Cutthorpe CC 1st XI in the Derbyshire County Cricket League ECB Premier Division. Cutthorpe bowler Muhammad Attari in action.

How have the Laws of Cricket changed with the new 2017 code?

Recreational cricketers will see a new set of laws in place when they start the 2018 season.

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Alex Hughes, who returned to training with the rest of the Derbyshire squad this week. (PHOTO BY: Jason Chadwick)

Hughes ready to hit the ground running for Derbyshire

All-rounder Alex Hughes says there has been no time to hang around as Derbyshire returned to hard training at the 3aaa County Ground this week after the Christmas and New Year holiday.

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Kim Barnett, who is overseeing recruitment strategy at Derbyshire with captain Billy Godleman.

Barnett eyes two new overseas players for Derbyshire

Kim Barnett says he hopes to secure two more overseas signings over the winter as Derbyshire head into the 2018 campaign aiming to build on the positive results from last season.

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A brilliant diving stop off his own bowling by Derbyshire all-rounder Matt Critchley for Derbyshire. (PHOTO BY: Eric Gregory)

Rising star Critchley honing his skills in Australia

Rising Derbyshire star Matt Critchley says he is keen to become an all-format cricketer as he continues his overseas placement in Australia.

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Luis Reece, who enjoyed a fine stint in the Bangladesh Premier League. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley)

Derbyshire all-rounder Reece shines in Bangladesh T20 League

All-rounder Luis Reece is hoping to give Derbyshire the full benefits of his stint in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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All-rounder Alex Hughes, who has signed a new three-year deal to stay at Derbyshire. (PHOTO BY: Eric Gregory)

Player of year Hughes commits his future to Derbyshire

All-rounder Alex Hughes has committed his long-term future to Derbyshire by signing a new three-year deal to keep him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

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‘I wouldn’t play Ball in next Test,’ says former England captain

Jake Ball has come under fire from former England Test captain Kevin Pietersen.

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Wayne Madsen, who is keen to see Derbyshire continue their improvement next season. (PHOTO BY: Jason Chadwick)

Derbyshire ace Madsen enjoying his return to training

Wayne Madsen says his relishing the return to training with Derbyshire as the squad continue a busy winter of strength and conditioning in preparation for the 2018 season.

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Jake Ball claimed the wicket of David Warner as England started well.

Notts bowlers claim early wickets before Australia fightback

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball and Stuart Broad took early wicket as Australia stuttered at the start of their first innings.

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England's Jake Ball

Here’s the perfect ingredients to an Ashes winning squad

England begin their Ashes bid tonight as they take on the Aussies in Brisbance in the 1st Test.

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Cameron Bancroft in action for Denby in 2013. Photo by Terry Fletcher.

Former Denby CC star Bancroft to face England in the Ashes

There will be a familiar face to Derbyshire County Cricket League followers when the first Ashes test gets underway in Brisbane this week.

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Critchley to join up with Lions squad Down Under

Critchley to join up with Lions squad Down Under

Derbyshire all-rounder Matt Critchley is heading Down Under to represent England this winter.

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Derbyshire have signed Harry Podmore from Middlesex.

Influential keeper plans ahead to help his county

Derbyshire wicketkeeper-batsman Daryn Smit is aiming to improve his coaching qualifications as he plans for a career in the game when his playing career ends.

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Derbyshire  v Yorkshire T20 game at Queens park Chesterfield.

Norris & Co put Derbyshire players through their paces

Derbyshire strength and conditioning coach Jonty Norris has given an insight into his plans for the players through the winter months.

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Derbyshire have signed Harry Podmore from Middlesex.

Derbyshire CCC cautioned over ground-switch because of Boyzone concert

Derbyshire CCC have accepted a caution over the abandonement of a match in September and said it would learn from the experience when staging non-cricket events.

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Ben Slater, who says he is confident Derbyshire can build on the progress they have made this year.

Slater confident Derbyshire can keep progressing

Opening batsman Ben Slater is confident Derbyshire can continue the progress they have made this year when they return to action for the 2018 campaign.

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Derbyshire cricketers, who are back in training after the autumn break.

Coach reveals winter training plans for Derbyshire cricketers

Derbyshire’s strength and conditioning coach Jonty Norris has disclosed the club’s winter plans after the squad returned to training at The 3aaa County Ground.

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Wicketkeeper Gary Wilson, who has been picked again for Ireland.

Wilson in Ireland squad gunning for more cup success

Derbyshire wicketkeeper/batsman Gary Wilson has been included in Ireland’s 14-man squad for their final Intercontinental Cup four-day fixture against Scotland in Dubai.

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Wayne Madsen, who is happy with the talented youngsters coming through at Derbyshire.

Madsen says youngsters are key to Derbyshire’s progress

Experienced batsman Wayne Madsen has praised the emergence of talented youngsters at Derbyshire and says he is already looking forward to next season.

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