If a relaxed state of mind is a key factor in achievement, then Wayne Madsen should be on course for a prolific season.
Lingering hopes of a positive outcome to Derbyshire’s match against Glamorgan at Derby were not so much put on ice as frozen out by a spectacular storm midway through the final afternoon.
Saturday saw the start of the cricket season and an optimistic Matlock looked to put their previous season behind them.
A fourth wicket for Michael Hogan denied Derbyshire a fourth batting point on the final morning of the match against Glamorgan.
Former Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen fell short of a notable milestone as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third day of the match at Derby.
Wayne Madsen missed out on a second century of the season as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third afternoon of the game at Derby.
There was time for Tony Palladino to pass another noteable milestone and Michael Hogan to strike two quick blows for Glamorgan before rain cut short the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Derby.
Ben Slater led Derbyshire’s recovery after Michael Hogan took two quick wickets after lunch for Glamorgan on the second afternoon of the game at the County Ground.
A last wicket stand frustrated Derbyshire after Tony Palladino had completed his 12th five wicket haul on the second morning of the match against Glamorgan at Derby.
Will Bragg bathed in the warmth of a career-best 129 in bitterly cold conditions as Glamorgan took the first day honours at Derby.
England duo Joe Root and Ben Stokes discussed a variety of pressing issues for the forthcoming season in Friday's Investec round-table chat with the national press. Here are some of the topics covered:
Fans of Chesterfield Football Club are being offered a free day of cricket at Queen’s Park this July.
Graeme Welch says there are lots of positives to take from the drawn match Bristol, but is looking for an improved bowling performance for the visit of Glamorgan, starting on Sunday.
On the face of it, a day in the kitchen would seem to have little relevance for the professional cricketer.
Despite Nottinghamshire’s disappointing defeat against Lancashire this week, the Old Trafford match provided further evidence that Jake Ball may be inching closer towards gaining international recognition.
Chesney Hughes and Hamish Rutherford batted Derbyshire towards safety on the final morning of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
Nightwatchman Liam Norwell hit his maiden first class century as Gloucestershire claimed maximum batting points on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
A maiden first class century from nightwatchman Liam Norwell and a batting masterclass from Chris Dent put Gloucestershire in sight of maximum batting points at tea on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
An unbeaten century from Chris Dent and a career-best 88 not out from nightwatchman Liam Norwell ensured Gloucestershire dominated the third morning of the Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
Despite losing their leading wicket-taker and one of the top bowlers in the country over the last two seasons, Derbyshire’s elite performance director Graeme Welch believes they will be stronger as a team this summer.
Derbyshire have signed fast bowler Luke Fletcher from Nottinghamshire on a month’s loan.
Some of the hardest pre-season work he’s ever experienced has Tom Poynton ‘raring to go’ ahead of his 10th season with Derbyshire CCC.
Ashford-in-the-Water cricket club are hoping to mark their 175th anniversary with a season to remember.