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Matt Critchley, Harvey Hosein half-centuries blunt Warwickshire on final day
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Matt Critchley, Harvey Hosein half-centuries blunt Warwickshire on final day

Derbyshire 189 (Critchley 64, Reece 63, Norwell 5-32) and 244 (Critchley 83, Hosein 78*, Hannon-Dalby 5-76) drew with Warwickshire 221 (Lamb 54) and 7 for 0A century stand from Matt Critchley and Harvey Hosein led Derbyshire to safety on the final day of their Championship match at Edgbaston. Resuming on the fourth morning with a lead of 39 and five wickets in hand, Critchley and Hosein added 113 in 36 overs to steer their side from danger.While Derbyshire had dug something of a hole for themselves with their aggressive batting on the third evening, Critchley and Hosein adopted a more sophisticated approach on the final day. Prepared to wait for scoring opportunities, they played admirably straight, shrugged off the times they were beaten - inevitable on these early-season surfaces - and p...
Derbyshire thrash their way into trouble as Oliver Hannon-Dalby profits
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Derbyshire thrash their way into trouble as Oliver Hannon-Dalby profits

Derbyshire 189 and 71 for 5 (Hannon-Dalby 5-29) lead Warwickshire 221 (Lamb 54) by 39 runsThere was a time when, confronted by tricky conditions and a tight match situation, a batsman might be expected to buckle down for some dogged resistance.Take Alan Hill, for example. Hill is something of a folk hero among Derbyshire supporters for his obdurate batting. He holds the record for the highest first-class score (103, since you ask, made for Orange Free State v Griqualand West in 1976-77) without a boundary. He's one of only three men to have made a first-class hundred without hitting a four or six. Once, when batting against Kent at Derby in 1977, he went 68 minutes before getting off the mark. He might not have had the spectators flocking in, but by God bowlers had to earn his wicket.Moder...
Warwickshire petition UK government for 50% crowd capacity at New Zealand Test
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Warwickshire petition UK government for 50% crowd capacity at New Zealand Test

Warwickshire 169 for 5 (Lamb 41*) trail Derbyshire 189 by 20 runsWarwickshire are hoping to convince the government to allow 50% capacity at the Test between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston in June.The game starts on June 10 which, under current guidelines, means just 25% occupancy of the ground will be allowed. Tickets for the game have almost sold out.Now, however, the club has written to Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and asked for the Test to be viewed as a "validation event". That means it would be used to demonstrate how sports stadiums could safely accommodate higher capacity once Covid protocols are lifted which, under current guidelines, will be some time from June 21.Crucially, co-signatories of the letter include Andy Stre...
Fast start from Liam Norwell leaves Derbyshire struggling to keep up
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Fast start from Liam Norwell leaves Derbyshire struggling to keep up

Warwickshire 13 for 1 trail Derbyshire 189 (Critchley 64, Reece 63, Norwell 5-32) by 176 runsWhen people suggest there are too many first-class counties, Derbyshire tend to be one of those they highlight.And, much as some of us might want to refute that, you can see why. They've only had two seasons in the top division of the County Championship - 2000 and 2013 - and the last time one of their players was selected to play for England was in 2002. Yes, Gary Ballance and Ian Blackwell played for Derbyshire and England. But the last serving Derbyshire player to win England selection was Dominic Cork. And if you're not challenging for trophies or producing many quality players, well, what's the point?They don't have a great record against Warwickshire, either. They haven't beaten them in a fir...