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Derbyshire’s new paceman Viljoen can’t wait to be let loose

Paceman Hardus Viljoen says he can’t wait to be let loose to lead the Derbyshire bowling attack, and hopes he can carry his good form in South Africa this winter into the new county season.

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Jake Ball, on the brink of the most exciting year of his career.

Jake Ball dreams of playing for England at Trent Bridge in 2017

Could 2017 be the most exciting year yet in the burgeoning career of Mansfield’s own England cricketer, Jake Ball?

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Samit Patel during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Samit Patel challenges youngsters to battle for Nottinghamshire place

Samit Patel is challenging graduates from Nottinghamshire’s academy to “bang down the door’ for selection in 2017.

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Captain Billy Godleman, who has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Derbyshire until 2019.

Captain Godleman gives thumbs-up to Derbyshire’s Barnett revolution

Captain Billy Godleman has given a vote of confidence to new-look Derbyshire’s plans for improvement by signing an extension to his contract.

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Derbyshires Alex Hughes works GJ Maxwell into the legside.

Derbyshire players stay in top form as new season closes in

Derbyshire players Matt Critchley, Ben Slater, Alex Hughes, Luis Reece and Jeevan Mendis have all been in action abroad in recent weeks.

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All-rounder Samit Patel, who is hoping Nottinghamshire can bounce back from relegation in the Specsavers County Championship in his testimonial year.

Patel urges Notts to be more ruthless in bid to bounce back from relegation

Key all-rounder Samit Patel has urged Nottinghamshire CCC to become more ruthless as they bid to wipe out the memory of disastrous relegation when they return to action in 2017.

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Stuart Broad.

Stuart Broad signs new three year deal with Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler Stuart Broad has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

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Neil Broom leaves Derbyshire to pursue international career

Derbyshire batsman Neil Broom has left the Club in order to pursue his ambition to play international cricket for New Zealand.

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Notts Outlaws Dan Christian reverse sweeps Matt Critchley for 4.

Dan Christian re-signs for Nottinghamshire

Dan Christian, who averaged 41 with an explosive strike-rate of 159.51 as Notts Outlaws won nine matches in a row in last year’s NatWest T20 Blast, has signed on for 2017.

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PAUL FRANKS -- ready to play a key role in the revival of Notts.

Franks steps up as number two at Notts

Popular former player and rising coach Paul Franks has been given a key role in reviving the flagging fortunes of Nottinghamshire CCC.

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CHRIS GRANT -- "we are looking for greater accountability from the players".

Time for on-field success to match off-field progress, says Derbyshire chairman

It’s high time for on-field success to match the off-the-field progress that has been made at Derbyshire CCC.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Gurney signs contract extension with Notts

Bowling star Harry Gurney has signed a contract extension with Nottinghamshire, committing him to the county until the conclusion of the 2019 season.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Cricket academy director leaves Trent Bridge

The man responsible for bringing younger players through at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, including new England pace bowler Jake Ball, has left the club after 20 years.

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James Taylor in the field during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Taylor helps out with Young Lions

James Taylor may have had his international playing career cut cruelly short, but England believe he can still play a big part in the development of the next generation of stars.

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JOHN SADLER -- on his way out of Derbyshire.

Head coach Sadler leaves Derbyshire

Head coach John Sadler has left Derbyshire by mutual consent.

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Sobers’ famous six sixes under spotlight at meeting

One of the greatest feats in sporting history must surely be the Malcolm Nash over at Swansea in 1968 which Sir Garfield Sobers carted for six consecutive sixes.

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ON THE BALL -- Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, who could be on the brink of a return to the England Test team in Bangladesh and India this winter after impressing in one-day internationals. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

Notts star Ball in England Test squad for India tour

Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball’s international winter looks set to be an extended one, with England naming an unchanged 16-man squad for their upcoming five-test tour of India.

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ON THE BALL -- Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, who could be on the brink of a return to the England Test team in Bangladesh and India this winter after impressing in one-day internationals. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

‘Welbeck Wizard’ Jake Ball in line for recall to England Test team

Mansfield’s own Jake Ball could be in contention for a recall to England’s Test line-up after captain Alastair Cook hinted at changes to his side’s bowling line-up.

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PAUL JOHNSON -- in action during his heyday with Notts.

Former Notts captain Paul Johnson is new boss of Welbeck

Former Nottinghamshire batsman, captain and coach Paul Johnson has been charged with the task of resurrecting the on-field fortunes of Welbeck Cricket Club.

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DERBYSHIRE have made their first overseas signing for the 2017 season.

World-class spinner Imran Tahir snapped up by Derbyshire

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been snapped up as Derbyshire’s first overseas signing for the 2017 season.

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