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Wayne Madsen mops up at Derbyshire CCC awards ceremony

Wayne Madsen was the big winner at Derbyshire CCC’s gala dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday night, picking up two accolades, including the coveted player of the year prize.

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Cuckney CC celebrate claiming the Notts Premier League Trophy three times in the past five years  - Pic by: Richard Parkes

Cuckney CC celebrate an incredible 2016 campaign

Cuckney Cricket Club are celebrating a remarkable 2016 season that saw all four of their teams claim either championship and/or promotion success.

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Pictured are Cuckney fourth XI.

Successful captains emphasise importance of youth

Cuckney’s second and fourth XI captains Richard Bostock and Graham Doughty believe the club’s youth policy has been key to its unprecedented success this year.

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, capt. Billy Godleman

Billy Godleman confident youth will help Derbyshire sign next summer

After a season that will go down as one of the poorest in Derbyshire’s history, it is difficult to look forward with genuine optimism but Billy Godleman is convinced there are reasons to be cheerful.

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MANSFIELD Sunday League round-up.

Worcestershire recover after Derbyshire claim early wickets

Skipper Daryl Mitchell and Joe Clarke led a Worcestershire recovery with an unbroken half century stand for the third wicket on day one of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Derbyshire at New Road.

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A NEW all-weather wicket at Upton and Kexby Cricket Club.

Jake Ball strikes blow to Somerset title hopes

Notts seamer Jake Ball struck two blows to Somerset’s title hopes on the opening morning of the Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton.

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JAMIE JEVONS -- an unbeaten half-century for Welbeck.

MANSFIELD LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Welbeck grab runners-up prize

The final day of action in the Mansfield and District Sunday Cricket League saw Welbeck grab the Premier Section runners-up prize with victory in their last game.

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A NEW all-weather wicket at Upton and Kexby Cricket Club.

Derbyshire sign wicketkeeper Gary Wilson from Surrey

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has signed Ireland international wicketkeeper-batsman Gary Wilson from Surrey on a three-year deal.

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MANSFIELD Sunday League round-up.

Newell’s call to relegated players: Finish as strongly as we can

Nottinghamshire’s cricketers head to the south west for their final match in the Specsavers County Championship. Their fate already sealed, with the confirmation that they will be playing in Division Two next season, they now find themselves unwittingly caught up in events at the other end of the table.

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Paul Gascoigne has faced well-documented alcohol problems.

OPINION: Sports stars who admit to their mental illness are the real winners

Sport is big business in England, the UK and the world these days. Sometimes, perhaps because there are big financial rewards on offer for those who reach the very top, we forget that the sportsmen and women we either idolise or dislike are human too.

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SIX-HIT -- Wes Durston smashes a six for Derbyshire Falcons in the NatWest T20 Blast competition, which is hugely popular with cricket fans.

New Twenty20 cricket tournament could land Derbyshire a £1.5m windfall

Exciting plans for a new Twenty20 cricket tournament could trigger a £1.5 million windfall for Derbyshire.

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THUMPING SUCCESS -- Notts Outlaws Alex Hales thumps a four during the NatWest T20 Blast that has proved so popular with cricket fans. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

New T20 tournament could land Notts and Trent Bridge a £1.8m boost

Exciting plans for a new Twenty20 cricket tournament could trigger a £1.8 million windfall for Nottinghamshire, and more crowd-pulling action at Trent Bridge.

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WILL POWER -- Will Butler, who has stepped down as Cuckney captain after ten glorious years and three Notts Premier League titles.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE: skipper Butler closes his glorious reign with Cuckney’s third title

Familiar title celebrations were also tinged with sadness when Cuckney clinched another Notts Premier League (NPL) crown on a rain-hit last day of the season.

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ALL SMILES -- Robin Maxwell, whose Hucknall side escaped relegation on the last day of the season.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE: Hucknall survive to send stunned Welbeck down for first time

The dressing room marked ‘Home’ was not the only one celebrating after the last match of the Notts Premier League season at Cuckney.

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MANSFIELD League round-up.

MANSFIELD LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Thoresby clinch promotion after victory in last match

A cliffhanging promotion decider in the last match of the season ended with celebrations for Thoresby Colliery in Section One of the Mansfield and District Sunday League.

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Alex Hales punches straight down the ground during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Notts star Hales won’t tour Bangladesh over security fears

Notts star Alex Hales has made himself unavailable for England’s tour of Bangladesh.

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Relegation confirmed for Notts after defeat to Middlesex

Relegation confirmed for Notts after defeat to Middlesex

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Notts duo sign new contracts

Greg Smith and Ben Kitt have each signed two year contracts with Nottinghamshire.

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Local lad Jake Ball bowls to Warwickshire's Ian Bell - Pic by: Richard Parkes

OPINION: Safety must be top priority for England’s sportsmen and women

Sport might be more than just a game these days and is, in many cases, a multi-million pound industry — quite simply, it’s big business.

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Middlesex seize initiative on third afternoon against Notts

Middlesex seize initiative on third afternoon against Notts

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