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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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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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TONY PALLADINO -- is to work with the clubs young bowlers.

Palladino relishing new player/coach role at Derbyshire

Tony Palladino is relishing his new player/coach role at Derbyshire and says there is a real excitement within the squad ahead of a busy winter.

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Jake Ball. Picture by Mark Fear.

Hero Ball aiming to help England to series success

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball will be hoping to help England to victory in today’s (Wednesday) decisive third and final One Day International in Bangladesh.

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WES DURSTON -- 2i8 appearances and more than 7.600 runs in seven seasons with Derbyshire.

Former captain Wes Durston agrees to leave Derbyshire

Experienced all-rounder Wes Durston has been praised for his “tremendous” contribution after a surprise decision to leave Derbyshire by mutual consent.

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Ben Slater following through a drive during Derbyshire County Cricket Club second innings at 3aaa County ground, Derby on 11 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Ben Slater signs new Derbyshire deal

Opening batsman Ben Slater has signed a two-year deal at Derbyshire, committing him to the Club until the end of the 2018 season.

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Alex Hughes signs new Derbyshire deal

All-rounder Alex Hughes has signed a new two-year contract that will see him remain at Derbyshire until the end of the 2018 season.

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH -- Harvey Hosein.

West Indies’ touring Test team to play Derbyshire next summer

Derbyshire will face international opposition at The 3aaa County Ground in 2017, with the visit of West Indies for a three-day first-class match starting on Friday, August 11.

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MUST DO BETTER -- thats how Derbyshires end-of-season report reads after a torrid summer.

New boss Kim Barnett is sure Derbyshire can succeed after coaching changes

Newly appointed director of cricket, Kim Barnett, believes Derbyshire’s revamped coaching structure can bring long-awaited on-field success for the club.

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, back James Pipe, Rob Hemmings,  Greg Cork, Matthew Critchley, Tom Knight, Will Davis, Jamie Tallent and Cookie Patel
middle John Sadler, Tom Milnes, Harvey Hosein, Tom Taylor, Ben Slater, Ben Cotton, Alex Hughes, Scott Elstone, Ant Botha
front Shiv Thakor, Andy Carter, Tony Palladino, Billy Gogleman, Graeme Welch, Wes Durston, Wayne Madsen, Tom Poynton and Chesney Hughes

OPINION: Have counties bowled themselves a googly with T20 city upheaval?

It might be a new beginning for cricket — but it could be the beginning of the end for the sport as we know it in this country.

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Jake Ball. Picture by Mark Fear.

Jake Ball called up to England team for Bangladesh tour

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball has been called up to England’s tour of Bangladesh next month.

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