Derbyshire Women’s Rachel Hopkins will be the first female captain in more than 250 years of men’s cricket in Derbyshire this summer.
Graeme Welch has been appointed Elite Cricket Performance Director of Derbyshire County Cricket Club on a three-year-contract. The 41-year-old has left his post as Assistant Coach/Bowling Coach at Warwickshire and has been installed at the head of Derbyshire’s new Elite Cricket Performance structure.
Despite interest from other counties, Wayne Madsen has signed a three-year contract extension with Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The 29-year-old skipper and two-time Player of the Year is now committed to the Club until the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Relegated Derbyshire are already planning their return to the Championship top tier by announcing they have offered contracts to a trio of young Academy graduates. While Greg Cork and Jonathan Marsden have signed summer contracts for the 2014 season, Ben Slater has also been offered a one year deal.
Leading candidate Stuart Law has thrown his cap – a maroon one you might say – into the ring to become the new Queensland coach in the wake of Darren Lehmann’s
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