English counties in UAE for cricket, sun and fine tuning

As the players of the United Arab Emirates attempt to make a mark on the world stage at their maiden World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, back home their cricket facilities are a hive of activity.

Wayne Madsen commits his future to Derbyshire

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.

Derbyshire prepare to bounce straight back with new contracts for young trio

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.

Ben Stokes and Wayne Madsen take Cricket Writers’ Club awards

Ben Stokes, the Durham and England allrounder, is this year’s recipient of the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year award. Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen has won the William Hill County Player of the Year Award.