Ryder gets World Cup lifeline

Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder has been thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand ‘A’ team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month.

WICB lobbies regional players

In an attempt to gain the initiative in the standoff with its international players, WICB president Dave Cameron has sent a letter of reassurance to regional players, days before the domestic season starts

Players back for pre-season training on Monday

Derbyshire’s first-team squad will start their preparations for the 2015 season on Monday (3 November) as they report back for the start of pre-season. The entire first-team squad will once again be present at The 3aaa County Ground throughout the winter as they work towards the start of the new season in April. The only exception will be Mark Footitt who will travel to South Africa for the England Performance Programme Fast Bowling Camp at the end of November for three weeks, before returning to Derby.