Michael Clarke spends time in middle ahead of third Ashes Test
Michael Clarke spends time in middle ahead of third Ashes Test

Australia captain Michael Clarke got in some batting practice ahead of the third Ashes Test against England as a tour match with Derbyshire petered out into a draw on Saturday.

Australia 51-0 against Derbyshire

Australia were 51 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 205 runs, at tea on the third and final day of their tour match against Derbyshire at Derby on Saturday.

Shaun Marsh was 30 not out and Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, 19 not out.

Mitchell Marsh warms up for Test with treble strike
Mitchell Marsh warms up for Test with treble strike

Australia`s Mitchell Marsh took three wickets in quick succession against Derbyshire on Saturday ahead of next week`s third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston.

Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill set to keep Test place, Pat Cummins strikes against Derbyshire
Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill set to keep Test place, Pat Cummins strikes against Derbyshire

Australia wicket-keeper Peter Nevill was set to retain his Test place after being chosen ahead of Brad Haddin behind the stumps for the tour match with Derbyshire at the County Ground on Friday.

Australia declare their first innings on an overnight score of 413
Australia declare their first innings on an overnight score of 413

Australia, after winning the toss, declared their first innings on an overnight score of 413 for nine against Derbyshire before play resumed on the second day of a three-day tour match at Derby on Friday.

Shaun Marsh presses Test case as Michael Clarke falls to teenager
Shaun Marsh presses Test case as Michael Clarke falls to teenager

Shaun Marsh scored his second hundred in as many tour matches as Australia made 413 for nine on the first day of three against Derbyshire at Derby on Thursday.

David Warner in the runs against Derbyshire
David Warner in the runs against Derbyshire

David Warner`s quickfire 87 not out was the centrepiece of Australia`s 132 without loss at lunch on the first day of their tour match against Derbyshire at Derby on Thursday.

Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 39.

Former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor suffers heart attack
Former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor suffers heart attack

Former England and Derbyshire wicketkeeper Bob Taylor is to undergo a heart bypass operation after suffering a heart attack on Friday his former county Derbyshire confirmed.

Brilliant Brendon McCullum sets T20 Blast record
Brilliant Brendon McCullum sets T20 Blast record

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum`s explosive hitting saw him set a new record in the English T20 Blast competition on Friday with a blistering 158 not out off 64 balls for his countty Warwickshire.

Ex-English county cricketer Hayhurst jailed for fraud
Ex-English county cricketer Hayhurst jailed for fraud

Former English county cricketer Andy Hayhurst, who stole more than $1,55,600 meant for young players, has been jailed for two years.

Martin Guptill stars for Derbyshire with double century
Martin Guptill stars for Derbyshire with double century

New Zealand`s Martin Guptill carried on where he left off at the World Cup by scoring a stunning maiden first-class double-century as Derbyshire took charge of their County Championship match away to Gloucestershire at Bristol on Monday.

Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint
Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint

South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday.

Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand`s Test series against England.

Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire
Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire

Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday.

Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint
Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced.

Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint
Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint

 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket`s 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced Monday.

Cheteshwar Pujara to get vital match time as West meet East in Duleep q/f
Cheteshwar Pujara to get vital match time as West meet East in Duleep q/f

Cheteshwar Pujara would like to continue his good form during a short English county stint as he leads a formidable West Zone side against a gutsy East Zone in the quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy, which incidentally, will be India's domestic season-opener.

Derbyshire in talks with Cheteshwar Pujara for next year
Derbyshire in talks with Cheteshwar Pujara for next year

Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the "stumbling block".

Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return
Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is in talks with Derbyshire over a return to the team for the 2015 season, the English county side revealed on Monday.

Tom Harrison appointed CEO of ECB
Tom Harrison appointed CEO of ECB

Former Northamptonshire and Derbyshire cricketer Tom Harrison has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the organisation announced on Tuesday.

Tom Harrison appointed CEO of ECB
Tom Harrison appointed CEO of ECB

Former Northamptonshire and Derbyshire cricketer Tom Harrison has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the organisation announced on Tuesday.