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Derbyshire's Ben Cotton signs new two-year deal

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Derbyshire's Ben Cotton celebrates taking the wicket of Indians' Virat Kohli during day two of the Internationa warm up match in July Credit: PA

Derbyshire seamer Ben Cotton has signed a new two-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The 20-year-old has progressed through the ranks at Derby and has appeared for the limited-overs sides recently, making two Twenty20 appearances and four in the Royal London One-Day Cup - including the quarter-final defeat to Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.

Cotton said: "If you'd told me at the start of the year that I'd make first team debuts in both one-day competitions - and earn a professional contract - I'd have been delighted with that, so it's been a great year."

Lancashire's Wayne White to make Derbyshire return

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Wayne White is to return to Derbyshire Credit: PA

Lancashire all-rounder Wayne White will make his return to Derbyshire on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

The 28-year-old, who began his career with the county in 2005, will be available for Derbyshire's remaining four LV= County Championship Division Two matches.

Elite performance director, Graeme Welch, said:

Wayne is a talented home-grown player who has gone away and proved himself in county cricket since coming through the ranks at Derbyshire.

He now returns a more experienced and more complete cricketer and - as a Derbyshire lad through and through - he'll certainly be giving it his all.

This loan agreement gives Wayne the opportunity to showcase himself by turning in some impressive performances.

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Broad wears splint on broken nose for training

Stuart Broad training ahead of the 5th Test against India
Stuart Broad training ahead of the 5th Test against India Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire bowler Stuart Broad has been training with his England colleagues with a splint on his broken nose ahead of the fifth Test against India at the Oval.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury after top-edging a Varun Aaron bouncer during England's victory at Old Trafford last week. He has said he may need to play in a protective face mask.

Broad missed practice yesterday but returned today. He appeared to be bowling at full pace without any discomfort.

Nottingham receives £10m boost from England v India Test

England drew the first Test with India at Trent Bridge
England drew the first Test with India at Trent Bridge Credit: PA Wire

Last week's Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge injected £8-£10m into the Nottingham economy.

That's according to the city's chamber of commerce, which says that international cricket hosted by the city since last year has brought £35m into the city.

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Paramedic shows CPR method which saved cricketer

After a cricketer was saved by other players when he suffered a heart attack on the pitch in Nottinghamshire, this demonstration from the East Midlands Ambulance service shows exactly how to do the same.

Ian Wakefield was batting for Rolleston CC when he collapsed, before three opponents used CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Watch the video above to see how to perform CPR.

Cricketer reunited with opponents who saved his life

Cricketer Ian Wakefield has been reunited with three members of an opposing team who kept him alive after he had a heart attack on the pitch.

Ian was batting for Rolleston CC when he collapsed. Three members of the opposition from Sawley and Long Eaton Park used CPR to keep him alive until an ambulance arrived.

Paramedics say the men saved his life.

Cricket world record? Birmingham side bowls opponents out for 3 runs

Pioneers A were happy after their win Credit: BPM Media

A cricket team in Birmingham could have equalled a world record after they bowled out their opponents for just 3 runs.

Pioneers A, who play in the Birmingham Cricket League, thought they were in for a tough afternoon at Perry Hall playing fields near Perry Barr, when they finished their 40-over innings on 173 for 8.

Pioneers bowled out Pak Pakhtoon, who actually had a batsman score 199 by himself the week before Credit: BPM Media

But they managed to concede just 3 runs, as they removed all Pak Pakhtoon's batsmen in 13 overs, taking just 40 minutes.

Khalid Sadiq took 7 of the wickets in his 7-over spell, getting hit for 2 of the three runs - all despite nursing a calf injury. His strike partner, Mazar Ali, took 3 wickets in 6 overs.

Pioneers batsman Imran Majid said:

When we rang the league, they didn’t believe us. We had to take the scorecard round to the chairman.

Other low cricket scores:

  • Cheshire League side, Hasling, bowled out Wirral for 3 runs, which was believed to be a world record. But questions have been raised over how competitive that match was.
  • The previous Birmingham League record was set six years ago, and Friends XI bowled out Unique Stars for 9 runs.
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