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Hi all,

As an equally big DCFC and DCCC fan, a cheeky plug below for Derbyshire's up coming match versus South Africa next week.

First things first, supporters are likely to witness Hashim Amla who, on the fourth day of the first Test, became the first South African ever to hit a Test triple century in a quite sublime knock of 311* at the Kia Oval.

Amla put on 350+ during that game with arguably the greatest all-rounder of all time, and if any persuading is required to attend the game, the prospect of seeing Jacques Kallis in full flow is as mouth-watering a prospect as any.

Kallis’ stats in Test cricket are quite remarkable. Even before his heroics at the Kia Oval – where he hit an unbeaten 182 – his record pre-match record stood at almost 12,500 runs from 152 matches at an average of 56.78.

On top of that, Kallis, who is approaching 37-years-old, has claimed 276 wickets at under 33 with best figures of 6-54. There will surely be no better opportunity to see a South African legend than at Derby in August.

Another player of legendary status in South African is their captain Graeme Smith, who celebrated his 100[size=2]th[/size] Test match in the first Test against England with yet another century.

The 31-year-old averages over 50 from those 100 Tests and he remains the only South African with four double-centuries to his name.

Meanwhile, in the bowling department, the Proteas can call on one of the most exciting new bowlers on the world stage, Vernon Philand, who recently became the second fastest ever to reach 50 Test wickets.

The visitors can also turn to arguably the most hostile and revered fast bowler in the world at the moment in Dale Steyn.

The above statement is backed-up by the 29-year-old’s tally of 272 wickets at just 23.18 ahead of the Investec Test Series.

If the above are players to watch out for, the likes of Morne Morkel, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy are certainly not far behind in a side with no weak links.

Whilst South Africa will look to keep their eye in as the much-hyped Test series against England reaches its crescendo, the game will serve as important preparation too for a Derbyshire side who sit top of the LV=County Championship Division Two table as the business end approaches.

All of the above suggests a cricketing feast at the County Ground, Derby, when the side vying for the honour of being the world’s greatest cricket team take on Derbyshire.

Tickets for Derbyshire versus South Africa on August 10[size=2]th[/size] and 11[size=2]th[/size] can be purchased at the advanced price of £13 by contacting the Ticket Office on 01332 388101, in person at the County Ground or online.

[url=https://www.dccctickets.com/event_listing.aspx]Click here to buy online >>>

Juniors aged 0-13 on 31[size=2]st[/size] March 2012 can watch all Derbyshire home cricket for FREE by registering for Junior Membership of the Club for FREE. Do so in advance of the match.

Hospitality packages are also available by contacting Kerry Madeley on 01332 388107 or by emailing kerry.madeley@derbyshireccc.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need Javascript enabled to view it. .

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