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Essex v Derbyshire, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Bopara's career best haul jolts Derbyshire

May 17, 2016: Derbyshire dug in obdurately in the final session at Chelmsford to hold up Essex's charge for a third Specsavers County Championship win of the season

ECB Reporters Network

Northants v Derbyshire, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 4th day

Godleman controversy as Derbyshire ease to draw

May 4, 2016: Billy Godleman was controversially reprieved on the final afternoon at Wantage Road as Derbyshire comfortably batted out for a draw against Northamptonshire

ECB Reporters Network

County previews

Derbyshire must learn to live without Footitt

Mar 29, 2016: Billy Godleman takes over the captaincy in the Championship of a Derbyshire side who must learn to live without Mark Footitt

David Hopps

Derbyshire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Derby, 3rd day

It's three in a row for Godleman

Aug 23, 2015: Billy Godleman became only the fifth Derbyshire batsmen to score centuries in three consecutive innings and the first for 25 years to put Kent under pressure in Derby


Derbyshire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Derby, 1st day

Hunn hits back after Godleman hundred

Aug 21, 2015: Matt Hunn led a spirited Kent fightback after opener Billy Godleman's second century in successive matches threatened to put Derbyshire in control on an eventful opening day of the LV= County Championship Division Two game at Derby


Leicestershire v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Div 2, Grace Rd, 3rd day

Godleman emerges well from helter-skelter day

Aug 9, 2015: Sixteen wickets fell and over 300 runs were scored during a frenetic day's cricket at Grace Road which finished with Derbyshire strong favourites to complete a fourth Championship win of the season.


Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Derby

Godleman's maiden ton seals bad-tempered victory

Jul 31, 2015: A Josh Cobb century was in vain as Billy Godleman's maiden limited overs hundred guided Derbyshire to a seven wicket Group A victory at Derby that keeps them in contention for a quarter-final place in the Royal London Cup


Derbyshire v Glamorgan, LV= Championship, Division Two, Queen's Park, 3rd day

Glamorgan work to do in push for record

Jul 8, 2015: Glamorgan's push for what would be a record-breaking victory was held up by a combination of determined batting and rain on the third day of the Division Two match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield


Kent v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Div Two, Canterbury, 3rd day

Stand-in skipper Godleman back in business

Jun 9, 2015: Billy Godleman is standing in as captain of Derbyshire, winning cricket matches, scoring runs and enjoying life again

Tim Wigmore at Canterbury

Kent v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Div Two, Canterbury, 2nd day

Derbyshire restore sanity after White six

Jun 8, 2015: Chesney Hughes and Billy Godleman finally brought sanity to proceedings at Canterbury with the partnership that barring further batting lapses should ensure a Derbyshire victory on the third day

Tim Wigmore at Canterbury

Lancashire v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Southport, 1st day

Amla plays knock of value for Derbyshire and Southport

May 24, 2015: Some of the best cricketers of their time have played at Trafalgar Road. Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd and Wasim Akram are merely three of them. Now Hashim Amla has joined an august company.

Paul Edwards at Southport

Surrey v Derbyshire, The Oval, 3rd day

Godleman, Pujara seal Derbyshire victory

Sep 17, 2014: India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hammered 90 not out and Billy Godleman weighed in with an unbeaten hundred as Derbyshire swept to a comfortable eight-wicket Championship Division Two victory against Surrey

Press Association

Derbyshire v Gloucestershire, Royal London Cup, Derby

Godleman best sees Derbyshire through

Aug 21, 2014: Billy Godleman made his highest limited overs score as Derbyshire booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 53-run victory over Gloucestershire at Derby.

Press Association

Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, Cheltenham, 4th day

Chanderpaul guides Derbyshire chase

Jul 17, 2014: Shivnarine Chanderpaul's cool head saw Derbyshire to a six-wicket LV=County Championship win over Gloucestershire after a see-saw contest at Cheltenham

Press Association

Middlesex v Derbyshire, Lord's, 1st day

Godleman's grit holds up best friend Finn

Apr 17, 2013: A day dominated by the two youngest men to represent Middlesex in first-class cricket ended with Derbyshire in the sort of parlous position that many would have predicted after they had lost the toss and were inserted

Alan Gardner at Lord's

County news

Godleman secures Derbyshire deal

Oct 11, 2012: Derbyshire have signed Billy Godleman, the former Essex and Middlesex batsman, on a two-year contract.

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Derbyshire eye Godleman signing

Sep 27, 2012: Derbyshire are hoping to continue strengthening their squad with the signing of Billy Godleman

George Dobell

Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Godleman helps Essex to solid total

Apr 5, 2012:

Essex v Leicestershire, Southend-on-Sea, 2nd day

Bopara props up Essex

Jul 28, 2011: When Ravi Bopara was overlooked for the England team ahead of the first Test of the summer, it precipitated a sharp decline in his contributions for Essex

George Dobell at Southend-on-Sea

Essex v Leicestershire, Grace Road, 3rd day

Godleman sets up victory chance

Jul 12, 2011: Billy Godleman hit a career-best 130 as Essex moved into a commanding position at the end of the third day of the County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road

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