Derbyshire eventually had a great season in 2012. It started in 2011 with a change at the top, when Chris Grant took over from Don Amott as Chairman. Then, part way through the 2012 season John Morris was removed as 1st team coach and replaced by Karl Krikken. The rest is history, as Derbyshire went on to win Division 2 of last season’s County Championship.
Derbyshire is one of the unfashionable, smaller clubs which the likes of Mark Nicholas target when advocating the reduction of the County Championship. However, as Chris Grant will happily remind anyone who asks, the club is not in debt to anyone. This is quite an achievement in the current financial situation.