Derbyshire have confirmed that Chairman Don Amott has resigned from his position and has left the Derbyshire Committee with immediate effect.
Amott, who has been Chairman since 2005, has also resigned from the General Committee.
Chesterfield is to host a six day Cricket Festival this August with Derbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) as a new five-year contract begins.
Chesterfield Borough Council recently penned the new deal with the County Club which secures first-class cricket at the fabulous Queenâ€™s Park in Chesterfield.
As Bob Taylor's two-year term as Derbyshire County Cricket Club President comes to an end, another Derbyshire legend will step into the role for the next two years.
Derek Morgan will be formally elected to the office at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 30th March 2011.
Twenty20 cricket will make its Staffordshire debut in June when Derbyshire face Warwickshire at Leek in the Friends Provident t20.
Derbyshire Falcons, who have recently announced the overseas signings of Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill, will return to Highfield on Sunday 26th June with a 12 noon start.
The University of Derby hopes to have played a part in a great season for Derbyshire County Cricket Club after it hosted a pre-season training session for some of the clubâ€™s key players this week.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) took up the University's offer to use its Strength and Conditioning room at its Kedleston Road site.
Derbyshire have unveiled the signing of New Zealand top-order batsman Martin Guptill as their overseas player for the second part of the 2011 county season.
Guptill, 24, will replace Australian batsman Usman Khawaja for the second half of the season and will feature in the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions.
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has been signed by Derbyshire to fulfil the role of their overseas player for a large portion of the 2011 county season.
Khawaja, who made his debut for Australia in the fifth Ashes Test against England in Sydney, is set to join up with Derbyshire in time for the start of the season and be with them until the end of the Friends Provident t20 campaign.
Former Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire bowler AJ Harris is set to return to Derbyshire where he will coach the second team.
Harris, 37, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the team in 2011, which will allow Academy Director Karl Krikken to concentrate his efforts fully on youth development.
The picture here shows Derbyshire's County Ground under a thick layer of snow just four months before the scheduled start of the 2011 county season.
Much of England has been hit by a cold snap this month which has seen major roads and motorways shut, schools forced to close and many people unable to make it to work - cricketers included.