Double sell-out expected for Blast derbies
Derbyshire will begin their new home Vitality Blast campaign with back-to-back local derbies against Yorkshire Vikings and Notts Outlaws.
The new season begins with the popular Twenty20 clash against Yorkshire at Chesterfield on Saturday 20 July – a match that is expected to sell out in advance for a record third year in a row.
A sold out crowd saw Derbyshire win a thriller in 2018, as Matt Critchley hit 22 off five balls in the final over in a dramatic finish in front of 4,500 supporters.
The game at Queen’s Park is followed by the East Midlands derby against Notts Outlaws at The County Ground on Friday 26 July. Another capacity crowd is likely as the rivalry resumes under the lights on a Friday evening.
In total, Derbyshire will host seven home games including a Sunday afternoon clash against Lancashire on 28 July and a Tuesday night match against reigning champions Worcestershire on 13 August.
Tickets for all Vitality Blast matches will go on general sale in March 2019.
Interim Chief Executive, Ryan Duckett said: “We have an exciting run of Vitality Blast games in 2019, starting with the two popular local derbies against Yorkshire and Notts.
“We have received terrific support for both derby games over the last few years, with the Yorkshire match selling out well in advance for the last two years and the Notts match at near capacity.
“With both games at the start of the campaign, we have a great opportunity to attract a first double sell-out and it will be great to see two full houses getting behind the team on the field.”
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Vitality Blast 2019 home fixtures
Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings
Saturday 20 July – Queen’s Park, Chesterfield
Derbyshire Falcons vs Notts Outlaws
Friday 26 July – The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning
Sunday 28 July – The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham Jets
Friday 9 August – The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons vs Worcestershire Rapids
Tuesday 13 August – The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons vs Leicestershire Foxes
Thursday 15 August – The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons vs Northants Steelbacks
Friday 23 August – The County Ground
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