The Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council returns from Sunday 22 July, with five days of action-packed cricket at Queen’s Park.
The week-long festival once again features a Specsavers County Championship match and concludes with the traditional local Vitality Blast derby versus Yorkshire Vikings.
Derbyshire face Northamptonshire in the four-day first-class match from Sunday 22 July, before entertaining the Vikings on Saturday 28 July in the showcase fixture of the summer.
The Twenty20 fixture versus neighbours Yorkshire has again received high demand, with another sold out crowd expected at the picturesque ground as the curtain comes down on another Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.
Fixtures in 2018
Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 July – Specsavers County Championship
Derbyshire welcome Northamptonshire to the picturesque Queen’s Park ground to open the 2018 Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.
Billy Godleman’s side will have to look out for big hitting duo Ben Duckett and Richard Levi, if available. Northamptonshire also pose a threat with the ball, with experienced fast bowlers Rory Kleinveldt and Nathan Buck, as well as spinner Rob Keogh.
Yorkshire Vikings – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Saturday 28 July – Vitality Blast
The Falcons will face a Yorkshire squad boasting a plethora of international talent when they visit Queen’s Park for the traditional local derby.
A sold out crowd of 4,500 spectators watched the Falcons come out on top in the 2017 fixture at Chesterfield, as Imran Tahir took three wickets and Wayne Madsen top-scored to give Derbyshire a three-run victory.
Tickets for all five days at Chesterfield in 2018 are on sale now. Tickets for the local derby versus Yorkshire Vikings are selling quickly, please book early to guarantee your place.
Directions to Queen’s Park
Directions from Derby to Queen’s Park Courtesy of AA Route Planner:
For more information about the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, please call 01332 388 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.