To ensure that everyone has a great day at The Pattonair County Ground, we ask all visitors to follow the Conditions of Entry:
- All matches are played in accordance with the rules and regulations of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
- All persons must comply with instructions and directions given by Club Officials, Stewards and Police officers.
- All persons entering the ground shall have either paid for admission and have received the appropriate ticket, or in possession of a valid Membership Card or other pass issued either by Derbyshire County Cricket Club or the ECB. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Play cannot be guaranteed on any day.
- In the event of little or no play on any day, conditions on the reverse of the matchday ticket will apply.
- Spectators do not have the right to choose where they park and windscreens must be covered at all times when sun reflection could interfere with play.
- Admission and the right to remain within the ground is strictly on the condition that spectators shall not commit any of the following acts:
- Failing to comply with directions given by a Steward, Police officer or Derbyshire County Cricket Club Officials.
- Encroach onto the playing area during play.
- Throwing or discharging missiles of any description.
- Causing damage to Club property including graffiti, or the defacing of Club notices.
- Obstructing access ways and emergency exits.
- Using indecent or offensive language. Racial abuse will not be tolerated and will result in immediate ejection from the ground and possible further action.
- Bringing pets into the grounds that are not under complete control of the owner. Pets are not allowed entry into Twenty20 fixtures.
- Bringing barbecues, gas cylinders, missiles or weapons into the ground.
- Selling items on the ground without prior permission of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
- Smoking is not allowed in the stands or Club buildings; smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
- Dogs, which are allowed entry on County Championship and One-Day Cup games only, must be kept on a lead at all times.
The Police, Stewards, and Club Officials have the right to search individuals and their cars, and may result in ejection.
- Spectators may not bring alcohol into the ground for limited overs, Twenty20 and Tourist fixtures. Alcohol is permitted for County Championship fixtures but is limited to 4 cans of beer/cider or 1 bottle of wine.
- Derbyshire County Cricket Club reserve the right to close bars at any time and restrict the consumption of alcohol. This is at management’s discretion.
- No alcohol shall be brought back into the ground by persons on re-admittance.
- Flags and banners allowed provided that – in the opinion of the management – are not vulgar, political, racial, discriminatory, sexual in nature or display advertising which may in any way impinge or will be in conflict with the rights of partners/sponsors/ suppliers/vendors or the event (in any language) or deemed to be offensive, or impact on the view of other spectators.
- The reserving of seats for friends not on the ground is not within the spirit of fair play to fellow spectators. All visitors are therefore asked to show consideration for others in not blocking more than one seat for this purpose and Derbyshire County Cricket Club reserves the right to remove items ‘reserving’ such seats.
- We always encourage supporters, young and old, to take up the opportunity to walk on the outfield pitch, and have the chance to take part in small games of cricket, within a safe manner, when appropriate and safe to do so. There is often heavy machinery in operation or players are warming up so we ask that supporters respect the following rules;
Specsavers County Championship – Supporters are allowed on the outfield during the lunch and tea intervals for all County Championship games.
Royal London One Day Cup – Supporters are allowed on the field during the innings break only, in the area of the pitch next to the East Midlands Demolition Stand and Scoreboard.
Vitality Blast – Spectators are strictly not allowed on the outfield.
- Derbyshire County Cricket Club reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
- Derbyshire County Cricket Club accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to property or injury to persons whilst on Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s premises. All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk.
- Derbyshire CCC does not discriminate against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Derbyshire discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and will take whatever action is necessary to uphold these principles against anyone that acts to undermine them. Please note that all of the above conditionsare subject to change at any time at the discretion of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and where Health & Safety legislation deems it to be necessary.
Under no circumstances may any person at the ground use a mobile telephone, computer or other kind of communication device either (i) to communicate or in any way transmit any form of commentary, data or other material in relation to a cricket match taking place at the ground for any kind of improper betting or other corrupt or unlawful purpose; or (ii) to conduct betting activity in a public pitch-facing part of the ground in a way which, in [the Club’s] (or its appointed nominee’s) opinion, otherwise brings the game or [the Club] into disrepute or which offends (or is likely to offend) other spectators.
- The ticket terms and conditions prohibit conduct that is linked in any way to improper betting or any other corrupt, fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
- As a result of your conduct, your name will now be included on a “No Admittance List”. You are no longer entitled to attend any professional cricket match played under the control, jurisdiction or auspices of the ECB and you will not be permitted to enter any ground under the control of a First Class County club or the Marylebone Cricket Club on any day on which any such match is scheduled to take place.
- If you wish to make any representation in response to this notice, you can contact the ECB Anti-Corruption unit via email at Anti-Corruption@ecb.co.uk.
- Full details of the nature of the prohibited conduct, and the consequences of breaching this provision can be found in the ticket terms and conditions or from the ECB via Anti-Corruption@ecb.co.uk
- Under no circumstances may any person at the ground use a mobile telephone or other kind of communication device to communicate or in any way transmit any form of commentary, data or other material in relation to a cricket match taking place at the ground for any kind of improper betting or other corrupt or unlawful purpose.
- Any person who is reasonably suspected by Derbyshire County Cricket Club (or its appointed nominees), of acting in breach of this provision unconditionally accepts and agrees that he/she will cooperate with any enquiries made by Derbyshire County Cricket Club (or its appointed nominees), including by providing his/her name and address, an explanation for his/her suspicious conduct, and/or agreeing that he/she may be photographed and/or filmed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club (or its appointed nominees).
- The person accepts that any such names, addresses, photographs and films may be shared between each of the ECB, all the other first class county clubs, relevant official cricket authorities and any relevant police and crime prevention authorities, for the purposes of any criminal investigations or proceedings, in connection with any investigation into a potential breach of domestic or international cricket anticorruption rules and/or to enable the ECB and the other first class clubs to give reciprocal effect to any ban on entry which is subsequently imposed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Personal data collected under this provision will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
- Any person who is reasonably suspected to be in breach of this provision accepts that he/she may be immediately ejected from the ground (without any financial or other compensation) and prohibited from entering the ground and any other cricket ground under the control of either the ECB or any first class county club for life or such other period of time as Derbyshire County Cricket Club deems appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.
Derbyshire CCC Photography Regulations
- Derbyshire County Cricket Club welcomes supporters to take photographs for personal use at fixtures at Derby and Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.
- Any photographer wishing to use equipment deemed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club staff as professional equipment* can only be used if you have been granted suitable accreditation from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and meet their guidelines.
- Only photographers with suitable accreditation from the ECB can gain entry to photography positions and enter the field of play.
- This policy is for all Derbyshire County Cricket Club cricket fixtures taking place at Derby and Queen’s Park. It does not apply for non-cricket events when the policy will be deemed by the Club or event host (ie. promoter) and details about photography regulations for non-cricket events can be obtained by contacting the Club.
*The Club has the right to decide whether any equipment used by photographers at fixtures at Derby or Chesterfield is professional kit. Any persons using lens above 300mm will be deemed as professional and anyone wishing to use this equipment without ECB accreditation will need to contact the Club in advance of the fixture.