Planning permission received for landmark set of giant stumps

Thursday 4th June 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has received planning permission to erect the landmark set of giant stumps which will signify the Club’s bid for Derby to be a host city at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup. 

Derby City Council has granted permission for the stumps, manufactured by stainless steel specialists Briggs of Burton, to be located on the gateway of the city on the Pentagon Roundabout, a cricket ball’s throw from The 3aaa County Ground.

At the start of April, the Club announced its intention to bid for Derby to become a host city for the Women’s World Cup in England in 2017. As part of the announcement, the Club unveiled plans for the set of giant cricket stumps, which will stand six meters high.

The stumps will be funded by 100 local businesses and private donors who will each pledge £500 to become part of the #WereBackingTheBid campaign and be involved in the development, unveiling and publicity surrounding the sculpture as well as featuring on a Partners Plaque.

Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “The giant stumps will demonstrate our commitment, together with our partners, to the City of Derby as a great place to live, work, enjoy sport and as a great destination for visitors from across the world.

“The stumps, manufactured by Briggs of Burton, are nearing completion and will be officially unveiled before our tour match versus Australia in July.

“With the business community coming together to deliver the giant stumps, we will be in an exceptionally strong position to demonstrate that the whole City is behind the ICC Women’s World Cup when the opportunity to submit our bid arrives later this year.”

To show your support and back the bid with a £500 pledge, please contact Maxine Holtam on 01332 388 121 or email [email protected].

For more information about Briggs of Burton, stainless steel specialists, please visit

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