Derbyshire has confirmed its pre-season schedule, which features the pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi and home friendlies versus Leicestershire and Yorkshire ahead of the 2016 season.
The squad travel to Abu Dhabi on Monday 7 March for a 10-day warm weather training camp at the state-of-the-art Sheikh Zayed Stadium complex, as part of the Briggs of Burton Pre-Season Tour.
Derbyshire will compete in white ball action against first-class opposition, including Essex, Worcestershire and Leicestershire, before returning to the UK on Thursday 17 March.
On their return, Graeme Welch’s side will compete in two pre-season friendlies before the start of the new campaign. Leicestershire visit The 3aaa County Ground on Tuesday 29 March for the start of a two-day fixture, before reigning County Champions Yorkshire are welcomed to Derby for a two-day fixture, starting on Tuesday 5 April.
The new campaign then begins on Monday 11 April as Derbyshire entertain Durham MCCU at The 3aaa County Ground for a three-day match before the County Championship curtain-raiser against Gloucestershire at Bristol the following Sunday, 17 April.
Please note that both pre-season friendlies will be closed to spectators due to the on-going ground development work.
Derbyshire vs Leicestershire
Tuesday 29 March; 11am start
Derbyshire vs Yorkshire
Tuesday 5 April; 11am start
Membership for 2016 is on sale. Buy before February 1st Early Bird deadline and SAVE! Purchase online at derbyshireccc.com, in person at The 3aaa County Ground or by calling 0871 350 1870.
Supporters can join the first team squad as part of the Official Supporters’ Tour, in association with Etihad Airways and Sport Arabia Worldwide on a package that includes:
– Flights to Abu Dhabi from Manchester Airport with Etihad Airways
– Seven nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Yas Island including breakfast
– Shaded seating at matches with food and water provided. Sport Arabia Worldwide host on hand
– All UAE ground transportation including airport transfers
– ATOL protection
– Complimentary access to the Yas Island Beach Club during your stay
Price from £1,295 per person (based on twin share)
Single Supplement £325 per person
For more information about attending the Briggs of Burton Pre Season Tour, call 07903 952 768 or email [email protected].