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FAQs: Falcons vs Yorkshire

Friday 8th July 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons’ NatWest T20 Blast fixture versus Yorkshire Vikings has been moved to The 3aaa County Ground, Derby, to give the game the best chance of going ahead. 

For those who have already purchased tickets or are planning to attend this Sunday’s fixture at Derby, please read the below frequently asked questions.

If you have any more questions about this Sunday’s fixture, please call 01332 388 101 or email [email protected].

Why has the NatWest T20 Blast match versus Yorkshire Vikings been moved from Chesterfield to Derby?

Due to a saturated outfield at Queen’s Park, no play was possible on any of the first five days of the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.

Following an exceptionally wet June and rain in the lead up to the festival, the pitch has been drying out slower than expected.

The area around the bowlers’ run ups remains waterlogged and the ground was moving significantly underfoot. The umpires, therefore, deemed the outfield unsuitable for play this week.

As a result, the Club made the decision to move the fixture to Derby on Sunday.

Will this affect the Club’s decision to bring first-class cricket back to Chesterfield in the future?

No. It’s clearly very disappointing that the weather has beaten us this year, but we remain committed to bringing county cricket to Queen’s Park.

The Festival is so much more than just cricket and helps put Chesterfield on the map. Since county cricket returned to Chesterfield in 2006, we have been able to build strong partnerships with Chesterfield Cricket Club and Chesterfield Borough Council.

We also work closely with local schools and businesses such as local renewable energy specialists, Custom Solar, to provide a unique annual Festival. We look forward to returning next summer as part of our on-going partnership.

What time does the game start on Sunday? 

The fixture remains a 2.30pm start. Gates open at 12.30pm and parking is available on site at The 3aaa County Ground.

Are tickets available to purchase for Sunday’s fixture at The 3aaa County Ground?

Yes. Tickets are on sale and available to purchase online HERE or over the phone by calling 01332 388 101. Our Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday to complete ticket orders.

Supporters can save 20% by purchasing their tickets before midnight on Saturday.

I’ve already purchased a ticket for Sunday’s fixture. Can I still use this at Derby?

Yes. Tickets already purchased for the fixture will be accepted on the gate on Sunday at The 3aaa County Ground, which open at 12.30pm.

I’ve purchased parking for Sunday at Chesterfield. Can I use this at Derby?

Yes. All pre-purchased parking tickets can be used at Derby. On-site car parking will be available at the west side of the ground in the compound, behind the large scoreboard and adjacent to the outdoor nets. Parking will also be available to purchase on the day.

Do Members need to claim tickets for Sunday’s fixture?

Yes. The match is an all ticket fixture and Members and Six Pack Ticket holders wishing to attend must claim a ticket, free of charge, in advance of the day of the game from the ticket office at The 3aaa County Ground.

If I am unable to travel to Derby, can I claim a full refund?

Yes. In addition to the usual rain check policy, a refund policy is in place for those unable to travel to Derby.

With this being an all ticket match, the Club must be advised over the phone, 01332 388 101, or by email, [email protected], by 5pm on Friday 8 July.

Tickets will need to be returned unused by post before a refund is processed. The refund can be claimed in writing to the ticket office enclosing your ticket(s) along with your name and address. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be in processed if tickets are returned in person at The 3aaa County Ground.

Can we get discounted travel to Derby? 

Yes. East Midlands Trains are offering supporters traveling from Chesterfield or Sheffield a discounted train ticket for this Sunday’s fixture.

Tickets are available for only £7 return for Chesterfield to Derby, and £7.50 return for Sheffield to Derby.

The ticket would need to be purchased by calling East Midlands Trains on 0345 712 56 78 option 4, 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and quoting ChesterfieldT20. This would need to be purchased before 7pm on Friday 8 July. Tickets will not be available at the discounted price from stations.

Supporters can save 20% by purchasing their NatWest T20 Blast matchday tickets in advance of the day of the game. Buy online, over the phone by calling 01332 388 101 or in person at The 3aaa County Ground. 

Yorkshire Vikings – Sun 10 July – BUY
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