Derbyshire to host West Indies in 2017

Wednesday 28th September 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire will face international opposition at The 3aaa County Ground in 2017, with the visit of West Indies for a three-day first-class match starting on Friday 11 August.

The West Indies Test touring side will be the second international tour fixture of the summer, with Derbyshire entertaining South Africa A for a one-day fixture on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May.

The two tour matches will be held either side of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup held in Derby, with the competition running from Monday 26 June to Sunday 23 July.

The West Indies last toured England in 2012 and return to these shores under the captaincy of all-rounder Jason Holder, and their squad is likely to include Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo and Devendra Bishoo.

Full list of domestic fixtures for the 2017 season will be announced later this year.

ECB Chief Executive, Tom Harrison said: “We’re very pleased to have agreed such a comprehensive touring programme for 2017.

“It’s a schedule which will provide fans with even more opportunities to see two international teams in action at county grounds; and help our Lions players test themselves against high quality opposition in both red and white-ball cricket.

“With this country also hosting the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup next season, 2017 promises to be a hugely exciting summer of cricket – and a strong platform to promote our sport to an even wider and more diverse audience.”

West Indies Tour to UK

Tue 1-Thu 3 Aug – 3-day Tour match v Essex – Chelmsford
Sun 6-Tue 8 Aug – 3-day Tour match v Kent – The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Fri 11-Sun 13 Aug – 3-day Tour match v Derbyshire – The 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Thu 17-Mon 21 Aug
– 1st Investec Test – Edgbaston
Fri 25-Tue 29 Aug – 2nd Investec Test – Headingley
Sat 2-Sun 3 Sept – 2-day tour match v Leicestershire+ – The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road
Thu 7-Mon 11 Sept – 3rd Investec Test – Lord’s
Wed 13 Sept – ODI v Ireland – Venue tbc
Sat 16 Sept – NatWest IT20 (f) – Emirates Riverside
Tue 19 Sept – 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) – Emirates Old Trafford
Thu 21 Sept – 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N) – Trent Bridge
Sun 24 Sept – 3rd Royal London ODI – The Brightside Ground, Bristol
Wed 27 Sept – 4th Royal London ODI (D/N) – Kia Oval
Fri 29 Sept – 5th Royal London ODI (D/N) – Ageas Bowl

Note: + match played against an ECB XI if the County qualifies for T20 Finals’ Day
All tour matches to be played 11-a-side with three-day games having First Class status

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