Pre-Season Marquee up at The 3aaa County Ground

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire will prepare for the new season by training inside the Briggs of Burton Pre-Season Marquee, which is now up at The 3aaa County Ground.

The specially designed structure uses ClearLight panels to create the optimum conditions for pre-season training in the UK.

The marquee, sponsored by stainless steel specialists and long-standing Club partners Briggs of Burton, measures 750m² and is situated on the edge of the square nearest the Elite Performance Centre.

The innovative approach to pre-season will allow the squad to prepare for the 2017 season within English conditions and on familiar pitches which will be used throughout the summer. The team will begin training in the outdoor facility from early March.

Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett said: “With more cricket than ever earlier in the year, and with the 50-over competition taking place in April and May, we felt it was important that the guys prepare in the right conditions.

“It means that there will be no pre-season tour, but we have decided instead to invest in a specially developed marquee and we think this is the right approach this year. We want to make sure we give the guys the best opportunity to be ready and start the season well.

“Using a marquee and preparing outdoors here in England has been tried and tested by a number of counties.”

For more information about Briggs of Burton, please visit:

Join your county cricket club. The Club has reduced its price and simplified its categories to offer one single Club Membership at only £159. Buy online today.

Buy Membership

Principal Partner & Ground Sponsor
Official Partners