Derbyshire unveil World Cup countdown clock

Thursday 9th March 2017
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Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire unveiled its ICC Women’s World Cup countdown clock in Intu Derby on Wednesday, with help from England Women’s trio Danni Wyatt, Georgia Elwiss and Tash Farrant.

The clock, to be located by JD Sports in Intu Derby, will count down to the opening game of this summer’s competition on Saturday 24 June, as hosts England take on India at Derby.

Derby City Council leader, Councillor Ranjit Banwait, and children from Derwent Community Primary School were also on hand at the event to mark the announcement of the full ICC Women’s World Cup match schedule.

Derby will host eight games, including two England matches, starting with the competition opener on Saturday 24 June.

India will feature in four games at Derby, including the much anticipated clash with their closest rivals Pakistan on Sunday 2 July. While the highly fancied New Zealand side will compete in three games, including a big fixture versus England on Wednesday 12 July.

Derby will also host the second Semi Final on Thursday 20 July, with the winner advancing to the final at Lord’s on Sunday 23 July.

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Speaking at the event, Wyatt said: “It’s a real exciting time for Derby. If you haven’t watched cricket before, it’s a great opportunity to watch international cricket on the world stage, which will be amazing for the area.

“There’s some really destructive players in the women’s game and it’s a great game to watch, especially when the sun’s out.

“For me, I’ve got fond memories of Derby. As a kid, I used to be on the Academy here and The 3aaa County Ground is a great place to play cricket. We have played a few internationals there before and they always look after us well. We always get a good crowd in and hopefully we will get the same again in June.

Wyatt added: “We may not be favourites, but we go in to the tournament with a good chance. Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies are all playing well, but we know we can beat anyone on the day. Anyone can win it, we just need to hold our nerve, play as we know we can and enjoy every moment of it.”

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