Falcons vs Outlaws: Matchday Guide

Friday 4th August 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons host rivals Notts Outlaws in the big NatWest T20 Blast local derby at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday 4 August; 7pm start.

It was a record-breaking night the last time the two teams met at Trent Bridge in June when despite an unbeaten 86 from Wayne Madsen, the Falcons finished just short of their highest ever chase ending on 222-5. Over 400 runs were scored in the match.

Derby County’s opening Sky Bet Championship fixture versus Sunderland will be shown live on screens in the 3aaa Pavilion during the match. The bar will also be open.

If you are joining us for this fixture, please read the information below which will ensure that your visit is safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

Hours of Play

Derbyshire Falcons vs Notts Outlaws
NatWest T20 Blast, North Group: Friday 4 August
The 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 5pm
Start: 7pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second Innings: 8.30pm
Close: 9.45pm

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available on the gate, which open at 5pm. The Club encourages supporters to plan their journey in advance and give plenty of time to arrive at the ground.

Tickets are available on the gate: Adults £22 (£18 in advance), Juniors £6 (£5 in advance), Students £10
Car Parking on the day: £5 (£4 in advance)

Official Matchday Programme: £2.50
Scorecards: £1

Programmes and scorecards are available to buy from the Derbyshire gazebo located by the main 3aaa Pavilion entrance and from the Club Shop.

If you are collecting pre-purchased tickets for tonight’s fixture, the Club is advising supporters to collect their tickets in advance from reception until 4.30pm today.

If you are collecting on the night, please note the Ticket Collection Point will be located in the run-through area via the back of the Tea Room. See map below. We are expecting high numbers for tonight’s game and advise all supporters to give plenty of time to collect.

Members Tickets

The NatWest T20 Blast fixtures versus Notts Outlaws is an all-ticket fixture and Members who wish to attend the match will need to claim their tickets in advance, at no extra charge.

Tickets are selling fast and the Club are encouraging all Members to claim their matchday tickets early to avoid disappointment. Only Members with a valid matchday ticket will be able to gain entry on the day.

Tickets can be claimed;

  • In person at The 3aaa County Ground; Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA. Ticket Office will be open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Over the phone by calling 01332 388 101
  • Emailing [email protected] and stating your name and Membership number


Ground Access & Parking

Please note for NatWest T20 Blast fixtures that a one-way system will be in place from the Pentagon Roundabout entrance to Sir Frank Whittle Road exit. Cars will not be able to access the road outside the ground via Sir Frank Whittle Road.

Ground Access: Entry to the ground will be available via the 3aaa Pavilion entrance, off Pentagon Roundabout. Gates open at 5pm.

Please note that there will be additional security checks at the gate, so please give plenty of time to enter the ground.

Parking: Additional parking has been secured for the remaining NatWest T20 Blast fixtures at The 3aaa County Ground this summer.

Parking will be available on site in the 3aaa Pavilion car park and adjacent overflow area, and in the Frank Whittle Road car park.

Parking will also be available on the grassed area on the Racecourse, located directly behind the ground. This car park can be accessed off St Mark’s Road, via an entrance next to Derwent Community Primary School. Postcode for this car park is DE21 6AL.

If you are purchasing parking on the night, have pre-purchased parking or a car park pass, we advised you park at the Racecourse Car Park.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the 3aaa Pavilion car park.

While the Club will always try to accommodate all vehicles visiting the ground, admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Please plan your journey in advance and arrive early guarantee your on-site matchday parking.

For latest traffic updates from around Derby, please click HERE.

Seats and viewing: Following the completion of the OKI Business & Media Centre, spectators will this summer be able to walk fully around the ground. Indoor seating is available for all visitors in the Pattonair Lounge in the 3aaa Pavilion.

Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand: The Club’s new Family Stand is located in the new seating adjacent to the OKI Business & Media Centre. Catering and toilets will be located behind the stand.

The Club’s new Family Zone, featuring inflatables and cricket activities, will also be located directly behind this stand.

First time to The 3aaa County Ground? Click HERE to view directions.

Food and Drink

There will be more food and drink units than ever before at NatWest T20 Blast games this summer.

Extra bars will be brought in and will be located around the ground, while more catering units will also be available offering even more variety. Please be advised that supporters are not permitted to bring alcohol into the ground.

Food and drink will also will be available from the Pattonair Lounge in the 3aaa Pavilion.

Family Entertainment

Come down from when the gates open (an hour and a half before play starts) to enjoy our new Family Zone, located behind the Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand adjacent to the OKI Business & Media Centre.

There will be a variety of FREE activities for all, including inflatables and giant garden games, to name a few.

Put your skills into action with our cricket play zones. Take part in a variety of cricket skill-based games within view of the action, with help from a qualified coach to hand you tips and tricks in the challenge.

There will also be a giant inflatable assault course and table football on offer for you to take on your mates.

Don’t forget to grab your FREE giveaways, including the return of the hairy headbands, plus grab a photo next to our new giant inflatable helmet. Then stick around immediately after the game when the Derbyshire players will be available to sign a few autographs over the boundary fence or pose for a selfie.

Matchday LIVE

Can’t make it to The 3aaa County Ground? Supporters can follow all the action LIVE with our new Matchday LIVE page, sponsored by Showcase Cinema de Lux, with live scores, updated, photos and videos from the game.

Click HERE to view Matchday LIVE page. 

NatWest T20 Blast is back this July and August. Save £4 by purchasing your matchday tickets in advance. While further discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Buy online today to secure your place and save.


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