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Falcons vs Rapids: Matchday Guide

Wednesday 16th August 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons host Worcestershire Rapids in the county’s final NatWest T20 Blast group game at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday 18 August; 7pm start.

The Falcons play the Rapids in a decisive fixture with Derbyshire chasing a quarter-final place for the first time since 2005. A win on Friday night will secure qualification for John Wright’s men.

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 Worcestershire Rapids
NatWest T20 Blast, North Group: Friday 18 August
The 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 5.30pm
Start: 7pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Second Innings: 8.30pm
Close: 9.45pm


Ticket Information

Tickets will be available on the gate, which open at 5.30pm. The Club encourages supporters to plan their journey in advance and give plenty of time to enter the ground, with a capacity crowd expected for the Falcons’ final group game.

Tickets are available on the gate: Adults £20 (£16 in advance), Juniors £5 (£4 in advance), Students £10
Car Parking on the day: £5 (£4 in advance)

If you are collecting pre-purchased tickets for the fixture on the night, the Ticket Collection Point will be located in the run-through area via the back of the Tea Room. See map below.

If able, supporters can collect pre-purchased tickets from reception before 4.30pm on Friday to help beat the queues on the night.


Official Matchday Programme: £2.50
Scorecards: £1

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


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.

Ground Access: Entry to the ground will be available via the 3aaa Pavilion entrance, off Pentagon Roundabout. Gates open at 5.30pm.

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

A reminder that dogs are not allowed entry at NatWest T20 Blast fixtures.

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 a pre-purchased park ticket or a car park pass, we advised you to 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.

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 to enjoy our new Family Zone, located behind the Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand adjacent to the OKI Business & Media Centre.

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.

Youngsters can also enjoy our new Red Monkey Play Area, which will be open before play and during the interval.

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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