VIDEO: Critchley previews Chesterfield Festival

Friday 20th July 2018
Written by Danny Painter

All-rounder Matt Critchley is looking forward to Derbyshire’s return to Queen’s Park when they face Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship this weekend.

The all-rounder is aiming to turn good starts into a century on his club ground as Derbyshire switch back to red ball action at the start of the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, getting underway on Sunday 22 July.

A good crowd is expected across the four-day and Vitality Blast matches and the 21-year-old hopes the support can help Derbyshire as they look to return to winning ways in the Specsavers County Championship.

He said: “It’s always a good occasion to go to Chesterfield. It’s a lovely ground with lovely people and it went pretty well last year, so a repeat this year would be nice.

“I’ve got a few starts this year and a few half-centuries, but it would be nice to kick on and get three figures back in the red ball format and turn an okay season into a good season.

“With a smaller ground it always feels like there is even more support, but when we get the crowd on our side it is a great feeling and when it is a close game it might help to pull you through.”

Vitality Blast is back! Derbyshire Falcons host seven Twenty20 games this July and August. Purchase your tickets in advance and save from £4. Buy online or call 01332 388 101.


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