Matchday Guide: Northants Steelbacks 17 June

Wednesday 16th June 2021
Photography by: David Griffin

Please note the below information applies to the Vitality Blast match versus Northants Steelbacks (17 June 2021) only. For the latest Matchday Guide, which will be edited ahead of each home fixture, please visit: Matchday Guide

Matchday Guide: Northants Steelbacks 17 June

The Falcons take on Northants Steelbacks under the lights at The Incora County Ground on Thursday 17 June, starting at 7pm. 

The Club has worked tirelessly to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the return of supporters. While everyone associated with Derbyshire is looking forward to welcoming more of our supporters back, there are a number of regulations we have legally been required to implement as a condition of re-opening.

Many of these will have changed from your last visit and we appreciate that your matchday experience will be different as a result. If you are joining us for this fixture, please read the information below which will ensure that your visit is safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

If you have any questions ahead of your visit to The Incora County Ground, please email [email protected]. All ground regulations are subject to change, based on the latest government guidance. Thank you for your support.

Matchday Information

Derbyshire Falcons vs Northants Steelbacks
Vitality Blast: Thursday 17 June • 7pm start
The Incora County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 5.30pm
Start: 7pm
Interval: 8.15pm
Close: 9.45pm approx.

Tickets – SOLD OUT

This fixture has sold out. Please do not travel to The Incora County Ground if you do not have a match ticket.

Derbyshire Members were required to claim a complimentary Members ticket in advance (further detail HERE). If you did not claim a ticket, your Membership card alone will not be sufficient to grant entry for this all-ticket fixture.

A limited amount of Car Parking is available on the day for £10 on the gate (card payment only, further details below). A season-long Car Park Pass can be purchased online for just £65. Click HERE to buy a Car Park Pass.

Please note that Membership card & ticket scanners will be in operation at ALL gates.

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Ground Access & Parking

Gates open at 5.30pm for ticket-holders and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time.

Hospitality guests and Executive Members who have pre-booked food should follow the arrival time noted in their booking information.

Ground Access by Car: Entry by car will be via Pentagon Island towards the main Incora Pavilion gates, or via Sir Frank Whittle Way if coming from north of Derby.

Ample on-site Car Parking is available and we ask supporters to arrive after the 5.30pm ground opening and to not queue outside the venue prior to this time.

Parking: Parking will be in the Incora Pavilion car park and adjacent overflow area, and via the Frank Whittle Road entrance. Disabled parking spaces are available in the Incora Pavilion car park.

Ground Access by Foot/Public Transport: Pedestrians who walk to the venue or arrive by public transport can enter via the main Incora Pavilion entrance.

Ticket Scanning: Once parked, or at the venue entrance on foot, all supporters will be required to pass through a scanning checkpoint, as directed by signage and on-site stewards. This will be via the main Pavilion entrance. Those who park in the Car Park off Sir Frank Whittle Way will be directed on foot around to the main entrance for entry checks.

You must present your match ticket to be scanned (club-issued printed ticket, printed e-ticket, or e-ticket displayed on a smartphone) and this includes Members who have claimed their complimentary ticket.

Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entrance, along with points all around the ground, and we encourage all supporters to regularly sanitise where possible.

NHS Track & Trace: To support the NHS Track & Trace system and help reduce the spread of Covid-19, scanning data will be securely stored for 21 days and essential data will be made available to the NHS upon request. All supporters are required to comply with NHS Track & Trace requirements and are asked to not travel to our venue if they do not wish to participate.

We ask all supporters to not travel to The Incora County Ground if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Allocated Seating – Your Zone

All tickets state a Stand (Zone) and row/seat number. To comply with NHS Track and Trace requirements, you will need to remain in your allocated zone for the entirety of your time within the ground, using the toilet and catering facilities in that specific zone only.

Seats will be clearly labelled and please note the seat number overrides the ticks (✔) for this fixture.

Exiting & Re-entering the Venue: Supporters will be permitted to exit and re-enter the venue, but they must return to the same zone/seat as on their ticket.

Zone Facilities: Each zone is serviced by catering facilities (further details below), as well as toilets and hand sanitiser stations. The Club encourages all supporters to wash their hands frequently and use the hand sanitiser provided. The Play Area will be closed for this fixture.

Members Area: Due to the current restrictions on indoor capacities, the Incora Pavilion will be open for Executive Members only. We hope that restrictions will ease during the summer and we are able to revert to a more normal matchday structure.

Updated Ground Regulations

From 17.05.2021.

The way we are required to operate on a matchday will be different from your last time with us and, as suggested, it will also likely change throughout the summer, dependant on the government guidelines at the time.

Our operation will be continually reviewed, and the most up-to-date processes will be made available on each Matchday Guide via this page.

The latest key Ground Regulations are:
– All spectators will have their temperature checked on arrival.
Supporters will not be required to wear a face covering while seated outside. The latest government guidance states that supporters are not required to wear a mask while seated outside at our venue. Masks are still required to be worn whenever inside, such as in the Members facility, and when moving around outside – such as walking to the catering facilities.
– All spectators will be required to remain in their seat throughout the day’s play, except for when using toilets or making use of the catering facilities within their zone.
– Spectators are not permitted to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets on site.
Spectators are not currently permitted to bring dogs into the venue

Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Spectator Code of Conduct can be viewed HERE.

Reception & Club Shop

Reception in The Incora Pavilion will be open to service the following collections: Junior caps for Junior Members, lanyards and pin badges for Members, or reusable cups for Blast Pass holders.

These must be collected upon entry and before making your way to your spectator zone.

Please note that, to avoid queues, maintain indoor capacity restrictions and to allow for a smoother entry into the venue, Vitality Blast tickets for future matches cannot be claimed from reception during this fixture. Supporters who are having any issues linked to booking tickets online are encouraged to email [email protected] stating their name, required ticket & fixture and preferred stand.

This policy will be continually reviewed.

Club Shop: The Club is unable to open its traditional on-site Club Shop, however a limited offering will be available in front of the Pavilion for all supporters upon entry to the ground.

This will include replica shirts which are currently 20% off the RRP – just £31.99 for an Adult Vitality Blast Shirt, or £25.59 for Juniors. Not valid for the 10% Members discount, but Members can use their £20 150 Club voucher.

A limited amount of stock is available to purchase online HERE. Vouchers are not valid for online use.

Scorecards: As part of the Club’s initiative to reduce paper waste, scorecards will not be on sale. A blank scorecard template can be downloaded for free, HERE.


As outlined above, supporters are not permitted to travel between zones during a matchday. This policy remains in place in the event of extreme weather.

The only covered seating zone is the East Midlands Demolition Stand.

Supporters are encouraged to check the latest weather forecast before planning their visit and prepare accordingly. While refreshments will be available within each zone, the Club advises supporters to bring plenty of bottled water.

All official updates on play, which are provided solely by the Match Officials, will be communicated via the Club’s Twitter account HERE. You do not need to sign-up for a Twitter account to see these updates.

Check the BBC Weather forecast for Derby HERE.

Catering Information

Each Spectator Zone will be serviced by catering facilities, providing a selection of hot and cold snacks.

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, the Club is unable to provide the usual range of catering outlets which are traditionally present at Vitality Blast matches.

Incora Executive Members are able to pre-order hot food, to be eaten on the top floor of the Incora Pavilion, via our new Tell The Chef system. Executive Members have been sent an email with details of how to do this. For any issues linked to pre-ordering, please email [email protected].

Click HERE to view a Snack Menu ahead of your visit.

Cashless Venue

From the start of the 2021 season, Derbyshire will operate a cashless policy across all Club-managed points of sale on site – from ticket gates, to catering.

There are two reasons for this, the first being a proven increase in the speed of service when accepting card payments only and the second being hygiene as part of our commitment to keeping spectators and staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All of our catering and bar tills will accept all major debit/credit cards, as well as contactless payment options, including Apple and Android Pay.

Cash vouchers will be available for a limited transitional period.


The Incora County Ground is located next to the Pentagon Roundabout just off the A52.

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

Supporters can view all the latest travel news and updates around Derby online HERE.

Match Centre

Derbyshire Falcons vs Northants Steelbacks will be live streamed via the Club website through our improved Match Centre.

With Live Streaming, in-play scorecards, ball by ball commentary, clips, statistics and so much more, you can put yourself at the heart of the action, even from the comfort of your own home.

Clips and updates will also be provided via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss a moment of the action.

Match Centre

Further Information for Members

We have setup a dedicated Members’ information hub on our website via the following link:

You will also be able to access the page under the ‘Membership’ menu on the website homepage at

This page will be updated throughout the summer to reflect the changing situation with regards to the return of spectators to live sporting events. It will include the latest information on ground entry, Members’ tickets, catering and more. It will also include a Frequently Asked Questions section, covering common queries. We kindly ask that Members visit that page in the first instance, before contacting the Club.

Match Result:
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