Matchday Guide: Lightning vs Vipers

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Matchday Guide: Lightning vs Vipers Mon 30 Aug

Derbyshire play host to Lightning versus Southern Vipers in the Charlotte Edwards Cup at The Incora County Ground on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August.

Following the nationwide easing of restrictions from 19 July, we are pleased to confirm that more spectators will be able to enjoy live cricket in Derbyshire as our capacity increases.

The majority of our ground regulations, which are detailed further below, will revert to how we have operated in previous seasons, however certain things will have changed and we encourage all spectators to read this guide thoroughly to help make your visit a safe and enjoyable experience.

We want to assure all supporters that your safety and enjoyment remain our main priority and our ground safety, cleaning and staff procedures remain the same as we all transition back to greater normality.

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

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

Lightning vs Vipers
Charlotte Edwards Cup: Monday 30 August
The Incora County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 1.00pm
Start: 2.30pm
Interval: 3.45pm – 4.00pm approx.
Close: 5.45pm approx.


Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £3 for juniors and £5 for students, while Car Parking is priced at £8, if purchased in advance. Derbyshire Members do not need to claim a ticket for this fixture. 

We encourage all supporters wishing to attend to buy now to avoid queues on the day.

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.

A limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase on the day, via the main entrance.

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

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Ground Access & Parking

Gates open at 1.00pm for Members and ticket-holders and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time.

Hospitality guests 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 1.00pm 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 Membership card or match ticket to be scanned (club-issued printed ticket, printed e-ticket, or e-ticket displayed on a smartphone).

Seating & Viewing

Spectator Seating: Spectators will no longer be required to choose a spectator zone upon arrival and remain within that area throughout the day. Supporters will be able to use any area of seating which is not cordoned off, while Members will also be able to use their exclusive facilities (details below).

Please note that, for LV= County Championship & Royal London Cup fixtures, the Club is operating with unallocated/unreserved seating and seat numbers/ticks are not in use for this fixture.

Supporters are not required to remain in the same seat for the duration of their visit.

Priority seating for supporters with accessible needs will be available on the front row of the main Falcons Stand and the East Midlands Demolition Stand. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporters can bring their own chairs to sit on the grassed or concrete areas, however walkways must be kept clear at all times and stewards may direct supporters to move should they be blocking access.

Supporters can bring dogs into LV= County Championship and Royal London Cup fixtures from 19 July.

The ground map below shows spectator seating areas, highlighted in light blue.

The Club reserves the right to close certain spectator areas dependant on weather or attendance.

Further Updated Ground Regulations – from 19.07.2021

Following the nationwide easing of restrictions from 19 July, the Club is pleased to confirm that we can welcome more supporters back to watching live cricket in Derbyshire.

While certain restrictions on supporters have eased, our priority is to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all spectators and therefore our cleanliness and staff procedures will remain the same.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club understands that within our supporter-base there will be different feelings regarding the easing of restrictions and while our regulations are designed to maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for all, we ask all supporters to respect each other and show consideration whilst at one of our venues. Thank you for your support.

Further details are outlined below:

  • 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: While it is no longer mandatory to support the NHS Track & Trace system, we encourage all supporters wishing to scan the NHS Track & Trace app to do so via the QR codes at the main Pavilion entrance.
  • Face coverings: Face coverings are no longer mandatory, however we respect the wishes of those supporters wanting to continue wearing a face covering and we do encourage supporters to wear a covering (unless medically exempt) when moving around the venue.
  • Hygiene: The Club encourages all supporters to maintain high standards of hygiene and hand sanitiser will be provided at all toilets, as well as within spectator areas. We ask spectators to respect other visitors and to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and wash your hands immediately afterwards. Derbyshire County Cricket Club staff will continue to wear a face covering (unless medically exempt) when serving supporters at catering facilities.

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

Members Area

2021 Members, Life Members and Incora Executive Members will be able to use the exclusive Incora Members Lounge as an indoor/balcony viewing area, while bar facilities will be available. Please have your Membership Card ready to present to the steward upon entry.

Please note, the Members Lounge, as with seating around the ground, is unreserved and we kindly ask Members to not leave items unattended on seats/benches.

Catering will not be available in the Members Area for this fixture.

Catering Information

The Falcons Bar, located by the Air IT Elite Performance Centre, will be open serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks and hot food, such as pies and sausage rolls.

Spectators are permitted to bring their own refreshments to this fixture, however alcohol is limited to four standard size cans.

Reception & Club Shop

Reception in The Incora Pavilion will be open to supporters wishing to purchase tickets for future fixtures/events, or to enquire about Membership.

Club Shop: The Club Shop will be temporarily relocated to the main entrance with a reduced stock offering, which includes a clearance on 2021 kit stock.

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.


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

Executive Members may use the Incora Executive Lounge, while the Incora Members Lounge will be used as an exclusive Members facility.

Supporters are encouraged to check the latest weather forecast before planning their visit and prepare accordingly. While refreshments will be available from outlets around the ground, 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.

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.

Directions & Roadworks

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.

Pentagon Island Roadworks: Derby City Council will commence roadworks on Pentagon Island from Wednesday 25 August for approximately four months and the works will impact entry and exit at The Incora County Ground.

Most of the work will be limited to off-peak daytime hours of 9.30am – 3.30pm from Monday to Friday. The roundabout will be open at all times but lane closures will be necessary.

The Club encourages all visitors to plan their journey in advance and allow plenty of time to access The Incora County Ground.

Click HERE to view the latest roadwork information from Derby City Council.

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

Match Centre

This Charlotte Edwards Cup fixture will be Live Streamed on 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.

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