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Vitality Blast 2022: Two weeks away

Friday 13th May 2022
Photography by: David Griffin

There’s just two weeks to go until Vitality Blast cricket returns to Derbyshire, with seven blockbuster home clashes for the Falcons. 

Aiming for a second Finals Day appearance in four years, Derbyshire embark on a new era of Twenty20 cricket under internationally-renowned coach, Mickey Arthur, beginning on Friday 27 May against Birmingham Bears.

Pakistan international, Shan Masood, has been in stellar form in red ball cricket already this season, with 713 runs from just six innings, but his T20 credentials should also have Falcons fans licking their lips ahead of the Vitality Blast!

Masood, who has a T20 century to his name, won the Pakistan Super League in 2021 and finished as a runner-up in 2022, while he is Multan Sultan’s all-time leading PSL run-scorer, with 1,082 from 33 innings.

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Masood, coupled with the explosive and innovative batting of Wayne Madsen, Derbyshire’s all-time leading T20 run-scorer, Luis Reece and Leus du Plooy will be a match for any bowling attack, but the Falcons have more than enough tricks up their sleeve with the ball to be a threat.

George Scrimshaw enjoyed an impressive first season for Derbyshire in T20 cricket, claiming 14 wickets at an average of 16.85, and the tall quick will be joined by the experienced Suranga Lakmal, who has pedigree in the format, having won the 2021 Lanka Premier League with Jaffna Kings.

Scotland’s Mark Watt, who Arthur described as the ‘finger spinner of last year’s World Cup’ will also return to Derbyshire for this season’s Vitality Blast, having previously appeared in 2019.

Watt will be hoping to replicate his form at Queen’s Park during that stint, when he claimed 4-19 against Yorkshire in front of a packed-out Chesterfield crowd, More than 50% of tickets have already been sold for this year’s fixture on Saturday 18 June, so don’t delay if you want to experience the BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.

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Can’t make it to Chestefield? We have six more huge fixtures at The Incora County Ground, including the dramatic East Midlands Derby against Notts Outlaws under the lights on Friday 3 June. Last year’s encounter went down to the final ball, but who will claim the local bragging rights in 2022?

The Falcons also host Birmingham Bears, Lancashire Lightning, Northants Steelbacks, Leicestershire Foxes and Durham Cricket, with some of the best county cricketers, and overseas stars, on show at Derby this summer.

Demand is expected to be high across all fixtures, as we welcome capacity crowds back for the first full season since 2019, so supporters are urged to buy early to avoid missing out.

For the first-time-ever, Derbyshire will be operating reserved seating in the Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Zone, meaning families can secure seats together at the heart of the family fun for the biggest matches at The Incora County Ground.

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Earn Your Stripes and follow the Falcons for less this summer!

This summer, purchase tickets for any home Vitality Blast fixture and join us again for just £10*, with the return of our ‘Earn Your Stripes’ reward scheme.  

2022 marks the first Vitality Blast campaign with full crowds since 2019, when The Incora County Ground faithful roared the Falcons on to a maiden Finals Day appearance – and the team, led by internationally-renowned Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, are once again relying on your backing this season!

For only £10, supporters can join us again for a future Vitality Blast match (excluding Cat A) in 2022 with this offer.

Simply buy a Vitality Blast ticket in advance to receive our promotional flyer in the post. Or if using e-tickets, check the promo code on your ticket. Offer valid from Monday 14 February 2022.

Buy for ANY T20 fixture, then return to any of the 5 below matches for just £10:

Birmingham Bears • Fri 27 May; 7pm
Leicestershire Foxes • Thur 9 June; 7pm
Northants Steelbacks • Tue 21 June; 7pm
Lancashire Lightning • Fri 24 June; 7pm
Durham • Sun 3 July; 2.30pm

You can also call 01332 388 101 and quote the promo code on your flyer or e-Ticket at the Ticket Office to get your discounted tickets for another game this summer.

Vitality Blast 2022: This Is Derbyshire

Don’t miss a moment with Blast Pass!

We’re looking forward to welcoming supporters back to The Incora County Ground next summer and our Blast Pass will put you at the heart of the action.

Buying a Vitality Blast pass for 2022 now will secure your place at every home group game next summer. You will be able to see every ball as the most explosive form of cricket returns to Derbyshire in 2022 for just £89, a saving of over 30%.

With a formidable top-order, backed up by an exciting crop of bowlers, the Falcons are ready to go again in 2022.

Never miss a moment of T20 next summer!

  • All home T20 group stage matches
  • Priority window for quarter-final/semi-final tickets
  • FREE reusable cup
  • FREE T20 programme
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