Matchday Guide: Worcestershire

Wednesday 5th April 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Matchday Guide: Derbyshire vs Worcestershire

Derbyshire begin the 2023 season with the visit of Worcestershire to The Incora County Ground in the LV= County Championship, starting on Thursday 6 April (11am).

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. Thank you for your support.

Matchday Information

Derbyshire vs Worcestershire
LV= County Championship
Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 April; 11am start
The Incora County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 60 minutes before the scheduled start of play (please note the change in gate opening times compared to 2022)
Intervals: Lunch 1.00pm • Tea 3.40pm or when 32 overs remain
Close: 6.00pm approx.


Tickets are on sale now, priced at £15 for Adults, FREE for Juniors and £5 for Students (Age 16-21/Student Card).

Car Parking is also on sale, priced at £8 in advance and £10 on the day.

Supporters with accessibility needs can find more information regarding Tickets & Accessible Parking via our Disabled Supporter Information page.

Please note that Membership card & ticket scanners will be in operation at ALL gates. All pay gates will be card/contactless payment only. No cash payments.

Member Guest Passes: Any Member wishing to use their Guest Passes for this fixture must claim their tickets online in advance of arriving at the ground. For further information regarding Guest Passes, click HERE to visit the Members’ Hub.

Tickets for all of Derbyshire’s LV= County Championship, One-Day Cup and Vitality Blast matches are on sale now.

Book now via the link below.

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Ground Entry & Parking

Gates open 60 minutes before the scheduled start of play and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time.

The Club operates up to three Car Parks on matchdays:
– Main Pavilion Car Park (A): Incora Executive Members, Seasonal Car Park Pass Holders, Accessibility Car Park Tickets
– Frank Whittle Overflow Car Park (B): Additional parking via the Sir Frank Whittle Road entrance
– The Racecourse Car Park (C): Off St Mark’s Road (DE21 6AL) T20 and high-attendance matches only. CLOSED for this fixture.

Car Park Pass Holders: Supporters with a seasonal Car Park Pass can park on the gravel area by the Pavilion Car Park or via the overflow car park off Sir Frank Whittle Road for this fixture, as directed by stewards.

Incora Executive Members can use their Pavilion Car Park Pass to park by the main Incora Pavilion.

Pre-Purchased Car Park Ticket & On-the-day Parking: Supporters are advised to purchase a Car Park ticket in advance to save time when entering the ground and to also save £2 compared to the on the day price. For this fixture, supporters who have pre-purchased a Car Park Ticket, or who wish to purchase a Car Park Ticket on the day, can park on the gravel area by the Pavilion Car Park, or via the overflow car park off Sir Frank Whittle Road for this fixture, as directed by stewards.

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

All pay gates will be card/contactless payment only. No cash payments.

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Accessible Car Parking: Accessible Car Parking spaces are available in the Incora Pavilion car park and via the run-through. We encourage all spectators wishing to use an Accessible Car Park bay to pre-purchase their tickets. Accessible Car Park tickets can be pre-purchased until 5pm the day before the matchday by calling 01332 388 101 during our opening hours (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm), or by emailing [email protected] to request a call-back.

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 able to pass through the ticket scanning point on that side of the ground.

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).

Ground Development Works – Please Read

New Toilet Block: As discussed in recent Members’ Forums, the Club is in the process of having a new toilet block built behind the Seat Unique Falcons Stand. The new facility will offer additional male and female toilets, as well as a changing places toilet and a shower facility.

Boundary Bar Closed: For this fixture, due to the ongoing works, the Stowford Press Boundary Bar will be closed.

The Stowford Press Boundary Bar, and the small area of seating directly in front, will be closed to the public while the works continue. The Boundary Bar toilets will remain accessible from the outside.

Accessing the Main Stand: Due to the ongoing ground works, spectators will not be permitted behind the main Seat Unique Falcons Stand. Spectators wishing to access the main stand, or pass to the East Midlands Demolition stand, must pass in front of the main stand in between overs.

Seating & Viewing

Spectator Seating: The ground map to the foot of this section shows spectator seating areas, highlighted in light blue. All available seating will be unreserved. The Club reserves the right to close certain spectator areas dependant on weather or attendance.

Disabled Access: Priority seating for supporters with accessibility needs will be available on the front row of the main Falcons Stand and to the back of the Grandstand in designated Accessible Viewing Bays. The use of these bays for this fixture will be on a first-come, first-served and unreserved basis. If any supporter requires assistance with any seating arrangements, please contact your nearest steward. Disabled toilets are located in the Incora Pavilion and the Air IT Elite Performance Centre (see Ground Map below).

Own Chairs: 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.

Dogs: Supporters can bring dogs into LV= County Championship and One-Day Cup fixtures. Subject to change.

Members Area – Please Read

2023 and Life Members will be able to use the exclusive Incora Members Lounge as an indoor/balcony viewing area, while catering and 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.

Incora Executive Members will have exclusive use of the Incora Executive Lounge, while the pre-order system for hot food will continue to be in operation. 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].

Food & Drink

Members will be able to take advantage of the catering facilities within the Incora Members Lounge, while Incora Executive Members can pre-order food (details above).

Members can claim a free reusable hot drink cup from the Members’ Lounge (50 available first come, first served).

The menu for Incora Executive Members will be communicated via the pre-ordering system.

Food in the Members Lounge will be served from approx. 12.00pm throughout the lunch interval. Please note there will be no Members’ Lounge hot food catering on Day Four.

Catering Units: The Falcons Bar will be open for supporters to purchase a variety of hot and cold food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Falcons Bar open 10.00am to close of play. Boundary Bar closed due to ongoing ground works.

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 on site at The Incora County Ground will be open during the Lunch and Tea intervals during this fixture.

Online Shop: The Club’s new Online Shop is now live at The shop now includes replica Vitality Blast shirts, as well as a range of other Club merchandise and the official Derbyshire County Cricket Club 150th Anniversary book.

Further stock, including a brand-new leisurewear range, will be available in the coming weeks.

Scorecards: A blank scorecard template can be downloaded for free, HERE. A teamsheet can also be collected from Reception in the Incora Pavilion from approximately 10.15am (please allow time after the toss has been made for the teamsheet to be compiled). As part of the Club’s initiative to reduce paper waste, we encourage supporters to use the Club website for the latest score and team information via our Match Centre (details and link below).

Cashless Venue

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

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.

Member Guest Passes

Members are entitled to five complimentary guest passes (six for Executive Members), to be used at any LV= County Championship or One-Day Cup fixture.

New for 2023, Members can also use their guest passes for the Vitality WIT20 fixture between England and Sri Lanka on Wednesday 6 September.

Also new for this summer, you will be able to book your Guest Tickets online at To book your tickets, you will require a Reference Code when adding tickets to your basket. Each reference code allows up to 5/6 tickets to be claimed across the applicable fixtures.

To claim your reference code, visit the Ticket Office at The Incora County Ground, or email [email protected].

Each ticket is restricted for use at the appropriate fixtures. The total number of guest passes can be used across multiple matchdays, or all for one fixture.

Guest passes will fall under our 2023 Ticket Terms & Conditions.

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.

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 fixture will be Live Streamed on the club website through our 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.

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

The Club has set-up 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 include the latest information on ground entry, Members’ Guest Pass tickets, catering and more. We kindly ask that Members visit that page in the first instance, before contacting the Club.

Disabled Supporter Information

Derbyshire County Cricket Club are committed to provide the best-possible matchday experience and giving all supporters the opportunity to enjoy cricket.

The Club has introduced the role of Disability Liaison Officer to ensure spectators who may have accessibility needs can access the information relevant to them to make their visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Click HERE to visit our Disabled Supporter Information page.

Match Result:
Thu 06 Apr 2023 - Sun 09 Apr 2023
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