East Midlands Derby: This week!

Monday 5th June 2023
Photography by: David Griffin, written by Henry Marsden

This Friday night the East Midlands derby is renewed, with the Falcons looking to claim a big home win against their fierce rivals.

Luis Reece and Wayne Madsen powered their way to half-centuries at Trent Bridge two weeks ago and will be looking to replicate that form this week.

Both sides have internationally experienced players and coaching staff, with former international coaches Mickey Arthur and Peter Moores in charge of their respective sides.

So what can you expect from this mouth-watering clash between the two sides?

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Top-class cricket

Both sides have players capable of smashing the ball all around the ground and boast bowlers who can bowl seriously quick.  Wayne Madsen has started the season in red-hot form, producing scores of fifty or more in the first five Vitality Blast matches, including one hundred.  He faces up against the likes of Notts Outlaw Alex Hales, who recently became the first English batter to score 11,00 T20 runs.

The bowling attack sees Pakistan internationals Zaman Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi go head-to-head.  Both players know each other well, representing Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.  Capable of bowling destructive yorkers and searingly quick bouncers, both the Falcons and Outlaws will look towards these players to lead their bowling unit.

Falcons vs Outlaws at Derby tickets

Food and drink!

The Incora County Ground has all bases covered to quench your thirst and fulfil your hunger needs!

Our new range of vegetarian and vegan food outlets are available around the ground, including traditional food vendor options of wood-fired pizzas, burgers and fries and ice creams for a sweet treat!

Extra bar facilities will also be available for Vitality Blast matches, serving a wide range of low and non-alcoholic options, as well as your favourite beer and ciders, bottled beer and wines, as well as Pimm’s and cocktail options.

Falcons vs Outlaws at Derby tickets

Meet the players

A signing session will take place at every home game at The Incora County Ground in the Vitality Blast, where you can meet our Falcons who will greet the supporters.

Whether you want to grab an autograph from your favourite player or grab a snap with the player of the match, it is a great way to create memories from a brilliant day out at the cricket and get up close and personal with our Falcons stars!

Tickets for all of Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast fixtures are on sale now!

After a thrilling win last week at home against the Birmingham Bears, come along this Friday to see if the Falcons can keep up their home form in the East Midlands Derby against Notts Outlaws on Friday 9 June!

Falcons vs Outlaws at Derby tickets

Want even more local derby action? Join us at Queen’s Park next Sunday!

Over 80% of tickets for our eagerly anticipated fixture at Queen’s Park have now bee sold!  The Falcons will be looking to extend their Vitality Blast streak at Queen’s Park to five matches, when they face the Yorkshire Vikings on Sunday 18 June.

After an exhilarating last over assault by Leus du Plooy who struck two sixes and a four in the last over to help the Falcons to victory, join us in Chesterfield this year to support on the players as they look to keep the winning streak as Queen’s Park going.

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