Derbyshire return to Queen’s Park this June for the BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.
The popular festival begins with an LV= County Championship match against Yorkshire, starting on Sunday 11 June; 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 Queen’s Park, please email [email protected]. All ground regulations are subject to change. Thank you for your support.
Derbyshire vs Yorkshire
LV= County Championship Division Two
Sunday 11 – Wednesday 14 May; 11.00am start
Queen’s Park, Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2BF
Gates Open: 90 minutes before the scheduled start of play
Intervals: Lunch 1.00pm • Tea 3.40pm or when 32 overs remain
Close: 6.00pm approx.
Tickets for all four days of this fixture are available to buy now.
Join us for this fixture for £20 for Adults, FREE for Juniors (up to age 15) and £5 for Students (16-21 or Student Card).
Limited Car Parking is available to purchase in advance online until sold out.
All ticket purchase points operate cashless payments and only card/contactless methods of payment will be accepted.
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.
Vitality Blast action also returns to Queen’s Park on Sunday 18 June (2.30pm start) as Derbyshire Falcons take on Yorkshire Vikings.
The hugely popular local derby sold out in advance in each of the last four occasions and demand for tickets has been high again in 2023.
Fewer than 10% of tickets are now remaining. Book now and don’t miss the T20 entertainment in Chesterfield.
Gates open at 9.30am for Members and ticket-holders and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time to avoid queues on adjacent roads.
Pre-Purchased Parking: Entry by car for those with a pre-purchased Car Park Ticket, or a 2023 Car Park Season Pass (including Incora Executive Members) will be via the main entrance off Boythorpe Avenue (please see above map). No further on-site car parking will be available on the day.
Public Parking: Additional public parking is available at:
For additional Car Parks, as well as Car Park opening hours, visit the Chesterfield Borough Council website HERE.
Please do not park at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, this is reserved for sports centre users.
We encourage all supporters to plan their arrival at the ground, allowing plenty of time. Thank you for your co-operation.
Ground Access by Foot/Public Transport: Supporters who arrive on foot or by public transport and have pre-purchased tickets or a Derbyshire Membership Card can enter the ground via any of the three entrances displayed on the above map – off Boythorpe Avenue, via the Lake End (near the play area), or off Park Road.
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.
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).
Directions to Queen’s Park from The Incora County Ground: Directions from Derby to Queen’s Park Courtesy of AA Route Planner.
The A617 bypass, heading towards Chesterfield from Junction 29 of the M1, will be closed during Day One of this fixture (scheduled to re-open at 6am on Monday 12 June).
Diversions will be in place and the Club encourages spectators to plan their journey in advance and travel to Queen’s Park via an alternative route.
Spectators travelling from Derby are encouraged to take the A38 to the A61 (signpost Alfreton/Matlock) and follow the A61 as directed above.
For further roadwork information, click HERE to visit the Derbyshire County Council website.
At the time of publication (10 June), there is a direct train service running from Derby to Chesterfield on each day of this fixture.
You can plan your journey using the East Midlands Rail booking tool by clicking HERE.
The walk from the station takes about 25-30 minutes.
Trent Barton operate a Comet service from Derby to Chesterfield from Monday to Saturday. Please note, there will be no direct bus route from Derby to Chesterfield on Sunday (Day One).
The Trent Barton bus timetables and ticket options can be found HERE.
Spectator Seating: Seating will be available around the ground, with the Members’ seating area located by the Main Pavilion.
Reserved/Unreserved Seating: All seating will be unreserved for this fixture, including the Members’ area.
Disabled Access: Priority seating for supporters with accessible needs will be available at various locations around the ground. If any supporter requires assistance with any seating arrangements, please contact your nearest steward.
Own Chairs: Supporters are permitted to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets for this fixture.
Dogs: Supporters can bring dogs into LV= County Championship and One-Day Cup fixtures, but not Vitality Blast matches.
2023 Season and Life Members will have exclusive access to the benched seating area to the side of the Main Pavilion. Please have your Membership Card ready to present to the steward upon entry.
Incora Executive Members will have exclusive use of the Executive Marquee, 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].
Members are reminded that Derbyshire’s next Members’ Forum will take place on Monday 12 June, from 10am ahead of Day Two of the LV= County Championship match versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield.
The Forum will be held exclusively in person during the BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.
The event will be exclusive to 2023 and Life Members only and Members have previously been contacted via email to submit questions in advance. The deadline for pre-submitted questions has now passed and these will be covered first, while there will be time for follow-up or new questions from the floor.
Weather permitting, the Forum will take place outside, while the Hospitality marquee will be available in the event of rain.
For any queries regarding the Forum, please email [email protected].
Refreshments: There will be a range of catering units on site, serving a variety of hot and cold food, including vegetarian and vegan options. Plus, no visit to Queen’s Park would be complete without an ice cream from Frederick’s of Chesterfield!
Stay refreshed with Brampton Brewery, who will be back at this year’s BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, serving a range of locally-brewed ales.
The Club operates Challenge 25 and a responsible drinking policy. Low alcohol, or 0% beer, cider and gin will be available.
Reusable Drinkware: The Club operates a Reusable Drinkware policy, details of which can be found HERE.
Spectators are permitted to bring their own refreshments to this fixture, however alcohol is limited to four standard-size cans, or equivalent. Please note, our Alcohol Policy states no more than four drinks can be served to any one person per transaction.
Club Shop: The Club Shop, located in the conservatory on the top bank by the pavilion, will be open during the lunch and tea intervals.
Online Shop: The Club’s new Online Shop is now live at derbyshireccc.com. 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.
Scorecards: A blank scorecard template can be downloaded for free, HERE. A teamsheet can also be collected from the Club Shop in the conservatory. Please note, this will not be updated after the toss due to being at an out-ground. 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).
There are no areas of covered seating and supporters are encouraged to check the latest weather forecast before planning their visit and prepare accordingly.
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.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club operates 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.
Other catering units may accept cash, but this is not guaranteed.
This LV= County Championship 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, 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.
Please note that, due to being at an out-ground, the Club’s Live Stream will differ to games hosted at The Incora County Ground.
The Club has set-up a dedicated Members’ information hub on our website via the following link: cricket.derbyshireccc.com/members-hub
You will also be able to access the page under the ‘Membership’ menu on the website homepage at derbyshireccc.com.
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.
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.
For further information regarding accessibility requirements at Queen’s Park, please email [email protected].
Please note that, while the Club endeavours to make all necessary accessibility provisions, due to being at an out-ground, the accessibility facilities will differ to games hosted at The Incora County Ground.