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Matchday Guide: Worcestershire Rapids

Saturday 1st July 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Matchday Guide: Derbyshire Falcons vs Worcestershire Rapids

The Vitality Blast North Group concludes with a winner takes all clash between Derbyshire Falcons and Worcestershire Rapids on Sunday 2 July (2.30pm start) at The Incora County Ground.

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 Falcons vs Worcestershire Rapids
Vitality Blast
Sunday 2 July; 2.30pm scheduled start
The Incora County Ground, Derby

Scheduled Timings
Gates Open: 12.30pm
Toss: 2.00pm
First Innings: 2.30pm
Interval: 3.45pm approx.
Second Innings: 4.00pm
End of Match: 5.15pm approx.


Tickets – Buy in Advance to Save

Buying in Advance: Tickets are on sale now, priced at £21 for Adults, £5 for Juniors and £10 for Students (Age 16-21/Student Card). Book now to save.

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

Tickets subject to booking fee.

Reserved Seating: Families can reserve seats in the dedicated Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Stand, with reserved seating tickets starting from just £6 for Juniors.

Group Bookings: Save big with group bookings! Groups of seven or more can secure discounts to Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast matches in 2023. And Juniors go FREE if 20+ Adults book. Find out more and register your interest HERE.

Earn Your Stripes: If you’ve already purchased tickets for a Derbyshire T20 fixture this summer, you can buy tickets for a second Vitality Blast match for just £10 for Adults. Click HERE to find out more.

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

Member Guest Passes & Reciprocal Offers: Members are reminded that Guest Passes and Reciprocal Offers with other counties are not valid for Twenty20 matches. For further information regarding Guest Passes, click HERE to visit the Members’ Hub.

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Ticket Sales on the Day

Buying on the Day: All supporters wishing to buy a ticket on the day will need to do so at the Club’s Matchday Ticket Sales Point. Please see the Ground Map below for the location of the Ticket Sales Point.

Ticket prices increase on the day and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to save time and money.

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Ground Entry & Parking

Gates open 120 minutes before the scheduled start of play and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time.

Club-operated Matchday Car Parks:

The below applies to Twenty20 and select high-attendance matches.
– Main Pavilion Car Park (A): Incora Executive Members, Hospitality Guests, Accessibility Car Park Tickets
– Frank Whittle Overflow Car Park (B): Limited pre-purchased match-specific parking (sold out). Seasonal Car Park Passes (Members)
– The Racecourse Car Park (C): Off St Mark’s Road (DE21 6AL) – Further pre-purchased match-specific parking. Limited on-the-day parking (if not sold out in advance) & Seasonal Car Park Passes (Members)
– Pentagon House Car Park (D): Off Stores Road (DE21 4XA) – Pre-Purchased Parking on sale now. Limited availability.

Car Parking is priced at £8 when purchased in advanced. On-the-day car parking (if not sold out in advance) rises to £10.

All pay gates will be card/contactless payment only. No cash payments. Ongoing Derby City Council works at the Racecourse Car Park have reduced the number of spaces available. Spectators are advised to pre-book parking as on-the-day parking is not guaranteed.

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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.

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: 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.

Reserved/Unreserved Seating: The Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Zone is the only area of reserved seating in operation. All other areas of spectator seating are unreserved and we request supporters do not leave bags etc on seats in an attempt to reserve.

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. Accessible toilets are located behind the Seat Unique Falcons Stand, in the Incora Pavilion and the  Elite Performance Centre (see Ground Map above).

Own Chairs: For the remainder of this summer’s Vitality Blast, the Club is trialling allowing spectators to bring their own chairs to matches. Please be respectful of other spectators and do not block walkways. Stewards will ask spectators to move any chairs which may be blocking access.

Dogs: Supporters can bring dogs into LV= County Championship and Royal London Cup fixtures, but not Vitality Blast matches.


Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Zone & Matchday Entertainment

The Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Zone is located between the Ryley Wealth Grandstand and the WDS Business & Media Centre (see Ground Map above) and is a reserved seating zone for spectators who have pre-purchased a reserved seat in this family zone.

Behind the seating area there will be a Speed Cage, with competitions run by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. Test your bowling skills and set your personal best with our new game for all ages!

Or bring your own Kwik Cricket or soft ball equipment and take to the grass bank behind the Family Zone – the perfect area for mini games of cricket.

Giveaways: From Scatterblasts – your chance to catch a free Vitality Blast T-Shirt during the game – to 4/6 cards, autograph sheets and more, there are plenty of exciting giveaways at The Incora County Ground this summer.

Player Signing Session: Collect autographs from your favourite Derbyshire players at the end of the match. Simply grab yourself a free Autograph Sheet from the giveaway bins around the ground and head towards the Club Shop & Player Dugouts to be led out onto the pitch at the end of the game.


Members Area

2023 and Life Members will be able to use the exclusive Incora Members Lounge as an indoor/balcony viewing area, while bar facilities and a limited catering offer will be available. Please have your Membership Card ready to present to the steward upon entry. Members can purchase hot food from the wide variety of stalls around the ground and take it into the Members Lounge.

Visiting Members are also permitted to use the Incora Members Lounge.

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

Across our home T20 matchdays this summer you’ll be able to enjoy a range of delicious hot food, including Woodfired Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Project D Doughnuts.

All outlets will also offer a range of tasty vegan and gluten-free options.

Member Catering: There will be no hot food served in the Incora Members’ Lounge.

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

Refreshments: For Vitality Blast matches, extra catering and pop-up bar facilities will be available, serving a wide range of low and no-alcohol options, plus favourites including draught beers and ciders, bottled beers, wines, prosecco, Pimm’s and cocktails in glasses or carafes, and soft drinks.

The club operates Challenge 25 and a responsible drinking policy. All bars offer low alcohol, or 0% beer, cider and gin.

The Club’s alcohol-free seating section during Vitality Blast matches is located at one side of the Ryley Wealth Management Grandstand, nearest the Showcase Cinema de Lux Family Zone.

Water Refill Stations: Free-to-use water refill stations are located outside of the Incora Pavilion, the Ryley Wealth Elite Performance Centre and to the side of the Stowford Press Boundary Bar. Supporters can refill their own bottles, or purchase reusable cups from the Club Shop.

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 not permitted. Soft drinks/water must be brought in clear plastic bottles. Please note, our Alcohol Policy states no more than four drinks can be served to any one person per transaction.


Reception & Club Shop – Replica Kit Sale

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 on the matchday. Please check the opening times on the front of the Club Shop.

Save 20% on all Replica Kits while stocks last! Visit the Club Shop during the match day to grab your favourite kits and save 20%.

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 Reception in the Incora Pavilion (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).


Weather

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

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.


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: 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.


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.

Toilet Block: New for this summer’s Vitality Blast, spectators will be able to use an additional toilet block located behind the main Seat Unique Falcons Stand. The new facility will offer additional male and female toilets, as well as a Changing Places toilet. A key for the changing places toilet can be obtained from Main Reception in The Incora Pavilion.

For full information regarding Accessible Toilets, our Changing Places toilet, Accessible Seating and more, click HERE to visit our Disabled Supporter Information page.

Match Result:
H
L
Sun 02 Jul 2023
The County Ground
Derbyshire Falcons
Derbyshire Falcons
194
Worcestershire Rapids
Worcestershire Rapids
222-5
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