Matchday Guide & Weather Updates: Sussex

Wednesday 20th September 2023
Photography by: David Griffin

Matchday Guide: Derbyshire vs Sussex

Derbyshire host Sussex in the final home LV= County Championship fixture of the season at The Incora County Ground, starting on Tuesday 19 September (10.30am).

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.

Weather Updates

Matchday Information

Derbyshire vs Sussex
LV= County Championship
Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 September; 10.30am scheduled start
The Incora County Ground, Derby

Gates Open: 60 minutes before the scheduled start of play
Intervals: Lunch 12.30pm • Tea 3.10pm or when 32 overs remain
Close: 5.30pm approx.


Buying in Advance: 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.

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.

Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, via the link below, to save time when arriving at the venue.

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 ticket sales must be card/contactless payment only. No cash payments.

Reciprocal Offers: Derbyshire has Reciprocal Offer arrangements with Warwickshire, Lancashire and Leicestershire. For more information on Derbyshire’s Reciprocal Offers, click HERE.

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.

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.

Club-operated Matchday Car Parks:

The below applies to LV= County Championship fixtures.
– 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) Closed
– Pentagon House Car Park (D): Closed

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.

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 where to park, please see the above Car Park location information.

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.

Book Parking

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).

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. 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: 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

2023 and Life Members will be able to use the 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.

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

Incora Executive Members can take advantage of facilities within 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).

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 a limited hot food offer within the Members facility on Day Four.

Catering Units: The Falcons and Boundary Bar will be open for supporters to purchase a variety of hot and cold food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Boundary Bar will be open from 10am to 4.30pm on Days One to Three, and will be closed on Day Four.

Opening times subject to change based on attendance.

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.

Spectators are permitted to bring their own refreshments to this fixture, however alcohol is limited to four standard size cans.

Reception & Club Shop – 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 25% on all Replica Kits & Leisurewear while stocks last! Visit the Club Shop during the match day to grab your favourite kits and save 25%.

Plus, a very limited amount of unused player kit stock is available to purchase from the Ticket Office in the Incora Pavilion, priced at £10 per item!

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

New Facilities

Multi-Faith Room & Additional Toilet Facilities: The Club is delighted to announce that a new Multi-Faith Room and Additional Toilet Facilities will be open for England Women’s Vitality IT20 fixture against Sri Lanka on Wednesday 6 September.

The new facilities are based on the ground floor of the WDS Media and Business Centre at the Racecourse End of The Incora County Ground.

These new additions come as part of our ongoing commitment to make The Incora County Ground among the most inclusive cricket grounds in the country, with new accessible viewing bays, toilet blocks at both ends of the ground and the appointment of a Disability Liaison Officer adding to the award-winning Matchday Experience at The Incora County Ground.

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


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. To view these updates without a Twitter account, scroll to the bottom of this page to view the latest matchday updates which concern weather.

Check the BBC Weather forecast for Derby HERE.

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.

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.

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Tue 19 Sep 2023 - Fri 22 Sep 2023
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