Promoted teams kick off summer of sport in Derbyshire

Saturday 27th April 2024
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Congratulations to Derby County Men’s team and Chesterfield FC Men’s team on their promotions to The Championship and League Two respectively. 

Highlighting the sporting pedigree in our region, Derby County are celebrating a double success, with their Women’s team having also recently lifted the FA Women’s National League Plate.

Chesterfield FC enjoyed a remarkable season, sitting atop the National League table for the vast majority of the campaign and astonishingly securing the title and promotion in March!

The football season might be over, but there’s a full summer of sport ahead!

No more football to whet your sporting appetite? No problem! The Vitality Blast T20 competition returns next month, with seven huge Derbyshire Falcons home fixtures to enjoy before the start of the new EFL campaign.

Rams and Forest fans might have to wait to settle their scores on the pitch, but the Falcons will go head-to-head with our A52 rivals in the East Midlands Derby at The County Ground on Friday 7 June, with local bragging rights to be claimed! Make sure you get your Early Bird tickets now to ensure the best price, and get behind your local cricket club this summer!

East Midlands Derby tickets

And for the Spireites supporters looking for a cricketing fix, Derbyshire Falcons take on Yorkshire Vikings in a huge T20 clash at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, on Sunday 7 July, with Mickey Arthur’s side looking to extend their long unbeaten home run against the White Rose, as the Falcons target a place in the knockout stages.

Falcons vs Vikings tickets

A huge summer of sport across Derbyshire – book now to save:

OPPONENT Date, Time & Venue Book
England Women vs Pakistan Women One-Day International Thu 23 May, 1pm, The County Ground  Buy Tickets
Notts Outlaws
(East Midlands Derby)
Fri 7 June; 7pm, The County Ground Buy Tickets
Fri 14 June; 7pm, The County Ground Buy Tickets
Birmingham Bears
(double-header with The Blaze)
Sun 16 June; TBC, The County Ground Buy Tickets
Yorkshire Vikings**  (Sold out in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 & 2023) Sun 7 July; 2.30pm, Queen’s Park, Chesterfield Buy Tickets
Lancashire Lightning Thur 11 July; 7pm, The County Ground Buy Tickets
Durham Fri 19 July; 7pm, The County Ground Buy Tickets
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