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Matchday Guide: County Championship at Queen's Park

Saturday 29th June 2024
Photography by: David Griffin

Please note the below information applies to the County Championship fixture versus Yorkshire (30 June – 3 July) only. A separate guide will be issued ahead of the Vitality Blast fixture (7 July). For the latest Matchday Guide, which will be edited ahead of each home fixture, please visit: Matchday Guide

Matchday Guide: Derbyshire vs Yorkshire

Derbyshire return to Queen’s Park this June for the BRM Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.

The popular festival begins with the Vitality County Championship match against Yorkshire, starting on Sunday 30 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.


Matchday Information

Derbyshire vs Yorkshire
Vitality County Championship Division Two
Sunday 30 June – Wednesday 3 July; 11.00am start
Queen’s Park, Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2BF

Gates Open: 9.30am (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 – Four-Day Match

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 (aged 5-15) and £5 for Students (16-21 or Student Card).

Limited Car Parking is available to purchase in advance online until sold out.

The Club’s Reciprocal Offers do not apply to outground fixtures.

All ticket purchase points operate cashless payments and only card/contactless methods of payment will be accepted.

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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.

Tickets – T20 & The Blaze

Vitality Blast action also returns to Queen’s Park on Sunday 7 July (2.30pm start) as Derbyshire Falcons take on Yorkshire Vikings.

The hugely popular local derby sold out in advance in each of the last five occasions and demand for tickets has been high again in 2024.

Fewer than 5% of tickets are now remaining. Book now and don’t miss the T20 entertainment in Chesterfield.

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The Blaze also return to Queen’s Park during the week-long festival, to play Southern Vipers in a Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy (50-over) fixture on Friday 5 July (10.30am start). Entry for this fixture will be free for all spectators.


Ground Access & Parking

Gates for the County Championship match 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 2024 Car Park Season Pass (including Executive Members) will be via the main entrance off Boythorpe Avenue (please see above map).

Purchase Parking On the Day: If any parking spaces are unsold in advance, these will be made for sale on the day on a first come, first served basis. Parking prices increase to £10 on the day of the fixture.

Public Parking: Additional public parking is available at:

  • Holywell Cross pay and display car park; S40 1UT
  • Saltergate multi-story car park; S40 1UT
  • Pay and display sites – North and South either side of the ground; S40 2ND.
  • Small Queen’s Park annex car park at Boythorpe Avenue / Park Road; S40 2QE. This is a pay and display car park.

Please do not park at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, this is reserved for sports centre users.

For further Car Park information, please visit the Chesterfield Borough Council website, HERE.

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 County Ground: Directions from Derby to Queen’s Park Courtesy of AA Route Planner.


Roadworks

Queen’s Park is located at: Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2BF

Follow the link below to view the latest roadworks and check your route.

For further roadwork information, click HERE to visit the Derbyshire County Council website.


Public Transport

By Train
At the time of publication, there is a direct train service scheduled to be 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.

By Bus
Trent Barton operate a Comet service from Derby to Chesterfield from seven days a week. Please note that a limited service is in operation on Sundays.

The Trent Barton bus timetables and ticket options can be found HERE.


Seating & Viewing

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.

Accessibility: 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 County Championship and One-Day Cup fixtures, but not Vitality Blast matches.


Members Area

2024 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.

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].


Food & Drink

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.


Reception & Club Shop

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 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 team sheet can also be collected from the Club Shop in the conservatory. 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

There are no areas of covered seating and 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. Weather updates will, as appropriate, also be added to this page.

Check the BBC Weather forecast for Chesterfield 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.

Other catering units may accept cash, but this is not guaranteed.


Match Centre & Live Stream

This County Championship fixture will be Live Streamed on the club website through our Match Centre.

Clips and updates will also be provided via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on X, 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 County Ground.

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.


Accessibility Information

Derbyshire County Cricket Club are committed to provide the best-possible matchday experience and giving all supporters the opportunity to enjoy cricket.

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 County Ground.

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76
171
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