Matchday Guide and Weather Updates: Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings

Sunday 7th July 2024
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Please note the below information applies to the Vitality Blast fixture versus Yorkshire Vikings (7 July) only.
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Matchday Guide: Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings

The BRM Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, comes to a close this weekend with the hugely popular Vitality Blast clash between Derbyshire Falcons and Yorkshire Vikings on Sunday 7 July; 2.30pm start.

This fixture is SOLD OUT. Spectators, including Members, must have a match ticket to be granted entry.

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.

Weather Updates

Matchday Information

Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings
Vitality Blast North Group
Sunday 7 July; 2.30pm scheduled start
Queen’s Park, Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2BF

Gates Open: 12.30pm
Interval: 3.45pm approx.
Close: 5.15pm approx.

Tickets – SOLD OUT

As of 11.30am on Saturday 6 July, this fixture is now SOLD OUT and no tickets will be available to purchase on the gates.

Members/Blast Pass holders must have claimed a ticket in advance and bring this ticket, alongside their 2024 Membership/Blast Pass card, with them to be granted entry. Membership cards alone will not be valid for entry.

The Club’s policy for Members wishing to attend this hugely popular fixture was communicated via email, online and via the welcome packs. If you have any queries, please email [email protected].

All advanced car parking has sold out. Further details regarding parking, including public car parks located nearby, can be found below.

A617 Road Closure

The A617 (Hasland Bypass) is scheduled to be closed on Sunday from Temple Normanton to the Hornsbridge Roundabout from 6am to 6pm. Diversions will be in place and supporters are encouraged to allow additional time for their journeys to Queen’s Park.

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

Latest Roadworks

Member Deposits – No Action Required 

Members who paid a refundable deposit do not need to take any action to receive their refund if they attend the fixture.

All Members who paid their refundable deposit have been sent a match ticket. Members must bring this match ticket (printed, or QR code displayed on smartphone) to be scanned upon entry. Membership Cards / Blast Pass cards alone will not grant entry.

Once match tickets are scanned, this scanning confirmation will be used to issue refunds for Members who attend. Members do not need to take any further action on the matchday.

Refunds will be processed the week commencing 8 July and please allow a further 10 working days for the funds to reach your account.

If your payment method has changed since making your deposit, please notify the Club.

If a Member fails to attend the fixture, the deposit will not be refunded.

Ground Access & Parking

Gates open at 12.30pm for 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). No further on-site car parking will be available on the day.

Due to the car park capacity being smaller than The County Ground, we encourage pass holders to arrive early and spaces for pass holders are on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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


The Club would like to alert spectators to roadworks in and around Chesterfield, which may impact your journey to Queen’s Park. We encourage all spectators to check their route in advance and allow plenty of time to travel to the ground.

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.


Public Transport

By Train
There is a direct train service running from Derby to Chesterfield.

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.

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. However, with a capacity crowd expected, please do not block walkways or spectator access.

Dogs: Supporters are not permitted to bring dogs to this fixture.

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 use of the Executive Marquee, alongside Hospitality guests, 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

Food: 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.

And with more good weather forecast, make the most of the sunshine with an ice cream from Frederick’s of Chesterfield.

Drink: 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 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

Club Shop: The Club Shop, located in the conservatory on the top bank by the pavilion, will be open from 12.30pm until the close of play.

Online Shop: The Club’s Online Shop is live at The shop includes replica kit, 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).


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 X 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:

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.

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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