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Matchday Guide: Falcons vs Durham

The Derbyshire Falcons are back in Vitality Blast action at The County Ground on Friday 19 July (7pm start) when they face Durham in the final round of North Group matches.

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 County Ground, please email [email protected]. All ground regulations are subject to change. Thank you for your support.


Matchday Information

Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham
Vitality Blast
Friday 19 July
The County Ground, Derby

Scheduled Timings
Gates Open: 5.00pm
Toss: 6.30pm
First Innings: 7.00pm
Interval: 8.15pm approx.
Second Innings: 8.30pm
End of Match: 9.45pm approx.

The County Ground will also host the annual Bowling Out Gender Inequality fixture between Opening Boundaries and the UK Armed Forces Women’s Cricket team, starting at 1pm. Click HERE to find out moreGates for this fixture open at midday. Entry is free, although all spectators will require a valid match ticket or Membership to remain in The County Ground for the evening Vitality Blast fixture.


Tickets – Buy in Advance to Save

Buying in Advance: Secure your Falcons tickets now to guarantee your ticket and avoid missing out.

Tickets are selling fast, but you can book yours now and save £3 per ticket.

Advanced Ticket Prices
Adults £20
Juniors (Under 16s) £5
Students £10

Reserved Seating: Families can reserve seats in the dedicated Family Stand, with reserved seating tickets starting from just £5 for Juniors.

Group Bookings: Save big with group bookings! Groups of five or more can secure discounts to all Derbyshire home fixtures in 2024.

Silver Booking: 5 – 7 save 10%
Gold Booking: 8 – 19 save 20%
Platinum Booking: 20+ save 30% and Juniors go FREE! (Email [email protected] re free junior offer with groups of 20+)

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 and save 20%. Click HERE to find out more.

Accessibility Ticketing: Supporters with accessibility needs can find more information regarding Tickets & Accessible Parking via our Accessibility 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.

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

Book now via the link below.

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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 2 hours before the scheduled start of play and we ask all supporters not to arrive before this time.

The below applies to Vitality Blast fixtures at The County Ground
– Main Pavilion Car Park (A): Executive Members & Accessibility Car Park Tickets
– Frank Whittle Overflow Car Park (B): Seasonal Car Park Passes (Members) & Limited pre-purchased match-specific parking.
– 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)

Accessible Car Parking: Accessible Car Parking spaces are available in the Pavilion car park and in the adjacent run-through car park close to the main entrance. 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.

As well as ample road parking close to the venue, public car parks are available at: 

  • Siddals Road (NCP), DE1 2PY
  • Derbion Riverside, DE1 2AZ

Arriving by Bus: Derbyshire County Cricket Club is well-connected by a number of bus routes, with a bus stop located just a minute’s walk from the main entrance. Click HERE to plan your route.

Arriving by Train: Derby is on the East Midlands Trains main line with direct trains from London St. Pancras via Leicester from the South, and Sheffield and Chesterfield from the North. Click HERE to plan your journey.

Ground Access by Foot/Public Transport: Pedestrians who walk to the venue or arrive by public transport can enter via the main 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 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 above shows spectator seating areas, highlighted in light blue.

Reserved Seating: The only area of reserved/allocated seating is the Family Stand.

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 Pavilion, to the back of the WDS Business & Media Centre and the Ryley Wealth 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 are not permitted to bring dogs to Vitality Blast fixtures.


Family Zone & Matchday Entertainment

The 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 two skills challenges, with competitions run by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. Test your bowling and throwing skills with the speed cage, before totting up your high score with the batting target test!

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 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

2024 and Life Members will be able to use the exclusive 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. There will be no hot food for sale in the Members Lounge, however, Members can purchase hot food from the wide variety of stalls around the ground and take it into the 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.

Executive Members will have exclusive use of the 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

You’ll be able to enjoy a range of delicious hot food, including Woodfired Pizza, Burgers, Ice Creams and Project D Doughnuts.

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

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 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 Family Zone.

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.

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


Reception & Club Shop

Reception in The 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 County Ground will be open on the matchday. Please check the opening times on the front of the Club Shop.

Online Shop: The Club’s Online Shop is live at derbyshireccc.com. The online shop now includes new replica Vitality Blast and Vitality County Championship shirts, as well as new leisurewear items.

Scorecards: A blank scorecard template can be downloaded for free, HERE. A teamsheet can also be collected from Reception in the 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.


Multi-Faith Room

The Club’s Multi-Faith Room, located beneath the WDS Business & Media Centre, will be open for use by spectators. For assistance, please speak to your nearest steward.


Directions & Roadworks

The County Ground is located next to the Pentagon Roundabout just off the A52.

First time to The 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 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.

Clips and updates will also be provided via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Match Centre

Weather

The only covered seating zone is the East Midlands Demolition Stand.

Executive Members may use the Executive Lounge, while the 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 and via the ‘Weather Updates’ section at the top of this page.

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: 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.

Our Ticket Office team are on hand 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: 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 Pavilion.

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

Accessible Car Parking: Accessible Car Parking spaces are available in the Pavilion car park and in the adjacent run-through car park close to the main entrance. 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.

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 Pavilion, to the back of the WDS Business & Media Centre and the Ryley Wealth Elite Performance Centre (see Ground Map above).

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