The Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council returns from Sunday 14 July, with five days of action-packed cricket at Queen’s Park.
The week-long festival once again features a Specsavers County Championship match and concludes with the traditional local Vitality Blast derby versus Yorkshire Vikings – with Derbyshire aiming to make it three wins in a row over their rivals at Chesterfield.
Derbyshire face Northamptonshire in the four-day first-class match from Sunday 14 July, before entertaining the Vikings on Saturday 20 July in the showcase fixture of the summer.
The Twenty20 fixture versus neighbours Yorkshire has again received high demand, with another sold out crowd expected at the picturesque ground as the curtain comes down on another Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.
Fixtures in 2019
Sunday 14 to Wednesday 17 July – Specsavers County Championship
Derbyshire welcome Northamptonshire to the picturesque Queen’s Park ground to open the 2019 Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.
It will be a repeat of the fixture last year, during which Wayne Madsen hit a fine century and Matt Critchley claimed career-best match figures of 10-194 to spin Derbyshire to a 39-run victory in an enthralling four-day encounter.
Billy Godleman’s side will again have to look out for big hitting of Richard Levi and the experience of Alex Wakely, if available.
Northamptonshire also pose a threat with the ball, with the likes of Ben Sanderson among their ranks – the quick looking to replicate his form of 2018 which saw him claim 60 first-class wickets.
Tickets for each of the four days of the Specsavers County Championship match are on sale now.
Yorkshire Vikings – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Saturday 20 July – Vitality Blast
The Falcons will face a Yorkshire squad boasting a plethora of international talent when they visit Queen’s Park for the traditional local derby.
Tickets for the fixture sold out in record time in 2018, even earlier than the previous year, as a capacity crowd of 4,500 spectators watched the Falcons make it back-to-back home victories over the Vikings, with a remarkable innings from Matt Critchley sealing victory in the final over.
With another sell out expected and limited availability to buy tickets, you can register your interest now to secure your ticket before anyone else.
Directions to Queen’s Park
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For more information about the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, please call 01332 388 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.