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Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket

Yorkshire at Chesterfield

The Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council returns from Sunday 22 July, 2018, with five days of action-packed cricket in store at Queen’s Park.

The festival, running from Sunday 22 July to Saturday 28 July, features a Specsavers County Championship match and concludes with the traditional local Vitality Blast derby versus Yorkshire Vikings.

Derbyshire face Northamptonshire in the four-day match, commencing on Sunday 22 July, to mark the start of the week-long Festival, before the Falcons face the Vikings on Saturday 28 July.

The traditional Twenty20 fixture versus neighbours Yorkshire Vikings is once again the closing event to the Festival, with a capacity crowd expected in Queen’s Park.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “Queen’s Park is a unique and picturesque venue in English cricket and one which is synonymous with first-class cricket.

“Everyone associated with the Club, from players and staff to Members and supporters, enjoy visiting Queen’s Park and watching Derbyshire in all forms of cricket. We are committed to bringing cricket to our Northern base in the core summer months for what is always an extremely popular festival.

“The festival attracts thousands of people to the city from various backgrounds and interests in sport, bringing economic benefits to the local area.

“The week is also a chance for hundreds of youngsters from local schools in Chesterfield and the North Derbyshire area to watch professional cricket on their doorstep, and we hope it can inspire many to get involved in sport, as well as to live an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Fixtures in 2018

Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 July – Specsavers County Championship

Derbyshire welcome Durham to the picturesque Queen’s Park ground to open the 2018 Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.

Billy Godleman’s side will have to look out for big hitting duo Ben Duckett and Richard Levi, if available.

Northamptonshire also pose a threat with the ball, with experienced fast bowlers Rory Kleinveldt and Nathan Buck, as well as spinner Rob Keogh.

Saturday 28 July – Vitality Blast

The Falcons will face a Yorkshire squad boasting a plethora of international talent when the visit Queen’s Park for the traditional local derby to conclude the week-long festival.

A sold out crowd of 5,000 spectators watched the Falcons come out on top in the 2017 fixture at Chesterfield, as Imran Tahir took three wickets and Wayne Madsen top-scored to give Derbyshire a three-run victory.

Tickets for all five days at Chesterfield in 2018 are on sale now. Tickets for the local derby versus Yorkshire Vikings are selling quickly, please book early to guarantee your place.

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Directions to Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park
Boythorpe Road
S40 2ND

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

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For more information about the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council,  please call 01332 388 101 or email

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