THE COUNTY GROUND, DERBY
Derby, DE21 6DA
Derbyshire County Cricket Club, founded in 1870, is one of 18 first-class county clubs which make up the England and Wales domestic cricket structure.
The Club was formed on 4 November 1870 at a meeting in the Guildhall, Derby, by Club Secretary, who had campaigned for the Club’s foundation for three years, Walter Boden.
“I propose that a cricket club be formed that represents the whole county and that it shall be called The Derbyshire County Cricket Club.” Walter Boden
Some key dates for the club;
1871, May: DCCC first game; vs Lancashire at Old Trafford
1901: Charles Ollivierre becomes one of the first black cricketers to play first class cricket in England when he makes his debut for Derbyshire against South Africa
1948: Crowds in excess of 10,000 attend each day of the tourist match at Derby against the Australian ‘Invincibles’
1955: Cricket moves from the original square (where the Hotel is now situated) to its present position
1984: Bob Taylor retires having completed a world record number of career dismissals – 2,069 in all format
1998: Kim Barnett 23,854 f/c runs and 53 centuries, 12,358 one day runs and 13 centuries – all Derbyshire records
2000: First floodlit game played at the County Ground, Derby
2014: Harvey Hosein completes a world record 11 dismissals on his first-class debut against Surrey at The Oval
Present day, following the £1.4million pound investment in improving facilities last year, the Club this winter entered phase two of its overall ground development project, with a further investment of £2.2million. The work, which began in November, will further improve facilities for Members, spectators and all visitors to the ground.
The County Ground Derby is 1.5 miles from the city centre
To find out to get to the stadium, go to www.cricket.derbyshireccc.com
From M1 South
Take exit 25 for A52 Derby. After 6 miles arrive at Pentagon Island. The ground is 4th exit off this roundabout, signposted with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
From M1 North
Take exit 28 for A38 Derby. After approx. 13 miles, arrive at roundabout, take 1st exit A61, signposted with a brown cricket sign. Follow over 2 more roundabouts, stay on A61. At Pentagon Island, take 1st exit off roundabout into ground, signposted with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Parking is available at the Racecourse Car Park which can be accessed off St Marks Way, Chaddesden, DE21 6AF
Derby bus station is approximately a 10-12 min walk from Derby train station.
Bus 20 – Towards Chaddesden, Roosevelt Avenue. Exit the bus at Chaddesden, opposite Wayzgoose Drive (on Nottingham Road). Walk five minutes to The County Ground Derby.
Derby – Great Place, Great Base
Derby offers the best of both worlds; a friendly, vibrant city right on the doorstep of the stunning Peak District and Derbyshire, making it a Great Place to stay and a Great Base for exploring the wider area.
According to Lonely Planet, Derby is the ‘best place to drink real ale in the world’ and if cycling is your thing you can ride around the newest and most central velodrome in the UK at Derby Arena.
Derby’s Cathedral Quarter boasts independent boutiques, bistros and coffee shops dotted along cobbled streets, while intu Derby offers an indoor retail haven.
You won’t go hungry or thirsty in Derby. The city is sizzling with world-wide cuisine, top restaurants, cosy cafes, delicious delis and cocktail bars - the options are endless.
Derby has it all! Easy to get to by any mode of transport as it’s the UK’s most central city and renowned for being a ‘good value for money’ destination, even your wallet will approve.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CITY ACTIVITY
On the 23rd June, the Women’s World Cup will be welcomed to Derby with a cricket celebration in Derby’s Market Square. People will have the chance to take part in fun, ‘have a go’ cricket activity, enjoy live entertainment and soak up the excitement of hosting a major tournament in the area.
THINGS TO DO
Derby Cathedral towers above the city and has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England! Climb the 189 steps to see spectacular views of Derby and the surrounding 4 counties. Discover the awesome tomb of Bess of Hardwick – a creation designed by the powerful lady herself and listen out for the church bells - they are the oldest set of 10 bells in the world, one of which was cast during the reign of Henry VIII, making it one of the oldest working objects in Derby.
Derby Museum & Art Gallery
Derby's Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings in the world as well as a huge collection of intriguing treasures including an Egyptian Mummy!
Joseph Wright of Derby is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and innovative British artists of the 18th century and is recognised for his exquisite use of light to capture the spirit of the Enlightenment; a period when art, philosophy, science and industry seemed to be part of the same story. The Museum is also home to some of Derby's best kept artefacts and treasures including a large display of Royal Crown Derby and other porcelain.
Derby Walks and Tours
Derby is a fascinating city, full of intrigue, heritage and history. Explore some of the most iconic buildings by booking onto a Derby Roundhouse Tour, Derby Council House Tour, Derby Arena Tour or maybe a hauntingly good Ghost Walk around the city.
General Spectator Information
1. Download the official ICC app
2. Share the excitement and get your friends to sign up to receive tournament information https://www.icc-cricket.com/register
3. Buying official Women’s World Cup merchandise www.icccricketstore.com
4. Visit the ticketing site to buy tickets
5. Share your experience by using #WWC17 now and on a match day
6. See the when it’s on tour www.icc-cricket.com/womensworld-cup/trophy-tour/overview
7. Gates open two hours before the scheduled start of play
8. There will be a good variety of food and drinks on offer for adults and children
9. Visit the Fanzone in the stadium and have a go at the activities on offer
- Pick up a bat and ball and have a go in our cricket clinics
- Sign the graffiti ball and send a message to your team
- Have a photo with the giant Hashtag #WWC17
- Have a go at the craft activities on offer
- ICC sponsors will also be running fun activities in the Fanzone so head over to take part!
10. Collect your activity pack at the gates [available to all children]
11. Keep an eye on the big screens throughout the match for competitions, prizes and activities
12. Celebrate with your team and watch the post-match presentation before leaving
13. Remember that the venues have very little shelter so it is advised to dress for the weather; rain coats for the wet and sun cream and hats for the sun
For a full list of what you can and can’t take into the venues, please go to https://womensworldcup.tickets.icc-cricket.com
Upon entering the stadium, you will be requested to go through a security check, so please allow time to do this.
Be safe, if you see something, say something to a volunteer or steward
Look out for Cricketeers on match days.
The Cricketeers are here to help you on your match day. The Cricketeers will be located at major travel locations and around the venue to assist with any questions you may have. Cricketeers will be along the designated walking routes to ensure you find your way to the venue.
We look forward to welcoming you to the match day host city.