The Derbyshire County Cricket Club can be found by the racecourse park just North West of the Derby city centre. The club is one of 18 major clubs in the United Kingdom and Wales that make up the domestic cricket structure. The Derbyshire Falcons, the name of the limited overs team, is in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which actually nests on the Derby Cathedral based in the city centre. You will find the team in a blue kit for one day and 20/20 competitions and in white for the county championship matches.
The formation of Derbyshire county cricket club was in 1970 with its first president being the Earl of Chesterfield. The club’s opening season was in 1871 when they played its initial first-class match against Lancaster County Cricket Club at Old Trafford. You can buy tickets to matches by contacting the club directly or via their website, here you can also find the season fixtures and player profiles.
The main two roads to get to cricket club are the A61 and the A52, these are both reached via the M1. The club is located off the Pentagon Island roundabout and is signposted with a brown cricket club sign. There is an on site car park for match days only, so if you’re visiting on a day without an event or during training, you may want to park outside the club. You can also get here by train, but with Derby being the closest station it is a good 20 minute walk to the club.
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Did you know the highest recorded score for Derbyshire Cricket was 801 for eight in 2007 against Somerset when playing against Taunton?