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Vikings at Chesterfield on Sunday

— 13 July 2013

Yorkshire Vikings travel to Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, on Sunday to face Derbyshire in Friends Life t20 and LV= County Championship fixtures as part of the Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.

The Festival begins on Sunday 14th July, as the Vikings face the Falcons in the Friends Life t20 competition, before Andrew Gale’s side go head-to-head with Derbyshire in a four-day contest at the same venue, beginning on Wednesday, 17th July.

Casa Hotel, Chesterfield, is offering supporters a special offer on a night’s stay during the Festival, as guests can enjoy a night at the four star hotel, breakfast and two tickets for a day’s play of cricket on any day throughout the week-long festival for just £120.

This special offer, in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council, is available for any night during the Festival. Additional tickets at £12 per day – reduced from £16 per day on the day of the game – are also available.

Supporters can also enjoy hospitality treatment at one of England’s most picturesque sporting locations. Take a seat in the Marquee for a four course lunch as you enjoy the action from your exclusive patio area. Packages include matchday ticket, car park pass, Matchday Programme and scorecard, all for just £85 + vat. To purchase hospitality please call Jake Needham on 01332 388114.

Ground car parking is available, around Queen’s Park and in the Town Centre – both £5 for all day parking – while a park and walk, situated 10 to 15 minutes walk away, is also available for just £1. 

Supporters who buy tickets in advance will benefit from discounted prices of £12 adults, £4 juniors and £4 car parking; available online here or by calling 01332 388 101.


Tickets are also available on the gate priced at £16 adults, £5 juniors and £5 car parking.

To purchase tickets for the fixture against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, call 01332 388 101.

Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath has named a side packed with former Australia and England internationals for Monday’s Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20 (6pm start).


While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jaques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the McGrath Foundation XI.

Former Derbyshire player Chris Adams makes an emotional return to one of his favourite old stomping grounds. And there is a rare opportunity to see England one-day specialist Adam Hollioake in action on English shores. 

Paul Nixon’s final competitive Twenty20 appearance saw him inspire Leicestershire to finals day glory. Former Nottinghamshire star Darren Bicknell last played at Queen’s Park, for Surrey, 22 years ago.  

This unique fixture at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, timed to follow the opening Test of the Investec Ashes Series at Trent Bridge, will raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.

Players and supporters will don pink clothing to increase breast cancer awareness in young women, to support the UK Breast Cancer Care charity and to boost the McGrath Foundation’s excellent work in Australia.

A percentage of funds raised will also go to the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation; a new charity established to deliver cricket based sport, education and health projects to benefit the people of Derbyshire. 

Hours of play: 6pm to 8.45pm. Tickets purchased in advance are priced £15 for adults, £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.

Adult tickets on the day are £20 or £15 for a card holding member of Derbyshire County Cricket Club; £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.


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