Chesterfield company throw its weight behind Festival of Cricket

Chesterfield-based renewable energy company Custom Solar have thrown its weight behind the Festival of Cricket for the next three seasons.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th March 2016, 1:56 pm
The Cricket Pavilion, Queens Park, Chesterfield

The annual six-day festival, which starts this year on Sunday, July 3, will see Derbyshire Falcons face Northants Steelbacks and Yorkshire Vikings in two NatWest T20 Blast fixtures.

There will also be the Specsavers County Championship fixture versus Northamptonshire which begins on Monday, July 4.

The Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, held in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, will represent the fourth successive year that title sponsorship has been attributed to a commercial partner for the annual event.

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Custom Solar Director, Matthew Brailsford, said: “To sponsor the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is an exciting prospect.

“As a local Chesterfield business we remain active across the region and where possible support events that raise the profile of the town and county. To do this in partnership with one of our flagship clients is ideal for us.

“We will utilise the event to continue spreading the word of renewable energy and to show our continued support for local sport, both of which make us incredibly proud.”

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive, Simon Storey, added: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership and to have Custom Solar as our principal festival sponsors for the next three years.

“The Chesterfield Festival is always one of the highlights of the summer and we are looking forward to another fantastic week of cricket.”

Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket 2016

NatWest T20 Blast - Derbyshire Falcons vs Northants Steelbacks (Sunday 3 July; 2.30pm), Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings (Sunday 10 July; 2.30pm).

Specsavers County Championship - Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire (Monday 6 July to Thursday 9 July; 11am).

Supporters are encouraged to buy their big match tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and save 20% compared to the on-the-day price, by calling 0871 350 1870 or online at

The Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is held in association with Chesterfield Borough Council.