Sell-out on cards at Chesterfield's cricket festival

The ever-popular Chesterfield Festival of Cricket returns on Sunday with five days of county action involving Derbyshire at Queen's Park.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:45 pm
Big-hitting action from the Derbyshire-Yorkshire Twenty20 clash at Queens Park, Chesterfield last year.

The week-long festival, sponsored by Custom Solar, begins with the Specsavers County Championship match versus Northamptonshire before concluding with the popular Vitality Blast Twenty20 derby against Yorkshire Vikings.

Derbyshire have received unprecedented demand for the Yorkshire fixture, which sold out in advance in 2017, and at the start of this week, only 500 tickets were still remaining for the match, which is expected to attract a full house for a third year in a row.

Tickets for the four-day game, meanwhile, are only £12 for adults when purchased in advance.

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The club’s chief executive, Simon Storey, said: “We received terrific support at Queen’s Park in 2017 and demand has once again been high for the week-long festival.

“Queen’s Park is one of the game’s most picturesque venues and has played host to some of the world’s biggest names, and many memorable moments down the years.

“The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield is always a special occasion, and we’re delighted that the match is set to sell out for a third year in a row.”