Tuesday 3 June 2008 

Chesterfield Showdown Capturing The Imagination

Derbyshire’s forthcoming Twenty20 showdown against Yorkshire Carnegie at Chesterfield has smashed the Club’s previous record for pre-match sales and is on course to draw a capacity crowd.

The fixture on Sunday 15th June will be Queen’s Park’s first-ever taste of Twenty20 Cup action and with more than 2500 tickets already sold, the game is set to draw Derbyshire’s biggest crowd in years.

Twenty20 cricket has captured the imagination of the cricketing public in a big way since its introduction to the county game in 2003. And with Derbyshire’s new look side having already celebrated memorable limited-overs victories over Durham, Scotland and Lancashire in 2008 – hopes are high of a successful tournament for the Phantoms this year.

With the Phantoms’ international trio of England all-rounder Rikki Clarke, South Africa paceman Charl Langeveldt and West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds going up against the likes of Darren Gough, Jacques Rudolph, Anthony McGrath and Adil Rashid for Carnegie, an enthralling battle is on the cards.

And with the fast outfield, short boundaries and true surface that Queen’s Park notoriously provides – combined with the renowned beauty of the venue – there is no better setting for an afternoon of hard-hitting Twenty20 action.

Tickets are on sale online at www.derbyshireccc.com, can be purchased over the phone on 01332 388 101 or can be bought in person either from the Club Shop at the County Ground, Derby, or from the Tourist Information Centre in Chesterfield.

The prices are £14 adults and £7 children and tickets will also be available on the gate on the day of the game unless they sell out in advance in which case a further announcement will be made.

Hospitality places in the custom built marquee are still available for the match priced at £80 + VAT for a package which includes car parking, match-day ticket, four course meal, bar facilities all day and a complimentary copy of Night Watchman Magazine.

Contact Kerry Madeley on 01332 388 107, kerry.madeley@derbyshireccc.com to book your place.

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