Racecourse Ground
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9500
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Grandstand End, Scoreboard End
Derbyshire
14:05, Fri Dec 09, 2016 (UTC +0000)
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New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Jun 18, 1983 Scorecard
New Zealand v Pakistan - May 28, 1999 Scorecard
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Known as The Racecourse Ground for many years as it used to be located inside the town's racecourse, Derbyshire's ground has often looked in the same dilapidated state as the team. Until 1982 it didn't have dedicated changing-rooms, so the players used the old jockeys' quarters. The course was scrapped in 1939 due to poor crowds and the cricket square moved to its present location. The ground can often be exposed to the elements, especially during a typical April or May day, so only the hardiest of supporters (and Derbyshire fans need to be a hardy bunch) will watch from the stands. However, recently the ground has undergone a notable transformation through some astute redevelopment, making it a much more pleasant location to watch cricket - if not always improving the weather. Parts were sold off to a hotel and leisure company and the Grandstand has been rebuilt to house an indoor school and a range of facilities for players, spectators and media. Until the 1990s a famous part of the ground was Carol's Cabin, a food caravan that served some of best pies on the county circuit.
Andrew McGlashan

Notes

Travel
Train Mainline station Derby
Car Parking available at the ground and around the boundary edge
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Fixtures

2017
Fri Apr 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Derbyshire v Loughborough MCCU
Fri Apr 14 - Mon Apr 17
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Sun Apr 30 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Tue May 2 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire
Wed May 10 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Derbyshire v Warwickshire
Tue May 16 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Fri May 19 - Mon May 22
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Thu May 25 - Sun May 28
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Leicestershire
Tue Jul 25 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Derbyshire v Lancashire
Fri Jul 28 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jul 30 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Derbyshire v Leicestershire
Fri Aug 4 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire
Sun Aug 6 - Wed Aug 9
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Aug 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Derbyshire v West Indies
Tue Aug 15 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
110th Match - Derbyshire v Durham
Fri Aug 18 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
123rd Match - Derbyshire v Worcestershire
Tue Sep 5 - Fri Sep 8
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Glamorgan
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22          
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Derbyshire v Kent
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Latest Photos

The Racecourse Ground in the sunshine, Derbyshire v Surrey, County Championship, Division One, Derby, 2nd day, May, 31, 2013
The Racecourse Ground in the sunshine
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Demolition work begins at Derbyshire's Racecourse Ground, January 15, 2009
Demolition work begins at Derbyshire's Racecourse Ground
© Derbyshire CCC
Graeme Swann stands on the boundary as the sun goes down, Derbyshire v  Nottinghamshire, Derby, June 2, 2007
Graeme Swann stands on the boundary as the sun goes down
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Rain, rain go away... It was umbrella weather at Derby, Derbyshire v Warwiskhire, Friends Provident Trophy, May 7, 2007
Rain, rain go away... It was umbrella weather at Derby
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Derbyshire v Lbroug MCCU at Derby
Apr 7, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Derbyshire v Northants at Derby
Apr 14-17, 2017
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby
Apr 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Derbyshire v Notts at Derby
May 2, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Derbyshire v Warwickshire at Derby
May 10, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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