Queen’s Park, Chesterfield will now host Derbyshire CCC’s attractive Royal London One-Day Cup fixture against Yorkshire Vikings next season.
The move means there will be even more cricket at the picturesque out-ground in 2016, with the popular week-long Chesterfield Festival of Cricket to follow in July.
In total, there will be seven days of county action at Queen’s Park next summer, beginning with the 50-over fixture against neighbours Yorkshire on Sunday, June 12.
The annual festival, which begins on Sunday, July 3, will again include a traditional first-class fixture in the County Championship and two NatWest T20 Blast matches in the space of seven days.
The festival concludes on Sunday, July 10 with a second local clash against Yorkshire Vikings, this time in the NatWest T20 Blast -– a fixture that sold out in advance in 2015.
Derbyshire’s chief executive Simon Storey said: “It was a record year at Chesterfield in 2015 and we’re delighted to now be able to offer even more cricket at the ground next summer. The support has always been great at Queen’s Park, especially for the local fixtures against Yorkshire. A lot of away supporters travel down from north of the county border, creating a unique atmosphere and a special event for members and supporters. We’re expecting high interest in both matches.”