List of Derbyshire County Cricket Club grounds

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Interior view of the County Ground in Derby with a large number of people in the stands
The County Ground in Derby was first used in 1871 and has staged the vast majority of Derbyshire's games.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 member clubs of the English County Championship, representing the historic county of Derbyshire. The club was established on 4 November 1870 and has competed in first-class cricket since 1871, List A cricket since 1963 and Twenty20 cricket since 2003.[1][2][3][A] Unlike most professional sports, in which a team usually has a single fixed home ground, county cricket clubs have traditionally used different grounds in various towns and cities within the county for home matches, although the use of minor "out grounds" has diminished since the 1980s.[4][5] The Derbyshire team have played first class, List A, or Twenty20 matches at twenty-one different grounds. This includes grounds in Burton upon Trent, Knypersley, Leek, Cheadle and Checkley, all of which are not actually located in Derbyshire, but in the adjoining county of Staffordshire.[6][7]

The county's debut home game in first-class cricket was played at the County Ground in Derby against Lancashire.[8] The venue has also been known as the Racecourse Ground, as it had previously been used for horse racing,[9] and also served as the original home ground of Derby County Football Club, which was formed as an offshoot of the cricket club in 1884.[10] The County Ground has remained the cricket club's primary ground, hosting the majority of home matches, and also played host to the club's first home fixture in Twenty20 cricket against Nottinghamshire in 2003.[3] Queen's Park in Chesterfield, however, staged the club's first home game in List A cricket against Essex in 1964.[1] Queen's Park was first used by the county in 1898 and has continued to be a regular venue for Derbyshire matches, staging over 400 first-class games.

Since the Second World War, the county have only used three new venues for first-class matches. In the late 1940s Abbeydale Park in Dore, a suburb of Sheffield, hosted two matches. Dore had been part of Derbyshire until 1934 but due to boundary changes was actually in the county of Yorkshire by the time Derbyshire played there,[11] and the ground has subsequently hosted Yorkshire CCC home matches.[4] The county played two first-class matches at the Bass Worthington Ground in Burton upon Trent in the 1970s and one at the Town Ground in Heanor in 1987. Several other grounds have been used for matches in the shorter forms of cricket since the 1980s, including Highfield in Leek, which in 2013 hosted the most recent Derbyshire home game not to be played in either Derby or Chesterfield.

Grounds

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Derbyshire County Cricket Club for first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches. Statistics are complete through to the end of the 2014 season. Only matches played by Derbyshire CCC at the grounds are recorded in the table. Matches abandoned without any play occurring are not included.

Name Location First-class List A Twenty20
First Last Matches First Last Matches First Last Matches
County Ground[9] Derby 17 August 1871
v Lancashire
23 September 2014
v Leicestershire
766[12] 18 May 1969
v Essex
21 August 2014
v Gloucestershire
313[13] 19 June 2003
v Nottinghamshire
27 June 2014
v Warwickshire
47[14]
The Recreation Ground[15] Wirksworth 13 July 1874
v Kent
no other matches to date 1[16] 0 0
Saltergate[17] Chesterfield 3 August 1874
v Lancashire
30 August 1875
v United North of England Eleven
2[18] 0 0
Recreation Ground[19] Long Eaton 7 July 1887
v Lancashire
no other matches to date 1[20] 0 0
Queen's Park[21] Chesterfield 30 June 1898
v Surrey
7 July 2014
v Essex
402[22][B] 21 May 1966
v Essex
22 July 2012
v Yorkshire
86[23][C] 15 June 2008
v Yorkshire
13 July 2014
v Yorkshire
8[24]
North Road[25] Glossop 13 July 1899
v Lancashire
12 May 1910
v Lancashire
14[26] 0 0
Miners Welfare Ground[27] Blackwell 21 June 1909
v Hampshire
21 June 1913
v Northamptonshire
7[28] 0 0
The Town Ground[29] Burton upon Trent 7 August 1914
v Leicestershire
2 June 1937
v Lancashire
13[30] 0 0
The Park [31] Buxton 20 June 1923
v West Indians
9 August 1986
v Lancashire
45[32] 17 August 1969
v Somerset
10 August 1986
v Lancashire
9[33] 0
Rutland Recreation Ground[34] Ilkeston 25 July 1925
v Nottinghamshire
26 May 1994
v Nottinghamshire
93[35] 10 June 1970
v Hampshire
29 May 1994
v Nottinghamshire
16[36] 0
Ind Coope Ground[37] Burton upon Trent 18 June 1938
v Gloucestershire
2 July 1980
v Leicestershire
38[38] 6 July 1969
v Gloucestershire
5 September 1976
v Worcestershire
5[39][D] 0
Abbeydale Park[40] Sheffield 20 July 1946
v Sussex
5 July 1947
v Kent
2[41][E] 0 0
Bass Worthington Ground[42] Burton upon Trent 28 June 1975
v Oxford University
23 June 1976
v Cambridge University
2[43] 0 0
Trent College Ground[44] Long Eaton 0 6 July 1975
v Kent
1 July 1979
v Northamptonshire
5[45] 0
Station Road[46] Darley Dale 0 7 September 1975
v Hampshire
no other matches to date 1[47] 0
Town Ground[48] Heanor 4 July 1987
v Hampshire
no other matches to date 1[49] 11 July 1976
v Somerset
3 July 1989
v Glamorgan
8[50][F] 0
Tunstall Road[51] Knypersley 0 7 July 1985
v Worcestershire
15 July 1990
v Leicestershire
3[52] 0
Highfield[53] Leek 0 18 May 1986
v Warwickshire
9 June 2013
v Essex
5[54][G] 26 June 2011
v Warwickshire
no other matches to date 1[55]
Tean Road Sports Ground[56] Cheadle 0 12 July 1987
v Glamorgan
no other matches to date 1[57][H] 0
Repton School Ground[58] Repton 0 3 July 1988
v Middlesex
no other matches to date 1[59] 0
Four Trees[60] Checkley 0 18 August 1991
v Glamorgan
no other matches to date 1[61] 0

Notes

A. ^ First-class cricket matches are designed to be contested over multiple days, with each team permitted two innings with no limit to the number of overs in an innings. List A matches are intended to be completed in a single day and restrict each team to a single innings of between 40 and 60 overs, depending on the specific competition. Twenty20 matches restrict each team to a single innings of 20 overs.

B. ^ The Marylebone Cricket Club played one first-class match at Queen's Park in 2002. Only the first-class matches played by Derbyshire at the ground are included in the totals.[22]

C. ^ The Unicorns played one home List A match at Queen's Park in 2013. Only the List A matches played by Derbyshire at the ground are included in the totals.[23]

D. ^ Staffordshire played two List A matches at the Ind Coope Ground in 1987 and 1988. Only the List A matches played at the ground by Derbyshire are included in the totals.[39]

E. ^ Yorkshire played 41 first-class matches at Abbeydale Park between 1974 and 1996. Only the first-class matches played at the ground by Derbyshire are included in the totals.[41]

F. ^ The Derbyshire Cricket Board played one List A match at the Town Ground in 2000. The Derbyshire Cricket Board is a separate organisation from Derbyshire County Cricket Club and its matches are not included in the totals.[50]

G. ^ Minor Counties played two List A matches at Highfield in 1995 and Staffordshire played one List A match at the venue in 2005. Only the List A matches played at the ground by Derbyshire are included in the totals.[54]

H. ^ Minor Counties North played one List A match at Tean Road in 1973. The match was against Derbyshire, but Minor Counties North were officially the home team. Only the List A match played at the ground by Derbyshire in which they were the home team is recorded in the table.[57]

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  13. ^ "List A Matches played on County Ground, Derby (316)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  15. ^ "The Recreation Ground, Wirksworth". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "First-Class Matches played on The Recreation Ground, Wirksworth (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Saltergate Ground, Chesterfield". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  19. ^ "Recreation Ground, Long Eaton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  25. ^ "North Road, Glossop". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  27. ^ "Miners Welfare Ground, Blackwell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  29. ^ "The Town Ground, Burton-on-Trent". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  31. ^ "The Park, Buxton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  33. ^ "List A Matches played on The Park, Buxton (9)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  36. ^ "List A Matches played on Rutland Recreation Ground, Ilkeston (16)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  42. ^ "Bass Worthington Ground, Burton-on-Trent". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  46. ^ "Station Road, South Darley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  51. ^ "Tunstall Road, Knypersley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  52. ^ "List A Matches played on Tunstall Road, Knypersley (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  53. ^ "Highfield, Leek". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  56. ^ "Tean Road Sports Ground, Cheadle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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  58. ^ "Repton School Ground, Repton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
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