Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Derbyshire. Its limited overs team is called the Derbyshire Falcons in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which nests on the Derby Cathedral (it was previously called the Derbyshire Scorpions until 2005 and the Phantoms until 2010).[1] Founded in 1870, the club held first-class status from its first match in 1871 until 1887. Because of poor performances and lack of fixtures in some seasons, Derbyshire then lost its status for seven seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895.[2] Derbyshire is also classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963;[3] and classified as a senior Twenty20 team since 2003.[4] In recent years the club has enjoyed record attendances with over 24,000 people watching their home Twenty20 fixtures in 2017 – a record for a single campaign. The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield now regularly sells out in advance.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club
One Day nameDerbyshire Falcons
Twenty20 nameDerbyshire Falcons
Personnel
CaptainBilly Godleman
CoachHead of Cricket
TBC
Twenty20 Coach
Dominic Cork
Overseas player(s)Dustin Melton
Team information
Founded1870
Home groundThe Incora County Ground, Derby
Capacity4,999
History
First-class debutLancashire
in 1871
at Old Trafford
Championship Division One wins1
Championship Division Two wins1
Pro40 wins1
FP Trophy wins1
B&H Cup wins1
Official websitewww.derbyshireccc.com

First-class

One-day

T20

The club is based at the County Cricket Ground, previously known as the Racecourse Ground, in the city of Derby. In 2006, for the first time in eight years, county cricket returned to Queen's Park, Chesterfield with a County Championship game against Worcestershire and a one-day league game against Surrey. Other first-class cricket grounds used in the past have included Buxton, Saltergate in Chesterfield, Heanor, Ilkeston, Blackwell, Abbeydale Park in Sheffield, Wirksworth and Burton upon Trent (3 grounds), which is actually in neighbouring Staffordshire. One-day matches have been played at Darley Dale, Repton School, Trent College, Leek, Staffordshire and Knypersley (also in Staffordshire).