Derbyshire Falcons take on a Chesterfield Invitation XI in a Twenty20 friendly at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield on Wednesday (July 1) at 6pm in a game that serves as preparation for the upcoming Chesterfield Festival of Cricket.
The Chesterfield Invitational XI will be captained by former Derbyshire fast bowler Kevin Dean and will be supported by Chesterfield coach Chris Marples.
Overseas players down to play for Dean’s side are Australian test bowler Michael Beer (Swarkestone) and fellow countryman Josh Clarke (Ockbrook), South Africans Jurie Snyman (Denby), Ryan Cartwright (Eckington) and Josh Savage (Denby) as well as New Zealand’s Graeme Tryon (Spondon).
The fixture will serve as ideal preparation for Derbyshire ahead of the upcoming Autoworld Volvo XC90 Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, which begins on Sunday, July 5.
The annual event, which is now entering it’s tenth successive year, will begin with the visit of Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the NatWest T20 Blast, before Derbyshire take on Glamorgan in a four-day match which will start the following day.
The Chesterfield Festival of Cricket concludes on Sunday, July 12 (2.30pm start) with the visit of Yorkshire Vikings in the NatWest T20 Blast.
• We are giving you the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to watch that game.
All you have to do to enter is correctly answer the following question: Who was Derbyshire’s top scorer against the Notts Outlaws in their recent T20 match?
Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with full name and contact details by 5pm on July 6.