The County Ground (currently known as the Incora County Ground for sponsorship reasons) has been the home Derbyshire County Cricket Club since 1871. The ground is also known as the Racecourse Ground, as it was established in 1863 within the former Derby Racecourse, which was closed in 1939.
South Derbyshire Cricket Club played their first match against Rugby School second eleven between the 24th and 25th June 1863, also facing a touring Australian Aboriginals side in 1868. Derbyshire County Cricket Club was formed in 1870, with Derby County Football Club later forming in 1884 as a way for the cricketers to maintain their fitness in the winter months.
Derby County would play at the County Ground until 1895 when they moved on to the Baseball Ground. The first FA Cup Final to be played outside of London was also held there, the 1896 replay saw Blackburn Rovers beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0. England also played one international fixture at the ground in 1895, defeating Ireland 9-0 in the British Home Championship.
The ground has hosted two One Day International’s, both featuring New Zealand – losing to Sri Lanka by 3 wickets at the 1983 Cricket World Cup and being defeated by Pakistan by 62 runs at the 1999 Cricket World Cup. The England Women’s International cricket team have also played both ODI and T20I matches at the ground, with eight matches at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup held there including a semi-final.
Tenants: Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Address: Nottingham Rd, Derby DE21 6DA
Tickets at County Ground
Derbyshire County Cricket Club Tickets
Derby County Cricket Club tickets are available to purchase online through the official website or at the reception at the ground open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and on all matchdays. Ticket prices for range from:
£5 (Students & Juniors)
Royal London Cup Tickets
£5 (Students & Juniors)
Vitality Blast Tickets
Location & Travel to County Ground
The County Ground is located in Racecourse Park just under a mile from Derby city centre in the East Midlands of England.
Airport – East Midlands Airport is 15 miles to the south of the ground and serves many European destinations. From the airport, The Skylink Derby bus service runs to the city centre, with the closest stop to the stadium at Siddals Road approximately a 15 minute walk away. A little further further afield but offering a great variety of destinations, Birmingham International Airport is about 40 miles away.
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Bus – There are a number of bus services that run from the city centre to Wayzgoose Drive, a short walk away from the ground including the 9, 9A, 20, 22, 24, 26, 32, i4 and indigo.
Driving & Parking – If travelling from the North on the M1, exit at Junction 28 or from the South exit at Junction 25. Follow directions to the A61 and onwards signposts to the ground. Parking is available on site at the ground, costing £8 in advance or £10 on the day and is available to purchase here.
Train – Derby railway station is just over mile away, taking about 20 minutes to walk. The station is well connected across the country with services to London, the North East and the South West.
Hotels near County Ground
The Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground is located next to the ground and offers fantastic views overlooking the action.
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Further Information & Events
Last Updated on February 5, 2023 by Sports Tourist