Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Reveal the legends...

If I think back to the better memories of over forty years of Derbyshire cricket watching, high on that list would be Kim Barnett (pictured) opening the batting and Devon Malcolm steaming in with the new ball.

Both earned their place in the Derbyshire cricket pantheon with some wonderful displays and for younger fans who never saw them - as well as older ones who would like to turn the clock back - there's another (the last?) chance to see them in action for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire side at Chesterfield next Monday, starting at 6pm.

Alongside them will be the likes of Steve Stubbings, Kevin Dean and Adrian Rollins, England women's wicket-keeper batsman Sarah Taylor and some West Indian bloke named Chanderpaul who you might have heard of...

Guesting for the side is Warwickshire all-rounder Darren Maddy, who recently announced he will retire at the end of the season. Against them will be the Glenn McGrath Foundation XI, that features such luminaries as McGrath, Jason Gillespie, Darren Gough and our own Chris Adams.

Some seriously stellar players in that little lot and, with the Derbyshire side skippered by Barnett, it promises to be an evening of unrivalled nostalgia in a very good cause. Proceeds go to the McGrath Foundation, set up by the great Australian cricketer after the early death of his wife, Jane, in 2008.

Players and supporters will don pink themed clothing to increase breast cancer awareness in young women, to support the UK Breast Cancer Care charity and to boost the McGrath Foundation’s excellent work in Australia.

A percentage of funds raised will also go to the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation; a new charity established to deliver cricket based sport, education and health projects to benefit the people of Derbyshire. 
 The game is 20-overs per side and the game starts at 6pm. Tickets are priced £15 for adults, £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.

Adult tickets on the day are £20 or £15 for a card holding member of Derbyshire County Cricket Club; £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.

Car Parking is priced at £4 in advance; £5 on the day. Please note the match is not included in Derbyshire CCC 2013 Membership.

Purchase match tickets, make donations or enter the draw for a brand new Suzuki Alto courtesy of Match Sponsors Autoworld Suzuki online at or by calling the tickets hotline on 01332 388 101.
Turning Chesterfield Pink at the Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is in association with: the McGrath Foundation, Autoworld Suzuki,, Old Speckled Hen, Chesterfield Borough Council, Breast Cancer Care and the newly-launched Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation.

For further information contact Tom Holdcroft on 01332 388 125, 07768 552 667 or

Should be a memorable night. Get yourselves along there and make some memories! Kim Barnett and Devon county legends...

1 comment:

Tim, Chesterfield said...

A good cause obviously but far too much to get in for what is literally a knock about in the park.