Monday, 8 February 2016

Warm congratulations as Women's World Cup hits Derby

Just time tonight to acknowledge a job well done by everyone at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, in becoming one of the host grounds for the Women's World Cup in 2017.

Either five or six games will be played at the 3aaa County Ground, with other matches at Leicester, Bristol and Taunton, before the final is played at Lord's.

The whole bid was professional and polished, with Council and local business support. The giant stumps on Pentagon Island were eye-catching and innovative, while the amount of work that went into it was substantial, by a lot of people.

Well done to all of them and with a new Media Centre in place by then, the ground will look a picture in time for its starring role.

I would never have believed it could happen, when I think back to the ground I first attended in 1970.

What Walter Goodyear, groundsman from 1938, thinks of it all, I look forward to finding out!

Well done folks...

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