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Krikken searching for winning habit as Unicorns open the Chesterfield Festival

ChesterfieldThe headline show of five days versus Yorkshire may be still to come – but Derbyshire Head Coach Karl Krikken is anticipating an entertaining Chesterfield Festival opener versus the Unicorns this Sunday (1.45pm start).

Krikken believes Queen’s Park is the perfect setting for limited-overs cricket and he’s determined to start the festival with a bang.

“We’re all looking forward to an exciting week of cricket and it’s the Unicorns first up,” he said. 

“They will be our immediate focus; they’ve surprised counties in the past and we’re determined it won’t happen to us on Sunday.

“We have a young group of players and getting into the habit of winning games of one-day cricket is crucial to their development. Sunday is an opportunity to do just that.

“With short boundaries for the batsmen to aim at, but with enough assistance in the pitch to give the bowlers a fighting chance, entertaining cricket is pretty much guaranteed at Chesterfield.

“Add to that the beautiful surroundings of Queen’s Park, plus the lovely atmosphere created by spectators lining the boundary, and it really is the perfect venue.”

Supporters can save up to £3 per ticket by purchasing in advance of the day of the game. Tickets will be available on the gate priced at £16 adults, £8 juniors.

Juniors aged 0-13 on 31st March 2012 can watch this match and all home Derbyshire cricket for FREE by registering for Junior Falcons membership, also prior to the day of the game.

Tickets are available online from or by calling the tickets hotline on 01332 388 101. Click here to buy tickets online >>>

The club is reminding supporters with a ticket for the recently cancelled fixture versus Nottinghamshire Outlaws, they can use their ticket to permit entry for two people for any day during the Chesterfield Festival, or indeed throughout the remainder of the season.

Car parking is available in a slight change from the usual location, situated just around the corner from Queen’s Park on Boythorpe Road. Stewards will be on hand to direct traffic. Car parking availability is limited so please arrive early.

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