While Damian Martyn. Ian Harvey, Phil Jacques and Jason Gillespie lead the Aussie contingent alongside captain McGrath, Yorkshire and England favourite Darren Gough will also be rolling back the years for the BuyMobiles.net McGrath Foundation XI.
Former Derbyshire favourite Chris Adams makes an emotional return to one of his favourite old stomping grounds. And there is a rare opportunity to see England one-day specialist Adam Hollioake in action on English shores.
Paul Nixon’s final competitive Twenty20 appearance saw him inspire Leicestershire to finals day glory. Former Nottinghamshire star Darren Bicknell last played at Queen’s Park, for Surrey, 22 years ago.
The Cricket Derbyshire XI will be announced tomorrow.
This unique fixture at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, timed to follow the opening Test of the Investec Ashes Series at Trent Bridge, will raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation and Breast Cancer Care.
Players and supporters will don pink 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.
Hours of play: 6pm to 8.45pm. Tickets purchased in advance 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. This match is not included in Derbyshire CCC 2013 Membership.
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Turning Chesterfield Pink at the Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is in association with: the McGrath Foundation, Autoworld Suzuki, BuyMobiles.net, Old Speckled Hen, Chesterfield Borough Council, Breast Cancer Care and the newly-launched Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation.
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