17th August 2017
Matchday guide - 17/08/2017
NatWest T20 Blast at the Fischer County Ground in 2017 - Matchday 7:
Leicestershire Foxes v Derbyshire Falcons 17/08/2017:
Gate opening times
The gates will be open from 5pm. Please allow yourself some time before the game wherever possible because queues tend to build up just before the start of play.
Your match preview with squad information is available HERE
Updates - Social Media
Any critical matchday information will be running live on our Twitter feed - @leicsccc - please help us get up to 36,000 followers today by recommending us to your friends! Alternatively for any enquiries relating to the weather on a matchday, please call 0116 283 2128 and dial zero.
Tickets/ticket collection/Refund Policy/Prospects of Play
The cheapest way to book tickets for our NatWest T20 Blast games is in advance before 5pm on Wednesday by calling 0116 283 2128 or online HERE
Any remaining tickets will be sold on the gates from 5pm on Thursday evening priced at £20 adults, £15 for seniors and £5 for under 16s.
If you have booked tickets and on-site parking within four days of the game, your tickets will NOT be sent in the post but will be available to collect from the stewards on entrance into the main Curzon Road car park. The gate opens 90 minutes before play gets underway.
Please advise the stewards that you have pre-booked both match tickets and parking. If you have pre-booked tickets only, these can be collected from the ticket booth outside the main entrance on Curzon Road.
If play is restricted to fewer than 10 overs because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained on the day for which your ticket is valid, you can exchange your match ticket for a ticket that will admit you to another NatWest T20 Blast group game in the 2018 season.
Alternatively, you may claim a cash refund (less an Admin Charge of £1 per booking).
The full refund policy is available HERE
For any enquiries relating to the weather on a matchday, please call 0116 283 2128 and dial zero or check our twitter feed - @leicsccc
Car parking at the ground is now FULLY BOOKED and there is NO availability for anybody that hasn't pre-booked a space.
An additional facility as Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium is available for tonight's game. This facility is an approximate 10-minute walk to the Milligan Road turnstiles, an entrance can be used if you are not collecting tickets on the day. It will cost £5 per car and the postcode is LE2 7NQ.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club politely reminds visitors that the ground is in a residential area, so please respect our neighbours when leaving your vehicle. The club is carefully monitoring the traffic flow around the ground and you should avoid leaving your car in neighbouring streets wherever possible.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s ground, the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, is an accessible ground for disabled supporters and visitors. Please download our Access Statement HERE
We have a group of dedicated volunteers working at the FCG for all NatWest T20 Blast games. If you have any questions, please just ask a member of the team or a steward and they will be delighted to assist with your enquiry.
Food and Drink
There are a wide range of food and drink options available at the Fischer County Ground for NatWest T20 Blast matches in 2017. A link to information is available HERE
Our Foxes Den is in position where a host of fun activities will take place throughout the afternoon. As part of the Foxes Den, there will be catching challenges as part of free coaching led by Leicestershire CCC’s Community team.
The Red Monkey Play Area will be available for free throughout the afternoon, and there will be face painting and inflatables at the ground too!
We are setting up a FanZone after the game where young supporters can meet their favourite Foxes players, have selfies and get autographs. Small games can also be played on the outfield at that stage of the evening. Make sure you send your best photos to us on social media using the hashtag #FoxesFanZone
There are lots of NatWest T20 Blast giveaways available for supporters – look out for 4/6 cards, our First Timers guide, autograph posters, headbands, fixture bats, stickers and t-shirts!
Post Match Entertainment
Musician Georgina Price is returning to perform live in the Charles Palmer Suite after the Derbyshire Falcons game. The Fox Bar will be staying open for post match refreshments after both fixtures.
Our Official Kit Supplier Kukri Sports will have a merchandise shop set up at the Pavilion End of the ground, where replica shirts and Foxes merchandise can be purchased. We also have an online shop HERE
The Matchday Experience participants will form the guard of honour as the Foxes go out on the pitch and do a lap of honour during the interval. We hope they enjoy the evening with us.
Paull’s Man of the Match
Paull’s Vehicle Rental are the main sponsor for The Best Player Award at all NatWest T20 Blast games that take place at the Fischer County Ground.
The award will now be presented as ‘Paull’s Man of The Match’ with the winning fan meeting the best Foxes player on matchday. Our competition launched during the first game against Northants on Friday and the lucky winners have met Mark Cosgrove, Callum Parkinson, Luke Ronchi, Dieter Klein and Clint McKay so far this season!
As well as meeting a Foxes star, there's also the opportunity to win a FREE vehicle for a whole weekend over the summer months.
Our latest winner was John Berry, who was presented by Luke Ronchi after his fantastic half-century - it was the second fastest in Leicestershire's T20 history!
If you are attending the final NatWest T20 Blast group game, make sure you get involved and vote for the Best Player Award via Twitter for your chance to win a weekend rental!
Marston’s Fan of the Match
Coming to the Fischer County Ground in fancy dress or do you have a party trick that you think will impress us? Then you have a chance to win our Marston’s Fan of the Match competition!
By using the hashtag #leicsccc on social media, you can send us a photo to be in with the chance of winning our Fan of the Match award - just as Nick George, Darren Chown, Alex Black, Tommy Roberts, sponsors Smith Brothers Stores, and Dave Bradley did during the first six NatWest T20 Blast games at the FCG.
The prize is a crate of Marston’s Pedigree – so please note that competition entrants must be over 18.
Charlie Fox Fan of the Match
If you're a Charlie Fox Club Member, then look out for our fantastic competition for our younger fans too!
Friends of Grace Road 50/50 raffle
The Friends of Grace Road will be running their 50/50 raffle throughout NatWest T20 Blast matches in 2017. Tickets cost just £1 and the winner scoops half of the takings on the night, up to a maximum of £500. You have to be in it to win it, so make sure you buy your ticket!
The FoGR would like to thank all ticket purchasers after recording record sales for two games in a row. Saturday's lucky winner, Jim Roberts from Sutton in the Elms, scooped the jackpot prize and was presented by Tom Wells after the match. Jim has been a Member at the club since 1996 and attends the FCG as regularly as he can.
This followed on from £1,075 worth of raffle tickets against Lancashire Lightning. Our winner, Stephen Ward of Fleckney, unfortunately had to leave the ground before the draw was made. He left his tickets with his workmates from Pukka Pies who were enjoying a night at the cricket!
Our first winner, of £357, was Dave Ward of Shepshed, who is a regular visitor to the FCG and has been a member for the last three years.
The second winner, against Birmingham Bears, was Chris Shaw, who scooped £310 and was presented by Leicestershire spinner Callum Parkinson.
Due to the poor weather, the raffle did not run against Durham Jets - but it was back for the visit of Notts Outlaws, and Mark Burrows landed £409 on that occasion.
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