Derbyshire County Cricket Club chosen as World Cup venue

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has been selected as one of five host venues for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. Chief Executive Simon Storey commented,

“It’s tremendous news for the city and the wider county that Derby has been selected to host matches at next summer’s Women’s Cricket World Cup.

“A huge amount of work went into our bid which focused on why Derby is ideally placed to take its spot on the global sporting stage.

“We’re very grateful for the support we have received from across the community; from the local cricket clubs and girls and women cricketers, to the businesses who backed our bid financially.”

The bidding process involved a well-documented set of giant stumps, erected on the Pentagon Roundabout which are to remain as a lasting legacy for the city.

*Featured image courtesy of Visit Derby