Cricket in Chesterfield

A Century of Club and County Matches at Queen's Park

by Janet Murphy

Cricket has been played in Chesterfield since the mid eighteenth century and since 1894 Queen's Park has been a much-loved venue for club and county matches. Widely regarded as one of the most attractive first-class grounds, Queen's Park has been the scene of many memorable matches between Derbyshire and other county and touring sides. Many hundreds of club cricketers have also played there, including in recent years ladies' sides. This extensively illustrated account covers both club and county games, and includes comments by players, umpires, officials and spectators. The author has watched cricket at Queen's Park since was at school and has been closely involved with recent efforts to restore the park and all its amenities.

Janet Murphy is also the author of For The People of Chesterfield For Ever: A Short History of Queens Park

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Paperback, 95 pages, 8 colour plates, 48 black and white photos

ISBN 978 1 898937 73 9