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Queen's Park, Chesterfield

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3.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Queen's Park is a county cricket ground located in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England and lies within a park in the centre of the town established for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887. It is among the most attractive cricket grounds in the world, with a small pavilion and surrounded by mature trees.The park is the home of Chesterfield CC and also played home to Derbyshire CCC for 100 years between 1898 and 1998, before the county team returned in 2006 after an 8-year absence. It was at one time surrounded by a banked cycle track. It is a small ground and slow to dry after rain, thus can provide a green wicket. The size of the ground however, lends itself to rapid scoring on good wickets.HistoryIn 1886, the then Mayor of Chesterfield proposed that a public park be created to mark Queen Victoria's upcoming golden jubilee in 1887. However, it took the Local Government Board a further six years to agree on costs and the park was eventually opened to the public on 2 August 1893. Chesterfield Cricket Club was granted exclusive use of the ground in February 1894, and the first game was played there on 5 May 1894.There was an unusual incident during the County Championship match between Derbyshire and Yorkshire in mid-1946. After two overs were bowled in the Derbyshire first innings, Yorkshire captain Len Hutton asked for the length of the pitch to be measured. It was found to be 24 yards long, instead of the regulation 22 yards. The pitch was correctly reset, and the game continued.
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  • It was our first time visiting Chesterfield and we wanted to avoid the traffic and one-way systems so drove around the outside of this large green space until we found a council car park. We saw that ...  read more »
  • A lovely park to visit for all ages. There is a major cricket pitch, two bandstands, a lake and two play parks. The one by the cafe is a large sandpit. The lake lets this idyllic setting down because ...  read more »
  • I went to the park while visiting chesterfield for the first time.there was no train running.decided to call into the cafe which looked really nice and looked to have a good choice of a fussy ...  read more »
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