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Queen's Park, Chesterfield

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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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  • A good open air space to walk round with the areas for the kids to play and kick a ball around,recreation areas at top and bottom of park and at bottem end a place to get food/drinks/ice creams  more »
  • great park, well kept. Nice amount of wildlife too, birds like geese and ducks. Facilities are good and well kept, sadly overpriced food & drinks making it an expensive cafe. Staff were nice and frien...  more »
  • Lovely place to sit and chill in the sun. Amazing in summer gets really busy with lots of children enjoying themselves. Nice little park :)  more »
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  • Beautiful park with plenty to do but still loads of open space. Tame water fowl for feeding and an excellent ice cream parlour. Top tip - take bucket and spade if with little ones as the main play area is a sand pit based one.
  • Nice park however the cage let's it down a little especially in cold months
  • Nice park with a good cafe and a lake and cricket pitch
  • The park for younger children is great if my little one could stay here all day he would.
  • Lovely park for walking and playing games. Nice cafe and playground.

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