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Derbyshire to host Australia during Ashes summer

Derbyshire will welcome Australia to Derby at the height of an Ashes summer in 2019, as fixtures for the new season have been released.

Captain Tim Paine and his Australia Test squad will arrive at The County Ground during the middle of the Ashes series for a three-day Aston Lark Tourist Fixture starting on Thursday 29 August. 

It will be the first time a touring Australia side has visited the county since 2015. 

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 30 November, while Members will be able to attend this match for free as part of their 2019 Membership package.

Derbyshire will begin the new domestic season on Friday 5 April with the visit of Durham in the Specsavers County Championship, before ending their campaign away to Middlesex at Lord's at the end of September.

The county will once again return to Queen's Park for the Chesterfield Festival of Cricket in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council in July, which will see a four-day game versus Northamptonshire before the week concludes with a Vitality Blast fixture.

Neighbours Notts Outlaws will visit The County Ground in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Sunday 21 April during a busy Easter weekend which will also include the campaign opener against Northamptonshire on Friday 19 April.

The 2019 season will also include a 50-over fixture against Australia A and a women's Vitality Blast international between England and West Indies.
Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Wednesday 28 November.
Interim Chief Executive, Ryan Duckett said: "It's always a great occasion when Australia visit Derby, especially when it's part of an Ashes summer.

"It will be one of the highlights of a packed summer, which also includes a women's Vitality IT20 fixture in June and the popular Chesterfield Festival of Cricket in July. 

"Membership will once again be the best value way to watch Derbyshire in 2019 and with new benefits, we hope it can encourage Members new and old to join for next summer."

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