Derbyshire to welcome Australia to the County Ground prior to next summer’s Ashes

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 tour match starting on August 29. 

It will be the first time a touring Australia side has visited Derbyshire since 2015 and will precede the five-Test series between England and Australia, when Joe Root’s side will be seeking to reclaim the Urn.

Anticipating the arrival of Justin Langer’s side, Derbyshire interim chief executive Ryan Duckett said it was just one highlight of a big summer to come next year at the County Ground.

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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