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  • A lazy day watching cricket
    A lazy day watching cricket
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  • The main pavilion at The County Ground
    The main pavilion at The County Ground
    by St_Vincent
  • Pride Park Stadium
    Pride Park Stadium
    by St_Vincent

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    Derby County Football Club (The Rams)

    by St_Vincent Updated Jun 16, 2007

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    Derby County Football Club started in 1884 and they were a founder member of the Football League when it was formed four years later. For most of their time they have played at The Baseball Ground but in 1997 they moved to their present home the Pride Park Stadium. One of their most famous managers was Brian Clough under whom they won the league in 1972. On my visit to Derby in May 2007 they were playing in the Championship, the second highest league in England. They did however gain promotion shortly afterwards so for the 2007/2008 season, and maybe beyond, they will be playing in the Premiership.

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    Derbyshire County Cricket Club

    by St_Vincent Written May 27, 2007

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    Derby is the home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club which is situated on Grandstand Road just off the Pentagon Roundabout. Within the same complex is a health club, Damon’s Restaurant and the Days Hotel (q.v.). The club are currently playing in the second divisions of the County Championship and the one day league. Each side is allowed to field two overseas players and for the 2007 season Derbyshire have two Australians playing for them, Travis Birt and Simon Katich who is captaining the side.

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    Derby County

    by DUNK67 Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Name
    Derby County
    Nickname
    The Rams
    Stadium
    Pride Park
    League Play In
    Football League Championship
    Honours
    Home Kit
    White shirt, black shorts, white socks.
    Away Kit

    It is a long time since I have been to watch Derby County play, when I did they played at the Baseball Ground. They have since moved to Pride Park, a purpose built stadium on the outskirts of Derby.

    Equipment: To watch the match the only equipment you really need is a good strong voice to sing your club`s songs and encourage the team and your eyes to actually watch the game, some people do take a pair of binoculars if they sit far from the pitch.
    Apart from the above the club s encourage you to buy their merchandise to enhance your matchday experience, you can buy virtually anything from hats and scarfs to the full blown replica kit, which generally is updated annually.

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