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Road closures in place for England v Australia

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The Edgbaston road will be closed to motorists for two hours at the start and end of the England v Australia cricket game.

Walking and bus routes will remain unchanged with the exception of the No.1 bus, which will alter its route.

The route is closed from 8am to 11am and for two hours after the end of the match estimated to be between 6pm - 8pm.

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Derby to host first fixture of Women's Cricket World Cup

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It's been revealed that Derby will host the opening game of this summer's Women's Cricket World Cup.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club will host eight matches in total, including one semi final. The first fixture will take place on the first day of the tournament on the 24th June.

Here are the fixtures in Derby:

  • Saturday 24 June
  • Wednesday 28 June
  • Sunday 2 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Sunday 9 July
  • Wednesday 12 July
  • Saturday 15 July
  • Thursday 20 July (semi-final)

In total, the Club will host eight games with a number of them televised, which will give us the opportunity to showcase the city and wider county to a global audience.

A huge amount of work went into our bid which focused on why Derby is ideally placed to take its spot on the global sporting stage. We’re very grateful for the support we have received from local cricket clubs and to the businesses who backed our bid.

– Derbyshire Chief Executive, Simon Storey
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