Derbyshire County Cricket Club has made history by reaching its first-ever Twenty20 Finals Day.
The Falcons will take to the field in the showpiece Vitality Blast finale on Saturday 21 September at Edgbaston, Birmingham and in front of millions watching around the world.
The sold-out Finals Day will see Derbyshire face Essex, while near-neighbours Notts take on Worcestershire, with the two winners then going head-to-head under the lights in the evening’s final.
A feat 17 years in the making, Derbyshire battled against the odds to reach the final four, coming through a tough North Group in third place to set up a quarter-final tie away at Gloucestershire.
In front of the Sky Sports cameras and a partisan crowd in Bristol, Derbyshire put in a near-perfect performance with bat and ball to run out seven-wicket winners with almost three overs remaining.
Galvanised under Twenty20 Head Coach, Dominic Cork and captained by in-form Billy Godleman, Derbyshire’s quarter-final victory marked a fourth-consecutive win to head into Saturday’s semi-final full of confidence.
Jimmy Drew, Commercial Manager at Derbyshire County Cricket Club commented "Our 2019 Twenty20 campaign has so far gone extremely well, but we’re not done yet. With more bumper crowds at The Pattonair County Ground this year (over 18,000 people watched Derbyshire in the city this summer), including our sell-out against East Midlands rivals Notts Outlaws.
"There’s a real buzz around the club in anticipation for this weekend, which in itself will generate great exposure for the club, the city and the county, and it’s fantastic for all those connected to the club that we’ve progressed to Finals Day, and we hope that fellow Marketing Derby Bondholders will all be cheering on the Falcons’