The new season’s County cricket fixtures were released on Wednesday and that means the countdown to 2016 is officially on. To get you prepared, we’ve put together a handy guide to what each county has to offer with their membership packages.
Part one looks at Derbyshire to Hampshire; part two will cover Kent through to Nottinghamshire and part three the final six counties.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has, once again, put together a large range of membership packages. There are memberships for different ages, including under 16, under 19, under 22 and over 65. Showing an awareness of the sheer size of their home county, Derbyshire offer country memberships that give a reduced rate for those who live more than 20 miles from the 3AAA ground.
The Falcons are also continuing with their six-pack ticket offer for £75 and the “Ambassador” initiative, in which they are offering £50 cash back for members who introduce new members. There are conditions to this offer, so please contact the club for more information or go to www.derbyshireccc.com.
All memberships (except Executive membership) includes:
- Entry to home games in all competitions (with the exception of limited overs finals)
- Entry to the members lounge
- Priority ticket applications for any home finals in the limited overs competitions
- 10% off in the club shop
Under 16 members get all of the above as well as two free adult tickets to the first home Natwest Blast fixture and a free cap.
Full membership £190; Senior £165; Country £170; Senior country £145; Under 22 £65; under 19 £45; Junior (under 16) £20; 6 pack tickets £75
Derbyshire’s Early Bird period is in place until February 1st, so all prices given here are at the reduced rate.
Executive memberships are premium packages with access to the executive lounge, guest passes and car parking amongst other perks. Prices can be found on the Derbyshire CCC website.
The Northernmost county to participate are offering the following benefits to those wishing to become a DCCC member for 2016:
- Admission to all home LVCC, RLODC and Natwest T20 Blast fixtures
- Priority booking for international matches
- Exclusive access to the members’ lounge with food and drink available
- Invitation to pre-season meet the players social event
- Frequent Q&A sessions with players, coaches and off-field staff
- Members reciprocal days at selected venues
- A complimentary copy of the DCCC yearbook
- Access to The Graveney Club
- Members who are simply renewing their membership will receive a further £5.00 discount
Note that Durham’s Early Bird period is in place until December 18th, so both prices are given below as Early/Full.
Standard membership £190/£195; Joint with spouse £320/£375; Senior £135/£175; Senior with spouse £230/£330; Concessionary £135/£175; Young adult NA/£95; Junior Jet NA/£25; Mini Jet NA/£20; Under 4 free of charge
Durham’s membership packages are available from www.durhamccc.com
Essex’s full membership of £165 gives adults entry to every home LVCC County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup matches, as well as the tour-match against Sri Lanka and the Women’s T20 International at Chelmsford.
Those 64 and over can enjoy the same package for £130, while students get the deal at a steal for just £50.
Essex are also offering a joint package, where two adults can buy membership for £302, earning a saving of nearly £30, and a family of two adults and two under-17s can get a whole year of cricket together for £300.
Junior Eagles (0-12 years) and Teen Eagles (13-17) can both join the Eagles Club from £15.
Or, for those feeling extra confident to their commitment to county cricket, lifetime packages can be purchased. Prices change depending on age, starting at £1300 for over-70s, while someone 20 and over is able to buy a lifetime pass for £5000 – a valuable saving over the years.
Go to www.essexcricket.org.uk for more information.
Like many counties, Glamorgan were offering their fans an early-bird discount, but as it expired on November 30, you’re a fraction late getting the cut-throat prices.
However, the county are still offering a variety of packages, including the option for purchasing two adult memberships at the same time for £250, while “Young Buds” can get a year membership for as little as £10.
The Welsh county are also offering a T20 Season Ticket for £60 as well as a special “Country” ticket, allowing anyone outside of CF and NP postcodes entry to any five days of cricket, including two T20 fixtures, for £62.
A full adult membership for one person costs £142, while the equivalent for Under-21s prices at £95. Supporters are also invited to join the Priority List for international fixtures that are held at Sophia Gardens in 2016.
For more information go to http://www.glamorgancricket.com
Royal London One Day Cup holders Gloucestershire are offering their full membership for £204 (available at that price until February 1st). There is a £10 reduction for payment by direct debit. This gives free admission to all LV= Championship games plus all group games in the two one-day competitions, at Bristol and at Cheltenham. Members get a 10% discount on club merchandise.
There is a reciprocal arrangement with Hampshire, Worcestershire and Essex that grants free admission to those counties’ home Championship matches, except when Gloucestershire are the opponents.
Gloucestershire also offer One Day Membership for £89 (£99 from 1 February) giving entry to all group games in the one-day competitions.
For those who like to watch their cricket in luxury, Premier Club Membership costs £600 and offers:
- A seat on the Clip Exhibition and Display Premier Lounge balcony
- Access to Premier Club marquee at The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival
- Members can invite 2 guests into the Premier Club for 4 County Championship match days
- Priority booking for tickets and hospitality at all International matches at Bristol
Younger supporters are well catered for with two fixed-price offers: Young Adults (age 16-21) get the full Membership package for £40; Under 16s qualify for Marshall membership (in homage to evergreen favourite Hamish), which gives the full Membership package for just £20, with the added bonus of a welcome pack, competitions and prizes.
More information is available at http://www.gloscricket.co.uk
Hampshire has a number of different memberships on offer for the 2016 season ranging from Executive to Student packages.
Their executive package, which obviously is the most expensive, costs £520 while their ‘Premium’ membership costs £255. That includes all days for the LV County Championship and all group matches in the one-day competitions. A standard package is also on offer for £200, which is the same as the Premium option minus the NatWest T20 Blast matches.
Students are catered for at the Ageas Bowl. Full time students or those aged 17 or 18 can get a year long membership for £100 which covers all matches that a Premium pass gives access too albeit for a much more manageable price. Junior memberships are available for £25.
Hampshire also currently has an offer running, in which you get £30 off the main packages if ordered now.
More information available from the Hampshire website at http://www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/