Derbyshire cricket club just the ticket for manufacturer

EMPLOYEES at Derby-based manufacturer Bombardier are to receive free entry to a Derbyshire CCC match as a show of support for the company following recent turbulence.

Staff at Bombardier, hit by the lucrative Thameslink contract being awarded to German company Siemens, will be admitted to the ground free of charge for the Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Worcestershire Royals on Thursday simply by showing their staff card or pay slip on the gate.

Bombardier spokesman Neil Harvey said: “We are extremely grateful to Derbyshire County Cricket Club for the generosity of this gesture.

“This couldn’t come at a better time for our team and it is a great opportunity for a large number of our staff to come together for an enjoyable evening at the cricket as we aim to boost morale at this difficult and uncertain time.”

Derbyshire Chief Executive Keith Loring added: “As a premier professional sports club within the area, we feel it is important to show our support both for the local economy and for the many individuals who have been affected by the recent decision.”

Derbyshire Falcons versus Worcestershire Royals is a floodlit 40-over fixture starting a 4.40pm, with a scheduled finish of approximately 9.45pm.