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8th April 2021 News

All your questions answered ahead of the 2021 cricket season

Durham’s first home game is Thursday 22 April, can I come and watch?

 No, Durham’s first three home games against Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire will all be played behind closed doors due to government restrictions not being lifted until Monday 17 May. Members must not travel to Emirates Riverside.

As games are being played behind closed doors, what does this mean for members?

 Each member will be given a voucher to redeem free food and a pint or soft drink at each of the four County Championship fixtures they are currently able to attend. The vouchers can be redeemed in the Geoff Cook Suite (Members Lounge) on any of the first two days of play for each game. Each member will also be given a £10 voucher redeemable in the club shop – which is due to relaunch in April. Further information on this, can be viewed here.

Are games being played with reduced capacity?

Yes, from Monday 17 May, the ground will be operating with a reduced capacity. Durham Cricket members will be given priority for these games and therefore it is recommended if someone does want to watch Durham in 2021, they become a Durham member {see below} Social distancing will be in place throughout the ground on match days.

Capacities may vary across the season depending upon government guidance.

Will there be any restrictions at games?

We are still awaiting government guidance but we expect that there will be a spectator code of conduct that everyone will be required to adhere to. Durham Cricket will be taking every measure to ensure the safety of spectators at the venue.

I am not a Durham member; can I still buy one?

Yes, memberships and T20 season tickets can be purchased from the club’s website (click here) or by calling 0191 387 1717.

Will the club be offering a live streaming service this season?

Durham Cricket will offer an updated enhanced live streaming service for 2021, which includes multi-cameras being used around the ground for all three formats. This will be available for free, through the Durham Cricket match centre via the club’s website and broadcast on the club’s YouTube channel. The live stream will also be linked up alongside BBC radio with coverage from BBC Newcastle commentator Martin Emmerson. (Click here)

When will membership packs be posted out?

All membership packs will be sent out to members by the end of April, this will also include vouchers to redeem in the members lounge and the club shop, as outlined above.

Those members who were Durham defenders  will also receive their two guest passes.

Are the club offering a 2021 yearbook?

Yes, a 2021 yearbook has been printed and will be available for collection from May 17 from the club’s reception. For those who did not collect their 2020 yearbook these will also be available. Members will receive a token in their membership packs to redeem yearbooks. Yearbooks can be posted out to members at a cost of £1.50, please contact the club on 0191 387 1717, if members want yearbooks posting out.

Can I watch Durham in an away fixture this summer?

With high demand and restricted capacity at venues, due to the government guidelines on fans returning to stadiums, Durham Cricket is advising members to check the opposition counties websites and social media pages or contact the counties directly for guidance ahead of traveling to these fixtures. All spectators should of course also adhere to all government guidance with regards to any travel and match attendance.

An example of this being that Durham’s fixture against Derbyshire at the Incora County Ground starting on 20th May will be a Derbyshire members exclusive only because of restrictions to capacity.

When will I receive my tickets for England v Sri Lanka ODI at Emirates Riverside?

Tickets will be posted out two weeks in advance of the game.

Can parking passes will shortly be available by calling the box office on 0191 387 17 17.








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