Cricket in the Park extended
The England and Wales Cricket Board and Foster’s Lager are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand two more Cricket in the Park events will be staged for the fourth and fifth npower Ashes Test matches.
The Saturday and Sunday’s play of the fourth npower Ashes Test at Trent Bridge (August 27 and 28) will be shown on a giant screen in Nottingham. The Saturday and Sunday’s play of the fifth npower Ashes Test at The Brit Oval (September 10 and 11) will also be shown on a giant screen in South London.
After the success of Cricket in the Park in London, Birmingham and Bristol, which attracted more than 40,000 cricket fans, Wollaton Park in Nottingham will stage next week's event - and ECB are in consultation with Lambeth Borough Council to try and arrange Cricket in the Park to come to Clapham Common for the final Test weekend.
Each venue will provide live coverage of the third and fourth days of the coinciding Tests for the thousands of fans who have been unable to obtain match tickets for this historic npower Ashes Test match series.
Tom Harrison, ECB marketing manager, said: “Cricket in the Park in association with Foster’s has played a major part in the success of England’s Big Summer. We know that with the series level at 1-1 there is enormous interest in the Tests at Trent Bridge and The Brit Oval.
“The big screens in Wollaton Park and Clapham Common will give those fans that can’t get tickets for the matches the chance to join in and experience the unprecedented excitement of this npower Ashes series with thousands of others – if they’re anything like the previous events, they’ll be fantastic!”