Hundreds of cricket fans will travel to the Yorkshire Bank 40 final free of charge tomorrow thanks to an initiative by sponsors Yorkshire Bank and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
To celebrate Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Glamorgan County Cricket Club reaching the 2013 YB40 final, the ECB and title sponsors Yorkshire Bank have offered free return coach travel for 240 fans from each county to watch the hugely anticipated season finale at Lord’s.
The ‘Free Road to Lord’s’ campaign was available to any fan who had purchased a ticket to the Yorkshire Bank 40 Final, and supporters were invited to register for a space on one of the coaches by presenting their ticket to the ticket office at their county ground.
The buses will depart from the county cricket grounds early on Saturday morning and will deliver fans to Lord's for 10.30am in time for the match start at 11.30am.
Helen Page, chief marketing officer for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks said: “We wanted to reward both sets of fans at this year’s Yorkshire Bank 40 final for the valuable contributions they’ve made this season.
"The county cricket club plays an integral role within the local community and by offering free travel to Lord’s for Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan supporters, it ensures the people that matter most can enjoy a great family day out at the iconic Home of Cricket without the significant travel costs.”
Tickets are still available for the YB40 final and can be bought from tickets.lords.org. Prices start at £25 for adults and £5 for U16’s. Those unable to make the trip can watch the match live on Sky Sports Ashes HD, with coverage set to start at 10.30am and can also visit www.ecb.co.uk/yb40 for the latest tournament information.