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ECB announces Lions triangular ODI series

ECB today announced England Lions will host New Zealand 'A' and Sri Lanka 'A' in a triangular One-Day series later this summer.

Sri Lanka 'A'  will also take on the Unicorns, Durham, Yorkshire, Glamorgan and Hampshire as part of their tour while New Zealand 'A' will play Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Kent and Surrey as part of their programme.

Somerset CCC, Gloucestershire CCC and Worcestershire CCC will host the matches in the triangular series which will be played over a week-long period from Tuesday August 5th to Tuesday August 12th.

Further details of the competition can be found on the relevant host County websites.

Sri Lanka A to UK 2014:

Mon 14 July        SL A arrive
Fri 18 July             1-day v Unicorns              South Northumberland CC
Sun 20 July          1-day v Durham                Emirates Durham ICG

Mon 21 July        Depart to play matches v ICC European Associate Member nation(s) (detail tbc)
Tue 29 July          Return from playing ICC European Associate Member nation(s)

Thu 31 July          1-day v Yorkshire             Headingley
Sat 2 Aug*           1-day v Glamorgan          SWALEC Stadium

ODI format Tri Series:         
Tue 5 Aug            SL A v NZ A        Taunton
Wed 6 Aug          Lions v SL A       Taunton
Fri 8 Aug              Lions v NZ A        Bristol
Sat 9 Aug             SL A v NZ A        Bristol                
Mon 11 Aug        Lions v SL A        Worcester
Tue 12 Aug          Lions v NZ A       Worcester                                                

Thu 14 Aug          1-day v Hampshire          Ageas Bowl
Fri 15 Aug            SL A depart

*Note - this fixture is provisional and may be rescheduled to Fri 1 or Sun 3 Aug if it clashes with a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final

New Zealand A to UK 2014:
Sun 27 July                          NZ A arrive
Thu 31 July                          1-day v Northamptonshire           Northampton
Sat 2 Aug*                           1-day v Warwickshire                     Edgbaston

ODI format Tri Series
Tue 5 Aug                            NZ A v SL A          Taunton          
Wed 6 Aug                          Lions v SL A         Taunton
Fri 8 Aug                              Lions v NZ A        Bristol
Sat 9 Aug                             NZ A v SL A          Bristol               
Mon 11 Aug                       Lions v SL A           Worcester
Tue 12 Aug                          Lions v NZ A        Worcester

Wed 13 Aug                        Depart to play matches v ICC European Associate Member nation(s) (detail tbc)
Sat 23 Aug                          Return from playing ICC European Associate Member nation(s)

Mon 25-Wed 27 Aug       3-day v Kent            Canterbury
Sun 31 Aug -Tue 2 Sep  3-day v Surrey         Kia Oval
Wed 3 Sep                          NZ A depart

*Note - this fixture is provisional and may be rescheduled to Fri 1 or Sun 3 Aug if it clashes with a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final

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