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Kids go free to cricket this summer

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced that all 18 First Class Counties and Scotland will offer free tickets to children attending Yorkshire Bank 40 games between 2nd and 26th August 2013.

A total of 31 games will be available free of charge for any child visiting any of the selected matches with a paying adult* as part of a ground-breaking ECB initiative which aims to attract more youngsters to watch live cricket at their local county during the school holidays.

The promotion starts with Surrey's match against Essex Eagles at the Kia Oval on Friday 2nd August and closes with the last round of group matches on August Bank Holiday Monday (26th) with teams fighting it out to qualify for the semi-finals.

David Collier, ECB Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to young cricket fans this summer as we look to take advantage of the increased interest cricket enjoys during an Ashes summer.

“I would encourage any parent whose child may be interested in the sport to get down to their local County ground and experience the game live during the school holidays."

To find out more visit ecb.co.uk/kidsgofree

The 31 games on offer include:

Date

Home team

Away team

Venue

02.08.2013

Surrey

Essex Eagles

The Kia Oval

04.08.2013

Surrey

Scotland Saltires

The Kia Oval

11.08.2013

Hampshire Royals

Essex Eagles

Ageas Bowl

11.08.2013

Leicestershire Foxes

Yorkshire Vikings

Grace Road

11.08.2013

Middlesex Panthers

Unicorns

Lord's

11.08.2013

Scotland Saltires

Durham Dynamos

Citylets Titwood, Glasgow

11.08.2013

Surrey

Derbyshire

The Kia Oval

11.08.2013

Warwickshire Bears

Netherlands

Edgbaston

11.08.2013

Worcestershire

Kent Spitfires

New Road

12.08.2013

Glamorgan

Somerset

SWALEC Stadium

13.08.2013

Essex Eagles

Durham Dynamos

The Essex County Ground

13.08.2013

Gloucestershire

Leicestershire Foxes

The County Ground, Bristol

13.08.2013

Lancashire Lightning

Derbyshire

Emirates Old Trafford

13.08.2013

Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Kent Spitfires

The County Ground, Northampton

13.08.2013

Nottinghamshire Outlaws

Worcestershire

Trent Bridge

13.08.2013

Sussex Sharks

Netherlands

The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground

13.08.2013

Yorkshire Vikings

Unicorns

Headingley

14.08.2013

Glamorgan

Middlesex Panthers

SWALEC Stadium

15.08.2013

Derbyshire

Durham Dynamos

The County Ground, Derby

15.08.2013

Hampshire Royals

Surrey

Ageas Bowl

15.08.2013

Kent Spitfires

Warwickshire Bears

The Spitfire Ground

15.08.2013

Leicestershire Foxes

Unicorns

Grace Road

15.08.2013

Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Netherlands

The County Ground, Northampton

15.08.2013

Somerset

Yorkshire Vikings

The County Ground, Taunton

18.08.2013

Gloucestershire

Glamorgan

The County Ground, Bristol

19.08.2013

Warwickshire Bears

Worcestershire

Edgbaston

25.08.2013

Glamorgan

Leicestershire Foxes

St Helens, Swansea

26.08.2013

Derbyshire

Hampshire Royals

The County Ground, Derby

26.08.2013

Durham Dynamos

Surrey

Emirates Durham ICG

26.08.2013

Warwickshire Bears

Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Edgbaston

26.08.2013

Worcestershire

Sussex Sharks

New Road

*A free ticket can be received for any child under the age of 16 years old. Any limitations are subject to respective ground regulations.