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Q: Finally, planning a visit to England and want to include what I can to feed my cricket habit. Will be in UK from Sept. 12 to 26, mostly in the southern part of the country. How do I find the fixtures in the area (what grounds would likely be hosting matches)? Where should I shop for equipment and cricket-related items? How do I plug in to the local scene for matches in the areas we'll be touring to get a flavor of "home" cricket? What are the "not miss" things to see/do (other than a pilgrimage to Lords; that was last trip). Your advise is eagerly sought. Steve R., Oregon, USA.

A: Hello Steve - sounds a good trip! You can find fixtures for September this year here on the site. You're only catching the tail-end of the season, so without knowing exactly what part of the country you'll be in: there's Sussex v Notts in a NatWest Pro40 one-day game on Sunday 16th, that's in Hove on the south coast; then you've got some options the following week with Liverpool Victoria County Championship matches due to start on the Wednesday 19th and run for up to four days in Hove again, The Brit Oval in south London, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Taunton - so a chance to travel around and see a bit in various places. All nice grounds to visit. See MCC for more info on Lord's and tours of the ground. If you want any more detailed help please mail us at and we'll do what we can for you!