Cricket in the park for The Ashes

UPDATE: 31 August 2005, the clapham common venue has been changed to Regent’s Park. More info here.

UPDATE (August 18 2005): The ECB have extended Cricket in the Park to include the fourth and fifth Tests. See here for more.

UPDATE (August 16 2005): There are no Cricket in the Park events planned for Nottingham or London, for the fourth and fifth Tests against Australia. See this post for more details.

This is a great idea, although I wonder why it hasn’t been done before.

Entry to these events is completely free, and will offer you a Test match atmosphere without having to be at the ground, with big screens for fans to watch all the action on.

And with opportunities as well to take part in different cricket games and activities, the big screen events will offer the ideal setting to watch the contest unfold.

I might well go to Regent’s Park – sounds like a brilliant day out:

London – July
In Regents Park for the Lord’s npower Ashes Test Match – July 22/23

Birmingham – August
In Cannon Hill Park for Edgbaston’s npower Ashes Test Match – August 5/6

Bristol – September
In Queen’s Square for the Old Trafford npower Ashes Test Match – August 12/13

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