As the pinnacle of the one-day domestic cricket calendar, the Royal London One-Day Cup Final offers nail biting sports action, a great family day out and an opportunity to witness history being made at Lord’s, The Home of Cricket.
The last major cricket final of the county season will see Warwickshire take on Surrey on Saturday the 17th September 2016 and offers something for everyone.
As well as taking in a match at the iconic sports venue, visitors will be able to take part in a range of activities, from picnicking by the pavilion to batting competitions and free taster sessions with MCC coaches for the children. There may also be the chance to see some of the stars of the England men’s and women’s teams as they take to the field to coach two young teams in the final of the Gilbert Cup.
Gordon Hollins, Chief Operating Officer at the England and Wales Cricket Board said: “The Royal London One Day Cup Final is a milestone in the sporting calendar and provides county cricket supporters with the opportunity to watch their team at Lord’s. The atmosphere is always very special and this year some of the game’s most exciting players will be on show as well as lots to see and do off the field. It will be quite an occasion.”
The one-day game will take the spotlight as the nation prepares itself for hosting both the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and 2019 Cricket World Cup respectively on home soil and this competition has widely been considered an opportunity for upcoming players to stake their claim for an England cap.
Eighteen teams have been on the Road to Lord’s since June battling for a place in the final. And this year sees two of the competition’s ‘nearly men’ go head to head. Whilst Warwickshire will still be licking their wounds from a nail biting three wicket defeat to Durham back in 2014, Surrey will be looking to lift the prestigious trophy after a six run loss at the hands of Gloucestershire last year.
The 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup Final takes place at Lord’s on Saturday the 17th September. Tickets are priced from £30 for adults and just £5 for under-16s and are available to buy online now.
Visit: www.lords.org/final for further info and tickets