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England v Ireland at the Home of Cricket

A glorious summer of cricket continues at Lord’s with a first ever England Test match against Ireland taking place from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th July.  Play starts daily at 11am and tickets are available.

With the the cheers that reverberated around the Home of Cricket after the World Cup Final having only just subsided and The Ashes looming large the first England Test match of the summer at Lord’s arrives in timely fashion.

A number of England’s World Cup heroes are due to grace the turf again in red ball cricket over four days.  Joe Root takes over from Eion Morgan as captain of England and joining Root is big-hitting batsman Jason Roy who proved so influential for the home side in their road to World Cup glory.  Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes are two other members of World Cup winning team in the squad to face Ireland.  Look out too for Sam Curren, just 21, who didn’t feature at the World Cup but who is already making himself known as a bowler to be feared on the test scene.

The match marks Ireland’s third Test since they gained full -member status in June 2017. Captain William Porterfield – a veteran of almost 200 international appearances – will be hoping to repeat his exploits for Ireland in their last one-day match against England at Lord’s in 2017 when Porterfield top scored for his side.

Note: The MCC Museum is open to all ticket holders during the duration of the match.  Located behind the Pavilion it’s a treasure trove of cricketing history housing an extraordinary collection of memorabilia and well worth a visit.

Match day timings: 9.15am Gates open for public ticket holders. 11am Play commences. 1pm Lunch interval. 1.40pm Play recommences. 3.40pm Tea Interval. 6pm Scheduled close of play.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

Tickets on the day available on the gate subject to availability.  Checking the ‘Lord’s Twitter feed’ before travelling is recommended.

Travel tips: Travelling via public transport is recommended.  The nearest tube station is St John’s Wood – on the Jubilee line – which is a five minute walk.  Four alternative tube stations are only 15 mins walk away: Baker Street, Warwick Ave, Marylebone and Edgware.

Car parking is the area is restricted however Westminster Council offer parking close to Lord’s at Kingsmill Terrace (NW8 6AA) visit their website for more details.

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