England v Australia at Lord's

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England v Australia at Lord’s

A thrilling second Ashes Test finished in a draw at Lord’s with Australia clinging at 154-6 when the match ended at 7.30pm on the fifth day.

Next stop in London for the Ashes is the fifth Test at The Oval.  For news of that and the rest of the summer’s cricket in the capital – not to mention other spectator events coming up in the next few months – see our ‘What’s On’ page.  

A glorious summer of cricket continues with an Ashes encounter at the Home of Cricket.  England v Australia at Lord’s takes place Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th August.  Play starts daily at 11am and limited tickets are available.

With the the cheers that reverberated around the Home of Cricket after the World Cup Final having now subsided it’s time to focus on The Ashes and an England v Australia encounter at Lord’s that carries huge significance.

Edgbaston saw Australia take the initiative in the first Test of the five-match series.  A resounding victory by 251 runs looked inconceivable when the men in baggy green caps were 112-8 on the first afternoon but the result is in the score books making it a crushing defeat for the hosts.

Can England bounce back?  Or will Australia make it 2-0?  It’s all set up for a fascinating – if nerve jangling – encounter in the latest instalment of England v Australia at Lord’s.

Ones to watch: For Australia it’s the batting marvel that is Steve Smith.  With two scores of 140+ at Edgbaston, Smith all but won the first Test Australia on his own.  If he can repeat that form at Lord’s the urn will be well on it’s way to a return down under.  A man with other ideas will be Jofra Archer.  England’s pace bowler missed the Edgbaston encounter due to a side strain but played a huge part of England’s World Cup-winning side.  Making his Test debut will be something different entirely for Archer who has vowed not to be worn down by Australia.  But can he take the precious wicket of danger man Smith before he gets into the groove?  It has the makings of an all-time duel to savour.

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.   A limited number of tickets are available via the ‘Lord’s’ website.  Tickets are appearing regularly on theTwickets (a fan-to-fan resale platform at face value maximum) website.

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.