middlesex in vitality blast


(M) Vitality Blast: Middlesex v Essex Eagles

🏏 Middlesex continue their 2022 Vitality Blast campaign at Lord’s with a double-header of must-win home matches starting with today’s visit of Essex Eagles.  See below for the latest ticket information.

Lord’s is the place to be this month to see Middlesex in Vitality Blast action as the 2022 season reaches a climax.

First up, a Thursday night showdown with Essex Eagles who are currently third in Vitality Blast 2022 South Group table.  A win for Middlesex – who at the time of writing are in seventh – is essential for the home side if they are to maintain their hopes of a top-four finish and with it a place in the knockout stages.  Middlesex have amassed 8 points so far, while Gloucestershire (in fourth place) have 10 points.

Following the visit of Essex Eagles, Middlesex’s final home match of the Vitality Blast season on Friday 1 July is against a high-flying Somerset side who are looking good for a place in the quarter-finals, currently second in the table on 14 points.

With Eoin Morgan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman leading the charge for Middlesex in the Vitality Blast this summer some great matches are in prospect.  Don’t miss out on the chance to watch some world-class stars in action on the hallowed turf at the Home of Cricket.

Vitality Blast 2022 South Group – Middlesex are joined by Essex Eagles, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire Hawks, Kent Spitfires, Somerset, Surrey and Sussex Sharks.

🕚 Play starts for Middlesex v Essex Eagles on Thursday 23 June at 6.15pm.

🕚 Play starts for Middlesex v Somerset on Friday 1 July at 6.15pm.

🎟️ Tickets are available in advance only via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by calling the MCC Ticket Office on 0207 432 1000 (open 10am-4.30pm).

Note: Lord’s is now a ‘Cashless Ground’ and there are no ticket windows open at the ground on matchday.  For all Middlesex Cricket matches at Lord’s non-members must purchase tickets in advance of attending the match as tickets will NOT be available to purchase on the gate.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Travelling via public transport is recommended.  Lord’s is close to the centre of London and easy to reach by tube, train, bus and bike.  The nearest tube station to Lord’s is St John’s Wood – on the Jubilee line – which is approximately five minutes’ walk.  Car parking is limited in the area with restrictions affecting non-residents on the streets surrounding Lord’s.  Westminster Council offer parking close to Lord’s at Kingsmill Terrace (NW8 6AA).  See this How To Get To Lord’s guide for more information.

About the Vitality Blast: The Vitality Blast is English domestic cricket’s 20 overs a side competition.  Taking place from May to July there is a round-robin where each of the nine sides in the North Group and South Group (all 18 first-class counties take part) play each other home and away.

The teams finishing in the top four of each group proceed to the quarter-finals with the last four competing at a sold-out Finals Day at Edgbaston on 21 September.

Matches follow the standard T20 format – bowlers are allotted four overs each max and each innings the first six overs are the powerplay with no more than two fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

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