The first silverware of the 2019 cricket season is up for grabs at Lord’s as Hampshire and Somerset go head-to-head in the Royal London One-Day Cup Final. Play starts at 11am and tickets are available.
Eighteen teams started and just two remain at the Home of Cricket with either Hampshire or Somerset destined to be the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup Final victors at close of play today. In the semi-finals Somerset triumphed at Trent Bridge seeing off Nottingham by 115 runs while at The Ageas Bowl Hampshire made home advantage count in defeating Lancashire by 4 wickets.
It’s set to be a battle of the batting line-ups with Somerset boasting Azhar Ali, James Hildreth and Craig Overton while James Vince, Sam Northeast and Liam Dawson are all capable of scoring heavily for Hampshire.
Ones to watch: Hampshire’s Tom Alsop has caught the eye with bat (including two centuries) and as wicket-keeper in this year’s tournament. Watch out for him at the top of the order and behind the stumps. And from one Tom to another Tom Banton, the former England Under-19s captain, has lead from the front opening the batting for Somerset including when putting on 112 in Somerset’s quarter-final win over Worcestershire.
Play starts at 11am (gates open at 9am for non-members) at the Royal London One-Day Cup Final.
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 very limited in the area.
About the Royal London One-Day Cup: The format is as follows. Counties are once again divided geographically into two groups of nine, and play eight matches (four home and four away). The top three teams in each group progress to the knock-out stages, with the teams finishing in second and third place playing off for the chance of a semi-final against one of the group winners. The final takes places at Lord’s on Saturday 25 May.