You might be interested to know that the Final will be broadcast on Live Sports FM www.livesportsfm.co.uk
I have an inkling that Matthew “Blofeld” Bowles may be let loose on the microphone for a (hopefully) short period of commentary!
TRAVEL BY COACH:
Reed CC has arranged has 2 coaches for supporters:
1. Pick-up from Meldreth Railway Station at 8:15 a.m. then Royston Bus Station at 8:30 a.m.
2. Pick-up from Reed Village Hall at 8:15 a.m. then the BP fuel station / Woolpack Vets at the roundabout on the A507 / Buntingford by-pass at 8:30 a.m. and in Baldock Market Place at 8:50 a.m.
After the match, the coaches will depart at 6:00 p.m. from the North Gate of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Last minute: A small number of seats still available on either. Contact Cilla as soon as you can.
RULES FOR COACH TRAVEL WE WISH YOU TO NOTE AND ABIDE BY, PLEASE:
No alcohol to be consumed on the coach.
U15’s must be accompanied by a parent / carer.
You may wish to consult National Rail Enquiries before you travel by train. Their website is: www.nationalrail.co.uk then choose the heading ‘Changes to train times’ then click on ‘Future engineering works’ and enter the date.
BY TUBE / BUS:
St John’s Wood (Jubilee line) is the closest tube station to Lord’s (approximately 5 minutes’ walk), and Baker Street, Warwick Avenue, Marylebone and Edgware Road are all within 15 minutes’ walk.
Look at the website en.parkopedia.co.uk to see which surrounding roads are available for free on-street parking on Sundays.
The match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. It will be 40 overs per side (unless weather intervenes).
General Ground Admission Tickets cannot be bought on-line but are available only on the gate: Adults £13, Over 65s £6.50 and Under 16s £5 (babies and children of two years of age or under are free).
MCC have asked me to urge you to enter Lord’s at the North Gate which is at the Nursery end of the ground in Wellington Place, (junction with Wellington Road). Staff on the turnstiles here can deal with spectators entering the ground more quickly.
I have also found that many of the queries you may have can be answered by visiting:
Then choosing “Visiting” and clicking on “Frequently Asked Questions”.
For example, Lord’s is the only international cricket venue in the world where spectators can bring alcohol into the ground. Effectively, either 2 pints of beer or 1 bottle of wine. Anything outside these restrictions will be confiscated.
Also, fancy dress and musical instruments are not allowed.
Attractions at the ground include a Watson’s Bowling Masterclass with former England fast bowler, Alex Tudor. If Club members / children wish to take part in this then please bring suitable sports clothing.
Then, with a BBQ lunch and a host of family activities including a village fete on the nursery ground.
If you wish to share your experiences on social media, please include the hashtag #NVC17.
We do hope you would like to come and support this exciting occasion. See you there!
Peter G. Baker,
Home telephone 01223 207681 [email protected]