If you are a cricket fan who can’t quite afford to head down under for the Ashes later this year, why not opt to watch some exciting T20 cricket at one of the most ecologically advanced cricket grounds?
Probably the most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord’s Cricket Ground was the country’s first cricket club to be run entirely on green energy. The 2,565 capacity Warner Stand includes solar thermal and photovoltaic roof panels that generate electricity and hot water, while rain water is also collected and recycled by a water system.
Based in Marylebone, London and home to Middlesex County Cricket Club. Lord’s is hosting three Natwest T20 blast matches this summer. Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £5 for under 16’s.
In T20 cricket each team gets 20 overs to bowl the other team out. Matches last between 75-90 minutes per innings, which makes it incredibly exciting to watch.
Lord’s Natwest T3 Blast fixtures are 27th July: Middlesex vs Essex, 3rd August (family night): Middlesex VS Hampshire and 10th August: Middlesex Vs Sussex, you can find out more at lords.org/t20.
The MCC Academy is open to the public and includes technologies used by players to improve their game, including Hawk Eye ball-tracking technology, and Pitch Vision technology, which provides feedback to players in real-time as they train.