England Versus South Africa – Summer 2017 Test Cricket

This summer England will take on South Africa in a series of test cricket matches. They have already competed in the T20 series and with South Africa winning just 2 of the 6 events, victory went to England. Can they repeat this success in test cricket? We’ll have to wait and see.

If you wish to be in the crowd at one of the test matches please don’t settle for a standard ticket. Experience luxuries, fine dining and chances to network with a cricket hospitality package from a leading firm including the experienced DTB Sports and Events.

The first test is at Lord’s Cricket Ground from 6th-9th July.

Cricket hospitality spaces are selling quickly so don’t delay.

Test cricket

  • It is the oldest form of international cricket.
  • It is played in white uniforms with a red ball.
  • England and South Africa will have two innings each, the highest scoring side wins.
  • Test cricket matches can take up to five days.
  • If there is no winner by the end of play, a draw is declared.

How well do you know your cricket grounds?

Lords Cricket Ground

  • Today’s Lords Cricket Ground is the third incarnation of the venue, now at St. John’s Wood.
  • From 1787, wine trader Thomas Lord prospered, the entrance to the ground was through his shop.
  • From 1787, and Marylebone Cricket Club’s creation, it became the premier club in the country; the MCC defined the rules of cricket and still do today.
  • Middlesex County Cricket team have called the Lord’s Cricket Ground home since 1877.
  • The first match to be played at this Lords Cricket Club was in 1814.
  • The 100th Test was played between England and the West Indies in 2000, England won.

Trent Bridge – 2nd test cricket match

  • This ground is the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s home.
  • It’s named after the bridge over the nearby River Trent.
  • Opened in the 1830’s it is the third oldest test match venue in the world.
  • 1899 saw the first test match played at Trent Bridge. England versus Australia.
  • Notts County Football Club played their matches here in the early days.

The Kia Oval – 3rd test cricket match

  • This ground in Kennington, London is the home of the Surrey County Cricket Club.
  • The Kennington Oval was opened in 1854.
  • In September 1880, the Oval hosted the first international test cricket match in the UK.
  • The Kennington Oval was the venue for FA Cup Finals from 1872-1893.
  • 1872-1879’s rugby matches were also played at the Oval.
  • The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy event was played here, Pakistan won against India.

Old Trafford – 4th test cricket match

  • Emirates Old Trafford is the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.
  • It was founded in 1854 as the home of the Manchester Cricket Club and was on the De Trafford’s family land.
  • Since 1867 it has been Lancashire’s home ground.
  • It is the second oldest test cricket ground.
  • The first Ashes were held here in July 1884.

Watch cricketing greats field and bat from state of the art cricket hospitality spaces this summer.

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