The Ashes 2015 Test Cricket Supporters Tour
Lords & Edgbaston including Europe Sightseeing.
Pre-tour option for Cardiff Test match
Post-tour options for Trent Bridge & The Oval Test matches.
Dear Cricket Lovers,
We look forward to welcoming you to our popular Ashes tour. This will be our 7th escorted Test Cricket Supporters tour to England.
In 2015 we will be including the 2nd Test at Lords in London and the 3rd Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham A visit to England is a must for any Test cricket fan there is nothing like a visit to Lords the home of Test cricket when Australia is playing England in an Ashes match. This will be followed by a visit to the famous English country ground Edgbaston, Birmingham.
We will have reserved tickets and transfers to and from the grounds to ensure that you enjoy your time at the cricket. In the 8 days between the two Tests we will be taking the Eurostar to Lille and visiting the Australian Battlefields at Ypres, Fromelles and the Somme. We will then enjoy 2 nights in the Champagne region with a visit to a famous champagne house for tour and tasting.
We will also be offering an add-on option including the 1st Test in Cardiff and have packages for Trent Bridge and The Oval.
This will be the 24th Test Cricket supporters tour that we have conducted over the past 23 years to all the major test playing countries. We look forward to you joining our tour.
Regards, Kevin Dale.
Our 2015 tour will include the Test matches to be played at Lords (16th - 20th July) and also Edgbaston, Birmingham ( 29th July - 2nd August ).
We will also offer a "pre-tour" option to join us for the 1st Test match to be played in Cardiff from 8th - 12 July.
In addition there will be the opportunity to join us for "post-tour" options to see the Trent Bridge, Nottingham Test ( 6th - 10th August ) and / or the final test to be played at The Oval, London ( 20th - 24th August )
To ensure your spot on this tour please complete the form below and return to us asap.
TEST MATCH VENUES:-
Lord's Cricket Ground - Universally known as the home of cricket Lord's is located in St. Johns wood, London and named after its founder , Thomas Lord. It is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club ( MCC ) and is the home of the Middlesex County Cricket Club.The earliest known match was played here in 1814. A number of the stands have been updated in recent years and the capacity is now 28,800.
Edgbaston - Home of the Warwickshire Cricket Club, this was where the 1st ever Test match of the 1902 Ashes series was played.
In 1977 it was the site of the first Day/Night competitive cricket match played in England.
Edgbaston is considered to be one of England's leading cricket grounds yet has the reputation for being the most "hostile" for any visiting teams - the atmosphere will be "electric" during the Test match being played here.
Trent Bridge - Home of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club this ground in located near the main bridge over the river Trent in Nottingham. The first recorded game here was held in 1838 and hosted its first Test match against Australia in 1899. A unique feature of the ground is the traditional English pub located in one corner of the ground. The crowd capacity is 25,000.
SWALEC Stadium - Located in Cardiff this ground is the home of the Glamorgan County Cricket club. It is known as The SWALEC due to naming rights and was previously known as Sophie Gardens after the park in which it is situated. The stadium is on the left bank of the River Taff in Cardiff approx 1.6kms north of Cardiff Arms Park. The crowd capacity is 16,000.
The Oval - The home ground of Surrey Cricket Club located in Lambeth in South London , the classic cricket ground was built in 1845.
It was the 1st ground in England to host an International Test match in September 1880.
The final test match of the English cricket season is traditionally played here.
It also staged the first FA Cup Final (soccer) in 1872.
The Oval is one of England's iconic cricket grounds and any opportunity to watch a Test match played here should not be missed