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.
We are currently finalising our 2015 Ashes tour to England. This tour is only 2 years since our last visit to England. The change from the normal 4 year cycle of Ashes series is due to the fixture of the ICC World Cup.
The next Cricket World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. The following Cricket World Cup in 2019 will then be held in England.
THE National Network Cricket Supporters ASHES TOUR is always our most popular tour and always a "sell-out" so please register now to ensure your spot on this tour.
We have now conducted 22 Escorted Test Cricket Supporters Tours since commencing in 1991. The success of our tours has been based on the formula of always including 2 Test Matches one of which is always the Lords Test match plus we always include a generous amount of sightseeing.
PROPOSED ITINERARY - ASHES TOUR 2015
We will be including the Tests to be played at Lords, London ( 16th - 20th July ) and Edgbaston, Birmingham ( 29th July - 2nd August ).
Between these 2 Tests we will be visiting Paris and then on to the Battlefields of the Somme.
We will also offer a "pre-tour" option to the Test match in Cardiff ( 8th - 12th July ).
Plus we will also offer "post-tour" options to join us for the 4th Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham ( 6th - 10th August ) and / or the 5th Test to be played at The Oval, London ( 20th - 24th August).
Our Cricket Supporters Tour will be fully inclusive of flights, accommodation, Test Match tickets and all touring.
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