As the dust settles on Wimbledon tennis and anticipation building away for the new football season, what does the discerning gent with taste for sporting action watch, let alone attend during the balmy summer?
Summer is, of course, cricket season up and down the nation – and globally too for those in the northern hemisphere. Whilst the five-day test series that cricket is famously known as somewhat of a commitment for the time-poor and entertainment craving discerning gent, the shorter quick-fire matches of the T20 series offer a better bite-sized option.
Played over 20 overs – it is a game of fours and sixes as each team races towards as high a total as possible within the 20 overs and without the entire team being bowled or caught out in the process. Combine this with the possible chance (weather is never guaranteed, sadly) of a balmy summers’ evening with friends and ice-cold beverages – it’s the perfect blend.
The T20 Blast schedule of matches is nationwide but for those in London, there is only one venue the discerning gent will want to experience all the action at – the iconic Lords venue. Home to Middlesex Cricket Club, the venue with host four games in total across July and August, with remaining fixtures:
- Middlesex vs. Essex – Thursday 27th July, 6.15pm
- Middlesex vs. Hampshire – Thursday 3rd August, 6.15pm (family night)
- Middlesex vs. Sussex – Thursday 10th August, 6.15pm
To give a flavour of the action, here’s some of Middlesex’ finest attempting to smash balls over the famous Lords pavilion stand:
Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and under-16s at £5. For more details and to buy tickets, visit lords.org/t20