With one of the most eagerly anticipated cricketing summers in recent history on the horizon, the 2019 fixture list for Lord’s has today been released.
Following the announcement of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures, and England’s Test Matches against Ireland and Australia, Middlesex’s fixtures have now been confirmed.
Middlesex will play five Specsavers County Championship matches, three Royal London One-Day Cup group games and four Vitality Blast group matches at the Home of Cricket.
Their first four-day match of the new campaign at Lord’s begins on Thursday 11th April when Lancashire are the visitors, before their attention is turned to white-ball cricket, with Somerset and Sussex visiting in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Essex Eagles, Kent Spitfires, Surrey and Hampshire are Middlesex’s Vitality Blast opponents at Lord’s when the short format begins in July and August.
Next summer’s major matches at Lord’s were confirmed earlier this year, with England set to take on Ireland in the four day Specsavers Test in July, before Australia are the visitors for the Specsavers Test Match in August, which forms part of the Ashes Series.The ICC Cricket World Cup will of course be coming to the Home of Cricket next summer too and Lord’s will host the showpiece final on Sunday 14th July, as it did the last time the tournament came to England in 1999. Four group stages matches will also take place at Lord’s, including a mouth-watering England vs Australia clash.
The Royal London One-Day Cup Final will take place at Lord’s for the final time on Saturday 25th May, with the match signalling the start of a very special cricket week.
As always at Lord’s, there are a host of other matches scheduled and the final week in May will see traditional matches such as Eton vs Harrow and Oxford vs Cambridge, as well as MCC Women’s Cricket Day, held for the first time in 2017, and the Inter-Services T20 Tournament taking place across four days.
The Cricketer National Village Cup Final returns in September, as does the National Club Final, which will be hosted at Lord’s for the first time since 2008. First held in 1969, the Club Championship sees some of the best club sides from around England and Wales taking part in a competition limited to 256 clubs.
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