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Lord's ready for Inter Services t20

The Royal Air Force celebrate a wicket in the 2013 competition
The Royal Air Force celebrate a wicket in the 2013 competition

The British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force are set to play their annual Inter Services t20 tournament at Lord's on Tuesday 3 June.

The Inter Services Twenty20 Tournament is a triangular competition between the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force senior XI sides and is fiercely competed for, with the Army looking to retain their crown having won last year's competition.

This is one of the few tournaments that provide an opportunity to watch three games of high quality Twenty20 cricket in one day.

It's a marvellous day

This year, for the first time, the day will include a ladies match with the ladies Combined Services team playing MCC ladies on the Nursery Ground.

Air Vice Marshal Paul Atherton OBE, Chairman of the Combined Services Cricket Association said: “I am delighted that Marylebone Cricket Club has once again agreed to support this fantastic Inter Services T20 event, and in particular to extend an invitation to include a Ladies fixture on the Nursery ground.

"For the Servicemen and Women, playing cricket at Lord’s will be one of the highlights of their sporting career.

"But it is also a marvellous day for the supporters and I would encourage people to come along and support their team.

"The IST20 tournaments have proved to be an outstanding success, not least for the thrilling cricket, and we are looking forward to another excellent day.

I am also pleased to announce that we will be supporting SSAFA as our chosen charity this year; and I am most grateful to Heineken UK and BFBS for supporting this unique Services’ sporting opportunity at the Home of Cricket as MCC celebrate their Bicentenary year’’.

John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, said: “Ever since the first IST20 tournament was held at Lord’s in 2010, the event has gown every year, and it now represents one of the highlights in the fixture list.

"MCC is delighted to continue to support the development of Services cricket, and I am very much looking forward to watching the drama unfold once again on Tuesday 3 June.

"I encourage all cricket lovers to come along to Lord’s and enjoy what promises to be an excellent day.”

Inter Services t20 - Lord's 2013 will also be broadcasting live ball-by-ball commentary for all the matches via the Lord’s website.

Gates will open at 9am on Tuesday 2 June and tickets can be bought on the day. Ticket prices are £15 for adults, £5 for Under 16s and £7.50 for over 65s.

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