Want to make the most of your evening at the Natwest T20 Blast at Lord’s?
Here are our six top tips to ensure that you have a blast at the Middlesex v Surrey Natwest T20.
1. Get to the Ground early
Gates open at 4:45pm, so to avoid the rush of people arriving at the beginning of play we recommend that you get to the ground early.
Once inside the ground there is lots for you to do and see.
Bars will be open so that you can relax with a drink and from 5:45pm the picnic area on the Nursery Ground will be available for you to enjoy the summer’s evening before the first ball is bowled.
2. Spend some time around the Nursery Ground
Players will be warming up and netting on the Nursery Ground and spectators are welcome to observe their pre-match build up. If you grab a four and six card you may even be lucky enough to grab an autograph!
There is also a live performance from singer Maria Karelina in the hour before play gets underway.
Lastly, make sure you get behind Middlesex by picking up a pink hairy headband and head to the Nursery Ground to have your picture taken with our selfie frames.
Then tweet your picture to @HomeofCricket using the hashtag #LoveLords and #TeamMiddlesex.
3. Get on the big screen by following @HomeofCricket on Twitter and Instagram
Lord’s is the first cricket ground in the UK to offer fast, reliable and free public WiFi to spectators and visitors.
Spectators can connect to The Cloud WiFi so that you can follow @HomeofCricket for real-time updates through out the evening and exclusive behind the scenes content.
To get your message on the big screen make sure you Tweet us using #LoveLords and #TeamMiddlesex.
4. Don’t miss the mascot dance off
Surrey’s mascot Caesar the Lion will be taking on Middlesex’s Pinky the Panther in a dance off during the innings break.
The dance off will take place in front of the Pavilion and promises to be an exciting spectacle for children – both young and old – to get behind and enjoy.
5. Don’t miss Whacking Great Sandwiches
New for 2015, Lord’s has opened WG’s Sandwich Bar beneath the Grand Stand.
WG’s – named after cricket legend William Gilbert Grace - offers range of hot and tasty sandwiches, homemade scotch eggs, pork pies more.
6. St John’s Wood Station will be busy
St John’s Wood is always extremely busy on match days and there is usually a queuing system in place when accessing the station at the end of the game.
With this in mind it may therefore be faster for you to alight at either Baker’s Street station (a 15 minute walk), Warwick Avenue (a 10 minute walk) or Marylebone station (a 10 minute walk).
There are also several bus routes that run along side the Ground or within a few minutes walking distance.
If you are seated in either the Edrich, Mound or Tavern Stand please exit via the East gate or the Grace gate.
Both these gates are situated on the side of the ground that provides good access for walking to Baker Street, Warwick Avenue and Marylebone underground stations.