A group of 50 cricket supporters will have the honour of watching the opening day of the Ashes this week in the company of the famous Ashes Urn, at a very special sleepover held in the MCC Museum at Lord’s.
As England get their long-awaited Ashes battle with Australia underway in Brisbane on Wednesday night, ‘Yorkshire Tea’s Night at the Museum’, in aid of Chance to Shine, will take place in the Film Theatre in the MCC Museum with supporters watching the action live from the Gabba.
The evening will get underway with a tour of the famous Lord’s dressing rooms, before Ashes winner Matthew Hoggard takes part in a Q&A session.
Guests will then get to witness the opening exchanges between Australia and England in the historic surroundings of one of the oldest sports museums in the world. An array of cricketing memorabilia will surround them, including the bespoke Ashes Collection, which centres on the famous Ashes Urn.
A similar event took place in 2013 as fans watched Stuart Broad rip through the heart of the Australia top order with five wickets, before the hosts hit back later on in the match to record a crushing 381 run victory, setting the tone for the rest of the series.
Bottomless cups of Yorkshire Tea will help fans make it through the night, as they watch the action unfold live. Tickets for the event sold out almost immediately when they went on sale in September, with some guests travelling as far as Scotland for the night.