Nottinghamshire CCC have joined forces with the England & WalesCricket Board to organise to show live action on a giant screen atWollaton Park next Saturday and Sunday.
Similar ECB ?Cricket in the Park in association with Fosters?initiatives have taken place this summer in London, Birmingham andBristol and have attracted more than 40,000 fans in total.
But Lisa Pursehouse, Notts Deputy Chief Executive, believes that next weekend?s attendance could be the highest yet.
She said: ?We?ve had literally hundreds of calls from people who aredisappointed about not getting a ticket, wanting to know whether therewill be a big screen showing.
?Even those who are coming to Trent Bridge on Thursday or Friday arelooking for another taste of the action over the weekend and WollatonPark is the perfect place to go and lap up the atmosphere.
?In fact, I couldn?t think of a better venue for an event of this kindand if I wasn?t going to be busy at Trent Bridge, I would certainly beon the hill at Wollaton Park.
?The ECB deserve credit because they were quick to respond when thepublic suggested something should be done to ?accommodate? all thosepeople who want to come to the game but cannot get a ticket.?
Admission to Wollaton Park will be free and although final plans arestill being made, it is expected that the ECB Cricket Roadshow will bethere, offering an opportunity to face 90 mph bowling.
There will be food and drink outlets, with beer and soft drinksprovided by event sponsors Fosters, but people will be able to taketheir own food and drink.
Said Tom Harrison, the ECB Marketing Manager: ?Cricket in the Park hasbeen a major part of the success of our England?s Big Summer campaign.We know that with the series level at 1-1, there is enormous interestin Nottingham in the events at Trent Bridge.
?The screen at Wollaton Park will give those fans who do not have aticket for the match the chance to join in and experience theunprecedented excitement of this npower Ashes series.?
There will be no tickets required to get in and Lisa added: ?It?s very much a case of the more the merrier.?
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
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