Should you be visiting us for the second Investec Test, our matchday guide contains all the information you need to ensure maximum enjoyment from your day out at Trent Bridge.

We ask that you ‘travel light’ and bring with you only essential items, leaving bags at home if at all possible.

Please listen to our stewards at the gate, as they will be able to direct you to the shortest queue.

Hours of Play

Gates open at 9am, with the start of play scheduled for 11am, and 90 overs to be bowled in the day.

Lunch will be taken from 1pm to 1.40pm and tea from 3.40pm to 4pm. The scheduled close of play is 6pm. Additional time may be added to the end of play to make up for overs lost to rain or bad light.


Ticket Information

The opening three days of the match are completely sold out and entry will only be granted on these days to spectators holding a valid match ticket. If you would like to join us for days four or five, then tickets in advance can be purchased in three different ways:

1. Buy online by clicking here.

2. Call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 811 8711 (kindly note that calls to our 0844 numbers will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

3. Visit the Ticket Office in person when in the ground.

Please note that tickets for day four are available to buy from £20 in advance here and on the gate from the TBI Ticket Office and the main Ticket Office at the Dixon Gates. All pre-paid ticket collections will be from the main Ticket Office at the Dixon Gates.

Kindly note tickets purchased more than two working days ahead of the match will be sent in the post. If purchased afterwards, they will be available for collection from our Ticket Office windows.

Alternatively, use the print at home option. You’ll need to physically print the tickets as they won’t scan from a mobile device.

Ticket refund policy

If play is restricted or does not take place at the ground on the day for which your ticket is valid, you will be entitled to a refund, or part-refund, of the match ticket value subject to there being: (a) 15 overs or less because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match - a full refund; (b) 15.1 overs to 29.5 overs because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match - a 50% refund.

In no other circumstances can money be refunded. In respect of tickets purchased in advance for the day on which this ticket is valid, refunds will be made automatically by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to the original purchaser only, either by refunding his or her debit or credit card, or by sending a cheque.

In respect of tickets purchased at the ground on the day for which this ticket is valid, refunds may be claimed by sending this ticket with your name and address in block capitals to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club within 28 days of the match date.

For refund queries, telephone 0844 811 871 or visit Please allow 30 days from the receipt of the claim for your refund to be processed. Please note, this refund policy only applies to days one to four of the Test match and does not apply to day five.

A refund can only be redeemed on day five if there is no play. Any play means no refund can be claimed.


Ticket collection

If you have match tickets to collect from the ground, you can do so at our Ticket Office windows, opposite the Co-op on Bridgford Road.


Cameras and mobile devices

Please note that the use of any cameras, mobile devices or any electronic equipment for the recording, transmission or communication of match footage, details, statistics, images (on any platforms including but not limited to websites and social media) etc, is not permitted, other than with the proper accreditation. All ground regulations apply.

You can, however, take pictures for your own personal use, providing you do not use specialist equipment such as telephoto lenses, tripods or mono pods.

Accredited photographers will be present during the match and will be taking images for use on our printed marketing materials and digital channels. If you or anyone in your party would not like photographing, then please inform our photographer.

You can view a full list of ground regulations here.


Food & Drink

An array of catering options and bar facilities are on offer throughout the ground, featuring locally-sourced produce to satisfy a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Kindly click here for more information.

Contactless debit/credit cards are accepted at selected bars around the ground.


Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard catering options

On the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, you’ll find:

· Taste of India Street unit serving vegetarian and certified Halal meat

· Sylvester & Green Pork

· Fish & Chips

· Hardys Wine

· Yorkshire Tea.


Breakfast offer

A special breakfast offer is available at participating units. For further details, and to redeem, please download the voucher here.


Picnic hamper collection

Collection of pre-ordered picnic hampers is from behind the Hound Road Stand between 9am and 11am.

You are, of course, welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks in plastic or cardboard containers, but please avoid cans, glassware and metal cutlery. Please be reminded that bringing alcohol into the ground is not permitted.


Ales, wines and gins

If you enjoy real ales, your best bet is the marquee bar, which you’ll find in the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard. In this area, you’ll also find a Hardys Wine stand.

An additional wine bar – offering an excellent range of red, white and rosé wine by the glass and bottle, together with Champagne and Prosecco – will be situated on the Hound Road concourse.

A premium gin and tonic stand, meanwhile, will be situated on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse.


Visit our Test match partners

In the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, you’ll find the Investec and Toyota stands, as well as We Are England Cricket, which is a must visit for all England supporters.  In this area, there is also the opportunity to purchase England and Trent Bridge merchandise from our Club Shop. 

Small retail outlets and charity stands

Additional Trent Bridge retail outlets will also be in position on the Radcliffe Road concourse and behind the Fox Road Stand. All these outlets are participating in our offer where you can receive £5 off a new England Cricket replica shirt. Click here for further details.

Please pay a visit to the charity stands for the Trent Bridge Community Trust, which offers life-changing support to disadvantaged young people in Nottinghamshire (days two to four), and the Broad Appeal for The Motor Neurone Disease Association on day one. Both will be situated on the concourse behind the Smith Cooper Stand.

At the Trust stand, people can enter a £1-a-go raffle to win a signed bat from both the England and South Africa squads. It also plays host to the book signing of cricket broadcaster and writer, Mark Nicholas, who will be at the stand during the first interval on day two.


Assistance on the day

If you have any queries during your day at Trent Bridge, one of our ‘Happy to Help’ volunteers, wearing blue, or stewards will be only too delighted to help. Our ‘Above and Beyond’ volunteers will be available to assist disabled guests and their helpers during the match.


Baby changing facilities

Change facilities are available in the Members’ Pavilion accessible toilets, as well as in the squash complex ladies’ toilets (access via the Ticket Office near the back entrance to the Pavilion) and the William Clarke Stand ladies’ toilets. Please feel free to ask any volunteer or steward for directions.

The squash complex changing rooms can be made available upon request at the Ticket Office as further baby changing facilities accessible to men, or as a quiet feeding area.


Planning Your Journey

A full Nottingham travel guide is available for download here.

You can view a map that shows approaches to the ground here.


Travelling by Car

Kindly note the Eventlink Park & Ride Service from Queens Drive will no longer be running for the Test Match.

Paid for road parking, in close proximity to the ground, can be found on the Victoria Embankment. This location has the most available space – head for the postcode NG2 2JY. Parking costs £10 for the day.

A limited number of passes are still available to buy in advance for day five only in the Bridge Field Car Park (NG2 6AP), which is just a short walk from the ground - please note days one to four have sold out. Parking costs £10 for the day (£8 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club members). Passes can be purchased in advance of the match only by calling the Ticket Office on 0844 811 8711. Note that calls to this number will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.

There are a number of well-located, secure car parks around the city centre, which can be found on the travel guide above.

Anyone travelling by car from outside the city can take advantage of NET’s free park & ride facilities located around Nottingham.

The most convenient tram park & ride site for the A453 can be found at Clifton South (17-minute tram travel time), stopping at Meadows Embankment, where spectators can then take a pleasant walk (around 20 minutes) along the river to Trent Bridge. For more details visit

As an added incentive to take the tram, NET will be running its £2 return event ticket offer for all match ticket holders. To take advantage of the deal, fans need to select the Event Ticket option from the ticket vending machine before boarding the tram, and make sure they have their match ticket to hand for inspection.

If you have a spare seat in your car, or are looking for a ride, then why not visit, the free-to-use car share website, that could save you money on your transport costs.


Travelling By Bus

Discounted bus travel has been secured thanks to a partnership with Nottingham City Transport.

Ticket holders will therefore be able to travel on Nottingham City Transport buses for £2.50 when they show a valid match ticket or membership card to the driver.

Please note this offer is only valid on Nottingham City Transport buses in greater Nottingham, and after 9.30am.

Further information on this offer, and to plan your bus journey, is available here.


Travelling By Tram

There is a tram stop at Nottingham Train Station, which is a 20-minute walk away. To help plan your journey, visit

Anyone travelling by car from outside the city can take advantage of NET’s free park & ride facilities located around Nottingham (see travel guide link above).

As an added incentive to take the tram, NET will be running its £2 return event ticket offer for all match ticket holders. To take advantage of the deal, fans need to select the Event Ticket option from the ticket vending machine before boarding the tram, and make sure they have their match ticket to hand for inspection.


Travelling By Train

When you arrive at Nottingham Station, look out for our friendly volunteers, wearing blue, who will point you in the right direction for the 20-minute walk to the ground. They can also point you in the direction of public transport and taxis should you require it.

More volunteers will be in position on the Victoria Embankment to direct you.



A taxi rank can be found 200 yards from the ground on Bridgford Road, adjacent to the large West Bridgford Co-op, and on Pavilion Road, near Nottingham Forest FC.


Travelling By Bicycle

Supporters planning to take their bikes to Trent Bridge will benefit from cycle parking facilities in the Bridge Field Car Park on Bridgford Road. Please bring a chain to secure your bike.

Bike parking will be available from two hours before scheduled start times until an hour after close of play. Kindly note that bikes are not allowed inside the ground for this fixture.


Special offers throughout the county

In Nottinghamshire, we love to welcome you; so much so that a selection of local businesses are ready with special offers for Investec Test ticket holders.

Information on special offers is available for download here.


Looking for somewhere to stay

Nottingham Tourist Information Centre has an up-to-date view on the limited availability across the city. They can be contacted on 0844 477 5678.


After the match

Just a few hours after the match is over, look out for your exclusive post-match email to those that purchased tickets. It includes reaction to the game, photographs and the opportunity to provide feedback on your matchday experience with us.

Please feel free to forward this communication to those that attended the fixture with you.


Any questions?

If there's anything we can help with in advance of your visit, please kindly feel free to call us on 0115 982 3000, email or Tweet us via @TrentBridge.

We hope you enjoy the cricket!