Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Commercial Director Michael Temple has hailed the 2018 Family Fun Day against Warwickshire, saying he is ‘incredibly proud’ for the Club to have achieved a record attendance.
A Notts Outlaws limited overs best of 14,357 poured in to Trent Bridge to enjoy the family-friendly activities and Royal London One-Day Cup match with Warwickshire – for just £1 per person.
Children enjoyed getting their faces painted, having a go in the BatFAST simulator, playing with garden games and having a go at a dance workshop.
“Trent Bridge is a place for families and we’re incredibly proud to have welcomed so many today.”
There were also regular ground tours and a popular fudge and cake stall, while thousands of people took to the outfield at the interval to play their own games of cricket.
The crowd smashed the previous List A best of 8,751, achieved at last year’s Family Fun Day against Lancashire.
“Trent Bridge is a place for families and we’re incredibly proud to have welcomed so many today,” said Temple.
“The attendance figure re-affirms the fact that our Members and supporters embrace all forms of cricket at Trent Bridge, but there is certainly a particular appetite for 50-over matches on Sunday afternoons here.
“The weather, the track record of our team, the quality of our players and the manner in which our venue is staffed and stewarded plays a part, but we believe that the biggest factors are fair value and positive spectator experience.”
Notts are planning to host more family-friendly activities during their Vitality Blast T20 matches this summer, which begins with a rematch of last year’s final against the Birmingham Bears on Wednesday 4 July.
Six more North Group home matches in the competition follow against Durham Jets (Tuesday 17 July), Leicestershire Foxes (Friday 20 July), Lancashire Lightning (27 July) and Derbyshire Falcons (Thursday 2 August) before culminating in a clash with the Yorkshire Vikings on Friday 10 August.
We hope those that attended for the first time were pleasantly surprised.”
Should the Outlaws do well, there is also the possibility of a knock-out home quarter-final to follow.
Temple added: “We hope those that attended for the first time were pleasantly surprised that they could walk on the outfield, pay a fair price for a pint and meet the players after the game, and that they choose to join us at Trent Bridge again soon.
“We’re a friendly bunch and the Members, players and staff will always go above and beyond to welcome the next generation of Nottinghamshire supporters.”
You can watch every ball of Notts’ scheduled home matches in 2018 - including all seven Vitality Blast (T20) group games - by joining our family as a Member. Adult prices start from £38 and you can become a Member by clicking here.