Notts Outlaws head back to Welbeck Cricket Club for the fourth consecutive year as they take on Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup on Sunday (20 May).
The match follows victories over Warwickshire in 2015 - when a second match against Glamorgan fell victim to the weather - Derbyshire in 2016 and Leicestershire in 2017.
The Outlaws go into the fixture as defending Royal London One-Day Cup champions and hope to maintain their 100 per cent win record in completed matches at the John Fretwell Complex.
This matchday guide contains all the information you need to ensure maximum enjoyment from your day out at Welbeck.
Hours Of Play
Gates open at 9am, with start of play scheduled for 11am. The first innings will take place between 11am and 2.30pm, before a 45-minute interval. The second innings will then follow from 3.15pm until 6.45pm.
General admission is priced at £12, £9 for seniors and under-21s and £5 for juniors. Entry is free to Nottinghamshire Members. Car parking is £2 for Members and £5 others.
Tickets will be available in advance by calling our friendly ticket office staff on 0115 8990300, or visiting Trent Bridge in person up to 1pm tomorrow (Saturday). Alternatively, you can call Welbeck on 01623 847468.
After 1pm tomorrow, tickets will be available at the ground on the day of the game, but will be cash only.
All spectators, including Members, are kindly reminded that it is not permitted to take alcohol into the ground. Please also note that dogs will not be allowed entry (except guide dogs).
Welbeck Cricket Club provides a picturesque out-ground cricket watching experience with a grass bank around the majority of the perimeter of the playing area. A picnic rug may, therefore, be all you need to enjoy the match in this setting, especially if the good weather holds.
However, fold-down chairs will be available at the ground and spectators are also welcome to bring along their own seating.
Address And Directions By Car
Welbeck Cricket Club is situated at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Road, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8LL.
Directions: Sookholme Road is the B6407 and, coming from the direction of Mansfield, is a left turning off the A60 between Mansfield Woodhouse and Spion Kop. The ground is opposite the Hostess Restaurant and 500 metres from the junction with the A60.
The main entrance to the ground will be reserved for players and match officials. However, on-site car parking is available 100 yards past the main entrance on the right hand side, priced at £5 (£2 to Nottinghamshire Members). This will be signposted accordingly on the day.
Travelling By Train
Sunday 19 May, Nottingham to Mansfield Woodhouse.
Depart Nottingham: 09.42 & 11.28
Arrive Mansfield Woodhouse: 10.22 & 12.08
Depart Mansfield Woodhouse: 16.09, 17.36, 19.18 & 21.07.
Arrive Nottingham: 16.46, 18.13, 19.55 & 21.44.
Mansfield Woodhouse station is just under three miles from Welbeck Cricket Club and is a short taxi ride away.
Travel By Coach
Places on the Supporters’ Coach, departing the Dixon Gates at Trent Bridge at 9.30am and returning after the game, are available priced at £11 for adults and £5 for under-16s.
To secure your places, please book online here or contact our friendly ticket office staff on 0115 8990300, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.
A variety of food and drink outlets will be available around the ground, including an ice cream van, Rustic Crust Pizza and the Welbeck Cricket Club cake stall.
Jenkins & Burns will be offering up posh sausages with duck fat roast potatoes, Dabbawalla selling vegetarian dishes and Tree Top Catering supplying burgers, chips and bacon sandwiches.
Keep your eye out for the All Stars coaching for youngsters, which will be taking place during the match.
A face painter, free of charge, will also be in attendance form 12noon, while a retail outlet will be selling a range of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club merchandise.
Families will be allowed to play on the outfield during the between-innings interval, but only soft balls should be used.
Players will be available to sign autographs in front of the Pavilion soon after the conclusion of the match.
The weather can take turns during the day, so please bring clothing to cover all eventualities.
In The Event Of Bad Weather
Fittingly as the nation’s summer sport, we can’t play cricket in the rain.
However, our friendly refund policy ensures that you can purchase tickets safe in the knowledge that the elements won’t hit you in the pocket...
If play is restricted to less than 20 overs and there is no result, you will be entitled to a refund of the face value of your ticket. Only the original purchaser of the ticket from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club can be refunded. Alternatively you can exchange your tickets for a future Royal London One-Day Cup or Specsavers County Championship match in 2018.
If play exceeds 20 overs but there is no result (i.e. the game is abandoned due to poor weather) you will be able to exchange your ticket for a future Royal London One-Day Cup or Specsavers County Championship match in 2018.
In the event of a match being abandoned, any complimentary tickets issued will not be valid for alternative fixtures.
If play exceeds 20 overs, and the game has a result, then no refunds or exchanges will be offered.
Know Your Royal London One-Day Cup Cricket
Royal London One-Day Cup matches are played to a finish over the course of one-day with 50 overs-per-side.
50-over cricket is traditionally more considered, and less hectic, than the all-out explosive action of the Vitality Blast – but the balance is shifting and there’s nothing quite like the fluctuating drama of a run chase.
With the current trend towards playing the game in an entertaining and dynamic way, 50-over cricket is resurgent as a form of entertainment around the world – a format watched by a sell-out crowd of 17,000 each time England play a Royal London One-Day International at Trent Bridge.
The Notts Outlaws are defending champions in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup, having beaten Surrey in the 2017 final at Lord’s.
This summer, captained by Steven Mullaney, they compete in an initial North Group of nine teams - Lancashire, Northamptonshire Steelbacks, Leicestershire Foxes, Yorkshire Vikings, Warwickshire, Worcestershire Rapids, Durham Jets and Derbyshire Falcons - for a place in the knock-out stages.
The tournament culminates in the grand occasion of a final at the spiritual and traditional home of world cricket, Lord’s, on Saturday 30 June.
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