The number of people attending domestic and international cricket in 2019 has passed the three-million mark – the first time attendances have broken this barrier since records began.
The total gate figures of 3.15million are an 18% increase on the previous record-holding year of 2017.
The overall total includes six international fixtures at Trent Bridge, comprising five matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup and a sold-out Royal London One-Day International.
Domestically, meanwhile, average Vitality Blast attendances in Nottingham topped 12,000 for the first time, with Trent Bridge’s Family Fun Day attracting a record domestic crowd of 14,478.
Each venue hosting international cricket in 2020 is operating a ticketing ballot, with more than 145,000 already registering their interest across the country. Enter the registration of interest ballot for Test and ODI cricket at Trent Bridge next year here.
“Hosting an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the Specsavers Ashes Test series in the same season gave us a unique opportunity to bring more people to the game – and we’re thrilled that this summer’s record crowds have exceeded all our expectations,” said Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the ECB.
“We owe a special vote of thanks to the England men’s team for matching the women’s team’s achievement in winning the World Cup on home soil – and, of course, to all our domestic and international venues who played such an important role in delivering our biggest ever attendance figures.
“We are committed to capitalising on this opportunity and with the launch of our new five-year strategy Inspiring Generations, which has growing the game at its heart, we have ambitions to replicate the attendance figures cricket has enjoyed this summer across future seasons.
“We’re also excited to see significant growth in advance ticket sales across all venues. With four international teams touring this country next summer, we’re already seeing strong demand for tickets at all venues and we’d urge fans to buy early to avoid missing out on what promises to be another memorable summer of cricket.”
Nottinghamshire Membership for the 2020 season is on sale, with those who join for next season currently bestowed exclusive access to applying for international tickets.