Lizzie Jones MBE, the acclaimed singer and heart health campaigner, will perform the national anthems of England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Friday.
The sporting soprano will return to the venue at which she has performed with distinction on Vitality Blast matchdays in 2019 and 2021, raising the curtain on the second LV= Insurance Test Match following England’s five wicket triumph in the series’ opener at Lord’s.
Lizzie, who is famed in sporting circles for combining powerful vocals with her pioneering and life-saving work through the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund in memory of her late husband, says the friendliness of the Trent Bridge faithful will ensure that she feels completely at home during her pre-match performance.
“Trent Bridge were the first cricket venue to invite me to sing for them, and I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere,” she said. “I’m thankful to Nottinghamshire for thinking of me and bringing me on board.
“I’ve been greeted by some mixed weather on my previous visits, but the warmness of the welcome has always been guaranteed.
“Right from the first occasion, I wondered what it would be like with a packed house on an international matchday. I can’t wait to experience it for myself on Friday.”
Lizzie is scheduled to return to Trent Bridge for a further pre-match performance ahead of Notts Outlaws’ Vitality Blast fixture against Birmingham Bears on Friday 17 June.
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