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Date Published: 2018-03-09
Barbados set to host 2018 Festival of English Cricket
2018 FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH CRICKET
The iconic Kensington Oval and the 3Ws Oval at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus are set to host the major matches in a 2018 Festival of English Cricket. The 2018 Festival of English Cricket features the three-match 50 over North-South Series and the 4-day MCC and Champion County Match.
2018 NORTH-SOUTH SERIES
Kensington Oval - March 18 and 21
3Ws Oval - March 23
While the festival itself provides Barbados an excellent opportunity to further hone its service delivery in view of the 2019 England Tour to the West Indies, the scheduled matches provide valuable opportunities for the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) itself, as they look toward a strong performance in their hosting of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The squads for the series are:
North: S Mullaney (Notts, captain), S Hain (Warwickshire*), B Duckett Northamptonshire), J Clarke (Worcestershire), K Jennings (Lancashire), B D'Oliveira (Worcestershire), A Davies (Lancashire, wk), P Coughlin (Notts), M Fisher (Yorkshire), S Mahmood (Lancashire), R Gleeson (Northamptonshire), Z Chappell (Leicestershire), M Parkinson (Lancashire).
South: S Northeast (Kent, captain), D Bell-Drummond (Kent*), N Gubbins (Middlesex), D Lawrence (Essex), D Rawlins (Sussex), L Dawson (Hampshire), J Simpson (Middlesex, wk), S Curran (Surrey), P Walter (Essex), D Bess (Somerset), T Helm (Middlesex), J Porter (Essex), G Garton (Sussex).
*Means automatic qualification through PCA MVP Rankings
(visit https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/595318 for more information)
MCC & CHAMPION COUNTY MATCH
Kensington Oval - March 27 - 30
Play runs from 2:30 – 10:00 p.m. each day
The MCC XI vs Essex 4-day pink ball, day/night match itself provides valuable experience for the clubs involved and the BCA, with Kensington Oval set to host the region’s first day/night Test match in June when the Windies face Sri Lanka.
Admission for all matchdays at Kensington (in BBD):
Senior Citizens:$5 (with Barbados ID)