East Mids Ashes

22 September 2011, 20:18

The East Midlands is going to host one of the world's biggest sporting events.

Trent bridge has won a bid to host two ashes tests in 2013 and 2015.

A England v India Test in 2014 and One Day Internationals against New Zealand (2013 and 2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Pakistan (2016) will also be hosted at the Nottinghamshire venue.

The decision comes after the club got involved in a massive bidding process in which venues were asked to pitch for packages of matches with criteria including community outputs, social inclusion work, operational capability and past ticket sales.

“To secure Ashes Tests matches in both the 2013 and 2015 series is a tremendous endorsement of our track record of delivery and the pledges that we made in our bid,” said Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Derek Brewer.

 “International cricket has always been extremely well supported in the East Midlands and I am delighted that our members and supporters will be able to attend such high-profile matches at Trent Bridge.”

Nottinghamshire’s bid was backed by three local authorities, local MPs, Nottinghamshire Constabulary and private sector businesses and Brewer endorsed the club’s thanks to all those partners and individuals who had provided such fantastic moral support.

 “This package of matches will enable us to continue to invest in our venue, our professional team and our community projects and there is a lot of work to be done to harness all of the opportunities that Ashes Tests provide,” said Brewer.

“I am really grateful to all those who have played their part in this process and pleased that they have been rewarded with cricket matches that can do so much for our venue, our community and the regional economy. It has been a real team effort.”


It's thought hosting the events will bring in around £30million to the East Midlands economy. It's also hoped it will inspire more young people to get involved in sport and introduce people to cricket who may not have been a fan.

"I'm sure there will be some celebrities that will come and watch but our focus is actually on encouraging a lot more people to play the game and a lot more people to come and watch who perhaps have not watched cricket before, and a lot more people from tougher communities to show them what cricket is all about."

“You’ve got some of the true sporting hero's and sporting greats playing at this famous venue and when you expose youngsters who perhaps have never seen cricket before it can have quite an impact."

Confirmed Major Matches At Trent Bridge


Test: England v West Indies
One Day International: England v South Africa
International Twenty20: England v West Indies


Test: England v Australia

One Day International: England v New Zealand


Test: England v India

One Day International: England v India


Test: England v Australia
One Day International: England v New Zealand


One Day International: England v Pakistan

One Day International: England v Sri Lanka

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