The Friends Life t20 match between Yorkshire Vikings and Lancashire Lightning at Headingley on Friday July 5 is officially sold out. The last few remaining tickets were snapped up by eager fans on Thursday.
The sell-out crowd, the first at Headingley in T20 cricket since 2004, will see 15,000 people in attendance as Yorkshire aim to kick-start their season looking for their first victory of 2013 in T20 cricket.
“I want to thank the fans for their great support of the ‘War of the Roses’ clash,” Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive, Mark Arthur, said today.
“The atmosphere at Headingley is going to be fantastic it should be a great game for the fans attending the match.
“The demand for tickets has been incredible with the public buying tickets from around the country eager to watch this match. This is the biggest derby in cricket and people want to see the rivalry between Yorkshire and Lancashire. It is a great statement to see the ground bursting at the seams.
“We are advising fans and members to arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to get through the turnstiles and be part of a special night.”
All turnstiles, located on St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane, will be open from 4.10pm. The match starts at 5.40pm.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Vikings two other home matches in the Friends Life T20 competition against Leicestershire Foxes on Tuesday July 9 and Nottinghamshire Outlaws on Sunday July 21 are still available online from yorkshireccc.com click on tickets, via the ticket office hotline on 0871 971 1222 and in person from the Ticket Office on St Michael’s Lane. Tickets are priced £15 adults and £10 concessions.
If you can’t make it to any of the Friends Life T20 games you can hear ball-by-ball commentary on Yorkshire Radio – Official Media Partner of YCCC with summary from former Yorkshire Captain Anthony McGrath.
You can listen to Yorkshire Radio on DAB across Yorkshire, Sky Channel 0209, on-line atwww.yorkshireradio.netand on free apps for iphone and android smart phones. Plus don’t miss hearing from the squad and management every Monday at 6pm on The Yorkshire Radio Cricket Show.