Headingley will stage its 38th One-Day International on Friday, when England takes on Australia.
Since it gained One-Day status in 1973, the famous St Michael’s Lane venue, which first staged Test match cricket in 1899, has witnessed some memorable matches down the years. This will be the fifth time that cricket’s two superpowers have played each other in limited overs cricket in Leeds with both teams sharing the spoils with two wins each.
As the planning continues this week, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive Mark Arthur is delighted with preparations as Headingley is set welcome a 17,200 sell out.
“International cricket is the lifeblood of the Club,” said Arthur, who has settled nicely into his role since joining the Club in March.
“To welcome England and Australia to a sold out Headingley will be fantastic.
“With the match starting at 10.15am, gates will open at 8.15am and I would like to encourage fans to get in early. We expect the entrances to the ground to be busy especially as approach the start of the match.
“We have made great strides over the summer to enhance the matchday experience and hope that everyone attending the match will have a brilliant day.
“The staff and everyone connected with the Club are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it a day to remember for spectators. Let’s hope the cricket lives up to expectation, which I’m sure it will. Whenever England plays Australia, it will always be competitive and compelling viewing.”
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