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Ruislipspur
Post subject: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 11:13 on 12th May 2014

Joined: 21:18 on 23rd Dec 2009
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ECB today announced the full international programme for the summer of 2015 which will see England host tours by New Zealand and Australia.

Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium will host the opening Investec Ashes Test Match of the five-match series as it did in 2009 when England’s last pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar clung on for a famous draw on the final day of a gripping Ashes encounter.

Lord’s, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and The Kia Oval will also stage Investec Test Matches as England bid to regain the famous Ashes urn and win a fourth successive home Ashes series following their previous triumphs in 2005, 2009 and 2013.

After the Ashes, England and Australia will do battle again in a NatWest T20I at Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium before the international season reaches its climax in September with The Ageas Bowl, Lord’s, Emirates Old Trafford and Headingley hosting matches in the Royal London One-Day International series.

James Anderson and Monty Panesar seal a famous draw versus Australia in 2009 at Cardiff, which will also host the 2015 Ashes openerJames Anderson and Monty Panesar seal a famous draw versus Australia in 2009 at Cardiff, which will also host the 2015 Ashes opener

New Zealand’s tour of England will begin in May with tour matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the two countries meet in the opening international action of the summer â€" the first Investec Test Match at Lord’s.

Headingley will stage the second Investec Test Match of the two-match series against the Black Caps before the focus shifts to the Royal London One-Day International series with Edgbaston, The Kia Oval, The Ageas Bowl, Trent Bridge and Emirates Durham ICG all staging ODIs and Emirates Old Trafford hosting a NatWest T20I.

ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: “Next summer promises to be a hugely exciting international season with England’s bid to regain the Ashes set to be one of the major highlights of the sporting year. We’re also delighted to be hosting New Zealand again across all three formats of the international game and would like to thank all those county and international venues who will be hosting our touring teams next year.”

New Zealand to UK 2015

Fri 8 â€" Mon 11 May 4-day v Somerset Taunton

Thu 14 â€" Sun 17 May 4-day v Worcestershire New Road

Thu 21 â€" Mon 25 May 1st Investec Test Match Lord’s

Fri 29 May â€" Tue 2 June 2nd Investec Test Match Headingley

Sat 6 June 50-over v Leicestershire Grace Road

Tue 9 June 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Edgbaston

Fri 12 June 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N) Kia Oval

Sun 14 June 3rd Royal London ODI Ageas Bowl (Southampton)

Wed 17 June 4th Royal London ODI (D/N) Trent Bridge

Sat 20 June 5th Royal London ODI Emirates Durham ICG

Tue 23 June NatWest IT20 (Floodlit) Emirates Old Trafford

Australia to UK 2015

Thu 25 â€" Sun 28 June 4-day v Kent Canterbury

Wed 1 â€" Sat 4 July 4-day v Essex Chelmsford

Wed 8 â€" Sun 12 July 1st Investec Test Match SWALEC, Cardiff

Thu 16 â€" Mon 20 July 2nd Investec Test Match Lord’s

Thu 23 â€" Sat 25 July 3-day v Derbyshire 3aaa County Ground, Derby

Wed 29 July â€" Sun 2 Aug 3rd Investec Test Match Edgbaston

Thu 6 â€" Mon 10 Aug 4th Investec Test Match Trent Bridge

Fri 14 â€" Sun 16 Aug 3-day v Northants Northampton

Thu 20 â€" Mon 24 Aug 5th Investec Test Match Kia Oval

Thu 27 Aug ODI v Ireland Venue tbc

Mon 31 Aug NatWest IT20 SWALEC, Cardiff

Thu 3 Sept 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Ageas Bowl

Sat 5 Sept 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s

Tue 8 Sept 3rd Royal London ODI (D/N) Emirates Old Trafford

Fri 11 Sept 4th Royal London ODI Headingley

Sun 13 Sept 5th Royal London ODI Emirates Old Trafford
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 13:31 on 12th May 2014

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Cardiff again and no Test matches further north than Nottingham ?
Most peculiar.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 10:52 on 13th May 2014

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Cardiff again and no Test matches further north than Nottingham ?
Most peculiar.


You're not surprised are you?
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 10:16 on 13th May 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2140
Location: Preston UK
None of us should be because its basic mathematics. There are simply too many test grounds and the E&WCB have to share them around because they were the people who encouraged all the other counties to build test standard grounds.
Even though most of them are empty for 360 days a year. :(
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fernando
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 09:46 on 14th May 2014

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
None of us should be because its basic mathematics. There are simply too many test grounds and the E&WCB have to share them around because they were the people who encouraged all the other counties to build test standard grounds.
Even though most of them are empty for 360 days a year. :(


Lords and The Oval never seem to miss out?
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Richard
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 20:51 on 14th May 2014

Joined: 22:35 on 18th Nov 2008
Posts: 100
I don't think many touring teams would be happy if they were told they're not getting a test at Lord's.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 22:09 on 14th May 2014

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
I don't think there is any question of Lords not getting a test during a summer, but if they are being fair in sharing test cricket around the country I don't see why the Oval has to be a lock every year.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 16:58 on 15th May 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
addtamx Wrote:
I don't think there is any question of Lords not getting a test during a summer, but if they are being fair in sharing test cricket around the country I don't see why the Oval has to be a lock every year.


Thats a sentiment that has had great support on here over the years. It will get even more support as time goes on, even with Ashes tours every 6 weeks.
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GMH2
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 12:39 on 16th May 2014

Joined: 10:48 on 22nd Aug 2011
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Sorry if I missed something but can someone explain why the Aussies are back here next year ? I understand why we played back to back last year (to get the Ashes tour away from the world cup) but why are they back so soon ? Surely it should be summer 2017 ? I would thought that if it was blatantly money making, they would have at least left it until 2016.
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bishbash
Post subject: Re: 2015 Ashes dates/venues revealed
PostPosted: 15:34 on 16th May 2014

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
Posts: 517
They don't want to play back to back ashes series every 4 years so had to get the home ones out of synch too.
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