Kids go free
The ECB has announced that first-class counties will offer free tickets to children attending selected YB40 games.
Last Updated: 24/07/13 1:16pm
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that all 18 first-class counties and Scotland will offer free tickets to children attending Yorkshire Bank 40 games between August 2-26th 2013.
A total of 31 games will be available free of charge for any child visiting any of the selected matches with a paying adult* as part of a ground-breaking ECB initiative which aims to attract more youngsters to watch live cricket at their local county during the school holidays.
The promotion starts with Surrey's match against Essex Eagles at the Kia Oval on Friday August 2 and closes with the last round of group matches on August Bank Holiday Monday (26th) with teams fighting it out to qualify for the semi-finals.
David Collier, ECB Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to young cricket fans this summer as we look to take advantage of the increased interest cricket enjoys during an Ashes summer.
"I would encourage any parent whose child may be interested in the sport to get down to their local county ground and experience the game live during the school holidays. "
To find out more visit ecb.co.uk/kidsgofree
The 31 games on offer include:
02.08.2013 - Surrey vs Essex Eagles
04.08.2013 - Surrey vs Scotland Saltires
11.08.2013 - Hampshire Royals vs Essex Eagles
11.08.2013 - Leicestershire Foxes vs Yorkshire Vikings
11.08.2013 - Middlesex Panthers vs Unicorns
11.08.2013 - Scotland Saltires vs Durham Dynamos
11.08.2013 - Surrey vs Derbyshire Falcons
11.08.2013 - Warwickshire Bears vs Netherlands
11.08.2013 - Worcestershire vs Kent Spitfires
12.08.2013 - Glamorgan vs Somerset
13.08.2013 - Essex Eagles vs Durham Dynamos
13.08.2013 - Gloucestershire vs Leicestershire Foxes
13.08.2013 - Lancashire Lightning vs Derbyshire Falcons
13.08.2013 - Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Kent Spitfires
13.08.2013 - Nottinghamshire Outlaws vs Worcestershire
13.08.2013 - Sussex Sharks vs Netherlands
13.08.2013 - Yorkshire Vikings vs Unicorns
14.08.2013 - Glamorgan vs Middlesex Panthers
15.08.2013 - Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham Dynamos
15.08.2013 - Hampshire Royals vs Surrey
15.08.2013 - Kent Spitfires vs Warwickshire Bears
15.08.2013 - Leicestershire Foxes vs Unicorns
15.08.2013 - Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Netherlands
15.08.2013 - Somerset vs Yorkshire Vikings
18.08.2013 - Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan
19.08.2013 - Warwickshire Bears vs Worcestershire
25.08.2013 - Glamorgan vs Leicestershire Foxes
26.08.2013 - Derbyshire vs Hampshire Royals
26.08.2013 - Durham Dynamos vs Surrey
26.08.2013 - Warwickshire Bears vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks
26.08.2013 - Worcestershire vs Sussex Sharks.
*A free ticket can be received for any child under the age of 16 years old. Any limitations are subject to respective ground regulations.