My Grandpa used to play cricket to a fairly high (but non professional) standard when my Mum was little and she used to go and keep score for his team when she was a teenager. As a result she is a MASSIVE cricket fan and even subscribed to a certain network when they got the monopoly on televising matches simply for that reason alone!

Me on the other hand, well, I’ve never really got the bug. I just found, when I was a kid, that it went on way too long and even though practically everyone I know loves it, I’ve never really given it much time. It’s a shame really as it’s a sport which is so ingrained in my family that I’d love to know more but actually, perhaps I need to be introduced to it gently like a child with shorter matches. My Mum always tells me that a 20/20 match is the way to go for me and the kids. Maybe then, I might understand it a bit more and be able to really enjoy it and it would be great if the kids could too. Especially as Daddy is also a massive fan! When Gram and Daddy start shhing us when the T.V is on it would be great to join in and watch with them!

In step the new family night from Lord’s Cricket ground on 3rd August… I think this could be JUST the introduction for us!

All the on-field entertainment plus extra activities for kids of all ages to enjoy

Lord’s Cricket Ground will host a Family Night on Thursday 3rd August during the Middlesex v Hampshire NatWest T20 Blast fixture.

There will be plenty of entertainment both on and off the pitch, with a wide range activities taking place for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Pinky’s Pavilion will be taking over the Nursery Ground, with kids able to get involved with Middlesex’s fast and fun format B20 cricket, a bowling speed gun, funfair games and much more.

There will also be the chance to meet the players and get autographs, as well as photo opportunities with both the NatWest T20 Blast and Specsavers County Championship trophies.

Before heading off to watch the on field action, kids (and adults) can grab a 4/6 sign, hairy headband or giant foam finger and head to the stands for what promises to be a fantastic evening of T20 cricket.

There will be plenty of food options for the hungry spectator on the night and Lord’s has something for everyone.

Other activities include a NatWest virtual reality unit, cricket taster sessions in the MCC Academy, balloon modellers, face painters and more.

With adult tickets just £20 and under-16s only £5, it is the perfect family event this summer holidays.

Does sound fab doesn’t it! We are very much looking forward to going next week so perhaps we’ll see you there? Oh and of course we’re gonna take my Mum, she’d be hopping mad if we didn’t!

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The remaining NatWest T20 Blast fixtures this summer at Lord’s Cricket Ground are:

Thursday 27th July, 6.15pm – Middlesex v Essex

Thursday 3rd August, 6.15pm – Middlesex v Hampshire (Family Night)

Thursday 10th August, 6.15pm – Middlesex v Sussex

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit