March 15, 2006

Ireland

Irish cricket cashes in on England tie

Martin Williamson

The rush to grab tickets for England's encounter against Ireland has started, with £100,000 raised from ticket sales - even before they've gone on sale. 2,900 tickets remain to be sold, priced between £20 and £35 pounds.

The capacity at Stormont on Tuesday June 13 will be 6,200, the biggest audience for a cricket match in Ireland, and there will also be room for 800 schoolchildren and a hospitality tent accommodating a further 500.

More information can be found at Newsletter and a previous article on Cricinfo.

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Posted by Abraham on (March 21, 2006, 13:14 GMT)

Wow !!! Thats an amazing feat I say.... If someone could clarify if these r all englishmen or 'Irishers' (well if that is the right term) ?

Posted by Syed Arman hossain on (March 16, 2006, 19:49 GMT)

It is great to see the interst of the Irish people for cricket. I am from Bangladesh and I really want to see Ireland compete against our team.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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