Russia June 15, 2009

Cricket at the State Russian Museum

William Elliott, the Consul General at the British Embassy in St Petersburg, has written to let us know about a match taking place in the city.

William Elliott, the Consul General at the British Embassy in St Petersburg, has written to let us know about a match taking place in the city.

“We are holding the 'White Nights Ashes', a match between the Crusaders, an intrepid touring team from Melbourne, and 'England', a team made up from various local ex-pats and Consulate staff,” he says. “The second major match in St Petersburg for about 90 years; last year we revived cricket here by playing against Sir Tim Rice's Heartaches (including one A.J. Lamb).

“The main interest is the venue: a spectacular garden in front of the State Russian Museum, which makes for good photos.” William assures us it will be a “proper” match, in spite of the rough pitch.

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Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • nishant on June 15, 2009, 18:09 GMT

    i am wondering wheather who is gonna be E1, E2, etc. is there somethin set up for that?

  • nishant on June 15, 2009, 18:09 GMT

    i am wondering wheather who is gonna be E1, E2, etc. is there somethin set up for that?

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  • nishant on June 15, 2009, 18:09 GMT

    i am wondering wheather who is gonna be E1, E2, etc. is there somethin set up for that?