2021 cricket has certainly had its fair share of highs and lows, even before entering the summer season.
The year started with a triumph for England, after storming to six and seven wicket wins in their two-day series against Sri Lanka. However, England has some serious work to do after losing a three-fixture streak to India, suffering defeats in the Test match series, T20 and ODI respectively. We must not forget that, despite the losses this year, England have played some world-class cricket; Ben Stokes’ boisterous 99 and Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant hundred runs in the second ODI against India proves that this team aren’t ones to rule out this year.
Things may be tough right now, but the good times are making a big return! So, why not start planning your summer of cricket.
We can guarantee that we are working hard to prepare and deliver the most outstanding hospitality packages for all you cricket fans. If you’re considering cricket hospitality for this summer, then you have come to the right place – here’s your guide to an exciting year of cricket at Edgbaston ahead…
Test match series – vs New Zealand: Thurs 10 June – Mon 14 June
England will kick off their home summer against the world class team that is, New Zealand. This will be the second Test match series, with the first taking place at Lord’s. England will welcome New Zealand to Edgbaston Stadium for the first time since 1999, when the home bagged a comfortable 7-wicket win.
England last played New Zealand in 2019, losing a Two-test series 1-0. England will certainly be looking to, not only repair the damage, but also bag a win against the world Number 1s on home turf. What a way to kickstart the summer!
Edgbaston is a ground that is renowned for its atmosphere and offers a variety of hospitality packages. For a more informal, relaxed atmosphere, you can choose our Experience Club package. Or, combine world-class cricket with first-class dining in the 1882 Club, or Warwickshire Suite. For those of you who prefer a little privacy, then we also offer formal box packages with our Executive and Res Wyatt Boxes.
If you’d like further information about our hospitality packages for England v New Zealand, click here.
One Day International – vs Pakistan: Tues 13 July
England will host their third ODI of the season at Edgbaston this year. The sides will be playing their 89th England v Pakistan ODI, whilst being the first time that England have met Pakistan in ODI cricket since the ICC 2019 World Cup, where Pakistan bagged a 4-run victory at Trent Bridge.
This game is a typical sell-out, due to its incredible atmosphere and exhilarating game pace. Yes, ODI is a form of limited overs cricket, however the hospitality and cricketing experience is nothing short of limitless. Find out more here.
The Hundred – Brimingham Phenonix: Thurs 22 Jul – Fri 20 August
Cricket’s newest innovation, The Hundred, is set to make a huge first appearance this year. This 100-ball cricket tournament will display a wealth of cricket talent, involving eight men’s and women’s teams across the country.
Edgbaston will be the home ground for the Birmingham Pheonix team, who boast players such as all rounder Moeen Ali and bowler Chris Woakes. Birmingham Pheonix are set to start their Hundred bid with their first fixture against London Spirit at home on Friday 23rd July.
This fast paced game is definitely one to consider, as it promises world-class action, endless excitement and an unforgettable cricket experience. Hospitality tickets are selling fast, so be sure to grab them quick!
T20 Vitality Blast – Birmingham Bears: Fri 18 June – Fri 18 September
Whilst England have a busy summer schedule, we cannot forget that Edgbaston is home to Birmingham Bears. Birmingham Bears host Lancashire for their first match, before going on to play Derbyshire, Durham, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire, in a bid to become T20 champions for the second time since the tournament began.
Of course, we can’t forget about the biggest day in domestic cricket – T20 Finals Day. If summer holidays are a no-can-do, then this incredible day promises nail-biting matches and the most exhilarating atmosphere – find out more about our hospitality options for T20 Finals Day here.