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Lord’s Ashes Test 2013: how to get tickets

The UK summer of 2013 will be a great one for Aussie cricket lovers here in the UK, with the Ashes being played at venues around England. To fulfill that dream of seeing the Ashes at Lord’s though, you need to enter the public ballot.


Ashes Urn

IT has been almost two years since the 2010/11 Ashes series was held in Australia, with England retaining cricket’s ultimate prize by winning the series on Australian soil for the  first time in 24 years. Almost (thankfully) a distant memory.

Now it’s time for Australia’s new generation of cricket stars to become heroes and claim that little brown urn back.

For the five Test 2013 Ashes series we return to the historic English venues.  The Second Test is set to be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 18 — 22 July 2013 and it’s this encounter at ‘the home of cricket’ that top’s every Aussie leather-on-willow lover’s lifetime ‘must-do’ list.

How to get Lord’s Ashes 2013 tickets

Unlike in Australia, due to the smaller capacity of English cricket grounds, Test matches – and particularly the Ashes – sell out well in advance. If you want to fulfill your Lord’s Ashes dream, you must get in early.

Tickets for all major Lord’s 2013 Summer of Cricket games, including the 2nd Investec Ashes 2013 Test Match, will be allocated by way of public ballot.

The ballot is open from 9.30am on Monday, 10 December 2012 until 4.00pm on Monday, 7 January 2013.

All members of the public are entitled to enter this ballot through the MCC’s tickets website, Tickets.Lords.org. The MCC requires members of the public to register be able to enter the ballot. An email alert service is available through the website for further information about the Ashes and the ballot.

All applications made between the opening and closing dates of the ballot will be treated equally.

Let the battle for the Ashes commence. Good luck.

IMAGE: The Ashes Urn (AAP Image/Julian Smith)




  1. Phil Guest says:

    Grabbed my tickets (and accommodation) yesterday!
    They’ve still got them available if anyone is still looking:


  2. Edward says:

    We don’t want any of you convicts coming over after what you did to that nurse. #christmaswithouttheirmother

    • Edward is a goose says:

      Actually I think it was the UK tabloids gleefully reporting the prank that did the damage.

    • Tony the Irish convict says:

      Haha Edward. Looking forward to having a few cold pints over there with you and your pea brain mates. #suicideislinkedtodepressionnotcricketorradioprankcalls

  3. Mark says:

    The Ashes will also be held in Australia at the end of the year http://www.ashes2013cricket.co.uk