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WHAT IS IST20?

IST20 stands for Inter Services Twenty20, a United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association Twenty20 tournament that has been held since the inaugural tournament at the Aldershot Army Cricket Ground in 2005. This will be the seventh time that the MCC has kindly hosted the event at Lord’s.

Each of the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force is represented by a squad of 14 players. Each team plays two matches during the tournament.

WHO ARE THE PREVIOUS WINNERS OF IST20?

YearVenueWinners
2005AldershotARMY
2006AldershotROYAL NAVY
2007PortsmouthARMY
2008PortsmouthARMY
2009PortsmouthRAF
2010Lord'sROYAL NAVY
2011Lord'sRAF
2012Lord'sRAF
2013Lord'sARMY
2014Lord'sARMY
2015Lord'sARMY
2016Lord'sARMY
2017Lord'sARMY

WHERE IS LORD’S?

Lord’s is situated in St John’s Wood, North London and is considered to be the ‘home of cricket’.  More details can be found here.

HOW DO I ORDER TICKETS?

Tickets are available online through the Lord’s Website here or by calling the Lord’s Ticket Hotline +44 20 7432 1000.  Tickets will be available on the day at the same prices, subject to demand.

Please note that to buy tickets via the Lord’s Ticket Website, applicants must first register if not already a Lord’s ticket account holder.

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE TICKET PRICES?

Ticket prices are:

  • Adult £17.00
  • Over 65s £8.50
  • Under 16s £5.00

If you buy online, there’s a 4 for the price of 3 offer!

Lord’s has kindly agreed to waive the pre-purchase booking fee for this fixture.

More details can be found here.

WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE AT LORD’S FOR DISABLED VISITORS?

Details on facilities for disabled visitors to Lord’s can be found here.

IS THERE AN AUDIO DESCRIPTION SERVICE AVAILABLE?

The installation of new equipment at Lord’s by audio solutions provider Sound Decisions, significantly enhanced the quality of the audio description service for visually impaired cricket fans, alongside making non-major match day broadcasts available for all spectators in the Ground to listen to as the action unfolded on the field.

Spectators at Lord’s continue to be able to listen to live ball-by-ball commentary from BBC London on every Middlesex county match day, and the majority of other non-major match day fixtures, such as the Inter-Services Twenty20 competition, as delivered by MCC’s own team of volunteer commentators.

Blind and partially sighted visitors to Lord’s can collect a Lord’s One Tune Radio free of charge from the Head Steward’s Office (positioned behind the Mound Stand), and all other spectators can purchase one for themselves on non-major match days for just £5 from the Lord’s Shop.

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AT LORD’S?

Details of the facilities and what else is available to do at Lord’s can be found here.

WILL THERE BE ANYTHING ELSE HAPPENING ON THE DAY?

There will be a cricket demonstration by local schoolchildren during the first interval and the Royal Marines band will play during the second interval. There will also be Real Tennis and Squash matches between the MCC and United Kingdom Armed Forces.  Additional details will be announced in due course.

ARE THERE ANY GROUND REGULATIONS AT LORD’S?

Lord’s ground regulations can be found here.

WHAT IS BLESMA?

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

More information can be found here: blesma.org.

WHO RECEIVES THE GATE RECEIPTS?

MCC receives the gate receipts, in return Lord’s is provided free for the day to the United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association.

Support for Blesma will be provided in terms of event sponsorship revenue, corporate donations, programme sales and a collection on the day. No money from the purchase of tickets will go directly to Blesma.

WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR TWENTY20?

T20, is a short form of cricket. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. The rules of and more details about this form of cricket can be found here.

The United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association modifies the rules to suit the IST20 tournament.

WHO ARE THE MCC?

MCC stands for the Marylebone Cricket Club, the world’s most famous cricket club.  More details can be found here.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER INTER SERVICES MATCHES ON THE CALENDAR?

Yes.

Date
Time
FixtureVenue
3 May
11:00
UKAF Men v Cambridge UniversityFenners
20 May
11:30
UKAF Men v Duke of Norfolk's XIArundel
21 May
11:00
UKAF Men v MCCAldershot
23 May
10:00
Inter Services Men's Dev T20Portsmouth
14 June
10:00
Inter Services Mens T20Lord's
19 June
11:00
RAF Dev v RN DevUxbridge
28 June
11:00
Army Lions v RAF DevAldershot
5 July
11:00
Army Lions v RN DevAldershot
23 July
13:30
UKAF Men v Hants 2nds/Dev (T20 x2)Ageas Bowl
26 July
10:00
Inter Services Ladies T20Porthsmouth
2 August
18:00
UKAF Ladies v Essex Ladies (T20)Felsted
3 August
11:00
UKAF Ladies v Essex LadiesFelsted
4 August
11:00
UKAF Ladies v WalesAldershot
6 August
10:00
UKAF Ladies v Inspirational Women XiBradford
8-10 August
11:00
Festival v MCC Ladies and CCC LadiesAldershot

Ladies Festival

Date
Time
FixtureVenue
26 June
11:00
Army v RAFVine Lane
27 June
11:00
RN v Losers Day 1Vine Lane
28 June
11:00
RN v Winners Day 1Vine Lane
29 June
11:00
Spare day (if required)Vine Lane

Mens Festival

Date
Time
FixtureVenue
28 August
11:00
RAF v RNVine Lane
29 August
11:00
Army v Losers Day 1Vine Lane
30 August
11:00
Army v Winners Day 1Vine Lane
31 August
11:00
Spare day (if required)Vine Lane

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