WHAT IS ARMED FORCES DAY AT LORD'S?

The UK Armed Forces Cricket T20 Festival, played at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground, is the highlight of the military cricketing calendar. 

The day will involve 2 x men’s T20 matches (Army vs RAF and Army vs RN) to determine who will be Inter-Service Champions for 2022. 

This year will also feature a women’s match, which will see the UKAF Women’s Team take on the MCC.  This will be the first time that servicewomen have played on the main ground at Lord’s.

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. 

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. This year one of these matches will take place in advance, with the tournament’s remaining two matches taking place at Lord’s, along with a Services Women’s match.

This will be the eleventh time that the MCC has kindly hosted United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket at Lord’s.

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
2018Lord'sRAF
2019Lord'sARMY
2020Not played
2021ArundelARMY
2022Lord'sARMY

WHAT IS THE ORDER OF PLAY?

1000-1245 Match 1 Army V Losers of RN/RAF
1245-1315 Lunch 
1315-1600 Match 2 UKAFCA Women’s Game
1600-1630 Tea 
1630-1915 Match 3 Army v Winners of RN/RAF Match 1

WHO ARE THE MATCH OFFICIALS?

Match Officials:

    • Tournament Referee
      • Capt Christian Nicholson
    • Umpires
      • FS Gary Eustace RAF
      • WO2 (SQMS) Alex Rennie RIFLES
      • WO2 (SQMS) Simon Mellor REME
    • Scorers
      • Cpl Andy Newcombe RAF
      • Miss Linda Judd
      • Mrs Alison Rushton
    • Statistician / DLS / NRR
      • Mr Richard Isaacs
IS THERE A POSTER I CAN DISPLAY ON OUR NOTICEBOARD?

Yes. You can download it here

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE TICKET PRICES?

Adults:  £20
Over 65s:  £10
Under 16s:   £5 – Ticket holders must be Under 16 on the match date.

Half price from 1600 (last Match) (Under 16 and O65 free of charge)

Please note Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult.

You can buy tickets now via the Lord’s website

All spectators are encouraged to buy tickets in advance either online or by calling the Ticket Office (020 7432 1000)

On the day, tickets may be bought at Number 6 Gate on Grove End Road. These tickets will be card only – NO cash sales will be available.

ARE THERE ANY ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHOOL PARTIES?

TBA

WHAT IS COMBAT STRESS?

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health

For a century Combat Stress has been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today Combat Stress provides specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.

For more information please visit combatstress.org.uk

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.

WILL THERE BE ANYTHING ELSE HAPPENING ON THE DAY?

Kwik Cricket on the Nursery Ground: Organised by UKAF Coaching in conjunction with MCC on Nursery Ground from 1000 to 1245hrs and Main Ground from 1245 to 1315hrs

Cricket Coaching 1300-1500 on Nursery Ground (Cricket Academy if wet)