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Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings

The Stories, The Sledging, The Truth.

Cricketing legend and England team hero Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is hitting the road to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his historic 2005 Ashes victory.

This born entertainer will regale you with hilarious tales and changing room banter with all the behind-the-crease cricketing insights you could want – not to mention a little bit of Elvis and a couple of googlies. Live on stage alongside comedy writer, producer and podcast partner-in-crime Clyde Holcroft, this hysterical evening with Britain’s most outrageous sportsman is not to be missed!

Royal Concert Hall 11 August, 7.30pm

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Tickets available online at or by calling the Box Office on 0115 989 5555

An Evening With Boycott And Aggers

England. Summer 2015. And it’s Ashes time again…

The extraordinary odd couple return by popular demand in a brand new show on 16 June. See Aggers challenge GB to justify his forthright views on cricket and life in general and our Geoffrey will say exactly what he thinks (what else?) about the ECB, England’s management and coaching staff, team selection, the captaincy, Kevin Pietersen and many other subjects he has hit out on in his latest autobiography, on air and in print. Enjoy hilarious anecdotes, in a fun, fiery evening full of surprises – and you can tweet Aggers live with your questions.

Royal Concert Hall 16 June, 7.30pm

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Tickets available online at or by calling the Box Office on 0115 989 5555

Out of The Ashes …


… Will come a great legacy for Nottinghamshire, Trent Bridge and the game as a whole.  Tracey Francis, Head of Community Sport for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club spoke to us about the Ashes Legacy Partnership.  This scheme has been vital to secure the future of Trent Bridge as a Test Match ground, and has shown some real benefits for the local community.   Tracey told us that “The Club have always been committed to affecting change in challenging circumstances.  We are working with our partners at Lords and Durham to leave a positive legacy from the Ashes for local people.”

A Polite Reminder To Anyone Driving Home ..


.. Don’t drink and drive! Nottinghamshire Police are reminding all Ashes fans not to drink and drive. Their campaign is headed by a 11 metre high display screen. The sign features a short video, which pulls no punches in the message it conveys to anyone passing. The County Council are also backing the campaign.  Zena Oliver, Principal Road Safety Officer told us

“Traditionally, drink-drive campaigns have always been held over the Christmas period but actually the danger is there all year round – and especially in the summer months.”

After watching todays game, take care and have a safe journey home.




I Sing The Ashes



Sean Ruane is a familiar figure at an Ashes Test match. His role as England’s Tenor sets the tone for the start of each match, with his uplifting rendition of ‘Jerusalem’ stirring the England team, and the fans, on to their best. Not bad for a man who started life on a council estate in Lancashire. “I was lucky to get the opportunity to study opera in Italy” he told us, “I now have the privilege  of singing at every Ashes match.” Sean was also very complementary about Trent Bridge “The staff here are very good, and I’m particularly impressed by the way the club gives back to the community through the Community Trust”.

Michael Temple spoke to Sean about his experience of working with the England team.

Celebrate Nottinghamshire!


That’s the advice from Councillor John Allin, the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council when visiting the Test Match today.

“The county has so much to offer visitors,” he told us. “There is Sherwood forest, the Robin Hood festival, Rufford Park, Wollaton Park (where the latest Batman movie was filmed) and Nottingham Castle. Anyone visiting the area should try  to get to one of these.”

He added “Hosting the Ashes here means so much for the local economy.  All the local restaurants, bars and hotels are full.  I’m enjoying my day here at the cricket, and I hope all our visitors are as well”.

Here Come The Drums

Samba Drummer

The Samba Drummers, volunteers of the activation team here at Trent Bridge cooled down the fans during the break of this afternoon’s play. Team Leader and Lead Drummer, Neil McCarthy shares his experience of playing the drums in front of thousands.