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The Barmy Army receives historic ticket allocation at Lord’s Cricket Ground

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The Barmy Army announced today it has received an official ticket allocation at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the first time in history, marking a monumental moment for England’s Original Supporter’s Club.

Following productive conversations with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws of the game – the Barmy Army has been granted an official ticket allocation as part of a trial arrangement for England Men’s Test match against Sri Lanka, starting on Thursday 29 August.

It will be the first time in history that the Barmy Army has had an official representation at Lord’s, and is testament to the hard work and commitment in recent years to change external perceptions of the Barmy Army.

“I am incredibly proud that the Barmy Army has received an official ticket allocation at Lord’s, starting this summer,” said Chris Millard, Barmy Army Managing Director. “It marks a historic moment for the Barmy Army and is something we have been striving for in recent years.

“We are extremely grateful to the MCC for trusting the Barmy Army and affording opportunities to loyal Barmy Army members who travel all across the globe to support the England team. This marks a significant moment in our history as an organisation and we are excited to see what the future holds with our partnership with the MCC and the historic ground.

Vivienne Brown, Senior Head of Club Services at MCC, added: “We look forward to welcoming the Barmy Army to Lord’s during the Sri Lanka match this summer. Their members have demonstrated for many years their passion for cricket, following the England team worldwide. This is a trial arrangement as we look to build a lasting relationship with the Barmy Army.”

Barmy Army members can purchase tickets for the first four days of the England v Sri Lanka Men’s Test match at Lord’s and to celebrate the historic occasion, members are permitted to purchase up to four tickets for each day of play, as opposed to the usual allocation of two tickets on Monday the 10th of June at 11am. Please note that Ground Regulations at Lord’s apply to all spectators, including the prohibition of musical instruments, flags and fancy dress.

Tickets will go on sale to Barmy Army members for England vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Monday 10 June at 11am. To purchase your tickets from the website please head to or call us on 01932770077.

About Barmy Army

The Barmy Army was founded by David Peacock, Paul Burnham and Gareth Evans during England’s 1994/95 Ashes tour of Australia. What started as a small group of 30 backpackers staying in hostels living their dream by watching the Ashes Down Under has now evolved into the world-famous supporters’ club that it is today. We are incredibly proud of the culture we have created and the reception we receive on every tour, where we are welcomed with open arms.

We are privileged to go to some of the greatest countries in the world and enjoy their exceptional hospitality. Anyone and everyone is invited to join in and help us create the atmosphere we’re famous for, whether it’s for Jerusalem after the first ball of every innings or staying all day. The feedback from the player’s past and present has been always been fantastic. To be told you are the ‘best supporters in the world or invaluable ’12th man’ is something we are exceptionally proud of. Even if you don’t want to sing the songs we are famous for, you are still welcome at the Barmy Army! Our mission is to maximise the support for all, so we are here for you, whether it is your first tour pr your 150th test. From first-class membership with a great range of benefits to the club class email subscription, we hope we can enhance your enjoyment of supporting England and achieve our goal to make watching cricket more fun and popular.

About Marylebone Cricket Club

There are few clubs in the world that have made as big impact on any sport as MCC has made on cricket. From its iconic ground in north-west London, MCC had led the game for over 200 years and helped take it from national pastime to a global obsession. At out heart is Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. Taking care over every detail, MCC is dedicated to growing its reputation as the most celebrated and admired venue in cricket. Everything the Club does is for the good of the game; from working with local communities to growing cricket’s global influence. Founded in 1787, MCC is recognised as the sole authority on the game’s Laws. There are approximately 18,350 Full and 6,000 Associate Members of MCC.


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