England legend Ian Botham is the latest name to be inducted in to Edgbaston’s Ultimate Ashes XI, after beating off competition from Andrew Flintoff, Shane Watson and Warwick Armstrong to win the fan’s vote.
With exactly nine months - just 39 weeks - to go until the Ashes return to Birmingham, Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham have revealed that the famous cricket match could bring a £26.4 million boost to the local economy.
In recognition of Ian Bell proudly becoming the first Warwickshire player to win 100 Test Match caps for England at the 2nd Investec Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, the Club has made him the first member of a current playing staff to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership.
Ian Bell is set to become the first Warwickshire cricketer to play 100 Test Matches for England tomorrow when he takes to the field at Headingley to face Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test of the Investec Series.
With the half-way point in the 2014 season fast approaching, the Club is now able to offer supporters a special Membership package, which includes 18 days of cricket and priority access to 2015 Investec Ashes Test Match.
Following the ECB’s announcement that the Third Test of next summer’s Investec Ashes Series will be hosted by Edgbaston, Warwickshire County Cricket Club can confirm that the first priority on tickets for this match (Wednesday 29 July – Sunday 2 August) will go to 2014 Club Members who renew for 2015.
The biggest Test Match Series in the world will return to Birmingham in July 2015 after the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Edgbaston Stadium will host England v Australia in the Third Investec Ashes Test Match.