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The Ashes Urn comes to the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

SPECTATORS at our final game of the season, against Northants Steelbacks in the NatWest Pro40 on Sunday 27 September, will have the chance to celebrate England“s Ashes victory when the famous urn comes to Kent. The popular tour is part of the England and Wales Cricket Board“s ‘The Great Exhibition“ campaign, which aims to inspire participation in cricket.

The Ashes Urn Tour gives fans the opportunity to get up close and see the official replica urn that Andrew Strauss held aloft at the Brit Oval, with the triumphant England team, at the end of the triumphant npower Ashes Series.

Fans will also have the chance to find out the history of the urn, with the curator of the MCC Museum, as well as watch the exciting highlights from the npower Ashes Series and hear the exclusive thoughts of the team on their victory. The Twelfth Man Van, which will also form part of the tour, will offer fans the opportunity to win exciting prizes, including tickets to watch England play in 2010.

ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: “The Ashes were a tremendous result for England that we hope can inspire the nation to get involved in cricket. We hope the urn tour gives communities up and down the country the chance to celebrate the Ashes victory and experience exciting county cricket.”

Gates for the match will open at 10:45am, with the game starting at 12:45pm

For more information about getting involved in cricket go to www.ecb.co.uk/the-great-exhibition

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