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Trent Bridge Hospitality Packages – England dismantle Australia at Edgbaston

England have taken a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series after a mesmerising performance in the third test at Edgbaston. The series now heads to Trent Bridge for the crucial fourth test as England look to wrap up the series and lift the famous urn. Eventmasters are delighted to offer official Trent Bridge hospitality packages for this epic encounter, from inside the excellent Sobers Hall facility.

After Australia won the toss and decided to bat it looked like England would be in for a long few days, but led by Jimmy Anderson the hosts bowling attack ripped through the Aussies batting line-up. In just 36 overs England dismissed Australia for 136, with the only real resistance coming from Chris Rogers who scored yet another half-century.

Anderson finished with his best figures in an Ashes match with 6-47 and England were firmly in command. England were slow out of the blocks in reply, with Adam Lyth removed early on before Alastair Cook also departed for 34. It was Ian Bell who’s place in the side is under immense pressure, led the fightback on his home ground with timely 53. Joe Root was in superb touch again with 63, while Moeen Ali scored 59 as England ended their innings on 281. Australia were once again undone by superb bowling by Steven Finn who took 6-79.

Michael Clarke’s side were quickly reduced to 92-5 despite David Warner’s 77. Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc offered the tourists some hope scoring 59 and 58 respectively, but their final score of 265 left England just 121 runs to win.

It took Cook’s side just 32 overs to reach their total, with 65 from Bell and 38 from Root helping England secure victory inside three days. It was a remarkable turnaround after the second test where England were totally outplayed.

Now they have all the momentum ahead of the crucial fourth test at Trent Bridge and they will be hoping to wrap up a series win in front of Trent Bridge hospitality packages guests.

Please see our Trent Bridge hospitality packages page for more information on our remaining packages.

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Trent Bridge Hospitality Packages – The Ashes 3rd Test Preview

With the series finely poised at 1-1 England and Australia head into the third Test at Edgbaston knowing a victory could be vital ahead of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. Eventmasters are delighted to provide official Trent Bridge hospitality packages for the fourth match in the Ashes series from the outstanding Sobers Hall facility, which provides you with excellent views from behind the bowlers arm. Our Trent Bridge hospitality packages are the best way to experience the unique atmosphere of an Ashes Test match.

After being crushed by 169 runs in the opening Test at Cardiff, Australia responded with a devastating display of bowling in the second Test at Lords winning by 405 runs. England now have to regroup and launch a fightback at Edgbaston, scene of one of the greatest Test matches of all-time as England beat Australia by two runs. England responded to the second test defeat by replacing the struggling Gary Ballance with Jonny Bairstow, who has been averaging over 100 in the County Championship this season.

This move will see the batting order be reshuffled with Ian Bell and Joe Root moving up to accommodate Bairstow. Bell has also been struggling for form this summer but has been given a chance to find some form on his home ground. The Warwickshire star has admitted that Test cricket is a brutal environment, the 33-year-old said “It’s a brutal environment, international sport. Whether you’re batting three, four or five you’ve got to score hundreds and I’m looking forward to that challenge. I know that when I play at my best I’m a world-class cricketer.”

Stuart Broad is believes that England can bounce back at a ground that has seen England play some of their best cricket in recent years. Broad said “Let’s not forget that Edgbaston and Trent Bridge are two fantastic grounds for the England cricket team. “We should have a lot of confidence. The last Test I played at Edgbaston, Alastair Cook got 294 (against India in 2011) and we won by an innings.” Australia will be hoping to continue the build on the momentum gained from the victory at Lords.

Chris Rogers is winning the race to be fit to play in the third Test match, the opening batsman suffered from dizzy spells after taking a blow to the head in the second test. Rogers scored an impressive 173 in the first innings at Lords before retiring hurt on 49 in the second innings. The 37-year-old underwent concussion tests and batted in the nets on Monday and bowler Mitchell Starc stated “He seems to have come through pretty well. All reports are he is good to go.”

This series really is on a knife-edge as we enter the third match. Australia have the momentum and the firepower in the bowling attack to blow England away. However England have made the right change by bringing in Bairstow, this will allow Root to move up the order and hopefully counteract the Aussie’s pace bowling. It could really go either way.

Our Trent Bridge hospitality packages are the ultimate Ashes Test Match experience this summer. For more information please see our Trent Bridge hospitality packages page.

Great British Summer of Sport (Part 1)

After a fantastic start to the sporting year where Eventmasters corporate hospitality guests enjoyed one of the best RBS Six Nations in history, a fantastic Cheltenham Festival and of course the thrilling action provided by the Premier League. We now look ahead to the wonderful summer of British sport that will feature events such as the Ashes, Royal Ascot and the QBE rugby internationals.

After narrowly missing out on the 2015 RBS Six Nations title on point’s difference, Stuart Lancaster’s England side will prepare for the 2015 World Cup with two QBE Internationals against France and Ireland. England’s attacking game is really beginning to take shape with George Ford and Ben Youngs pulling the strings in the half-backs. Then in the centres Jonathan Joseph has finally started to deliver on the potential we all knew he had, he will be a major weapon come the World Cup. Lancaster and the rest of the nation will be praying that the human wrecking-ball Manu Tuilagi can overcome his injury problems in time for the QBE’s, a partnership of Tuilagi and Joseph would be a brilliant combination of brute power and guile.

With the curtain coming down on the National Hunt Racing season and attention now turns to the flat season. Champion jockey Richard Hughes has already announced he will retire at the end of the season, and he will want to go out on a high. The 2015 Royal Ascot meeting will once again be the highlight of the flat racing calendar and will attract some of the biggest stars from around the world. Legendary Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien will no doubt have a strong team of challengers for the biggest prizes and American superstar California Chrome is also set to appear. Eventmasters can offer a wide range of premier corporate hospitality packages at the 2015 Royal Ascot meeting if you are interested in attending.

Another major highlight of the summer will undoubtedly be the Ashes, where England and Australia clash in five epic test matches. England were disappointing in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup but test match cricket is a completely different proposition to the one day format. After a 5-0 drubbing at the hand of the Aussies in 2013, Alistair Cook’s side will be desperate for revenge. The conditions of the English summer will help the bowling attack which will be spearheaded by the ‘King of Swing’ Jimmy Anderson. Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will be looking to maintain his fantastic form and could be the key man in the England batting line up. Eventmasters can provide superb corporate hospitality facilities at the fourth Investec Ashes test match at Trent Bridge.