First Ashes Test 100 days away

The Ashes urn and Investec Series trophy has been touring key sites in Wales with 100 days to go until the first Test between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium, where tickets are still available to purchase.

The first four days of the match, which begins on July 8, are largely sold out, but Glamorgan have released additional tickets for the final day, priced at £25 for adults and £15 for juniors, with a full refund policy also in place if no cricket is played.

The SWALEC was also the venue for the first Ashes Test in 2009 when James Anderson and Monty Panesar held on to secure England a draw.

After Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the Investec Series trophy to Cardiff earlier this month, the trophy has also visited the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, at the Senedd.

The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones poses with the Ashes urn with 100 days to go until the first Test in Cardiff

Jones said: “The Ashes is arguably the greatest cricketing event in the world. It is a spectacle for cricket fans around the world, a series of Tests which are steeped in history and built on a cricketing rivalry that goes back as far as 1882.

“With 100 days to go, I’m sure that both Australia and England are gearing up for another monumental battle and it’s a great honour for Wales to host the Ashes for the second time.”

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris said: “The Investec Ashes Series is one of the major highlights of the sporting year, with huge crowds and superb action expected.

“The iconic scenes of Monty Panesar and Jimmy Anderson’s last-wicket stand in Cardiff was one of the greatest memories of the 2009 Ashes and was vital in the eventual outcome of the series.”

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