The comforting thwack of sliothar leather upon ash willow.
It must be Summer.
Siobhán Meehan writes:
I’m getting in touch on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland, who today launch the Royal London ODI [One Day International] Cricket Series between England and Ireland.
With the two teams playing at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on May 5 and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the May 7, the series will mark a historical date in the cricket calendar as England and Ireland play their first ever ODI match on English soil.
To launch the series, Dara Ó Briain (above) provides a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.
*gouges ball with thumbnail*
Tickets to watch England v Ireland at The Brightside Ground, Bristol May 5) and Lord’s Cricket Ground (7th May 2017) are available to purchase at here and here.
From left: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Labour Party Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, Enda Kenny, Narendra Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings