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18th November 2020 International

International cricket returns to Emirates Riverside, as England take on Sri Lanka

Durham Cricket are delighted to announce that international cricket will return to Emirates Riverside in 2021. Men’s World Champions, England, will face Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London Series at the Chester-Le-Street ground.

The game, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29 June, 2021, is due to be the first opportunity for fans to see England’s 2019 World Cup winning team on home soil following a year of fixtures played behind closed doors in 2020.

With the past seven international fixtures at Emirates Riverside selling out the club expects demand to be high and despite the uncertain times would encourage fans to purchase early to guarantee their seats. The club is providing a Ticket Refund Promise which will ensure purchasers will receive a full refund should the fixture be cancelled or moved to an alternative date that does not suit the customer due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 12 January, but Durham Cricket are providing their members and fans with a number of ways to get priority access before Christmas.

2021 Members and those who had tickets for last seasons cancelled Australia fixture will be able to purchase tickets from 10am next Tuesday (24 November). Members will also receive a £5 discount on their international ticket (Membership for 2021 is available now, online and from the box office, at early bird prices).

Durham Cricket T20 Vitality Blast season ticket holders and those who purchased international tickets in 2018 or for the 2019 Cricket World Cup games at Emirates Riverside will be able to purchase from Monday 7 December.

For fans not in a priority group they can sign up for the ballot now (sign up here). This will give access to successful entrants ahead of a general sale. The ballot will close on Friday 11 December with successful ballot applicants given access to purchase from Monday 14 December.

Durham Chief Executive, Tim Bostock, said “We are delighted to once again bring world class international sport to the North East. It is a real coup for us to be the first domestic venue to host our World Cup winning team in front of a crowd.

“We expect the game to be a sell out and we are pleased to be able to give our members priority access to tickets after such a difficult summer in which they once again showed their unwavering support and generosity to help the club through a challenging period.

“Despite these uncertain times we would encourage people to purchase early. This year’s Australia fixture sold out before it reached general sale so fans not in priority groups should sign up for the ballot to avoid disappointment.

“We are guaranteeing refunds and we will ensure the venue meets all safety standards to ensure a safe environment for everyone to enjoy what promises to be an exciting game.”




England v Sri Lanka

One Day International

Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Emirates Riverside


£65 – Don Robson Stand, South Terrace, North Terrace

£55 – Newcastle Airport Stand, County Durham Stand, South West Terrace, North West Terrace

£50 – Family Stand (Adult – must be accompanied by a child)

£10 – Family Stand (Junior)

Map of the ground can be viewed by clicking the link.


Wednesday 18 November (10am) Ballot opens

(Anyone who does not have a membership or T20 season ticket for 2021 or purchased for last seasons Australia international needs to sign up for priority access ahead of general sale)

Tuesday 24 November (10am) On sale to members and last season’s Australia match ticket purchasers only.
Monday 7 December (10am) On sale to T20 season ticket holders and anyone who purchased international tickets for games in 2018 and the 2019 World Cup games at Emirates Riverside
Friday 11 December (5pm) Ballot closes
Monday 14 December (10am) On sale to everyone who entered the ballot
Tuesday 12 January General sale


Sign up for ballot here

Buy membership here to ensure early access to the game and a discount on your ticket


2021 Members, last seasons Australia match purchasers, T20 Members, 2018 and 2019 international purchasers will all receive an email with a link to purchase online on the date their priority access window opens. These groups will also be able to phone the box office during their priority periods to book directly.

Ballot – anyone who signs up and is successful in the ballot will receive a link to buy online on Monday 14 December. They can also phone the box office to book directly.

General sale – Tickets will be openly available to everyone to purchase online or by phoning the box office.

PLEASE NOTE – During periods of lockdown the box office will not be available for walk up purchases. Tickets can be purchased online at any time or via phone during box office opening hours.


Hospitality packages are available now. For further information please click here


Please read this document with full information about the terms and conditions of purchase, Covid guarantee and health and safety matters click here


Should the date of the fixture change for whatever reason all purchasers will be contacted and able to opt for a full refund of all tickets purchased.

If we are required to reduce the capacity of the venue to comply with any government guidance at the time customers will be given a refund. A roll back scheme will be activated. Those who purchased tickets first will retain their tickets up to the capacity allowed. Anyone who purchased after that capacity was met will be issued a full refund.

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