We have created this page to ensure our members and supporters are kept right up to date with the very latest Covid-19 news that has an impact on the 2021 season.
Updates will be posted in descending chronological order, allowing you to keep up to date with the very latest changes in restrictions that affect Middlesex Cricket. For the latest news, please check at the top of the page and then scroll down for later news.
The priority period extended to Middlesex members to secure seats for themselves and for their guests at all three out-ground Vitality Blast matches at Radlett has now passed, and any remaining tickets will now be made available to those non-members who have registered to receive priority access to any remaining tickets available.
The ticket window for those registered to receive priority access to available tickets will open on Monday 31st May 2021 at 10am and close on Friday 4th June at midday. Anyone who has registered on the list for priority access to tickets will be emailed information on how they can now purchase tickets.
Any remaining tickets after this deadline has passed will be put on General Sale.
Middlesex members who have not yet secured their tickets for themselves can still do so, by emailing [email protected] with your membership number and details of the matches you wish to attend.
Middlesex members wishing to procure Guest tickets for these matches also still have the opportunity to do so, via the outground tickets tab in the Members' Hub.
Due to the reduced ground capacity we are operating to, the ground has been spilt into zones and blocks, and there are a small number of tickets remaining in several of the blocks within zone 1 of the ground for each of the three following games
Any members requiring assistance with booking their seats or those of their guests for these matches, should contact the Middlesex office, on 0207 289 1300 (option 1) between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Thursday (*excluding bank holiday Monday) or between 9am to 4pm on Friday.
The priority window for members to secure tickets for the Vitality Blast London derby T20 match between Middlesex and Surrey on Thursday 10 June at Lord's has now passed, however members can still secure their place at the match.
You will need to book a ticket (at no charge) for your own use if you wish to attend the match on 10 June.
You will also have the option of purchasing a ticket for a guest (£10 for an under-16 or £20-£40 for an adult) OR secure your seat with that of a fellow member with whom you wish to be seated. Anyone seated with you must be from within your Household or meet the Government’s definition of a Support Bubble.
As the members' priority window has now passed, any members wishing to book their seat at this match should email [email protected].
For the full article relating to this information, please click HERE
Today the Club announced details of how members can secure tickets to watch Middlesex in action on 10th June vs Surrey in the Vitality Blast London derby at Lord's.
This information has been posted on the website and emailed to all members.
Entry to all members is of course free, and there is the opportunity to also secure guest tickets to the game,
For all the information on how you can attend, click HERE
We would also like to remind all members, that with regulations changing and as restrictions on attending cricket ease, Middlesex Cricket will continue to send important information to members via email as soon as it becomes available to us. If, for whatever reason, you have unsubscribed to receive our email communications, you WILL miss out on receiving important updates from us. To re-subscribe to receive these important emails, please email us at [email protected] and we can get you added back to the mailing list.
MCC have invited Middlesex members to apply for tickets to attend the Cambridge vs Oxford University varsity match at Lord's on 23rd May, with members able to watch the game for free, and guest tickets also available.
For full information on how you can be one of the very first spectators back at Lord's in 2021 to watch some action live, click HERE
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest update on the Roadmap to Covid Recovery earlier stated that the reducing of restrictions remains on course and to the proposed timeline, which means that spectators will be allowed to return to cricket grounds from 17th May 2021.
The Club will continue to update members through this page, via email, and on the website home page with any changes that affect members and supporters attending games, however for the sake of clarity, and in answer to questions raised, today's announcement does not affect the current status of spectators not being able to attend Second Eleven matches.
All Second Eleven matches must still be played under either Stage 3 Guidelines or Stage 5 Guidelines.
Stage 3 guidelines are behind closed doors matches.
Stage 5 guidelines - means that all spectators must have an allocated seat in the ground, the ground must be stewarded, the ground must be zoned for safety with different groups in different zones, each with its own facilities, sanitising stations, toilet facilities etc, with a spectators policy signed off by local authority and Public Health England - effectively the same set up as per spectators attending first eleven matches, which is not viable for second eleven games being played at out-ground venues.
As a result, all Middlesex Second XI home games will continue to be played under Stage 3 Guidance.
For information on Second XI away matches, members are advised to contact the host county.
All members are reminded that this week's LV= Insurance County Championship match between Middlesex and Hampshire, on Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th May, is played Behind Closed Doors and no spectator admittance will be allowed.
All members are reminded that this week's LV= Insurance County Championship match between Middlesex and Gloucestershire, on Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th May, is played Behind Closed Doors and no spectator admittance will be allowed.
With the Club welcoming fans back into grounds for matches being played after 17th May 2021, all members and fans attending matches must strictly adhere to the Club's Covid Spectator Code, which has been put in place for the health, safety and wellbeing off all in attendance at Middlesex out-ground matches in 2021.
We would ask all supporters to familiarise themselves with the full Covid Spectator Code, which can be read by clicking HERE
All members are reminded that this week's LV= County Championship match between Middlesex and Surrey, on Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th April, is being played Behind Closed Doors and no spectator admittance will be allowed.
Today, we emailed all members with the following information:
Further to our email on Friday of last week, we can confirm that the Members’ Priority Window to register to attend the three Vitality Blast matches at Radlett Cricket Club has now closed and we are unable to process any further registrations.
The Priority Window to register to attend the LV= County Championship match at Merchant Taylors’ School on 11th to 14th July and the four Royal London Cup matches on 27th and 30th July and 6th and 8th August remains open however, and members can now also purchase Guest Tickets and/or use their Season Guest Pass to register for guests to attend these games. Details of how to do this are specified below.
All members can still register to attend the out-ground County Championship matches or Royal London Cup matches. To do so, please log into the Members' Portal HERE and click the OUT_GROUND TICKETS tab.
If you were a 2020 season member who has opted to receive a Season Guest Pass as one of your loyalty reward benefits, you can now also use this for any of these matches.
To use your Season Guest Pass to register your guest for these games simply use the link below. Season Guest Pass holders may also purchase one additional Guest Ticket at these matches via the link below.
All 2021 members who were a member in the 2020 season can also take advantage of the 20% discount on the price of Guest Tickets. Simply enter your membership number in the Checkout and this discount will be applied. Please note – if your membership number starts with a zero, please do not enter this in the checkout (ie: for 01234 enter 1234).
All 2021 members can purchase Guest Tickets via the link below to register their guests at these matches.
All Members can purchase a maximum of two Guest Tickets to any match.
To use you Season Guest Pass and Purchase Members' Guest Tickets, please login to the Members' Portal HERE, click the OUTGROUND TICKETS tab, and then click the BUY OUT-GROUND TICKETS tab.
All Guest Tickets are protected by the Club’s Covid Refund Policy, whereby if we are unable to honour any Guest Tickets purchased for out-ground matches due to ground capacity restrictions, you will receive a full refund on the ticket.
If requests for member registrations and guest tickets to the County Championship and Royal London Cup matches exceed the ground capacity we are safely allowed to operate to, a ballot will also be needed for these matches. Member requests will always be prioritised over members’ guest tickets. We will communicate information on this closer to the dates of these matches.
Thanks as always for your ongoing understanding during these complicated times and we look forward to seeing you at a Middlesex out-ground in 2021.
Today, we emailed all members with the following information:
With the Government’s roadmap out of Covid lockdown currently remaining on track, we are still on course to be able to welcome members back into grounds from 17th May onwards, and we can’t wait to see you.
The priority window which was open for members to reserve their seats at the three Vitality Blast matches at Radlett Cricket Club on 15th June v Hampshire, 17th June v Gloucestershire, and on 27th June v Glamorgan closed today at 5pm, and no further applications can be accepted for seat reservations for these matches.
Due to the high volume of member requests we have received for seats, members will be unable to purchase Guest Tickets for these games.
As Government restrictions significantly reduce the capacity of the ground, we are in the process of modelling how the ground will be zoned and where seating will be available at these matches.
We are currently processing all members’ applications and should the request for seats be higher than the safe ground capacity we are allowed to operate at these matches, a ballot will take place, and wherever possible seats will be offered equally to all members who have applied.
All members who have registered to reserve a seat at any of the above matches will be contacted by the club by no later than 30th April with details of the process you will need to follow to secure your seat and receive your e-ticket for the match.
Due to high demand, and the likelihood of us potentially being able to increase the capacity of grounds from 21st June onwards, again, if the roadmap to recovery continues as planned, we are keeping the Priority Window open for members to register their seat at the LV= Insurance County Championship game on 11th - 14th July at Merchant Taylors’ School and all four Royal London Cup games at Radlett on 27th and 30th July and 06th and 08th August.
Members who have yet to register for the County Championship and Royal London Cup games can do so via the link below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have already registered to attend these matches, you do not need to do so again!On Monday, the Priority Window will open for members to purchase Guest Tickets or use their Season Guest Pass for the out-ground County Championship and Royal London Cup games, and we will contact you again on Monday with the information on how to do this.
The following fixtures are all being played Behind Closed Doors and therefore spectators cannot enter the ground.
LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES
Middlesex v Surrey| April 22-25 | Lord's
Middlesex v Gloucestershire | May 06-09 | Lord's
Middlesex v Hampshire | May 13-16 | Lord's
MIDDLESEX SECOND XI FIXTURES
All fixtures Behind Closed Doors until further notice
MIDDLESEX WOMEN FIXTURES
All fixtures Behind Closed Doors until further notice
Out-ground matches in 2021:
Middlesex members will be given priority access to all Middlesex matches, having the opportunity to secure seats ahead of the general public at all times. Production of your valid 2021 membership card will not guarantee automatic entry to Middlesex home matches this year, however members will not need to purchase a ticket themselves. Instead, in 2021, Middlesex members MUST register to attend all out-ground matches, as no admittance will be granted to non-registered members.
To register your seat at any of the above out-ground matches, please log into the members' portal HERE then click the OUTGROUND TICKETS tab, where you will find further information and be able to reserve your seat at our out-ground matches in 2021.
Please note: Members have the opportunity to reserve their seats at all out-ground matches in a first priority window, open now. Any remaining tickets will be available to members' guests in a second priority window, with any remaining tickets going on sale to the general public in a third window to non-members who have registered for priority access to any general admission tickets.
Priority window dates:
Once the priority window closes, we will assess the number of applications and the restrictions if any, on number of spectators, and If we are oversubscribed with members’ requests for any of the out-ground fixtures, a ballot will take place and wherever possible, tickets will be shared equally to members who have applied.
Re-new as a member in 2021:
With crowds returning to cricket grounds in 2021 and members' receiving first priority to attend all available matches in 2021, now is a great time to renew. if you're a 2019 or 2020 member who hasn't yet renewed for 2021, you can do so now by clicking HERE and you can start to look forward to returning to watch Middlesex in action in 2021.
If any capacity remains after members have reserved their seats and have had the chance to buy guest tickets, any remaining tickets will be made available on general sale.
The best way to obtain priority access to matches in 2021 is clearly to become a member, however non-members can register for priority access to any public sale tickets now, to ensure they receive the first opportunity to purchase general public sale tickets.
Registration for this priority window opens on 01 March 2021 and will remain open until 2nd May 2021.
From 03 May 2021 at 10am, those registered on the priority list will be contacted with an opportunity to secure any public sale tickets available.
Click HERE to register on the non-member’s priority list.
Join as a member in 2021:
Should you wish to join as a new Middlesex member and receive priority ahead of any non-members. then please click HERE. With annual full membership available at a little over £20 per month for adults and just £20 for the entire year for Juniors, with cricket returning in 2021 there's never been a better time to join the Middlesex family.
At this stage, Middlesex are currently waiting for clarification from MCC on the exact process members will need to follow themselves to attend Lord's matches.
We have been informed that Middlesex members will receive equal admission priority to MCC members to all Middlesex home matches in 2021, and that all members’ ticket requests will receive priority ahead of general public admission tickets.
Middlesex members will not need to purchase a ticket to attend Lord’s matches in the 2021 season, however we have been advised that all Middlesex members at this stage should create an account on the lords.org website and then send us their Lord's Client Reference number to verify their Middlesex membership, as we are advised that it is highly likely that all members will need to do this to attend matches at Lord's this year.
We therefore recommend all members to complete this two-stage process now. Detailed instructions on how to do this shown HERE.
Any members who require assistance in this process should call the Middlesex office on 0207 289 1300 (option one) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday.
Once members have completed this two-step process, you will be eligible to purchase Rover Tickets for your guests to attend Middlesex’s Vitality Blast matches and will have done all that is required of you at this stage to attend to watch Middlesex games at Lord’s in 2021 in person. As soon as we receive any further information from MCC as to any other processes Middlesex members need to complete to attend Lord’s matches in 2021, we will update this page with the latest information.
Non-member supporters of Middlesex need to create an account on the lords.org website and will then be eligible to purchase general ground admission tickets to all available Middlesex home matches at Lord’s.
Unfortunately due to Government restrictions ALL Second Eleven matches will be played under stage three Covid-19 guidelines in 2021, meaning that there will be no admission to spectators and all matches must be played behind closed doors until all Government restrictions are lifted surrounding public events.
To view the 2021 Second Eleven fixtures click HERE.
In these times of great uncertainty, Middlesex Cricket is making a firm commitment in 2021 to any supporters purchasing out-ground tickets, that should any match be significantly affected by the ongoing pandemic, to the extent that the match needs to be played behind closed doors or capacities be reduced for social distancing, leading to us not being able to fulfil the seat for any tickets purchased, then a full refund will automatically be issued.
We want all our spectators to have absolute peace of mind when purchasing tickets, knowing that their safety is our priority at all times, and our ticket refund promise gives this assurance.
To view the out-ground refund policy, click HERE.
With so much uncertainty existing currently as to exactly what impact the ongoing pandemic will have on the 2021 season, Middlesex's Chief Executive Richard Goatley issued a statement confirming the following points to offer assurances to the club's members:
To read the CEO's full statement, click HERE.