England’s second LV= Insurance Test match against New Zealand came to a thrilling conclusion today (Tuesday) at Trent Bridge (pictured), with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club offering free tickets for supporters.

After an already entertaining four days, which saw England take three late wickets yesterday (Monday), the decision was taken to offer free tickets to supporters as all three results are still possible. England went on to win thanks to a fantastic performance from Jonny Bairstow.

Those that already purchased tickets for day five of the Test will be given a full and automatic refund in the coming days, but used their existing tickets to gain entry.

Attendees were required to have a valid ticket before approaching the gates. Capacity was reached for day five, meaning cricket fans were treated to a thrilling end to the test.

Instead of payment, cricket fans were encouraged to make a voluntary donation to the Trent Bridge Community Trust, which helps to deliver numerous projects in Nottinghamshire.

Spectators can make donations online or at a number of donation stations, which will be positioned at the entrances to Trent Bridge.

In a statement, Nottingham CCC said: “We hope that this gesture will encourage first-time visitors to join long-standing supporters at Trent Bridge and we can’t wait to welcome you to our historic home.”

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