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    One-day International: Australia v England

    Jan 12, 2014

    Event:                         One-day international
    Teams:                        Australia v England
    Date:                           Sunday January 12, 2014
    Start time:                   2.20pm

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 12.30pm (Gate 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
    MCC members: 12.30pm (Gate 2)

    Schedule of Play

    Innings 1 - 2.20pm - 5.50pm
    Break - 5.50pm - 6.35pm
    Innings 2 - 6.35pm - 10.05pm

    Car park opening time

    Gate 3 - 9.00am
    Gate 5 - 10.00am
    Gate 6 - 11.00am
    Gate 7 - 9.00am

    Expected attendance: 45,000

    Public tickets and MCC visitor tickets on sale now at Ticketek HERE