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4th April 2012

Marston’s Pedigree to give cricket fans 10,000 free tickets for the Bears V Pears derby match

Marston’s Pedigree, the official beer of both Warwickshire and Worcestershire County Cricket Clubs will be giving away 10,000 tickets over 20 days from 10th April for a T20 match between the old county rivals on Friday 15th June.

500 tickets, worth £15 each, will be given away every day from 10th to 29th April from Edgbaston either by ‘phone, online or in person with a maximum of two tickets available per person.

The match starts at 5.10pm and is due to finish at around 8pm when sports fans can stay in the ground to watch the England vs. Sweden football game on giant screens after the cricket.

Des Gallagher, Head of Brands Marketing at Marston’s Beer Company from Marston’s said: “As the Official Beer of Warwickshire and Worcestershire County Cricket Clubs, we thought it was a superb opportunity to say thank you to cricket fans and our loyal Marston’s Pedigree drinkers with free tickets to an exciting match between the Bears and the Royals. Midlands’ cricket bragging rights are at stake for supporters!”

Colin Povey, Chief Executive at Warwickshire County Cricket Club said: “The rivalry between Warwickshire and Worcestershire goes back many years and the opportunity for so many Bears supporters to watch this match for free will make for a great occasion that will be broadcast live across the UK on SKY Sports. Once the cricket finishes fans will be able to enjoy England’s European Championship football match against Sweden live on the big screen here at the ground.

“Following the £32 million redevelopment of the Pavilion End a packed Edgbaston has a very special match day atmosphere. We hope the chance to claim free tickets will allow thousands of Bears fans to get behind the team in this great derby fixture.”

In common with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year, Marston’s Pedigree is also celebrating a 60th anniversary this year as a brand name. Marston’s had been brewing their famous pale ale using the traditional Burton Union method since 1834, but in 1952 the Head Brewer decided to create a name for his best loved ale so the name Marston’s Pedigree was born.

Anyone who wants to obtain their two free tickets per person can either call 0844 847 1902, visit or call in person to the ticket office every day  from Tuesday 10th April to Sunday 29th April 2012.




Photograph shows (left to right): Jim Troughton, captain of Warwickshire County Cricket with Daryl Mitchell, captain of Worcestershire County Cricket