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England v New Zealand – Game 1 drawn at Lord’s

England v New Zealand test match

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England v New Zealand

Even though it was a warm week in London, rain showers took enough out of the game to result in a fascinating draw at Lord’s. Although New Zealand showed attacking intent ahead of their World Test Series Championship with India later in the year, England were content to bat out the draw and look ahead to Edgbaston to try and seal a test series victory.

Strong start by the Kiwis

New Zealand came out aggressively in the first innings and posted a total of 378. A incredible double century from Devon Conway at a strike rate of 57.63 which tilted the game into the Kiwis favour, despite a strong debut performance from Ollie Robinson, who took 4 wickets in his opening innings. It was also Conway’s test debut and he became just the 7th man in test cricket’s 144 year history to make a double century on debut with a score of exactly 200. Conway was eventually run out by Root on the 200 mark. A middle order collapse kept England well and truly in the game with Mark Wood and James Anderson providing the extra wickets.

Rory Burns holds his own

There were three ducks in the New Zealand first innings but England unfortunately managed four with Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, James Bracey and Mark Wood all falling for 0, with Southee doing the majority of the damage. The young, inexperienced England team were saved by a 132 from Rory Burns and contributions from Root, Pope and Robinson ensured England kept the game alive, scoring 275 in total. Yet with a rained off day three, England were batting well into Day 4 and the result was veering towards a draw.

New Zealand go for the win

The fans may have been fearing the worst but New Zealand wanted to test themselves and go for an unlikely win. Their second innings was short and sweet, with Latham, Conway, Taylor and Nicholls all healthily contributing to a quick, declared score of 169/6, setting England an enticing 273 target midway through day five. Kane Williamson is known for his bold captaincy and declaring after the morning session would have pleasantly shocked a few pundits.

But as opener Dom Sibley settled into a defensive rhythm, England were clearly happy to see out the draw to give them a fresh start next week to win the series. The game finished with England scoring 170/3 and ultimately, this young England side will be relatively happy sharing the spoils with a team ranked higher than them in the World test rankings.

Corporate hospitality Venue The Hundred Lord's

Lord’s

The historic Lord’s venue is one of the most famous cricket events in the world and it’s global status means that international fans make the journey to London to see England and their team in action.

Our ICON club facility at Lord’s, the home of cricket is one of the most prestigious and entertaining sporting corporate hospitality options in the country. We offer a package that covers the full day, whether it’s an England test match, a domestic ODI or an exciting T20, Engage is the right place for you to watch the cricket.

Our breakfast, lunch and dinners use ingredients sourced locally and the menu will often change to suit the season that the match is in. This includes a full three course lunch for test matches with a brilliant starter, lunch and dinner all prepared in-house.

The major international events, such as England cricket matches will include a champagne reception, complimentary bar as well as world renowned guests speakers from the world of cricket. The likes of Stuart Broad, Matt Prior, Ryan Sidebottom and many more have provided their analysis and fun anecdotes throughout matches and always show their passion for the game.

Once you purchase your hospitality with us, we provide you with everything you need to ensure you get to Lord’s and the gate that you are in in good time. We will have our on-site Engage team to help should you have any questions or queries about the day.

Whether it’s you first trip to Lord’s or your tenth, it’s a memorable experience from start to finish and we cannot wait to see you at a match in the near future.

Enquire today about our hospitality at Lord’s and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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The biggest corporate night of the year – The 2021 London Bierfest

London Bierfest

2021 London Bierfest

Be a part of London’s leading corporate hospitality event, where Old Billingsgate Market is transformed into a Bavarian-style beer festival, buzzing with live music, unlimited steins, dancing, authentic German catering and a host of other entertainment. You can book tables of 10+ today for the event that holds 2,500 attendees. With the Oktoberfest unfortunately cancelled, this event will be even more in demand for 2021.

The venue is Old Billingsgate Market; a London landmark located just minutes from London Bridge underground station along the River Thames, and firmly part of London’s heritage.

This iconic, Victorian Grade II listed building has been transformed from Billingsgate Fish Market into one of the most sought-after event spaces in London, making it the perfect location for the London Bierfest.

London Bierfest

We have two brilliant packages, with the VIP package our most premium offering that includes a Bierfest souvenir gift and premium seating right next to the stage. We offer tables that are a minimum of 10 spots, so you can enjoy the day with your team or clients.

 

2021 London Bierfest – VIP Package

  • Premium seating close to the stage
  • VIP Bierfest souvenir gift
  • Unlimited Steins of ABK beer
  • Unlimited glasses of wine and soft drinks
  • Delicious platters of traditional German catering
  • Full table service from our team of Heidis and Hermans throughout
  • A spectacular programme of live performances
  • Private cloakroom facilities
  • Musical entertainment

2021 London Bierfest – Steins Package

  • Unlimited Steins of ABK beer
  • Unlimited glasses of wine and soft drinks
  • Delicious platters of traditional German catering
  • Full table service from our team of Heidis and Hermans throughout
  • A spectacular programme of live performances
  • Private cloakroom facilities
  • Musical entertainment

Register your interest today and be a part of this incredible spectacle.

London Bierfest

 

 

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Max Verstappen surges to the front of the World Championship

Max Verstappen wins Monaco Grand Prix

2021 Monaco Grand Prix

Secure your spot at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix by registering your interest today or attend the 2021 British Grand Prix here

 

Uneventful for the fans but hugely significant in the Drivers and Constructors Championship, the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix may have just played a pivotal role in Max Verstappen’s F1 Career.

After Charles Leclerc unfortunately couldn’t sit on the grid in pole position due to his damaged gearbox in qualifying, Verstappen led from the front and cruised to an easy victory in Monaco, his first win at the historic circuit. But what happened behind would have arguably given him the widest smile as Mercedes had one of their worst weekends in recent memory.

Lewis Hamilton qualified in 7th place for Mercedes and never showed any pace to trouble his rivals. Having spent the first stint behind Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri, Lewis and the team chose the undercut to try and force his way up the field but his first lap on fresh tyres wasn’t enough to secure the overtake. Gasly reacted, stayed ahead and with overtaking so difficult at the Monaco, it was the end of his challenge for major points.

Valtteri Bottas sat behind Verstappen on the grid and in the race struggled with grip with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr beginning to close the gap in the first stint. Bottas’ routine pit stop ended in disaster though as the right-front wheelgun machined away the thread of the stub axle so the mechanics couldn’t remove the wheel, forcing the Finn to retire.

Sainz then finished second, comfortably Ferrari’s most promising performance of the season whilst Lando Norris continued with his excellent form and once again justified his new Mclaren contract with another podium. Other notable performances came from Sebastian Vettel, finishing in 5th for the Aston Martin and Antonio Giovinazzi secured Alpha Romeo their first point of the season in 10th.

This is the most significant opportunity for Verstappen and Red Bull to truly compete with Mercedes to win a Championship and break the Merc stranglehold on formula one.

 

2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku never fails to disappoint. The new fans favourite of Formula 1 delivered another classic with the 4th version of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in producing drama up until the last minute. Max Verstappen was leading the race when a tyre blow up forced the Dutchman straight into the barriers and a certain 25 points completely lost. This enforced a red flag with just three laps remaining and Lewis Hamilton had a golden chance to take back the World Championship lead. Restarting in second, Hamilton jumped Perez into the first corner, only to mistakenly touch a brake related switch that gave the Mercedes man no front breaks and straight on into the run off area and back out in last place.

This game Sergio Perez his first win with Red Bull, followed by Seb Vettel in Aston Martin’s first ever podium finish and finally Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri continuing his strong form for the team. A memorable race but one that didn’t alter the battle between the two front runners in 2021.

Drivers Championship

Max Verstappen continues to hold the lead of the 2021 Formula One Drivers Championship by four points. Max sits on 105 points while Lewis Hamilton is on 101 points. Sergio Perez has jumped Lando Norris to third with his win at Azerbaijan, with 69 points. Full Drivers Championship is available here.

Lando Norris Mclaren Monaco

2022 Monaco Grand Prix

We’re already looking ahead to next year’s formula one calendar and the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix looks set to be high in demand and an amazing occasion. With a new era of formula one car debuting in 2022, the grid is likely to be shook up and the cars have been designed so that it should be easier to follow and therefore overtake in the turbulent air.

We have a number of packages available at Monaco including a brand new weekend Yacht VIP experience that is the perfect way to watch one of the most sought after events in the motor sport calendar. There is no better way to view this demanding street race than from the deck of our incredible 31m Super Yacht moored on Tabac Corner.

Our yacht packages include outstanding hospitality from the moment guests step on board our luxurt tenders from Fontvielle harbour.

Trackside Super Yacht Weekend

  • 31m Super Yacht moored on Tabac Corner
  • 3-night stay and the 4* Beau Rivage Nice with breakfast (double occupancy)

Friday Night Yacht Party

  • Live Music, Singer and DJ
  • Complimentary bar, including Champagne, beers, wines, spirits and cocktails
  • Delicious finger food & canapés

Saturday and Sunday Super Yacht Hospitality

  • Morning pastries and welcome coffee
  • Inclusive bar including Champagne
  • Pre-lunch canapes & Gourmet Buffet Lunch
  • Sunday Pre-Race Q&A with F1 Celebrity
  • Unrivalled view and atmosphere on the 3 decks opposite Tabac Corner
  • VIP Tender transfers from Fontvielle harbour, Cap D’ail or Meridian Hotel

Now is the perfect time to secure your package at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. There’s nothing like it in terms of a VIP, glamorous experience in sport.

Register your interest for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix Today