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Ashes win made for great day out in Regent's Park

PUBLISHED: 15:16 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:24 07 September 2010

CRICKET fans from across the capital flocked to Regent s Park over the weekend to watch England s stunning Ashes victory on a giant screen. More than 12,000 spectators witnessed England reclaim the Ashes from Australia for only the second time since Ian B

CRICKET fans from across the capital flocked to Regent's Park over the weekend to watch England's stunning Ashes victory on a giant screen.

More than 12,000 spectators witnessed England reclaim the Ashes from Australia for only the second time since Ian Botham's heroics in 1981.

Funita Patel from Npower, who hosted the event, said: "The final two days at Regent's Park were by far the most popular of all the Npower Cricket in the Park events. The atmosphere was absolutely incredible.

Former England batsman Nick Knight was on hand to take photos and give autographs and also hosted the '6 and 4' card game during lunchtime with Radio 1 presenter Mark Chapman.

Malcolm Kafetz, Chairman of the Friends of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, said it was great to see so many residents out enjoying the sunshine. There was jazz on one side of the park and cricket on the other.

"It was all very good, I was quite amazed," he said.


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