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  • MLB London Series 2019 programme on sale ahead of Red Sox and Yankees clash

     

    History will be made at London Stadium on the weekend of 29-30 June as the Boston Red Sox face off against their arch-rivals the New York Yankees in the first-ever regular-season Major League Baseball match to be held in Europe, and ProgrammeMaster have hit a home run when it comes to the official gameday programme.

    The 116-page publication is available to pre-order now via our online shop, or can be bought from a number of vendors at London Stadium at both the Saturday and Sunday matches between the biggest names in baseball.

    It is packed with plenty of articles, features and interviews to please hardcore fans or those new to the game, with exclusive interviews with the Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. and Yankees legend CC Sabathia, as well as a look at the history of both ballclubs including the story of the famous ‘Curse of the Bambino’.

    Some of the greatest players to don the pinstripes and red socks are profiled as we count down the greatest 15 to represent either club, and we also take a look Sabathia’s fellow members in the illustrious 3,000 strike-out club.

    While it might be the first MLB regular-season game on these shores, Britain has a strong link to the sport’s history which is looked back on, as well as some of the Europeans who have made their names in the Major Leagues over the last three centuries.

    As well as this, there is also a guide to the rules of the game and some of the baffling terminology used for those fans perhaps watching a baseball match for the first time.

    All this plus much, much more, can be yours for just £10 – the perfect memento for this historic occasion.

    Purchase your copy via our online shop now.

    2019 Ashes official preview guide now on sale

    One of sport’s most historic and celebrated rivalries returns this summer, and ProgrammeMaster have produced the official guide to The Ashes, which is now available to purchase in all good newsagents and online.

    Throughout August and September, the cricket world will be tuned into England vs Australia and the latest battle between the two proud nations.

    The five-Test series will decide who holds the famous Ashes urn for the next two years and the 116-page preview guide is available to buy now, packed with features, interviews and stats.

    England great James Anderson has never lost a home Ashes series and he talks about that proud record ahead of potentially his last games against the Aussies, while newcomer Sam Curran speaks about his whirlwind year since making his debut at the age of 20.

    Aussie skipper Tim Paine is also interviewed, looking ahead to his first taste of an away Ashes, and off-spinner Nathan Lyon talks about the potent Aussie bowling line-up.

    There are features on the history of The Ashes, a look back at some of the most famous moments and greats from each side pick their all-time Ashes XI.

    On top of all of that, there is an extensive preview of the Women’s Ashes too, featuring interviews with two key members of each squad and a look back over the history between the two teams.

    All that and so much more is inside the preview, which can be bought via our online shop or on 08700 202020 for just £5.95 plus postage, or from your local newsagents.

    LTA extend partnership with ProgrammeMaster

     

    ProgrammeMaster will continue to produce the official championship programmes for four of the LTA’s most prestigious competitions after agreeing a new multi-year deal with the governing body.

    This new extension means that the Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club, as well as the Nature Valley series of tournaments that includes the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, Nature Valley Open in Nottingham and Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, will continue to benefit from first-class programmes being available to spectators eager to watch top-quality tennis on British soil.

    ProgrammeMaster and the LTA have been working together since 2013 to produce some of the best tennis publications at these four tournaments, as well as Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches.

    After agreeing the new contract, ProgrammeMaster Managing Director Lee Berry said: “I am thrilled that our partnership with the LTA has been extended. We have enjoyed working with them for the past six years, and I have no doubt that’ll continue to be the case and improve even further during these next few years.

    “Tennis in Britain is on the up at the moment, and we are delighted to help enhance the fans’ experiences by producing some brilliant programmes for them to enjoy during these four highlights of the British summer sporting calendar.”

    LTA’s marketing manager Sam Fabisz said “The team at ProgrammeMaster works closely and collaboratively with our teams to deliver programmes tailored to reflect the best of each event. We have been delighted with the level of attention ProgrammeMaster have given our various publications over the years, and their expertise has been invaluable especially when we’ve needed to produce daily orders of play despite a short turnaround.”

    Pre-orders for this summer’s events programmes can be taken online now here.

    ProgrammeMaster to produce 2019 MLB London Series programmes

     

    ProgrammeMaster and Major League Baseball have agreed a deal that will see ProgrammeMaster produce the official gameday programmes for the 2019 MLB London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

    The sport’s biggest rivalry will enter a new chapter in June when the two teams face off at the London Stadium for the first-ever regular season Major League Baseball game to take place in Europe, with two games taking place over the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2019.

    Over 100,000 tickets were snapped up immediately after going on sale back in December as fans attempted to guarantee their place at this historic occasion, and those lucky enough to be there will now have the chance to also pick up a souvenir programme to enhance their matchday experience.

    Speaking about the agreement with MLB, ProgrammeMaster Managing Director Lee Berry said: “We are delighted that Major League Baseball noticed the quality of our work and decided to select us as the official programme supplier for this historic series.

    “Having worked with the other major sports in the US before – the NBA and the NFL – we are now excited to add MLB to our ever-growing portfolio of clients, and everyone at ProgrammeMaster is looking forward to producing a programme befitting such a spectacle.”

    Pre-orders for the official gameday programme can be taken online now here.

    2019 World Snooker Championship official tournament programme now on sale

     

    The 2019 World Snooker Championship gets underway in Sheffield this weekend, and the perfect accompaniment to the 17 days of enthralling action is the official tournament programme, published by ProgrammeMaster and available to purchase now.

    The 116-page A4 publication has been revamped for this year’s competition and is packed full of facts, stats, profiles and features to keep you informed and entertained from the first shot up until the winner holds aloft the iconic trophy at the Crucible on 6th May.

    As well as profiles on all the main contenders for the crown, there are interviews with reigning champion Mark Williams as he looks to win his fourth world title, as well as Judd Trump who is still searching for his first.

    The King of the Crucible Stephen Hendry discusses his 1999 triumph two decades on, plus there are in-depth looks at the lengths players go to to protect their precious cues, and what other sports can learn from snooker’s famed sportsmanship.

    Final referee Leo Scullion and first-timer Desislava Bozhilova share their thoughts on officiating at different ends of their careers, and a host of stars give an insight into their previous jobs away from the table when they were trying to get their careers off the ground.

    All that and so much more is inside this year’s programme, which can be bought via our online shop or on 08700 202020 for just £7 plus postage.

    2019 ICC Cricket World Cup official guide now on sale

     

    The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway on 30th May with hosts England kicking off the six-week tournament against South Africa at The Oval.

    The top 10 teams in the world will play each other in a 48-match fiesta and ahead of the tournament essential reading for any genuine fan is the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 guide, which is on now on sale.

    Published by ProgrammeMaster, this 116-page A4 glossy magazine includes exclusive interviews with top players, features on every team as well as a complete fixtures guide so you can plan your viewing as cricket’s biggest stage returns to England and Wales for the first time since 1999.

    There are also superbly-written pieces on the big stars like Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, a look back to the day Kapil Dev changed Indian cricket forever, a history of the 11 World Cups so far, legends, the top five matches of all time and much more.

    Former England skipper Nasser Hussain also picks out the five players he thinks will light up the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and if that’s not enough, there’s a World Cup quiz that will test even the most knowledgeable cricket addict.

    This guide is the perfect accompaniment to the 2019 Cricket World Cup and can be bought via our online shop or on 08700 202020 for just £5.95 plus postage, or from all good newsagents.