How long is the lunch break in cricket?

Ben Stokes’ men take on New Zealand this week.

England will hope to usher in a new era of red ball cricket in the best possible way as they continue their Test series against New Zealand.

Captain Ben Stokes is captaining his country for the first time and the early swap of his tenure was a mixed bag, to say the least.

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While an inspired bowling attack took the Lords visitors to 132 on Thursday, a worryingly poor batting performance from England meant they ended their first innings with a marginally better total of just 141 runs.

Things seem to be getting very tight as we head into the weekend and we’ve put together all the information you need to know about when viewers can expect a lunch break and when the action will resume…

How long is the lunch break in cricket?

In Test cricket, the lunch break is set at 40 minutes, making it the longest break on a matchday.

The longer duration allows players to fuel up with a heavier meal, although active batsmen and bowlers may prefer a lighter snack.

What time is lunch?

Lunch is usually taken two hours after the start of Test cricket play.

As all tests in this series take place at 11:00am BST, lunch will be convened at around 1:00pm each day.

What time does the game resume after lunch?

Play will resume around 40 minutes into lunchtime, meaning the action will resume around 1:40pm BST.

Where is England vs New Zealand played?

The venues for England’s three Tests against New Zealand are as follows:

June 2 – 6: First test match at Lord’s

June 10 – 14: Second test match at Trent Bridge

June 23 – 27: Third friendly at Headingley

Here’s how to watch the England vs New Zealand test match

All the action can be followed on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app.

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