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Birmingham residents could make £1,000 in a week by hiring out their drive

Crowds descended to Edgbaston Cricket Ground again today for England’s second Test against New Zealand. The match attracted thousands of fans to the stadium in the suburbs of Birmingham.

If you live in the right location, you could make thousands of pounds whenever a big cricket match is held at Edgbaston.

England and New Zealand are going head-to-head this week and, today, day three of the countries’ second Test is underway.

Neighbours on Edgbaston’s Pershore Road are making the most of the daytime crowds by hiring out their drives for £20 per car.

On big days, residents can make up to £200, which would add up to an impressive £1,000 over the scheduled five days of a Test match.

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Cricket fans can park their car at Edgbaston Stadium but it can cost £25 and there is limited availability.

Drivers often spill out on to busy nearby roads in search of a parking space.

Jim and Dave have opened their drives for crowds again this week as the second Test between England and New Zealand continues.

The duo are expected to make almost a £1,000 over the five days.

The neighbours said other residents on Pershore Road also rented out their drives to fans this week, but nobody else has “regulars” like Jim and Dave.

Dave, 71, explained: “We have signs and proper chains across the front of our drives.

“These days we have a lot of regulars who have taken our numbers over the years. They text us asking to reserve a space so we usually know who is coming.

“We always make sure everyone is able to drive away at any point and no-one is blocked in.”

Although Jim and Dave have signs advertising the parking spaces on their drives, they said they “never flag anyone down”.

The duo are cricket fans themselves and watch the games from the comfort of their homes.

Dave said: “We have a laugh while doing it and enjoy ourselves. I have a bar in my back garden so I have everything I need here.”


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