Three Just Stop Oil protesters - including one from Oxford - have denied invading Lord’s cricket ground to throw orange powder during the second Ashes Test.

Judit Murray, 69, Daniel Knorr, 21, and Jacob Bourne, 27, are accused of running onto the pitch to disrupt the match between England and Australia on June 28.

They all pleaded not guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 31) to aggravated trespass having been accused of obstructing or disrupting a person engaged in a lawful activity.

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According to the charges, having allegedly trespassed on the venue, they went onto the pitch and interrupted the match 'by throwing orange powder on the pitch' with the intention of 'obstructing or disrupting that activity'.

Murray, of Plough Road, West Ewell, Surrey, Knorr, of Green Street, Oxford, and Bourne, of Moorland Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, were granted bail and will face trial at City of London Magistrates’ Court on September 28.

Their bail conditions prevent them from entering the grounds of a sporting event.

Just Stop Oil has staged regular protests since the start of the summer, disrupting major events including the Chelsea Flower Show, the Gallagher Premiership rugby final at Twickenham, Wimbledon and the World Snooker Championship.

Following the protest at Lords in June, prime minister Rishi Sunak’s official spokesman told reporters: “These sorts of selfish, guerrilla tactics that target events bringing joy to millions are exactly why the Government brought in new powers so the police can take swift action.

A spokesman for Just Stop Oil, which is calling for an end to all new coal, oil and gas projects, said: “Cricket is an important part of our national heritage, but how can we enjoy England vs Australia when much of the cricketing world is becoming unfit for humans to live in?”

The Home Secretary Suella Braverman was said last month to be holding talks with senior police officers and sporting figures about protecting events from disruptive protests this summer.