Sports fans will spend the equivalent of more than a year-and-a-half of their lives watching cricket, rugby and football – in their local pub.

Six in 10 who head to the pub to watch their favourite sport will spend more than 19 hours-a-month at the boozer soaking up the atmosphere on the big screen with friends and a pint.

The poll of 2,000 sports lovers revealed this amounts to a whopping 13,929 hours spent watching sports in the pub over the average adult lifetime.

The majority (64 per cent) believe watching sports in a pub is the next best thing to being there.

More than half admitted there is ‘something special’ about watching a major sporting event in a busy British boozer.

The research was carried out by electrical retailer Currys PC World to launch its competition to find a cricket-named pub in need of a state of the art ‘tech make-over’ from Samsung for the opening game of the Cricket World Cup on Thursday, May 30.

Henrik Schmidt, head of category for TV and Imaging, said: “Watching sports in the pub is one of life’s truly great pleasures, whether your team wins, loses or you’re just there for the atmosphere.

“We’ve got a busy summer of sport coming up, including the next cricket series, and want to ensure the nation enjoy the events with the best TV viewing experience possible.''

Cricket legend Phil Tufnell will help tech-out the winning pub on May 29 and be ready to meet and greet the landlord and locals and share his thoughts on the season ahead.