Gloucestershire County Cricket Club enjoyed the 21014 Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, which had been revitalised for 2014, to provide members, hospitality guests and ticket buyers with even more entertainment and excitement, to complement the first class cricket programme.
Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest independently-owned private client Wealth Managers, has been the Festival’s principal sponsor since 2012. They have been involved with Gloucestershire Cricket for over 15 years, supporting the Club and its development.
Gloucestershire have been playing in the stunning grounds of Cheltenham College for over 140 years, making this the world’s longest running cricket festival on an outfield. The ground’s idyllic setting has provided a perfect backdrop for the Festival throughout its history, a great attraction for cricket fans, new supporters and big cricketing stars.
The 2014 festival took place from Monday 14 July to Sunday 27 July and included two NatWest T20 Blast matches as well as two LV= CC four day games. A sell-out fixture against Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast was one of the highlights of the festival, along with some superb weather and a fantastic atmosphere over the two week period.
The fixtures of the 2014 festival:
- Monday 14 – Thursday 17 July – LV= CC vs Derbyshire
- Friday 18 July – NatWest T20 Blast vs Surrey
- Sunday 20 July – NatWest T20 Blast vs Essex
- Monday 21 July – Thursday 24 July – LV= CC vs Worcestershire
- Sunday 27 July – Royal London One-Day vs Northamptonshire
Throughout the two weeks, guest’s enjoyed music and games around the ground on match days, keeping everyone of all ages entertained. Each day at the Festival guests were encouraged to take part in the free coaching at the Abercrombie & Kent Coaching Zone and brand new inflatable bowling cage. Festival supporters, Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham & Gloucester once again supported the annual event, displaying some of their latest models for all guests to see. The dealership also worked in partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket to provide selected local schools with the opportunity to be part of the “Smart Cricket in Cheltenham” project, with the grand unveiling taking place on Sunday 20 July.
ABERCROMBIE & KENT COACHING ZONE
ECB Qualified coaches running all sessions which are free for juniors. This year including inflatable bowling lane.
NatWest T20 Blast Matches: 12.30pm to 4.30pm – specific skill coaching and competitions with the speed gun in the inflatable bowling lane.
Royal London One-Day Cup Match: 11am to 1pm and 2pm – 4pm– specific skill coaching and competitions with the speed gun in the inflatable bowling lane.
LV= CC Matches: 11.30am to 1.00pm – specific skill coaching & skill games. 1.30pm to 3.00pm – competitions with the speed gun in the inflatable bowling lane.