Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is looking forward to its annual Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, which has 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.
This year’s Festival runs from Monday 14 July to Sunday 27 July and includes two NatWest T20 Blast matches as well as two LV= CC four day games. T20 cricket is the most exciting form of the game, with big hits and non-stop action. After two sell out T20 matches last year, supporters are being urged to buy their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! Click here for info on tickets
- 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, guests will also enjoy music and games around the ground on match days, keeping everyone of all ages entertained. Each day at the Festival, guests will enjoy free, professional cricket coaching at the Abercrombie & Kent Coaching Zone along with a chance to experience the new inflatable bowling cage. Festival supporters, Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham & Gloucester, are once again supporting the annual event with some of their latest models on display at the ground. The dealership are also working 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.