The Cheltenham Cricket Festival is one of the most loved events in the social and sporting calendar. The idyllic setting of Cheltenham College provides the perfect backdrop for cricket at the height of summer.
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.
Everyone at Gloucestershire Cricket would like to thank all members and supporters for contributing to a memorable Cheltenham Cricket Festival this summer..
The 2017 festival welcomed over 25,000 spectators to college grounds over the two weeks in July.
Supporters were treated to five matches in total and for the the first time ever, three NatWest T20 Blast fixtures were played at the idyllic college grounds.
On the pitch, Gloucestershire secured a win and draw in the Specsavers County Championship.
In front of a sell-out crowd in the NatWest T20 Blast, Gloucestershire beat Middlesex, whilst there was drama in the midweek T20 against Kent with the match ending as a tie.
The final fixture of the festival ended in a rain-affected draw against Sussex, but the sell-out crowd looked in good spirits throughout the day, despite the damp weather.
Gloucestershire fixtures at the 2018 Cheltenham Cricket Festival:-
Monday 16 – 19 July – Gloucestershire v Sussex – Specsavers County Championship (11.00am)
Friday 20 July – Gloucestershire v Essex – T20 Blast (Time TBC)
Sunday 22 – 25 July – Gloucestershire v Durham – Specsavers County Championship (11.00am)
Thursday 26 July – Western Storm v Surrey Stars (Time TBC)
Friday 27 July – Gloucestershire v Glamorgan – T20 Blast (Time TBC)