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Not long to go until the Cheltenham Cricket Festival gates open

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It is less than two weeks to go until the gates open to the Cheltenham Cricket Festival and supporters can look forward to one of the most exciting festival schedules in years.

Alongside two local derbies in the Specsavers County Championship, the festival will host three NatWest T20 Blast matches

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.

The 2016 festival saw over 20,000 people attend over the two weeks and we would like to thank everyone who came along and was a part of it.

For the 2017 Cheltenham Cricket Festival, supporters can look forward to, two Specsavers County Championship matches and three NatWest T20 Blast matches.

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  • Monday 3 – 6 July : Gloucestershire v Glamorgan – Specsavers County Championship – Book here
  • Friday 7 July: Gloucestershire v Middlesex – NatWest T20 Blast – Book here
  • Sunday 9 – 12 July: Gloucestershire v Worcestershire – Specsavers County Championship – Book here
  • Thursday 13 July: Gloucestershire v Kent – NatWest T20 Blast – Book here
  • Sunday 16 July: Gloucestershire v Sussex – NatWest T20 Blast – Book here

Treat yourself to a Cheltenham Cricket Festival Pass for only £110. Click here to purchase.


Entertaining clients, building relationships and rewarding staff are all part of successful business life. Whether you are an individual, small business or a large company, we have the facilities to match all your requirements to entertain your most valued customers or clients. From arrival to close of play, we ensure a relaxing day for you and your guests. If you wish for a more private booking we can reserve a whole marquee for groups of 30 or more.

For this years Festival, we have a new ‘Championship BBQ Package’ which will be available on Day 1,2 & 3 of County Championship matches at the festival. Click here for more.

Join us for ‘Ladies Day’ on Wednesday 5 July for our Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan. Find out more.

Interested in experiencing the festival in style and comfort, click here to find out more about our hospitality packages.

Off the pitch:

Supporters can look forward to added entertainment at the end of play on each day of the festival.

With the sun expected to shine throughout the festival, the Cow Corner Inn will stay open serving drinks and providing music and entertainment.

The BBQ will be hot, the drinks will be cold and supporters can unwind in the idyllic Cheltenham College grounds.