Cheltenham College, College Sports Ground, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7AB
19th July – 2nd August
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 (make sure you pack a sun shade).
Gloucestershire have been playing in the stunning grounds of Cheltenham College for 150 years, making this the world’s longest running cricket festival on an outfield. It was started by James Lillywhite in 1872 with the first match being played against Surrey and was won by Gloucestershire. No other Cricket Festival in the world has been played on the same ground for that length of time and no other cricket festival in the world lasts for twelve days or more.
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.
Whether you’re an avid cricket fan or a first timer, the festival is the perfect opportunity to entertain clients, treat friends and family or reward staff to a fantastic day out. You can expect a fantastic atmosphere.