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Words & Wickets Returns to Wormsley Cricket

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Wormsley Cricket: Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals Group stages announced

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Wormsley Cricket announces high-profile fixture list

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Wormsley cricket ground, lovingly created by Sir Paul Getty on the family’s Estate,  is located at Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire, just 30 seconds off Junction 5 of the M40 motorway.

Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Eight of the World’s top cricketing nations will be represented when the finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket take place this summer at Wormsley between the 21st and 23rd July. University teams from test powerhouse countries such as Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa and England will compete to win the only global Twenty20 tournament held at this level.

The teams will compete in round robin group stages at Wormsley, with the top four teams prevailing to the finals day, which will be held at the Kia Oval on Saturday 26th July.

Each day of the group stages at Wormsley will feature two Twenty20 matches. Game 1 will start at 10.30am, and Game 2 will start at 2.00pm.

Customers who purchase tickets to any day of the group stages at Wormsley will be given a complimentary ticket to the finals day of the competition played at the Oval on Saturday 26th July.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and just £1 for under 16’s in advance, to include free car parking. Hospitality packages start from £65 per person.

Each of the university teams will have won national qualifying competitions to reach this stage of the competition, so don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the best young players in the world compete over three days of Twenty20 cricket at Wormsley.

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Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th July 2014

Words and Wickets returns to Wormsley for three days of cricket and literature next month.

On the evening of July 24th the event opens with a black tie Gala in the Opera Pavilion where guests can enjoy cricket cabaret from authors, musicians and raconteurs who love, play or work around the game.

Then, over the next two days the Authors X1 (whose squad includes Sebastian Faulks, William Fiennes and Ben Okri) will attempt to make Wormsley their fortress as they invite sides including an Actors XI to compete in a hard-fought 40 overs game.

Meanwhile the boundary and marquees will be buzzing with quizzes by comedians, discussions led by professors, recitals from cricket-loving actors and lots of activities for the children.

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Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th August 2014

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England captain Charlotte Edwards has been awarded a CBE, and vice-captain Jenny Gunn became an MBE, late last week for their services to cricket.

Commenting on her award, Charlotte said: “I am absolutely delighted. This is a huge honour and rounds-off an extraordinary year for me and the England women’s side. I am so proud of everything that the team has achieved over the last 12 months – to win back-to-back Women’s Ashes Series and reach an ICC World Twenty20 final is pretty special.”

Jenny added “When I made my England debut ten years ago I never dreamed that I would be made an MBE – this is totally unexpected and something that I am immensely proud of and honoured to receive.”

Don’t forget that you can see Charlotte, Jenny and the rest of the England Women’s team in action against India at Wormsley from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th August. Tickets start from £12 adults, £6 concessions and £1 for under 16’s. Hospitality is also available from £65 per person.

Click here to read more about the honours for Edwards and Gunn

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Our friends at Wormsley Cricket: E-Newsletter for January 2014

Our friends at Wormsley have released their latest E-Newsletter.

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Wormsley has been described as the most beautiful ground in England and anyone who has watched or played cricket there will never forget the experience. A red telephone box sits next to the thatched pavilion, overlooking the immaculate field of play and the sloping Chiltern Hills beyond. Red Kites wheel overhead, floating on the air currents while the game unfolds below.

The Wormsley Cricket Ground

The Wormsley Cricket Ground

Sir Paul Getty was a devotee of all things English, especially the most English of games, cricket. His vision and creation of an Arcadian cricket ground at Wormsley was a source of joy to him and his family.

Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Sir John Major, Michael Caine, Denis Compton and Brian Johnston were amongst those that enjoyed play at the inaugural game in 1992. Since then Wormsley has seen great innings from many players including 100’s by Brian Lara and Graham Gooch.

The names of those who have played on the perfect pitch from the world of cricket and entertainment are legendary and include Andrew Flintoff, Imran Khan, Peter O’Toole, Mike Gatting, Derek Randall, Tim Rice, Michael Atherton, Mark Ramprakash, Mike Brearley and Rory Bremner.

Touring international sides regularly play at Wormsley. In recent years Wormsley has welcomed the Australians, West Indians, Sri Lankans and South Africans.

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