Cheltenham Cricket Festival
College Sports Ground
Tel: 01242 851092
Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2023 - Commences Thursday 20 July and runs through to 4 August
The Cheltenham Festival, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last summer, commences on Thursday 20 July when The Shire face Glamorgan in Division Two of the LV= Insurance County Championship.
A highlight of the summer and an unmissable opportunity for any cricket fan to experience the longest running cricket festival in the world.
2023 Cheltenham Cricket Festival Fixtures:
Gloucestershire v Glamorgan | LV= Insurance County Championship | 20 July
Gloucestershire v Worcestershire | LV= Insurance County Championship | 26 July
Gloucestershire v Wiltshire | | National Counties Match | 30 July
Gloucestershire v Derbyshire | One-Day Cup | 01 August
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire | One-Day Cup | 04 August
You can buy tickets online here - eticketing.co.uk/glosccc/
What is the Cheltenham Cricket Festival?
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 150 years. 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.
For more unmissable events in Cheltenham check out our helpful guides - Cheltenham 2023 - Festivals Guide & Cheltenham What's On Guide. To plan your stay in Cheltenham visit our Cheltenham Hotels Guide, Cheltenham Restaurants, Cheltenham Shops & Cheltenham Staycations.
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From North and West: from M5 junction 11 take A40 (east) towards Cheltenham, continue on A40 (Gloucester Road then Lansdown Road), at Island Filling Station turn right on to Andover Road. Go over traffic lights into Suffolk Road. Go over traffic lights into Thirlestaine Road.
From South: from Cirencester (A435) continue to junction with A40, turn left on to A40 and continue on this road to Cheltenham College.
From East: follow A40 towards Cheltenham town centre, the College is on this road.
Parking - Parking is at the College Lawn Entrance of the ground, please note, this car park can only be used if a parking pass has been purchased.
Additional parking is available at Reeves Field which is around the corner from the College Ground. Parking for a whole day at Reeves Field is only £8.
Public Transport Directions
Train - Cheltenham Spa Train Station is located approximately one mile from the Cheltenham Cricket ground.
Bus - Cheltenham and District L from town centre. There is a bus link from Cheltenham Spa Train Station to the town centre.
- You Tube Video - Gloucestershire Cricket