Wormsley Cricket Women’s Week

On International Women’s Day we are delighted to announce that Wormsley Cricket will be hosting a week celebrating women in cricket from the 16th to the 21st of August 2022.

The aim of this inaugural ‘Wormsley Women in Cricket Festival’ is to inspire women and girls to both play and explore a new pathway to professional attainment within the sport as players, coaches and officials through a mixture of hard and soft ball events, coaching and training sessions, and showcase fixtures.  It is also an opportunity for players to experience the exceptional Wormsley cricket ground as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations.

The week begins with an Oxfordshire CCC Women’s Showcase day on Tuesday 16th August.

On Wednesday 17th August we will host a free ECB Support Coach course designed to give female participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to support qualified coaches and enhance player experience for Girls’ and Women’s Cricket.

Alongside this we will be running a Dynamos coaching morning, which will provide a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year olds new to the sport.  During the afternoon we will host a Women’s showcase game and the day will close with a fun soft ball festival as an introduction to cricket, for women who may be looking for a new way to improve their fitness and learn a new skill.

Tuesday 18th August is dedicated to the Under 18s girls’ clubs with a special T20 Festival, whilst on Friday 19th August the Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI host UKAFACA Women.

On Saturday 20th August the Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI will play a showcase game against the FairBreak International XI.  This game will be the third time this world-famous side, made up of leading female cricketers from around the cricketing world, will have played at Wormsley.

The week concludes on Sunday 21st August with a further fixture for the FairBreak XI against an international opposition.

The week-long celebration of women in cricket is being organised by Wormsley, Helen Pack, Chair of Women’s Cricket at Wormsley, and Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cricket Boards.

In addition to a great week of sport, the event is attracting support and participation from mentors, coaches and speakers, all with the aim of inspiring women to #breakthebias.  Spectators and supporters are welcome to come along and enjoy the ‘Wormsley Women in Cricket Festival’.

To sign up for the free ECB Support Coach Course at Wormsley on Wednesday on the 17th August, (from 10.30am to 1.30pm), please click the link below: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/d8qgpn

If you, your children or your Club would be interested in participating in the ‘Women in Cricket Festival’ please email us at cricket@wormsley.com and we’d be delighted to discuss the various options available to participate.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wormsley.


Cricket Fixtures: Sir Paul Getty XI 30th anniversary season

We are delighted to announce our fixtures for the Sir Paul Getty Men’s and Women’s XIs, in this our 30th anniversary year of cricket at Wormsley:

Sun 22nd May SPG M XI v Eton Ramblers
Sun 5th June SPG M XI v Sussex Martlets
Wed 6th July SPG M XI v UKAFCA
Fri 22nd July SPG M XI v MCC (President's Day)
Sat 23rd July SPG W XI v MCC Women
Wed 3rd August SPG M XI v British Asians
Sun 14th August SPG M XI v The Arabs
Fri 19th August SPG W XI v UKAFCA Women
Sat 20th August SPG W XI v FairBreak Global
Fri 16th September SPG M XI v Club De Flamingo's
Sun 18th September SPG M XI v Hurlingham
Sun 25th September SPG M XI v I Zingari

In perfect symmetry with the inaugural Sir Paul Getty XI game at Wormsley against the MCC in 1992, we are delighted to once again be hosting the world’s most famous cricket club for our President’s Day celebratory fixture on Friday 22nd July.

We are also delighted to see The Arabs, Eton Ramblers and I Zingari back at Wormsley for these annual fixtures, again all sides that played at Wormsley in our first season. Sussex Martlets, UKAFCA, Club De Flamingo’s and Hurlingham are also old returning friends and we are delighted to be welcoming the British Asians this year - we very look forward to this game becoming part of our annual calendar.

The Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI will play three fixtures this season, against MCC, UKAFCA and concluding with a much-anticipated return fixture against the International FairBreak Global XI. The FairBreak series is nicely balanced at one game all, after hosting this invitational International side from Australia in our inaugural Women’s match in 2018 and their second visit in 2019!

The best way to enjoy these, and many other games (including the National Counties T20 Final and a host of Oxfordshire fixtures) at “one of the most beautiful grounds in the world”, is to become a Wormsley Cricket Member. Membership is a wonderful opportunity for cricket enthusiasts, families and friends to watch a high standard of cricket throughout the summer, at exceptional value. Individual Membership is £65/season or £115/season with a Guest, or Life Membership at £500 (individual) and £1,000 (joint).

Membership includes access to every Sir Paul Getty XI game and a range of Charity, Private and Representative Cricket.

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Royal London Club Championship Final on Sunday 12th September: Bath CC v Sandiacre Town CC

We’re delighted to be hosting this year’s Royal London Club Championship Final, between Bath CC and Sandiacre Town CC.

This 40-over final will commence at 11:00 and entry to the ground is free, no booking required. Gates open from 10:30, with plenty of parking and accessible parking for Blue Badge holders.

If you’ve enjoyed a day at Wormsley previously then you’ll know that you should bring your own seating or picnic rug for the best boundary-edge view!

We have two lovely friends with us on Sunday to keep you fed and watered:

The Oxford Artisan Distillery will be bringing their horsebox bar and offering whisky, gin, vodka and mixers, beer, prosecco, & the delightful Wormsley cup, plus soft drinks; and
• Watlington-based butchers, Calnan Brothers, will be running a delicious BBQ between 12:00 and 16:00

We look forward to seeing you!


NCCA 50 Over Trophy Cup Final: Berkshire CC vs Cumbria CC Thursday 2nd September

Join us for a fabulous day of cricket on 2nd September to watch NCCA finalists Berkshire CC vs Cumbria CC battle it out in the 50 Over Trophy Cup Final.

Enjoy hospitality for just £70 per head (10 per table), inclusive of:

  • Coffee on arrival
  • Two-course lunch
  • Post-match barbecue

Alternatively, general admission is available for just £10 per head (free for paying NCCA members). Free entry for children.

Click here to buy tickets

There will be barbecue available all day with our guest barbecue expert and Ex-England Cricketer, Matthew Hoggard.

Entry to the ground is from 9.30am with the game starting at 10.30am.

Location:
Wormsely Cricket Ground, Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch HP14 3YE
FREE PARKING ONSITE

For any enquiries please email info@nationalcountiesca.co.uk


A Fantastic Festival of Cricket

Watch the video below for a taste of the day!

Wormsley, world-renowned as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, played host to a number of cricketing icons on Friday 30 July for a day of food, drink, entertainment, and, most importantly, cricket.

A celebration of the players, the day kicked off with a T20 fixture between our friends from both the Barmy Army and the cricket media.

Following this, on-field entertainment ran alongside net sessions with past and present players and there were opportunities for individuals to get involved with a number of activities on the outfield.

In the afternoon, the day cumulated in a showcase T20 fixture between the PCA England Masters, including the likes of Graeme Swann, Mark Ramprakash, and Jonathan Trott, and an equally star-studded Sir Paul Getty XI.

Money raised from tickets went towards the Professional Cricketers’ Trust in order to support PCA members and their immediate families when they need it most.

The Trust offers life-changing – and often life-saving – support to past and present professional cricketers in their times of need. Since 2015, the players’ charity has supported 426 individuals in the area of mental health alone.


Sir Captain Tom Moore’s legacy lives on

The Lord’s Taverners XI vs The Captain Tom Foundation XI match at Wormsley on Wednesday 18 August has been POSTPONED

Whilst the pandemic restrictions are starting to ease, we are still living and working in the shadow of Covid, and dealing with the uncertainty that this brings. In light of this, The Lord’s Taverners and the Captain Tom Foundation have made the difficult decision to postpone this showcase Cricket Fundraising event this year and will now work towards staging this day in more settled times in Summer 2022.

Wormsley looks forward to welcoming the Charities in 2022, and to what will be a fabulous celebration.

Join stars from the world of sport and entertainment for a day of celebrity cricket raising funds for the Lord’s Taverners and The Captain Tom Foundation.

To help ensure Captain Tom Moore’s legacy lives on, the Lord’s Taverners XI and The Captain Tom Foundation XI will commemorate his amazing achievements with a 100-ball cricket match at the prestigious Wormsley Cricket Ground, date TBC.

The game will feature celebrities and a host of former international sports stars as part of the nationwide Captain Tom 100 initiative to celebrate his life. Joining us for the day so far are David Gower, Rob Andrew, Mike Gatting, Andy Caddick, Paul Prichard, Adam Ball, Jason Dodd, Matt Floyd, and Phil Spencer with more to be announced.

There will be food, drink, and entertainment for all the family to enjoy in the magnificent surroundings of one of the most beautiful grounds in England. As part of this, you'll have the chance to test your own cricket skills in our BatFast cricket simulator which will be available throughout the day.

Tickets are just £25 (plus 50p per ticket booking fee), or £1 for under 16s and you can book via the link below.

 

Funds raised on the day will be split between the Lord's Taverners and The Captain Tom Foundation.


Partners of Wormsley Cricket announced for 2021

We are delighted to announce our key “Partners of Wormsley Cricket” for the 2021 season.

 

Alongside members of the Family, we are delighted that NM Capital will be our lead Partner for a third year.

We are also delighted to welcome The Oxford Artisan Distillery and The Chapar as key Partners for the coming season and hope that this is the start of a longer-term relationship, as we look to broaden and deepen cricket at Wormsley and the Sir Paul Getty Cricket Legacy programme, in particular.

Sir Andrew Strauss, OBE, as President of Wormsley Cricket says “I’m delighted to see NM Capital continue its relationship with Wormsley Cricket and equally delighted to welcome The Oxford Artisan Distillery and The Chapar as part of the wider Wormsley Cricket family.” He continues “It goes without saying, that we would all like to thank the Getty family for their on-going contribution to Cricket at Wormsley and I’m sure Sir Paul would be proud of how his Legacy is expanding and continuing to support for the game that he loved.”

 

NM Capital is a private investment office set up in 2015. Its principals have a 20-year track record creating value as business operators and investors. NM Capital’s proprietary capital base allows a long-term, flexible approach to investment in primary sectors including Security & Defence, Health & Fitness and Technology.

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The Oxford Artisan Distillery is all about working with the best English organic and regenerative farming partners to grow ancient heritage grains and then bringing out the best possible flavour profiles of those grains, using innovative stills and distilling skills. We like to say that we’re farming a new approach to spirits, and the proof is in the drinking.

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The Chapar is a personal online styling and concierge shopping service for professional men. Our exclusive one-to-one service ensures that you look your best for every occasion with the help of your own personal stylist, all from the comfort of your own home.

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Becoming a Partner of Wormsley Cricket

For information on becoming a Partner of Wormsley Cricket please email Alistair Cane (Head of Marketing & Business Development, Wormsley Cricket) on cricket@wormsley.com

About Wormsley Cricket

The Cricket ground at Wormsley was officially opened on Sunday 24th May 1992 by Bob Wyatt (England Captain – 40 caps) who rang the Wormsley Bell aside  Fred Trueman (67 England caps) who raised the Wormsley Flag. The Sir Paul Getty XI played host to the MCC, watched by Her Majesty The Queen Mother and the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major. To this day, the Sir Paul Getty Men’s and Women’s XIs continue to be a cornerstone of cricket at Wormsley with annual matches against the MCC, the UK Armed Forces, Eton Ramblers, the Arabs and I Zingari - teams steeped in history & tradition and close to the heart of Sir Paul's original vision for Wormsley Cricket. Befitting Wormsley’s worldwide reputation as ‘one of the most beautiful grounds in England’, the number and variety of matches has increased in recent years - with the addition of a limited number of corporate & charity cricket days, private games and representative matches (such as the Women’s Varsity Match, the National Counties and Oxfordshire Cricket Finals) alongside cricket days for the villages that surround the Estate. 

Wormsley Cricket Membership

Cricket Membership at Wormsley allows our most loyal friends to enjoy a wide variety of cricket, including access to private games, charity matches and ticketed days, from a designated Members area with refreshment facilities and free parking.

About Wormsley

Wormsley is a beautiful private estate, first mentioned in official records in 1106, and since 1547 has been home to only two families; the Scropes/Fanes, and the Gettys since 1985. Perfectly situated in the rolling countryside of Buckinghamshire, this hidden jewel is but a stone’s throw from Jct 5 M40, between Stokenchurch and Ibstone. Primarily a private family home, for a limited number of days each year, the Estate is available for private individuals and organisations to hold events such as meetings, conferences, private dining experiences, festivals, corporate days, family days, cricket and country sports days, private parties and weddings. The beauty of the landscape, its traditional Chiltern buildings, roads, gardens & woodlands, also make the Estate an excellent location for commercial TV & Film production.

 

For more information about cricket at Wormsley, the Wormsley Cricket Membership and the Estate in general, please visit www.wormsley.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Prior, Swann and Ramprakash lead Festival of Cricket line-ups

Trio among first 14 names confirmed to appear at this summer’s event

Matt Prior, Graeme Swann and Mark Ramprakash are among the first 14 former England stars confirmed to be appearing at the Professional Cricketers’ Trust’s Festival of Cricket this summer.

The trio will appear in a one-off exhibition match between the PCA England Legends and a Sir Paul Getty XI on Friday 30 July, and the full list of confirmed names so far is as follows:

Ali Brown

Monty Panesar

Andy Caddick

Matt Prior

Nick Compton

Mark Ramprakash

Geraint Jones

Owais Shah

Simon Jones

Ryan Sidebottom

Sajid Mahmood

Graeme Swann

Phil Mustard

Alex Tudor

Purchase tickets here

With eight former international players still to be confirmed, you can secure your spot for a day of food, drink, entertainment and cricket via our ticket portal.

A celebration of the players, the day will kick off with a T20 fixture between the Barmy Army and a cricket media XI.

Following this, on-field entertainment will run alongside net sessions with past and present players, before the Masters and the Sir Paul Getty XI take to the field to do battle in the scenic Buckinghamshire countryside.

Here’s how you can support the Trust by joining us at the Festival of Cricket between 10.00 - 19.00 BST on Friday 30 July:

Ticket options:

  • General Admission (Adult) - £30
  • General Admission (Children 5-16) - £10
  • General Admission (Under 5) - Free
  • On-Site Parking - £2

Purchase tickets here

Tables in the VIP marquee are also still available, and you can contact our Head of Fundraising Kathryn Ford at kathryn.ford@thepca.co.uk for more information.

The Professional Cricketers’ Trust supports PCA members and their immediate families when they need it most. Since 2015, the players’ charity has supported 426 individuals in the area of mental health alone.

Following a Covid-impacted year which led to an estimated annual fundraising shortfall of £140,000 for the Trust, the need for your fundraising support has never been greater.


Sir Andrew Strauss, OBE announced as President of Wormsley Cricket

Mark Getty, KBE, as Patron of Wormsley Cricket, is delighted to announce that Sir Andrew Strauss, OBE has accepted the position of ‘President of Wormsley Cricket’ for the coming season.

Sir Andrew Strauss, OBE needs little introduction, as one of England’s most successful captains and administrators of the modern era.

He played 100 Test Matches for England between 2004 and 2012 (50 of which as Captain) scoring 7,037 runs at an average of 40.91, with 21 Hundreds.

His understated authority underpinned England's rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 31 years, in a journey that included a home Ashes win in 2009, victory in Australia for the first time since 1986-87 in 2010-11, and a 4-0 whitewash of India in 2011 to make England the Number 1 ranked side in the world.

He also played 127 ODIs (62 as Captain), scoring 4,205 runs at 35.63 and 4 T20 Internationals.

Educated at Radley and then Durham University, his professional career began in 1997 when he joined the Middlesex staff, making his First-Class debut in 1998 – he captained the county between 2002 and 2004. In all, he scored 17,046 First Class runs at an average of 42.72 with a highest score of 241*.

He was appointed as the ECB's director of cricket in early 2015 and prioritised the shorter formats of the game, a decision that the whole country celebrated when England won the World Cup in that memorable final in 2019.

By then personal tragedy had forced Andrew to step down from his role at the ECB. His wife, Ruth, had contracted a rare form of lung cancer and died aged just 46 in late 2018. Wormsley is proud to be associated with the Ruth Strauss Foundation, a charity that was subsequently set up in her honour.

Andrew was made an MBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours (for services to cricket) and awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2011, before being knighted in September 2019. In the same month, he made a welcome return to the game as chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee.

Mark Getty says, “I am delighted that Andrew has accepted the role as President of Wormsley Cricket - he is an inspiration to anyone who loves the game, whether as a player, spectator or administrator.” He continues “His achievements on the field speak for themselves – these have only been matched by his dignity in facing personal tragedy, the subsequent setting up of the Ruth Strauss Foundation (to support families facing the death of a parent and to drive further research into rare non-smoking lung cancers), his continued involvement in English Cricket and his developing business career (as founder of Mindflick - an ideas business, based on cutting edge performance psychology).”

Mark concludes “We are committed to continuing to develop and expand my Father’s legacy to cricket through the ‘Sir Paul Getty Cricket Legacy programme’ and having Andrew and the wider Wormsley Cricket Committee behind this is hugely important in ensuring that Wormsley retains its place in English cricket.”

Andrew says “I’m delighted to be asked to be President of Wormsley Cricket this year – hopefully, a year when the world, and cricket, returns to some degree of normality. Sir Paul was a huge supporter of the game and to have the opportunity to help to continue his legacy is very special. I’ve always enjoyed playing at Wormsley (even being dismissed by my son in a game on the Estate last year!) and I know first-hand why Wormsley is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world!”

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About Wormsley Cricket

The Cricket ground at Wormsley was officially opened on Sunday 24th May 1992 by Bob Wyatt (England Captain – 40 caps) who rang the Wormsley Bell aside Fred Trueman (67 England caps) who raised the Wormsley Flag. The Sir Paul Getty XI played host to the MCC, watched by Her Majesty The Queen Mother and the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major.

To this day, the Sir Paul Getty Men’s and Women’s XIs continue to be a cornerstone of cricket at Wormsley with annual matches against the MCC, the UK Armed Forces, Eton Ramblers, the Arabs and I Zingari - teams steeped in history & tradition and close to the heart of Sir Paul's original vision for Wormsley Cricket.

Befitting Wormsley’s world-wide reputation as ‘one of the most beautiful grounds in England’, the number and variety of matches has increased in recent years - with the addition of a limited number of corporate & charity cricket days, private games and representative matches (such as the Women’s Varsity Match, the National Counties and Oxfordshire Cricket Finals) alongside cricket days for the villages that surround the Estate.

Find out more

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Wormsley Cricket Membership

Cricket Membership at Wormsley allows our most loyal friends to enjoy a wide variety of cricket, including access to private games, charity matches and ticketed days, from a designated Members area with refreshment facilities and free parking.

Apply for Cricket Membership

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About Wormsley

Wormsley is a beautiful private estate, first mentioned in official records in 1106, and since 1547 has been home to only two families; the Scropes/Fanes, and the Gettys since 1985. Perfectly situated in the rolling countryside of Buckinghamshire, this hidden jewel is but a stone’s throw from Jct 5 M40, between Stokenchurch and Ibstone. Primarily a private family home, for a limited number of days each year, the Estate is available for private individuals and organisations to hold events such as meetings, conferences, private dining experiences, festivals, corporate days, family days, cricket and country sports days, private parties and weddings. The beauty of the landscape, its traditional Chiltern buildings, roads, gardens & woodlands, also make the Estate an excellent location for commercial TV & Film production.

Learn more

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For more information, visit www.wormsley.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Wormsley Cricket Fixtures 2021

We’re delighted to announce our Wormsley Cricket fixtures, and other notable matches, for the 2021 season. A season which will hopefully see cricket returning to a degree of normality, particularly as the summer progresses and the lockdown restrictions ease.

Key highlights include our President’s Day on Sunday 1st August, when the Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI will welcome the MCC, and the PCA Festival of Cricket on Friday 30th July, when some of the legends of the game will create a day of cricketing celebration.

We have fourteen fixtures featuring the Sir Paul Getty XI, including three Women’s games towards the end of June against UKAFCA Women, MCC Ladies and the Army. The Men’s side is delighted to welcome back I Zingari, the Arabs and Eton Ramblers for their traditional games, and also to welcome the London New Zealand Cricket Club in its 70th year anniversary. Having been guests at Arundel last year, we’re looking forward to hosting the Sussex Martlets at Wormsley for the return fixture at the beginning of May. We have two away fixtures this year, which will see the Men’s XI venturing down to Sussex to play the Duke of Norfolk’s XI at Arundel in July before ending the season with another away fixture, as guests of the Hurlingham Club in September.

We’re also delighted to once again hold a Wormsley Cricket Open Day on Sunday 29th August, when Ibstone CC and Stokenchurch CC will help us celebrate a day of fun for the family.

From a broader cricketing perspective, we’re pleased to be hosting the Women’s Varsity Match in June and also, after an understandable break last year, to welcome back the National Counties (renamed Minor Counties) 50-over Final at the beginning of September. We also have the pleasure of hosting three Oxfordshire Cricket games this year – a season curtain raiser against Bucks CCC in April, the over-50s squad against Surrey CCC in May and finally their T20 Finals Day in September.

In addition to the above, we have a broad range of Charity, Corporate and Private games which make for a lovely balance of Cricket throughout the season.

  • Sunday 18th April: Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire T20 (tbc)
  • Sunday 2nd May: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v Sussex Martlets
  • Wednesday 12th May: Surrey CCC v Oxfordshire CCC Over 50s
  • Sunday 23rd May: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v I Zingari – POSTPONED, new date: 26th Sept
  • Monday 21st June: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v UKAFCA
  • Tuesday 22nd June: Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v UKAFCA Women
  • Wednesday 23rd June: Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v MCC Ladies
  • Thursday 24th June: Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v ARMY Women (tbc)
  • Monday 28th June: The Women’s Varsity Match (invite only)
  • Sunday 4th July: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v the Duke of Norfolk’s XI – away at Arundel
  • Friday 30th July: The PCA Festival of Cricket Celebrity Day (invite only)
  • Sunday 1st August: PRESIDENT'S DAY: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v MCC
  • Sunday 8th August: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v London New Zealand CC
  • Sunday 22nd August: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v The Arabs
  • Sunday 29th August: WOMSLEY CRICKET OPEN DAY: Ibstone CC v Stokenchurch CC
  • Thursday 2nd Sept: National Counties 50-over Final (ticket only)
  • Friday 10th Sept: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v Touring Club De Flamingo’s
  • Sunday 12th Sept: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v Eton Ramblers
  • Sunday 19th Sept: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v Hurlingham Club – away at the Hurlingham Club
  • Sunday 26th Sept: Sir Paul Getty Men’s XI v I Zingari (Rescheduled from 23rd May)
    Start times and additional information will be published a week before each game to reflect any Covid guidelines at the time.

Don’t forget, the best way to watch cricket at Wormsley throughout the summer is to join the Wormsley Cricket Membership program. To request an Application From, please apply here or email cricket@wormsley.com and we look forward to welcoming you to watch some fantastic cricket in the coming months.