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The Grounds

“One of the most beautiful grounds in England” – a justifiable description, not only for the beautiful setting but also for the quality, consistency of the wickets and outfield that Head Groundsman Simon Tremlin and his team have been producing for over 30 years.

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The Cricket Pavilion

The mock-Tudor thatched pavilion, designed by architect Nicky Johnston, features a distinctive facade, players’ balconies and cricket bat balusters. It was officially opened on Sunday 3rd May 1992 for the first game on the new ground between two local villages that border the Estate – Ibstone CC v Fingest CC.

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The Boundary Room

The Boundary Room, designed by Robin Snell and first opened in 2016, sits alongside the Cricket Pavilion. Its glass frontage gives a wonderfully unimpeded view of the Cricket Ground, from the statue of the Unknown Cricketer (by Gerald Laing) to the valley and woodlands beyond.

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Festival of Cricket 2021


Sir Paul Getty became particularly interested in cricket during his years at Cheyne Walk in Chelsea. He had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and would spend hours quizzing fellow cricket enthusiasts about the ‘innings’ and ‘outs’ of the game, including the goings-on at Lord’s, Old Trafford, or where ever the latest Test Match was being played.

Over time Sir Paul was introduced to the cricket establishment and the depth of his love for the game can be seen through his support of the development of the Mound Stand at Lord’s, his acquisition of Wisden and most famously the creation of his cricket ground at Wormsley.  He engaged Harry Brind OBE, groundsman at the Oval, to create a pitch at Wormsley and his great friend, Test Match Special’s irrepressible Brian Johnston, advised on all matters cricket and culinary.

The first game on the new ground was fittingly between two local villages that border the Estate – Ibstone v Fingest on Sunday 10th May 1992.  These village games continue to this day and form an important part of the history of the game at Wormsley.

The Sir Paul Getty ground 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 Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major. To this day, the Sir Paul Getty XI continues to be a cornerstone of cricket at Wormsley with annual matches against the Eton Ramblers, the Arabs and I Zingari – teams steeped in history with true tradition close to the heart of Sir Paul.

Today Wormsley plays host to a range of cricket, from private and charity matches along with a small number of corporate days each year to Minor Counties, Oxfordshire Cricket, England age-group matches and England Women’s Test Matches… Somewhat befitting Wormsley’s worldwide reputation as “one of the most beautiful grounds in England”!

Cricketers from around the world – whether Internationals or recreational, players aspire to play at Wormsley. Our traditional calendar allows for a number of corporate and private games each year and we look forward to welcoming you to walk or indeed run, field or bowl in the footsteps of some of the greats of the game!

The Cricket venues are also available for dry-hire for both Cricket and non-Cricket events

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How can I support Wormsley Cricket?

Sponsoring Wormsley Cricket helps to support the ongoing legacy of the Sir Paul Getty’s XI and Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI. Sponsors are featured throughout the Wormsley Cricket website and at each event.

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