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Befitting Wormsley’s worldwide reputation as “One of the most beautiful grounds in England”, Wormsley plays host to a range of cricket, from private, charity, and corporate days to Minor Counties, Oxfordshire Cricket, England age-group matches and England Women’s Test Matches.

Cricketers from around the world – whether Internationals or recreational, players aspire to play at Wormsley. 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!

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History


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 Her Majesty 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!

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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 25 years.

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.

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.

2021 Fixtures


Sir Paul Getty XI v Sussex Martlets

Sunday 2nd

Sir Paul Getty XI v I Zingari

Postponed. New date: Sunday 26th September

Sunday 23rd

Sir Paul Getty XI v UKAFCA

Monday 21st

Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v UKAFCA Women

Tuesday 22nd

Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v MCC Women

Wednesday 23nd

Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI v Army Women (am) / Oxbridge Ladies (pm)

Thursday 24th

Sir Paul Getty XI v Duke of Norfolk’s XI

Away at Arundel

Sunday 4th

Sir Paul Getty XI v London New Zealand CC

Sunday 8th

Sir Paul Getty XI v The Arabs

Sunday 22nd

Wormsley Cricket Open Day: Ibstone CC v Stokenchurch CC

Sunday 29th

Sir Paul Getty XI v Touring Club De Flamingo’s

Friday 10th

Sir Paul Getty XI v Eton Ramblers

Sunday 12th

Sir Paul Getty XI v Hurlingham Club

Away at the Hurlingham Club

Sunday 19th

Sir Paul Getty XI v I Zingari

Rescheduled date from Sunday 23rd May

Sunday 26th

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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 such as the National Counties Finals.

2021 Season Individual Membership– £60

2021 Season Individual Membership with Guest– £110

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Whilst playing for the Sir Paul Getty XI is by invitation-only, Wormsley reserve a limited number of dates for privately hosted matches.

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