The Cricket Ground

The History

Ever since Sir Paul Getty was first introduced to cricket by Mick Jagger, a neighbour in Cheyne Walk, as they watched Test Matches on television in the 1960s, he fell in love with this quintessentially English game. When he acquired Wormsley in 1985, legendary commentator Brian Johnston, a great friend from the world of cricket, persuaded him to create a cricket ground on the Estate. Harry Brind OBE, the legendary groundsman at The Oval, was commissioned to lay the square and create a replica of the Test Match ground at Wormsley.

A beautiful setting

The result is often described as “One of the most beautiful grounds in England” – a justifiable description, not only for the beautiful setting but also for the quality and consistency of the wickets and outfield that Head Groundsman Simon Tremlin and his team have been producing for over 25 years.

The grounds today

Today, Wormsley hosts a range of cricket throughout the season, from a small number of corporate days to England age-group matches and England Women’s Test Matches, from charity fixtures for the likes of The Lord’s Taverners and Chance to Shine to now being the home to the Minor Counties and Oxfordshire Cricket Finals.

Not only restricted to cricket, the ground hosts a variety of events throughout the year including sports, corporate days, family days, wedding receptions, product launches, outdoor film and concert screenings.

Key information

  • Available all year with restrictions during winter and Opera Season
  • Up to 5,000 capacity
  • Cricket
  • Events
  • Product Launches
  • Private Parties
  • Sports Events
  • Performances
  • Country Pursuits

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