News and Updates
26 March 2019
Cricket World Cup comes to Eddington
The Cricket World Cup will be visiting Eddington, part of the North West Cambridge Development, as part of a worldwide tour.
In a morning of cricket events at Eddington from Cambridgeshire Cricket Board, visitors will be able to play cricket, try new forms of the sport, and have their picture taken with the famous trophy.
As the Cricket World Cup returns to England and Wales for the first time in 20 years, the International Cricket Council and England and Wales Cricket Board aim to engage 1 million children throughout the tournament.
The Eddington event, on Sunday 28 April, will feature an All Stars Cricket session from 9.30am and a women and girls’ Softball Cricket session from 10.30am. Cricket enthusiasts will be able to play recreational cricket and table cricket throughout the morning.
While supporting the development of grassroots cricket, the Trophy Tour also aims to take cricket to new areas with stops at other towns and cities across the country. The 100-day route showcases an array of different communities and celebrates multi-cultural Britain at its finest.
Located near the centre of Cambridge’s new district being developed by the University, the event will be held at the brand new Eddington cricket pitch and cricket pavilion.
Cambridgeshire Cricket’s National Programmes Officer, Nick Reeves said: “Within Cambridgeshire, we’re well aware of the fantastic opportunity that the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup presents and the importance of seizing upon this once in a generation event to continue to get more young people passionate about our game.”
“There is a huge amount of activity planned to take place at clubs across the county which demonstrates how much the local cricket network has bought to the Cricket World Cup Clubs programme to support their local communities. The introduction of facilities like Eddington will only enhance the offer within the area.”