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Scarborough Cricket Festival

The Scarborough Cricket Festival is an end of season series of cricket matches featuring Yorkshire County Cricket Club, which has been held in Scarborough since 1876.

  • The ground, at North Marine Road, sees large crowds of holiday makers and Yorkshire members watching a mixture of LV= County Championship matches, two Royal London One-Day Cup games and the women’s War of the Roses fixture. If 2013 is anything to go by, we should expect fantastic weather at what is regarded as the most popular cricket festival in the country, if not the world. Many of the world’s greatest cricketers have played in festival matches over the years, including the great Australian Don Bradman pictured (right), Scarborough 1948..

  • This season’s Sarborough Cricket Festival takes place on the 11 August – 18 August 2014.

    This year sees the 128th year of the festival, which started in 1876 a year after the first MCC visit to the ground. At that time the ground still had its limitations, and members of the press, who were not provided with covered facilities, were often scathing in their criticism.

    Partly because of this in 1877 substantial alterations took place, supported by John Woodall and the Lords Londesborough and Derwent, so that the ground largely assumed the form it retains to the present day. Over the years many improvements have been made and in 2011, there were major improvements.

    This year at the Scarborough Cricket Festival, Andrew Gale’s men will play Sussex in the LV= County Championship and a double-header against Essex and Derbyshire in the Royal London One Day Cup. Yorkshire host Lancashire in a women’s one-dayer.


    Royal London One Day Cup (11th August):
    Yorkshire v Essex
    Scarborough Cricket Ground

    Women’s One-Day Match (12th August)
    Yorkshire v Lancashire
    Scarborough Cricket Ground

    Royal London One Day Cup (13th August):
    Yorkshire v Derbyshire
    Scarborough Cricket Ground

    LV= County Championship (15th August – 18th August):
    Yorkshire v Sussex
    Scarborough Cricket Ground

    Royal London Women’s One-Day Internationals (August 21 and August 23)
    England v India
    Scarborough Cricket Ground

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