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 Scarborough Cricket Festival takes place on the 5 August – 10 August.
This year sees the 129th 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.
2015 Yorkshire County Cricket Club Scarborough Fixtures
Sunday July 19 2015 – Wednesday July 22 2015 – Yorkshire v Worcestershire (LV= County Championship Division One)
Sunday July 26 2015 – Yorkshire v Gloucestershire (Royal London One Day Cup)
Wednesday August 5 2015 – Yorkshire v Somerset (Royal London One Day Cup)
Friday August 7 -Monday August 10 2015 – Yorkshire v Durham (LV= County Championship Division One)