Cricket Week takes place at Colwall Cricket Club, on their two pitches known throughout the week as the Top Pitch and Ghost Pitch (the lower of the two grounds is named Ghost’s Meadow). Matches take place every day from Sunday to Friday, and there are events laid on most evenings.
Colwall Cricket Club, Stowe Lane, Colwall, Herefordshire, WR13 6EH
There is a great social aspect to Cricket Week. The local cricket club and pub are very good hosts so a welcome can be found at one venue or another most evenings. Activities typically include a quiz night, a games night and a match against the host cricket club, Colwall CC, with a BBQ. Friday night is the culmination of the week which is always a memorable evening with a lot of laughs, team songs and awards for players’ achievements during the week.
Friday is usually “fancy dress Friday” (the theme for 2018 is “1940s”, so come prepared!), and players tend to wear their outfits (if practical) whilst playing on the final day. While taking part in the fancy dress is not compulsory, most people tend to at least make a token effort, and previous themes have included children’s tv, heroes and villains and most recently in 2017, Pantomime.
Camping (over 18s only)
Many players choose to take the low cost option of camping around the edges of the Ghost Pitch, using the pavilion as a kitchen and shower block. A contribution of £5 per person per night is collected to pay for the water and electricity used in the pavilion. A microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle are available for use.
You have a choice of accommodation – B&B, camping, hotel, holiday cottage or Youth Hostel. Here are some suggestions of how to find accommodation:
Booking.com – for B&B, hotels and apartments around Colwall
There are also a number of local holiday cottages, campsites and private accommodation options in nearby Malvern, Malvern Link, West Malvern, Ledbury, Mathon and Cradley.