Thousands of fans have already had the chance to catch a glimpse of the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy during the international leg of the tour with the trophy making stops at each of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 participating nations and additional visits to countries in Europe and Africa, and as far as Nepal and the USA. By the time the Trophy Tour reached England and Wales in February, it had visited 18 countries worldwide.
The trophy will visit the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Host Cities of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff and Taunton arriving in Durham on Saturday 6th April.
To celebrate the arrival of the Trophy to the region there will be a number of exciting events for the public to attend which will provide a weekend of entertainment and the chance to see the Trophy up close.
On Saturday 6th April the Trophy will be at Raby Castle where visitors can enjoy a cricket match on the pitch outside of the historic venue.
The game will be between a Sir Ian Botham XI and a Durham Cricket XI to commemorate one of the earliest recorded cricket games in the world, which took place at Raby Castle in 1751 and was contested between The Duke of Northumberland XI and Lord Barnard XI.
It will also be the first chance for many to see the new 100 ball format which is the newest form of the game, due to be introduced next year. Durham Cricket’s Chairman, Sir Ian Botham, will also be in attendance.
Visitors will have the chance to come down to the event free of charge and be able to watch the game, get a selfie with the trophy and partake in cricket games from Durham Cricket’s match day family zone.
The event is due to start 1.30pm and we would love it if we could see as many members, players and juniors from your club there as possible