See the World Cup and Beefy!


There's just a few days left until the ICC Cricket World Cup and Ian Botham come to County Durham.

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.

Ian Botham’s team includes a number of Richmond players including Gary Pratt and new pro Steven Reeves.  The Durham team includes 7 players with first team experience

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 RCC there as possible.

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