The Guildford Cricket Festival
Friday, 9th June to Monday, 12th June 2017
This year the fixtures and dates are:
- Surrey CCC v Essex CCC (Specsavers County Championship Division 1) four days starting on Friday 9th June (11.00 am start – gates open 9.30 am).
- Depending on Surrey’s progress in the group stage matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup in April and early May, it is possible that a quarter-final or semi-final will be played at Woodbridge Road. This will be on one of 13th, 16th or 17th June. This will be announced in mid-May.
Other Surrey matches at Guildford
In August, the Surrey Stars will play two Kia Women’s Cricket Super League T20 matches at Guildford. In September, Surrey CCC 2nd XI will play a three day match against Yorkshire. See the Surrey and Guildford Cricket Club websites for information.
Pavilion redevelopment at Guildford
The pavilion at The Sports Ground is currently being completely refurbished and extended. Building work will not be complete until August 2017. This means that there will be temporary facilities for the players and match officials this year. Please bear with us; once the work is complete, Guildford will have superb facilities for Surrey matches, club cricket and the community in general.
Why is it called the Guildford Cricket Festival?
It’s the traditional name for the week when Surrey CCC come and play professional cricket at Guildford. Surrey’s principal home ground is of course The Kia Oval in London, but the county has played at Guildford since 1938.
There is always a distinct Festival atmosphere – our ground at Woodbridge Road is transformed by sponsors’ tents on the boundary edge, along with seating for over 2,000 spectators.
Surrey is making increasing use of The Sports Ground at Guildford – including the Surrey Stars Women’s T20 and Surrey 2nd XI matches.
Tickets and further information
How do I get tickets?
Surrey Members are entitled to free admission on all days upon production of their 2017 Membership Card. Members may use their Guest Vouchers on any day of the four day game but not at the Royal London Cup match (if one takes place). Guildford CC Members are also entitled to free admission on all days upon production of their 2017 Club Membership Card/Fixture Booklet.
For the County Championship game (Fri-Mon 9-12th June), tickets cost £15 per day (juniors up to and including 16 years who are accompanied by an adult pay £1).
Tickets are available on the gate for the Surrey v Essex County Championship match (note that cash only is taken at the gate – no cards).
Ticket arrangements for the possible Royal London One-Day Cup match at Guildford in June will be announced in mid-May. See the Surrey and Guildford Cricket Club websites.
Can I reserve seats?
It is not possible to book seats in advance. Seating is unreserved, except for some areas (clearly designated) set aside for Surrey Members. Spectators may bring their own chairs if they so wish.
Are there facilities for Surrey CCC members?
Yes. One of the stands on the Dapdune Wharf side of the ground (with a Bar to the rear) is reserved for SCCC Members as is some seating in front of the Pavilion Car Park. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Days 2-4) of the County Championship match, Surrey Members also have the exclusive use of three Marquees at the Railway End (on the Woodbridge Road side of the ground).
SCCC Members and their guests also have their own Hospitality Marquee on Sunday, 11th June. Places must be booked in advance and cost £45.00 (inclusive of VAT and catering but not drinks). The Booking Form may be downloaded from the button below:
For further information, contact Chad Murrin on 07767 224632.
Where may I sit?
Apart from the Surrey Members enclosure, all seating is unreserved and it is best to arrive early to choose where you wish to sit (particularly on the Saturday & Sunday). You may bring your own chairs – there will be space to set these up on the boundary.
May I park my car in the ground?
No. The Pavilion car park is closed on all days. Cars are parked on the grass at the Railway End of the ground, but spaces are allocated only to players, match officials and guests of those companies which hire the corporate hospitality tents. We will make every effort to allow parking at the Railway End by cars with a Blue Badge.
Where else can I park?
Car parking in the centre of Guildford is difficult. There is free parking on a first come first served basis at Guildford College, Stoke Road GU1 1EZ (less than 10 minutes’ walk).
The nearest Guildford Borough public car park is at Mary Road GU1 4QU.
Alternatively, there is Guildford Park & Ride.
The nearest drop-off point on the Park & Ride bus route would be at Guildford Bus Station, from where it is a short walk back to Woodbridge Road.
Cricket Week Sponsors
Are there opportunities for companies to be involved as sponsors?
Indeed there are. For further information, contact Chad Murrin on 07767 224632.