The Guildford Cricket Festival 2016

GCC Cricket Festival


The Guildford Cricket Festival is 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.

The 2016 Guildford Cricket Festival took place at Guildford Cricket Club on Tuesday 14 June and Saturday 2 July – Tuesday 5 July inclusive.

The fixtures for 2016 Guildford Cricket Festival:

  • SURREY v SUSSEX (Royal London One-Day Cup – 50 overs match) on Tuesday, 14 June. Play will commence at 11.00 am (gates open 9.30 am).
  • SURREY v WARWICKSHIRE (Specsavers County Championship, four days) from Saturday 2nd, to Tuesday 5th July. Play will commence at 11.00 am each day (gates open 9.30 am).


How do I get tickets and reserve seats?

Surrey CCC Members are entitled to free admission on all days upon production of their 2016 Membership Card. Members may use their Guest Vouchers on any day of the four day game but not at the one day match on Tuesday, 14th June. Guildford Cricket Club Members are also entitled to free admission on all days upon production of their 2016 Club Membership Card/Fixture Booklet.

Tickets are available on the gate for both matches (note that cash only is taken at the gate – no cards). Advance purchase tickets online from:

For the one day match on Tuesday, 14th June, tickets cost £15 for adults and £5 for U-16 juniors. Tickets purchased on the day at the gate will cost £20 (adults) and £5 (U-16). There is also a Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 juniors) for £35 availble by advance purchase only.

For the County Championship game (Sat-Tues 2nd to 5th July), tickets cost £15 per day (U-16 juniors who are accompanied by an adult pay £1).


Additional Information

Alcohol restrictions

The same restrictions apply at Guildford as at the Kia Oval for limited overs games. On Tuesday 14 June, only one bottle of wine or 4 cans of beer/lager/cider per adult spectator may be brought into the ground and the stewards will enforce this.

Are there facilities for Surrey CCC members?

Yes. There is a reserved seating area (partially covered) for Surrey CCC Members at the Pavilion End.

Surrey CCC Members and their guests have their own Hospitality Marquee on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd July. Places must be booked in advance and cost £39.95 (inclusive of VAT and catering but not drinks). The Booking Form may be downloaded from the button below:

Surrey Members

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.

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.

Guildford Park & Ride leaflet

May I buy food and drink at the Festival?

Volunteers from Guildford Cricket Club operate the popular Public Refreshment Tent, which is located in the car park at the Pavilion End of the ground. All profits from the Refreshment Tent go towards junior cricket at Guildford CC.

Volunteers from Guildford CC also operate the famous Public Beer Tent. This is located at the Pavilion End. Hogs Back real ales, chilled beers and lagers are sold.


Corporate Hospitality Marquees

May I hire a Corporate Hospitality Marquee?

Hiring a marquee or taking a table in a corporate hospitality tent at the Cricket Week has long been a very popular way for the major local companies to entertain clients and contacts in a stylish and relaxed environment. This year, corporate facilities are available only on Tuesday 14th June.

BrochureBooking Form


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.