Festivals, Matches & Competitions
In addition to its weekly session Wicketz Bristol also provides opportunities for players to take part in matches and festivals.
These range from games between different hubs to a two-day festival at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
The first inter-hub pairs cricket match took place between the Knowle and Southmead in October 2017 hubs and regular fixtures are now planned.
For the latest match reports see below:
In August 2017, Wicketz Bristol organised one of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s largest foundation cricket festivals. Nando’s CricFest was a two day cricket festival held at the home of Gloucestershire Cricket – the Brightside Ground, Bristol. 70 budding young cricketers had the opportunity to train and play on the outfield and meet Gloucestershire’s professional players.
Each half-term Wicketz runs a ‘Powerplay 6s’ event featuring six teams of six players who take part in a cricket skills competition and tournament. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees even took part in the summer event.
Each August the Lord’s Taverners hold a three day Festival of Cricket at the prestigious Felsted School, Essex. Over 90 Wicketz participants from across the country – including 10 from Bristol – took part in 2017. Over the three days they received cricket coaching from top players including ex-England spinner Monty Panesar. They also took part in competitions and inspirational workshops that covered everything from leadership to street first aid.