Saturday March 9th - St Marks Road Cricket Festival
The event is a celebration of cricket, local traders and the local community and will be run by the GCB and the GCCC. Bristol City Council have agreed a ‘road closure’. There will be lots for people to do at this event such as:
Batfast (Cricket simulator) for anyone to have a try
Fun coaching zones
ICC Trophy available for photo's
Plenty of food and drink outlets
Bowling alley challenge
Open match area where anyone can get involved and just play
Local traders all open for business
St Marks Road has been identified as a wonderfully diverse local street that has tons to offer. The community spirit is fantastic with local traders all supporting each other. The road is hugely diverse with a church, mosque and pub all within about 30 metres. All backgrounds, races and religions are welcome.
The event is the first step in a relationship that will see Gloucestershire Cricket work a lot closer with its Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in Bristol, everyone is welcome!
About the ICC Cricket World Cup
The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) is launching a series of special events to celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy coming to Bristol.
The famous trophy will be in the city – which is one of the host venues – from March 8-10 as part of the countdown to cricket’s showpiece tournament.
From a schools’ competition at City Academy to a street festival on St Mark’s Road via the SS Great Britain, the trophy will visit destinations across Bristol to try and spark excitement about this summer’s World Cup.