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Trophy Tour

The region is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the World when the Cricket World Cup comes to Durham this summer. Ahead of the games the public will have the chance to see the World Cup Trophy when the tour arrives in the North East this April.

The trophy will visit the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Host Cities of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff and Taunton arriving in Durham on Saturday 6th April.

To celebrate the arrival of the Trophy to the region there will be a number of exciting events for the public to attend which will provide a weekend of entertainment and the chance to see the Trophy up close.

Saturday 6 April

The Trophy will be at Raby Castle where visitors can enjoy a cricket match on the pitch outside of the historic venue. The match will be played between a Durham XI & Sir Ian Botham’s XI, with the club’s Chairman set to be in attendance on the day. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the Trophy and enjoy some family cricket games from Durham’s Cricket Clubs matchday Family Zone.

  • 1:30pm – Game starts
  • 3:45pm – Game finishes

Sunday 7 April

The Trophy travel along the River Wear stopping off at Durham City Centres new Riverwalk development before making its way to the picturesque backdrop of Durham Cathedral which is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 10:00am – Rowers greet the Cricket World Cup at the Racecourse landing stage
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Photo opportunity with Cricket World Cup in Durham marketplace

Monday 8 April

The tour will move on to the historic Beamish Museum on Monday 8 April with a fun morning where visitors to the popular tourist attraction will have the chance to see the Trophy and participate in Cricket activities as well as finding out about the history of Cricket.

  • 9:30am – Event commences
  • Midday – Trophy leaves (but the cricket activities will continue)

The Trophy tour will conclude with an afternoon of family cricket fun at Durham Cricket’s Emirates Riverside ground. Families and cricket clubs are invited to the ground to enjoy an afternoon of games and entertainment at the region’s home of Cricket.

  • 1:30pm – Event commences & club-based skills competitions begin
  • 4:30pm – Scheduled finish


More details will be confirmed in due course – keep an eye out on this page, the Club’s social media channels & the ICC CWC19 news section of the website!