Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour Coming to the North East
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.
Thousands of fans have already had the chance to catch a glimpse of the trophy during the international leg of the tour with the trophy making stops at each of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 participating nations and additional visits to countries in Europe and Africa, and as far as Nepal and the USA. By the time the Trophy Tour reached England and Wales in February, it had visited 18 countries worldwide.
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.
On Saturday 6th April the Trophy will be at Raby Castle where visitors can enjoy a cricket match on the pitch outside of the historic venue. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the Trophy and enjoy some family cricket games from Durham’s Cricket Clubs matchday Family Zone.
Sunday 7th April will see 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.
The tour will move on to the historic Beamish Museum on Monday 8th 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.
The Trophy tour will conclude with an afternoon of family cricket fun at Durham Crickets Emirates Riverside ground. Families and cricket clubs are invited to the ground to enjoy an afternoon of games and entertainment at the regions home of Cricket.
More information about the Trophy tour activities and timings can be found at www.durhamccc.co.uk/news-and-media/cwc-19/.