Join in World Cup Fever at Henley Cricket Festival

World Cup cricket fever will be starting on 30 May with England playing South Africa in the opening game at The Oval.

To mark the start of the World Cup, Henley Cricket Club are hosting a Cricket Festival on Sunday 2 June at The Brakspear Ground and are inviting teams of six for a fun competition.  Teams can be made of any age and mixture of men, women, girls and boys.

Chris Benarr who is organising the festival said, “The ECB want everyone to have a go at cricket during the World Cup and we’d like to run it in a format where everyone can have a go! Every team will get two games that will take about twenty minutes and will be played with rubber balls so it’s nice and safe. So far, we’ve got teams made up of ladies, some made up from a family, the council, Simmons & Sons, one of the taxi firms.  We want that festival feel with no one taking it too seriously. People getting caught by spectators won’t be getting a six! They’ll only get 5!”

Local businesses are also invited to hold market stalls around the ground for the event which will run from 11am until dark!

If you would like to enter a team or have a market stall, please contact Chris at