The Scarborough Festival is an end of season series of cricket matches featuring Yorkshire County Cricket Club which has been held in Scarborough, on the east coast of Yorkshire, since 1876.
The ground, at North Marine Road, sees large crowds of holiday makers watching a mixture of first class county cricket, one day fixtures and invitation XIs in the early September sunshine every year. Many of the world's greatest cricketers have played in festival matches over the years.
127th ANNUAL FESTIVAL
This year sees the 127th year of the festival, which started in 1876 a year after the first MCC visit to the ground. At that time the ground still had its limitations, and members of the press, who were not provided with covered facilities, were often scathing in their criticism.
Partly because of this in 1877 substantial alterations took place, supported by John Woodall and the Lords Londesborough and Derwent, so that the ground largely assumed the form it retains to the present day. Over the years many improvements have been made and in 2011, there were major improvements.
Yorkshire will first appear at North Marine Road on the 5th June for First Division action against 2010 County Champions Nottinghamshire. That is followed by a 40-over encounter against the Leicestershire Foxes, before Yorkshire take on the Durham Dynamos in a repeat of the first t20 game to be played at North Marine Road on 30th June.
5th - 8th June 2013
LV County Championship:
YORKSHIRE CCC v NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CCC
9th June 2013:
Clydesdale Bank 40 Championship:
YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE v LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES
30th June 2013:
Friends Life t20 Championship:
YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE v DURHAM DYNAMOS
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE 127th SCARBOROUGH CRICKET FESTIVAL
25th August 2013:
Festival Service at St. Mary's Parish Church
28th August - 31st August:
LV County Championship:
YORKSHIRE CCC v DURHAM CCC
The Festival game sees Durham return to Scarborough for the four day match starting on the 28th August.
During the Festival there is an opportunity for local companies to entertain their colleagues and customers in the refurbished Pavilion or in the traditional and elegant marquee – an idle spot for business networking as well as socialising with friends whilst enjoyiong the cricket.
|Wed 28 - Sat 31 Aug 2013|
|Notes||Times to be confirmed|
North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TJ
Map reference: TA 039892 Lat: 54.28788 Long: -0.40538
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Scarborough station
|Wed 5 - Sat 8 Jun 2013||Cricket - LV County Championship|
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||Cricket - Clydesdale Bank 40 Championship|
|Sun 30 Jun 2013||Cricket - Friends Life t20 Championship|