Created in 1895 by the 15th Duke of Norfolk, with the first game being played in 1897, the Arundel ground will play host to a multitude of fixtures, including the men’s and women’s one-day varsity matches between Oxford and Cambridge University, England Deaf, England Physical Disabilities, and the Cricketer Cup Final.
The ground will also welcome South Africa Women for a three-day game in June against England ‘A’.
The historic ground also sees the Duke of Norfolk’s XI, who continue to be a cornerstone of cricket at Arundel, play fixtures against the MCC and The Lord’s Taverners. In addition, a Duke of Norfolk’s Women’s XI will take on a FairBreak Global XI – an invitational side made up of players from all over the world whose mission is to progress gender equality.
“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone anniversary with such a varied fixture calendar in keeping with the ground’s traditions,” said James Rufey, Chief Operating Officer at Arundel Castle Cricket Club.
“Throughout the 125-year history, Arundel has proudly hosted cricket matches for players from all levels of the sport, from international touring teams and first-class fixtures, to charity and amateur games.”
Selected 2022 fixtures:
England Deaf v Cambridge University: Sunday 1 May
Oxford University v Cambridge University (Men’s Varsity, 50 Over Match): Sunday 15 May
Duke of Norfolk’s XU v UKAFCA (Combined Services): Sunday 22 May
ECB County 2nd XI T20 Finals Day: Thursday 9 June
South Africa Women v England ‘A’ (3 day): Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June
Oxford University v Cambridge University (Women’s Varsity, 50 Over Match): Tuesday 28 June
Inter-Services Women’s T20 Finals Day: Wednesday 29 June
National Schools T20 Finals Day: 3 July
Duke of Norfolk’s XI v MCC: Sunday 10 July
Duke of Norfolk’s XI v England Physical Disabilities: Sunday 24 July
Duke of Norfolk’s XI v The Lord’s Taverners: Friday 29 July
Cricketer Cup Final: Sunday 7 August
Duke of Norfolk’s Women’s XI v FairBreak Global XI: Thursday 18 August
ESCA Under 15 T20 National Finals Day: Sunday 4 September
ECB 50+ County Championship Final: Sunday 11 September
Duke of Norfolk’s XI v CTC de Flamingos (Netherlands): Saturday 17 September.