Big celebration of cricket planned at Arundel

Arundel is to be the picturesque setting for a celebration of cricket.

The beautiful Arundel Castle ground will be the base for a celebration of cricket for all / Picture: Getty
The beautiful Arundel Castle ground will be the base for a celebration of cricket for all / Picture: Getty

Arundel Castle Cricket bosses have announced today they are to run ‘A Celebration of Cricket for All at Arundel’.

The 2020 cricket season has obviously been significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. However, thanks to the enormous generosity of one supporter, the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club have been working together to make Arundel’s beautiful ground available to a wide range of organisations for the remainder of the summer.

The aim is to bring joy back to the lives of those most in need after the ravages of Covid-19.

They have linked up with a broad range of community groups and cricketing charities for this celebration, including the England and Wales Cricket Board, Chance to Shine, the MCC Foundation, the Ruth Strauss Foundation, the Sussex Cricket Foundation and the Southern Vipers.

Director of Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation Tim Shutt said: “Arundel will host a series of 12 events between 25 July and 20 September, each of which will have a different purpose and beneficiary group. Together, we will strive to make the summer of 2020 memorable for the right reasons, using cricket to bring families, friends and communities back together again.”

ACC will release the full series of events shortly.But on Saturday 25 July, the venue will be going #RedforRuth in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which works tirelessly to support families facing the death of a parent from cancer.

With the focus on ‘family’, they will be inviting families to join us for fun and games on the beautiful outfield. More details will follow soon.

The ‘Celebration of Cricket’ series will be in addition to the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation’s core activities and the scheduled fixtures of the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club. For all events, they will ensure there is full compliance with the latest government guidelines.