Cricket – High Commission v Royal Household
24th May 2015
The Cricket team of the Australian High Commission plays a number of games throughout the year against various regional and organisation teams.
A highlight of the year is the opening match of the season. This is against the team formed from members of the Royal Household. This is played on the pitch beside the Frogmore Estate in the private Crown grounds at Windsor.
Access is from the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park or by road (driving directions will be supplied to applicants).
Last year was a delightful day and we hope for similar weather this year.
There is no charge but attendance is strictly to members of the Britain-Australia Society and their bona-fide guests.
You can bring a picnic lunch – or join in on the Players’ Tea. For the latter there is a nominal charge.
Please contact the office for further information and to register your details.
All names and car registrations must be provided on or before May 17th and photo-id should be taken with you. As you can understand this is one of the most secure cricket grounds in the country. Please be aware that the Metropolitan Police enforce a ‘no registration = no entry’ policy without exception.
Umpires and Scorers – If you’re able to help umpire for part of the day do please let us know. Umpires need to be dressed appropriately (shoes, shirt and long trousers)
Spectating Players – If you have room in your car/backpack you may like to bring your playing kit just in case (not to mention a picnic lunch)
Facilities – Normal cricket club facilities are available including a bar with snacks, etc.
Players’ Tea – Spectators may take part in the Players’ Tea and the cost will be nominal (must be notified to the host club before the day). If you choose to join the players for tea the cash can be paid on the day so long as you have previously notified us.
Dogs – you’re permitted to bring your canine friend but it must be kept under control and on lead at all times – you do not want to have your dog interfering with the owner’s corgies, do you?