Time & Location
May 04, 9:00 AM – May 07, 6:00 PM
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
About the event
Venues and Format: The Philadelphia International Cricket Festival is an annual sporting and charity event started in 1993 by local Philadelphia cricketers. Our 2023 Guest of Honor is Liam Plunkett, former England Test cricket player and was part of the squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He currently plays for Minor League Cricket side The Philadelphians. We are excited to have Liam available to the players at the grounds and speak Saturday night and answer questions. He will also play in matches throughout the Festival. The event takes place over four days. The Festival Trophy Cup match will be played on the Sunday afternoon at the Philadelphia ground between the teams with the best record.
Cricket matches are played at five world class venues: Cope Field at Haverford College, the Evansburg grounds, Germantown Cricket Club, Merion Cricket Club, and Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Three cricket matches will be played at each of the grounds each day with start times of 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:45 pm in the 20-20 format. There will be a round of morning matches (8:30 am start) played at four grounds on Sunday. The Festival Final will be played at the Germantown Cricket Club.
Fees per player will be $300 payable to the tournament for the participation in the cricket festival. (This amount is decided by the tournament and not by Columbia Cricket Club). Minimum 12 players should participate.
Wednesday – May 3rd – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception – Philadelphia Cricket Club (cash bar)
Thursday, May 4th – 6:30 pm – Open House – US Cricket Museum / CC Morris Library Friday, May 5th – Free Night to explore Philadelphia and suburbs Saturday,
May 6th – 7:00 pm – Informal Banquet at Merion Cricket Club with Guest of Honor Liam Plunkett
Sunday, May 7th – 12:30 pm – Brunch at the Germantown Cricket Club followed by Festival Final and Awards Presentation