Cricket World Cup

As an avid cricket fan I spend a lot of time at the St Lawrence Ground in my home city of Canterbury watching Kent play. It’s a small ground compared to most and is often described as a ‘Festival’ ground as it has lots of open space and green banks to watch the match from; a far cry from the large stands of Edgbaston or the Oval but personally I love it even more because of this.

BC230S5D          Signed by Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff MBE          £100

The glitz and glamour of the World Cup is now in full swing across England & Wales and whilst Canterbury isn’t hosting any games I am cheering England on from the comfort of my living room. This year’s competition is the 12th edition and fifth time it’s been hosted here.

Our record is somewhat disappointing as although we have reached the final on three occasions we have never lifted the trophy, so here’s hoping home advantage will see us over the line this time.

BC230S6          Signed by Kevin Pietersen MBE          £100

To mark the occasion we have produced a set of 12 covers which will follow England throughout the tournament. The first nine covers will each be postmarked on the day of England’s nine group stage matches and will have a cachet summarising the match result. The other three covers will be for the two semi-finals and the final itself. We also have lots of plans for signers and we have many covers at the tournament right now being signed by former and current cricketing super stars, so watch our emails and magazines closely for more details on these limited editions.

BCCR20            set of 12 cricket covers            £100

So while Canterbury may not be hosting any games we did however get a visit from the World Cup itself! The trophy was taken on a 100 day tour of the country and spent an afternoon in the Canterbury Museum. We weren’t allowed to lift it but were told it weighed 11.5 kg, and is made from silver and gold gilt. It is a truly fantastic trophy and let’s hope it’s the England team lifting it in a few weeks’ time!

(Me, my dad & my brother-in-law with the trophy)

All the best

Craig

 

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