Wales’ Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour Confirmed

  • Lewis Morgan
  • 6 December 2018 02:45 PM
  • Cricket World Cup News

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour has been confirmed with the trophy set to visit schools, clubs, venues and landmarks throughout Wales in what promises to be the start of an exciting summer of cricket.

The tour kicks-off at the Principality Stadium and will be on display during Wales’ Six Nations match against England on Saturday, 23rd February. 

The trophy will then travel around the world before returning to Wales for England’s Vitality IT20 match against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens (5th May) where it will be presented to supporters on arrival.

On Bank Holiday Monday the trophy will tour South Wales, visiting Porthcawl Beach where Porthcawl PCC will play beach cricket. The trophy will then visit the iconic Caerphilly Castle and its fire breathing Dragon and finish the day at the Rhondda Wicketz Project in Abercynon.

On Tuesday, 7th May the tour will come to Cardiff, with the trophy on display within the inner grounds of Cardiff Castle, before it travels to National trust site, Tredegar Country House and then Caldicot Castle. 

West Wales will be its destination on Wednesday, firstly Eastern Primary School in Port Talbot and then Pembray beach in Carmarthenshire. In the afternoon, the trophy will visit Pembroke Castle where 150 children will take part in an Under 9s cricket festival. 

The final day of the tour takes the trophy north Wales and Zip World’s famous Velocity Zipwire in Snowdonia – the fastest Zip line in the world. The trophy will then travel to a local beach and cricket club in the evening before it leaves for Windsor Legoland. 

Trophy Tour Timeline

23rd February - Principality Stadium - Six Nations: Wales v England
5th May - Sophia Gardens - Vitality IT20: England v Pakistan 
6th May - South Wales
Porthcawl Beach cricket with Porthcawl PCC
Caerphilly Castle
Rhondda Wicketz Project in Abercynon
7th May - South East Wales
Cardiff Castle
Tredegar House Country Park
Caldicot Castle
8th May - West Wales
Eastern Primary in Port Talbot
Carmarthenshire Beach
U9s festival at Pembroke Castle 
9th May - North Wales
Zip World
Local beach and club

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