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1992
Buckinghamshire, Sir Paul Getty's XI, Unicorns
22:54, Tue Jul 22, 2014 (UTC +0100)
Sir Paul Getty's Ground
 

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It would be hard to find a more picturesque ground than that built by Sir Paul Getty inside his massive 2500-acre Wormsley Park estate in Buckinghamshire. As his passion for the game grew, Getty commissioned the building of a pitch inside the estate, modelled on The Oval with no expense spared. Flanked on three sides by glorious countryside, the fourth side, looking towards the wooded Chiltern Ridge, was elevated on a large grassy bank, allowing perfect viewing, with a thatched mock-Tudor pavilion for players.

Getty's contacts, the beauty of the setting and lavish hospitality ensured that his sides were filled with the best cricketers and the boundary packed with a remarkable and eclectic guest list - almost all matches were by invitation for players and spectators. Each season contained fixtures played in the truest village-green tradition, free of limited-over gimmickry or commercialism. At the ground's opening in 1992, when both John Major, the prime minister, and the Queen Mother joined him for tea in his pavilion, Getty remarked that the day had given him "the happiest summer since my boyhood".

Getty's death in 2003 raised doubts about the future of the venue, but for the next few years Lady Getty maintained the tradition.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2014
Tue Jul 22 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 09:00 GMT
05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT
Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals
Group 2 - Leeds/Bradford MCCU v Assupol TUKS
Tue Jul 22 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals
Group 2 - University of Liberal Arts v Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Assoc
Wed Jul 23 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 09:00 GMT
05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT
Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals
Group 1 - ICBT Campus v Karachi University
Wed Jul 23 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals
Group 1 - Rizvi Mumbai v University of New South Wales
Wed Aug 13 - Sat Aug 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Only Test - England Women v India Women
Wed Aug 27 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Unicorns Knockout Trophy
Final - Devon v Oxfordshire (Reserve Day 28th)
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Wormsely cricket ground, England Women v India Women, 5th ODI, Wormsely, July 11, 2012
Wormsely cricket ground
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Shamsur Rahman bats at the center wicket at Wormsley, May 24, 2009
Shamsur Rahman bats at the center wicket at Wormsley
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Bangladesh players relax at Wormsley, May 24, 2009
Bangladesh players relax at Wormsley
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The picturesque Wormsley Cricket Ground, May 25, 2009
The picturesque Wormsley Cricket Ground
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Group 2: Lds-Brd MCCU v Assupol TUKS at Wormsley - Jul 22
Assupol TUKS won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Group 2: Univ Lib Art v JICSA at Wormsley - Jul 22
Univ Lib Art won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Group 1: ICBT Campus v Karachi Univ at Wormsley
Jul 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
Group 1: Rizvi Mumbai v Univ NSW at Wormsley
Jul 23, 2014 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Only Test: Eng Women v India Women at Wormsley
Aug 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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