Goodwood Cricket and Lunch
The end of July saw some 90 Taverners and friends gather for the first day of Glorious Goodwood which was kindly sponsored by The Racing Post, Rita Sen Solicitors and Spirit FM.
After what the forecasters had assured us was the longest warm spell for 7 years, the weather on the day was anything but glorious; driving rain and mist obscuring the wonderful views across the course and the South Downs.
Spirits could not be dampened however, and a great afternoon of good company, good food and exciting racing was enjoyed by all.
Chris Oldham, organiser of the day, welcomed everyone with a few words followed by Chris Cowdray, who summed up the work of the Taverners and the reason for us all being there.
After the racing we had planned a cricket match where the Lords Taverners X1 were to have played the Earl of March’s racing XI in front of the beautiful Goodwood House. However, whilst the rain had stopped by mid afternoon, the pitch was too wet and regretfully we had to abandon the game.
Those guests who were concerned that they might miss Henry Kelly’s wonderful cricket commentary need not have feared as he was happy to entertain us all during the afternoon tea.
We are looking to repeat the day again next year so please do let us know if you would be interested in joining us for the Sport of Kings and the King of Sports!
Original event details:
Glorious Goodwood Lunch and Cricket
Kindly Sponsored by Spirit FM and Rita Sen Solicitors
Glorious Goodwood, the highlight of the summer racing and social calendar. The West Sussex Region invites you to come and enjoy a unique day at the races in the Richmond Enclosure with a fantastic lunch and racing followed by a celebrity cricket match at Goodwood House. Pay bar and BBQ available during the cricket match.
Tickets: £185 per person
(or £100 for Goodwood Racecourse members)
Starting at 11.30, your day will include:
Car park label per couple; Richmond Enclosure Badge; Champagne reception; Chef’s Table luncheon; Complimentary wine beers and soft drinks; Afternoon tea; Followed by Cricket in front of Goodwood House at 6.00pm where the Lord’s Taverners XI will play Lord March’s Racing X
For further information contact Debbi Miller tel: 01243 782296 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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