Town ready to welcome 125th Cricket Festival

A big crowd at North Marine Road
A big crowd at North Marine Road

HUNDREDS of cricket fans will be descending upon Scarborough today for the start of the 125th Cricket Festival.

The world famous event, which attracts supporters from across the country, opens with a T20 clash this afternoon.

The game, between a President’s XI and a team captained by former Yorkshire skipper David Byas, starts at 3pm and is free for spectators.

The Cricket Festival Dinner also takes place tonight.

The real action on the field gets under way on Wednesday, August 17, when Yorkshire face Sussex in a key County Championship Division One relegation clash.

The teams then meet in a Clydesdale Bank 40 League one-day game on Sunday.

The North Marine Road ground has undergone a major renovation for the showpiece event, with new seating on the Eastern Terrace, new toilets, a refurbished pavilion and club shop and tea room.

l Look out for coverage of the Cricket Festival in the Evening News all this week.