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The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is coming to Durham Cathedral

05 April 2019

On Sunday 7 April, the official ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, driven by Nissan, will arrive at Durham Cathedral, as part of the 100-day official trophy tour across England and Wales.

From 1.15pm, the trophy will be in position at Durham Cathedral. By this point the trophy will already have been on public display at Raby Castle and will also have paid the Durham University rowing team a visit, as it makes its way through Durham City to Durham Cathedral. Visitors are encouraged to come and see the trophy as it makes its way around the historic cathedral, with plenty of photo opportunities available.

The trophy tour is in anticipation for the ICC Cricket World Cup which starts on Thursday, 30 May at The Oval in London. County Durham is set to host three of the games over summer at Chester-le-Street’s Emirates Riverside Stadium, including England’s final group game against New Zealand which takes place on Wednesday 3 July.

The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham, said: ‘Excitement is building within the cathedral as we prepare to welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy as part of its national tour. With the tournament being one of the largest televised sporting events in the world, the tour and subsequent Durham matches, provide a huge opportunity for us to celebrate cricket in the county and share our rich Christian heritage with sporting enthusiasts from all over the world.’

Visitors to the cathedral on Sunday and throughout the summer will be able to visit the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the tomb of the Venerable Bede, both of which are housed within the stunning Norman architecture of Durham Cathedral. Open Treasure, the cathedral’s world class museum experience will also be open, and guests will be able to enjoy the delicious offerings of the Undercroft Restaurant, as well as taking home a souvenir from the Cathedral Shop.

Michelle Gorman, Managing Director at Visit County Durham, said: ‘We’re delighted that the Trophy Tour is visiting Durham Cathedral as part of its journey across the county. Not only will this give visitors and residents the chance to see the coveted trophy ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup this summer, but also the opportunity to discover our proud heritage and UNESCO World Heritage Site - one of the county’s most iconic locations.’

For more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup, or to follow the trophy’s journey on the #CWCTrophyTour visit: https://www.cricketworldcup.com/