About Wormsley

Quintessentially English

Wormsley has been described as the most beautiful ground in England and anyone who has watched or played cricket there will never forget the experience. A red telephone box sits next to the thatched pavilion, overlooking the immaculate field of play and the sloping Chiltern Hills beyond. Red Kites wheel overhead, floating on the air currents while the game unfolds below.

Sir Paul Getty was a devotee of all things English, especially the most English of games, cricket. His vision and creation of an Arcadian cricket ground at Wormsley was a source of joy to him and his family.
Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Sir John Major, Michael Caine, Denis Compton and Brian Johnston were amongst those that enjoyed play at the inaugural game in 1992. Since then Wormsley has seen great innings from many players including 100's by Brian Lara and Graham Gooch.
The names of those who have played on the perfect pitch from the world of cricket and entertainment are legendary and include Andrew Flintoff, Imran Khan, Peter O'Toole, Mike Gatting, Derek Randall, Tim Rice, Michael Atherton, Mark Ramprakash, Mike Brearley and Rory Bremner.
Touring international sides regularly play at Wormsley. In recent years Wormsley has welcomed the Australians, West Indians, Sri Lankans and South Africans.

"It's a very special privilege to be invited to play at this most exclusive of cricket grounds."

Matthew Hoggard

“Wormsley is a fantastic place, and with the red kites soaring overhead, it’s a joy to play cricket here.”

Marcus Trescothick

“Wormsley is a fantastic place to play cricket. I was fortunate enough to host a 6-a-side cricket challenge for my benefit year in 2011. It’s fair to say that all who attended had a wonderful day playing in such a glorious setting.”

Ian Bell