Worcestershire Cricket Society's three-day trip to Sussex and Hampshire will get underway this weekend.
Organiser Mike Hitchings reports that 46 people will be making the trip to the South Coast – incorporating a two night stay at the four star Mercure Wessex Winchester Hotel.
The 53 seater coach will leave from the Premier Inn, New Road at 9.15am (meet 9am) on Sunday April 2 and arrive back at approximately 8pm on Tuesday April 4.
The trip will include guided tours of The 1st Central County Ground, Hove and the Ageas Bowl – followed by tea and coffee – plus visits to Portsmouth and the New Forest.
Last year the Cricket Society ran a two-day trip to Manchester which incorporated a visit to Lancashire's Emirates Old Trafford ground and an optional trip to Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.
The County have given permission for those making the trip to leave their cars at New Road but they MUST be parked in the area between the Premier Inn and the practice nets.
Here is a reminder of the time table for the 2017 trip:
Sunday April 2
9.00 am meet at New Road with the coach leaving at 9.15
9.45 am pick up in Cheltenham where three members of the Cheltenham Cricket Society are joining the trip.
10.45 am comfort break at Chieveley service station – 45 minute break
12.45 pm arrive in Portsmouth docks area – a full list of all the attractions will be available
4.30 pm leave Portsmouth
5.15 pm arrive at hotel with a three course evening meal at 6.30pm.
Monday April 3
9.30 am leave hotel and travel to Sussex CCC in Hove
11.00 am arrive Hove for a guided tour of the ground and cricket museum followed by teas-coffees
12.30 pm leave for Brighton – a full list of attractions will be available
4.00 pm leave Brighton
5.30 pm arrive at hotel with a three course evening meal at 6.30pm.
Tuesday April 4
9.30 am leave hotel and travel to Hampshire CCC
10.00 am arrive at the Ageas Bowl for a guided tour of the ground followed by teas-coffees
12.00 noon leave for the New Forest
12.45 pm meal and New Forest tour
4.45 pm leave New Forest
6.15 pm comfort break at Chieveley service station – 15 minute break
7.30 pm arrive Cheltenham
8.00 pm arrive back at New Road