Cricket’s coming home: catch the train to England’s fixtures

Ten countries go head to head this season for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with matches taking place at 11 grounds across England and Wales. Take a GWR train to the game, and you could reduce your travel time and ensure you’ll stay connected with free Wi-Fi and at-seat power sockets.

For the first time since 1999, the Cricket World Cup returns to England and Wales, with fixtures at 11 traditional cricket grounds, including Lord’s, the Oval, Cardiff, Bristol and Taunton.

England’s status as bookmaker’s favourite likely took a bit of pummelling last month, when Alex Hales was withdrawn from the squad, leaving India and Australia to vie for the top spot.

Fans should expect a closely fought tournament nonetheless, and an England final is still likely, according to bookmakers.

You can catch fixtures across England and Wales, with cricket grounds easily accessed by train. England will open the tournament against South Africa at the Oval on 30 May, after which, the squad will play a further nine fixtures before the first semi-final on 9 July.

Thursday 30 May – England vs South Africa, the Oval, London
Take a GWR train to London Paddington station

Saturday 8 June – England vs Bangladesh, Cardiff
Take a GWR train to Cardiff Central station

Friday 14 June – England vs West Indies, Southampton
Take a GWR train to Southampton Central station

Tuesday 25 June – England vs Australia, Lord’s, London
Take a GWR train to London Paddington station

The Oval
Lord's Cricket Ground
Cardiff Wales Stadium
Hampshire Bowl