The Authors XI Vs. The Lord’s Taverners XI

The Quintessential English Cricket Match

Picture the scene. A bright, late summer Sunday afternoon. One of the world’s oldest wandering teams. The most picturesque cricket ground in the land. 

And, a golden opportunity for you to cross the rope.

Join two teams of authors, celebrities and former pros, captained respectively by the award-winning writer, Sebastian Faulks CBE, and 2005 Ashes winner, Matthew Hoggard MBE.* 

A day of lavish entertainment, fine dining, fundraising, and wonderful cricket. Sponsorship and table bookings available.

The Authors Cricket Club – 1891 – 1912 & 2012 - Present

You’d be forgiven for dismissing The Authors Cricket Club as the stuff of Victorian myth. Yet, not only is it an illustrative thread in cricket’s rich cultural tapestry, it’s alive and kicking in the 21st century.

Over the course of 21 years, after its first ever game in 1891, The Authors XI featured such literary giants as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.G. Wodehouse and J.M. Barrie. 

And, those celebrated writers, among a host of others, spent their summers wandering the length and breadth of the country, taking on teams of all descriptions. Village greens were abuzz.

Cricketing Renaissance

But, despite the team disbanding as we approached The Great War, it was reformed a full century later in 2012 and continues to play a full programme of games each season.

Lords Taverners

The Quintessential English Cricket Match

Picture the scene. A bright, late summer Sunday afternoon. One of the world’s oldest wandering teams. The most picturesque cricket ground in the land. 

And, a golden opportunity for you to cross the rope.

Join two teams of authors, celebrities and former pros, captained respectively by the award-winning writer, Sebastian Faulks CBE, and 2005 Ashes winner, Matthew Hoggard MBE.* 

A day of lavish entertainment, fine dining, fundraising, and wonderful cricket. Sponsorship and table bookings available.

The Authors Cricket Club – 1891 – 1912 & 2012 - Present

You’d be forgiven for dismissing The Authors Cricket Club as the stuff of Victorian myth. Yet, not only is it an illustrative thread in cricket’s rich cultural tapestry, it’s alive and kicking in the 21st century.

Over the course of 21 years, after its first ever game in 1891, The Authors XI featured such literary giants as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.G. Wodehouse and J.M. Barrie. 

And, those celebrated writers, among a host of others, spent their summers wandering the length and breadth of the country, taking on teams of all descriptions. Village greens were abuzz.

Cricketing Renaissance

But, despite the team disbanding as we approached The Great War, it was reformed a full century later in 2012 and continues to play a full programme of games each season.

Lords Taverners