The Wilderness Cricket with Bearded Kitten


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The Playing Fields

Ah, cricket! A Wilderness institution of equal parts incompetence and genius, parody and perfection. The Bearded Kittens have been hosting the cricket on Saturday & Sunday for as long as the festival has existed. The game takes a back seat to the spectacle, of streakers, dubious umpiring decisions, inspired commentary, men in drag, streakers, pitch invasions, boozing and more streakers.

Saturday sees the annual guest invitation match, the Wilderness XI vs The Gentleman Wallops, and Sunday sees the riotous costumed clash, between the best and worst of Britain vs The Rest of the World.

“Two incompetent teams of cricketers slug it out in gentlemanly fashion. A swelling crowd gaze on intent, sipping on Pimm’s and drunk on the picturesque. A commentator rumbles on in tones of slurringly clipped precision. A man in a tutu charges in to bowl. The umpire is asleep in the grass. Welcome to Wilderness.” (Cricket Blogspot)

The games operate on a simple first come first serve basis.

Anyone who wants to participate needs to come down and sign up at 9 am when registration opens at the cricket scoreboard.

We advise potential players to get there early to ensure they get on the team sheet.