Alan Lee Memorial Cricket Match

01st August 2023

The annual cricket match which takes place after racing each year on the first day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival between a Lord March Racing XI and the Lord’s Taverners will be played in memory of the racing journalist Alan Lee, who died in December 2015.

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Our Twenty20 cricket match between Lord March’s Racing XI and the Lord’s Taverners XI, in memory of Alan Lee, will take place opposite Goodwood House from 6.00pm on Tuesday 1 August 2023.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend the post racing match. There will be a bar serving a range of drinks. During the interval, the Lord’s Taverners raffle will take place. Tickets can be purchased before and during the game with all proceeds going to the Lord’s Taverners.


Lord March’s XI

Johnno Spence (Captain)
Oli Bell
Ed Chamberlin
David Simcock
Nick Gifford
Marcus Armytage
Tom Fillery
Tom Stanley
Steve Jones
Henry Lascelles
Hugo Barran

Lord’s Taverners XI

Jonathan King (Captain)
Rob Andrew
Liam O'Brien
Adam O'Brien
Johnno Gordon
Jack Peet
Zak Beller
Tim Luckhurst
Jason Caunt
Jason Dodd
Andy Stokes

Raffle Prizes

4x tickets for Lord's Taverners' London Christmas Carol Concert
Taverners Hamper 
Bottle of champagne
Wine bundle

The Duke of Richmond commented: “Alan Lee was a huge supporter of Goodwood and obviously loved his cricket both personally and professionally. He will be hugely missed by everyone who knew him and in terms of the cricket he was always spotted on the boundary chatting to the players. We felt that the Alan Lee Memorial Trophy was an appropriate way of remembering him and we are delighted that his children Vicky and James will be our guests for racing and will present the trophy.

Mike Atherton, The Times cricket correspondent and colleague of Alan Lee, commented: “I think this is a fitting memorial to a fine journalist and a man who loved both cricket and horse racing.”

Alan Lee’s daughter, Vicky, commented: “Dad loved Goodwood and obviously loved cricket as well so we are all thrilled that Goodwood have honoured his memory with the cricket match on Tuesday 1 August being played for the Alan Lee Memorial Trophy. James and I are looking forward to presenting the trophy.”

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