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ARUNDEL: Information for supporters regarding the Festival of Cricket


The Olympic Torch is coming to Sussex soon and supporters who are attending the Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture between Sussex Sharks and Kent Spitfires on Monday 16th July at Arundel Castle, part of the Annual Festival of Cricket, should be aware of several details on the day of the match which coincides with the Torch Relay.

We advise spectators to leave extra time for their journey in order to arrive in good time for this match which offers an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere at this idyllic location. The gate opening times have been brought forward to 11.45am (1.45pm start time) to encourage supporters to travel earlier whilst making the most of the Arundel Castle Ground. As usual, parking will be available at the Ground.

The Torch Relay passes through the town of Arundel itself on the 16th and road closure signs are already on display. The torch arrives from the west on the A27 at around 3.30pm turning into Maltravers Street. It will have left Arundel by 4.17pm.

The match begins at 1.45pm which means the actual relay should have little effect on those attending the game; however for those arriving late to the ground, the High Street and road towards the station will be closed to vehicles from 2pm onwards. The A29 from inland should not be affected other than heavier traffic than normal probably from about 1pm onwards, with the torch visits inland Petworth, Midhurst etc from 9.20 to 10.50am.

If you need directions to the Arundel Castle Ground, please click HERE

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