Goodwood Revival 2002 - Cricket match

The traditional pre race-meeting cricket match was played at Goodwood this year, and the 2002 game had a special significance as it took place on the 300th anniversary of the 1st Duke of Richmond’s first known cricket match.

Goodwood, and the 1st Duke, were one of the early pioneers of the game and played a key part in creating the rules of the game as we know it today. In the 1960s some of the leading Grand Prix and sports car drivers, such as Graham Hill and Richard Attwood, would organise informal, if fiercely competitive, matches around a Goodwood circuit meeting weekend and finish off the day's play with a traditional English Tea. And a few pints of bitter no doubt later.

Lord March has continued this tradition during the Revival Race meeting and the many continental and American drivers have been treated to the wonders of the English game and its arcane rules. It is understood that the great F1, sports and saloon exponent Jochen Mass missed a promising career playing for the German national team.

The above team photograph shows the players as follows;

back row, left to right:

Tony Jardine, Mark Beatty, Will Hoy, David Leslie, Tiff Needell, David Clark, Robert Brooks, Tony Dron, David Cooke, Steve O'Rourke, William Cash, Jim Chaudry, Lionel Webber

front row, left to right:

Alain de Cadenet, Ian Court, Murray Smith, Derek Bell, Nick Goozee, Lord March, The Duke of Richmond & Gordon, Richard Attwood, Doug Nye, Jackie Oliver, Brian Redman.

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Photos by:Charis Whitcombe