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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

Durham’s hosting of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been hailed a great success for the county.


As well as hosting three matches at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street – including England’s crucial first victory over New Zealand which saw them reach the knock-out stages, 27,000 people flocked to an official Fanzone in Durham City.


Cllr Carl Marshall, the council’s Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “The Cricket World Cup has been an amazing success for our county with more than 70,000 coming here to see the three matches – including pop star Rihanna, both at the ground and the Fanzone in Durham City. This has provided a real benefit to our economy with so much money being spent in local shops, pubs and accommodation, not to mention shots of the county being beamed out on TV around the world, which can only encourage more people to come here.”


Special offers and themed activity gave businesses the opportunity to be part of, and benefit from, the county’s Cricket World Cup Fever. A dedicated section on featured the offers, which were also promoted on social media.


Visit County Durham is now collecting offers and themed activity for Lumiere Durham, which returns to Durham City from November 14-17. The offers will be featured on the county’s official tourism website, as well as on the Lumiere site, and will be promoted on social media.


For more information, or to submit an offer, please email:


Durham's Year of Culture is being sponsored and supported by Durham County Council, the County Durham Cultural Partnership, Visit County Durham and Partners.

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