Cricket Commentator’s Challenge

Cricket Hospitality: Take on your favourite celebrity broadcaster in our Cricket Commentator’s Challenge!

You know your cricket – but can you compete with the legends of the commentary box? This unique cricket celebrity experience grants your party unprecedented access to the UK’s most iconic grounds, invites you to watch the masters at work – then throws down the gauntlet as you step up to the microphone and find out if you can talk a good game.

Cricket hospitality with a twist

Of course, Gala has plenty of classic cricket hospitality packages where you’ll enjoy the biggest matches in the lap of luxury. But our Cricket Commentator’s Challenge is a little different. Your special day starts as you arrive at your favourite UK ground and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium. Then the magic goes up a gear as you step into the press box to find the celebrity commentator of your choice waiting for you.

Whoever you consider the ‘voice of cricket’ – from Henry Blofeld to Jonathan Agnew – prepare to join them for an afternoon of friendly competition. First, you’ll watch your chosen celebrity in action as they commentate on a specially created showreel of classic matches. Then it’s over to you, as every member of your party shows off their patter – and gets pro feedback. Finally, you’re off to a delicious gourmet lunch where you’ll ask your commentator questions about their career – before going home with a recording of all the day’s commentaries as a keepsake.

Potential commentators (many more available on enquiry)

  • Henry Blofeld
  • Jonathan Agnew
  • Graeme Swann
  • Steve Harmison
  • Alison Mitchell
  • Michael Vaughan and Charlie Dagnall (Working as a partnership with this experience)
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The experience will take place at one of the UK’s international cricket grounds, where you will firstly receive a tour of the stadium including the media facilities, before heading up to one of the ground’s press box, where you will meet your chosen celebrity commentator.

What’s included?
  • Tour of the UK international cricket stadium where you are located for the day
  • Exclusive use of the press box for your commentator’s experience
  • Your chosen celebrity commentator to join you for the event
  • ‘Introduction to Cricket Commentary’ session
  • All of your group to participate in the session
  • Lunch
  • Opportunity for your guests to put questions to your chosen commentator during lunch
  • Photo opportunity with your chosen commentator
  • Recording of your group commentaries.
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Potential Add-Ons

We are delighted to offer a range of potential add-ons to make your online event even better and more memorable. For further details of prices for these, please email:

What’s included?
  • Memorabilia: Personalised, signed, framed England shirt by your chosen commentator for each member of your party
  • Additional Special Guest: Other cricket legends to join your group for the day
  • Photographer: to join your party for the day
  • Videographer: to join your party for the day
  • Additional attendees: Increase the size of your group further

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

2 People £2,595 (+ VAT)
4 People £1,475 (+ VAT)
10 People £645 (+ VAT)
15 People £475 (+ VAT)
20 People £395 (+ VAT)

Prices based on using Henry Blofeld at Edgbaston

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.


10.00amArrival at your chosen UK international cricket stadium
10.15amTour of the ground
11.15amArrive in the press box and meet your chosen celebrity cricket commentator
11.30amTake part in your ‘Introduction to Cricket Commentary’ session
1.00pmConclusion of cricket commentary session. Photos with your celebrity commentator
1.15pmLunch. Opportunity to ask questions to your chosen celebrity commentator
3.00pmEvent concludes

Your Frequently Asked Questions

Cricket Commentator’s Challenge

  • How do I book a Celebrity Experience with Gala Events?

    Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email or complete our online enquiry form. One of the Gala team will be more than happy to help you with your booking.

  • I have a specific celebrity in mind for an experience, how do I go about booking them through Gala Events?

    Yes, we're to accommodate this if possible. Please speak get in touch with our team on 0800 195 4250 or

  • I'd like to book a specific venue for my Celebrity Experience, how do I do this?

    Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email or complete our online enquiry form

  • Is there a min/max number of people that can book to attend an experience?

    There are no minimum numbers, although certain facilities will have minimum numbers for private tables. The maximum number is dependent on the event and availability but we regularly cater for very large parties.

  • Do the prices quoted include VAT?

    Please note that the prices quoted are per person and are subject to UK VAT, which is currently charged at 20%. VAT is added to the price within the booking section of the website.

  • I'd like to add more guests to my Celebrity Experience booking, how do I do this?

    Yes, we'll accommodate this if possible. Please get in touch with our team on 0800 195 4250 or

  • When will I receive the itinerary for my Celebrity Experience?

    The Gala Team will have your provisional itinerary ready as soon as possible. Finalised timings will be confirmed approximately 2-3 week prior to your event and will be sent via email. Please ensure that the Gala Team have your most up to date email address when you confirm your booking. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email or complete our online enquiry form.

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