CIC at the Honourable Artillery Company
The teams battling for the City Invitational Cup at Honourable Artillery Company.

Following its successful launch in 2016, we are delighted to announce that the City Invitational Cup will return in its third year to the HAC in central London on Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Join our England cricketing stars, Mark Ramprakash, who will be captaining The Soldiers’ Charity XI, and Dominic Cork, who will be captaining the City Select XI.

The event will once again provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy an entertaining afternoon of cricket, followed by an evening of fine wine, delicious food and special guest speakers at one of London’s most historic and prestigious venues. Guests will include HAC members, senior military figures and influential professionals from the City of London.

All the proceeds from the event will go towards the HAC1537 Partnership – a charitable partnership between the HAC and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need.

“It was a perfect day and both my team and our clients had a great time – we will be back!” – James Savage, Barclays

Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash taking part in the City Invitational Cup 2016.

The Match

The Soldiers’ Charity XI will take on the City Select XI in an afternoon of live, T20 cricket for the City Invitational Cup.

The teams will be captained by former England cricketing stars including Mark Ramprakash, alongside players from the Army Cricket XI, the HAC Cricket Club and corporate guests.

The match will take place on the HAC’s stunning, five-acre Artillery Garden, where guests will enjoy afternoon tea and refreshments.

“I just wanted to thank you for yesterday – you looked after us extremely well and we couldn’t have asked for a better day!” Andy Pedder, MBDA

The Teams

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity XI

The Soldiers’ Charity XI will be captained by Mark Ramprakash and include members of the Army Cricket team and individuals and companies who have supported The Soldiers’ Charity over the years.

The City Select XI

The City Select XI will be captained by Dominic Cork and include members of the HAC Cricket Club, City professionals and cricket enthusiasts working for companies in the Square Mile and beyond.

Gala Dinner
England cricket legends, Mark Ramprakash and Paul Nixon, telling tales from their careers at the 2016 Gala Dinner.

The Gala Dinner

Following the match there will be a gala dinner in the Prince Consort Room at the HAC, where the cricketing stars will join guests.

The evening will start with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by the chefs from Fare of London.

A live auction will be held between the main course and dessert, with a spectacular range of money-can’t-buy experiences and prizes on offer to the highest bidders.

After dinner, guests will enjoy an informal Q&A session with the cricketing legends and a talk from a special guest speaker (to be announced), as well as hearing from one of the Charity’s beneficiaries.

“Thank you for a great evening. It was an amazing venue and the soldier who spoke was very moving and brought home exactly what the Charity does.” Jane Doherty, RIFT Group

Speakers

Special Guest (To be announced)

A well-known personality will be entertaining guests with anecdotes and memories from their career.

 

Host

Dean Wilson

Dean is the Daily Mirror’s Cricket Correspondent, starting his career at Sky Sports more than 15 years ago.

Dean has covered some of the biggest stories in sport over the years and is a regular contributor on Sky, BBC and TalkSport radio.

Speakers

Special Guest (to be announced)

A well-known personality will be entertaining guests with anecdotes and memories from their career.

Host

Dean is the Daily Mirror’s Cricket Correspondent, starting his career at Sky Sports more than 15 years ago.

Dean has covered some of the biggest stories in sport over the years and is a regular contributor on Sky, BBC and TalkSport radio.

Venue

The HAC, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ

Running Order

1.00pm Gates Open
2.00pm Match Starts
4.00pm* Afternoon Tea
6.00pm* Match Finishes
6.30pm Champagne Reception
7.00pm Dinner Starts
10.30pm Dinner Finishes

*Please note: match timings are approximate and subject to change.

Book tickets using the form below. Full details of tickets and packages can be found further below.

Individual Tickets

Spectator Hospitality Ticket: £195 per person

Ticket includes entry to watch the match, afternoon tea & drinks package (beer, wine & soft drinks), and a place at the Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner includes champagne reception, three course dinner with beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee

Gala Dinner Ticket: £160 per person

Ticket includes a place at the Gala Dinner – includes champagne reception, three course dinner with beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee

Afternoon Tea Ticket: £60 per person

Ticket includes entry to watch the match, afternoon tea & drinks package (beer, wine & soft drinks)

Corporate Packages & Tables

Spectator Hospitality Package: £1,800

10 x tickets to watch the match with your own table and afternoon tea & drinks package (beer, wine & soft drinks) for all guests

1 x table of 10 at the Gala Dinner – includes champagne reception, three course dinner with beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee

Gala Dinner Package: £1,450

1 x table of 10 at the Gala Dinner – includes champagne reception, three course dinner with beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee

Partners

We are grateful to the following for their support and helping to make the event possible.

British Army Cricket HAC Cricket Club PCA England Masters
Fare Ellis Wines

If you’re interested in getting involved with the City Invitational Cup please contact Katy Wildman on 020 7811 3201, or email kwildman@soldierscharity.org.