The Sticky Wicket Steering Group is a collective of event and exhibition industry people passionate about events and sports and want to raise money for a fantastic charity, Lord's Taverners, for whom we have raised just shy of £500,000 over the last 15 years!

We are not a business but we are commercially driven!   Neither are we exclusive. Anyone who is in the event or exhibition industry is welcome to get involved, support, contribute, help, sponsor and be a networking spectator.

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We are a community of people and organisations that collaborate to provide innovative, inclusive, and impactful cricket programmes, empowering young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities, and confidence required to overcome the challenges of inequality, raise their aspirations and reach their potential.

Driven by a passion for equality, we strive to be a lead organisation at the heart of social change, maximising our knowledge, experience and insight gained through our work with young people and their communities experiencing inequality. We will collaborate and become a credible, expert voice and influencer, shaping attitudes and approaches to unite communities in the drive to overcome inequalities.

However, if you want to throw on the whites and rub shoulders with the great and good, set foot on the Sticky Wicket and experience an excellent day of cricket, you will have to sponsor a team or be invited by a sponsor to play.

  • Anna Anson

    Anna Anson

    Director, Ops Squad Ltd

    Anna has spent 20 years working in the Events & Exhibition Industry, eight years of which was spent  as Head of Operations for Penton Media working on events including Leisure I

  • Dan Edwards

    Dan Edwards

    Director of Operations, Whitespace Xpo

    Dan has been in the Exhibitions and Events world for 12 years covering all elements of events – venue, supplier and organiser.

    Dan has been part of delivering&nbs

  • Jeremy Rees

    Jeremy Rees

    Chief Executive Officer, ExCel

    Prior to joining ExCel, Jeremy was the Sales Director for Earls Court & Olympia Group, and prior to that held various roles at Clarion Events, and IPC Ma

  • Laura Tythcott

    Laura Tythcott

    Head of Sales, Whitespace Xpo

    Laura has worked on all 3 sides of the event triangle - venue, organiser and contractor.

    The daughter of a fanatical cricketer (with Laura in photo), the sound of leather

  • Mervyn Ramsay

    Mervyn Ramsay

    Lord's Taverners Commercial Development Officer

    Mervyn spent over 20 years in IT before falling into the Events Industry in 2000 during a mid life crisis!  The last 18 years or so have been spent with

  • Simon Mills

    Simon Mills

    Executive Director - Exhibitions, ExCeL

    I love cricket!

  • Toby Wand

    Toby Wand

    TW Event Consulting

    Toby has worked in the exhibitions world for over 20 years - firstly for Emap Communications during most of the 90s, launching and directing exhibitions in a wide variety of market