Sticky Wicket is organised and delivered as a fundraising event on behalf on the Lord’s Taverners, registered charity number 306054.

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 £550,000 over the last 16 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.

All data collected and relating to the event, while managed on our behalf by a third party, is owned by the Lord’s Taverners. To view our data, events, and privacy policies, please visit -

  • Anna Anson

    Anna Anson

    Director, Ops Squad Ltd

    Anna has been involved in Sticky Wicket since the first event and loves cricket!

    Anna & Steve launched Ops Squad in 2015 and works across a large number of events, including IA

  • 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 Cricket & Golf Partnerships Manager

    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

  • Simon Mills

    Simon Mills

    Executive Director - Exhibitions, ExCeL

    I love cricket!

  • Steve Bullock

    Steve Bullock

    Director, Ops Squad

    Steve has been involved in Sticky Wicket for a number of years now and still knows nothing about cricket.

    He is, however, a talented organiser and will take on just about any event

  • 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