Overcoming a multitude of visa problems, teams of lawyers with a passion for cricket from twelve mostly Commonwealth jurisdictions gathered in Cambridge on 26 July for an eight day tournament, culminating in a grand final at the Brit Oval in London on 4 August. The sporting element of the programme was complemented by a seminar at Churchill College on 30th July at which recent developments in international criminal law and sports law was discussed. The seminar was supported by the International Committee and Outer Temple Chambers and chaired by the Master of the Rolls. Speakers included Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Sir Desmond de Silva QC, Mark Gray, partner at DLA Piper, Paul David of the New Zealand Bar and The Hon Mr Justice Mukul Mudgal, Justice of the High Court of Delhi.

This year’s tournament followed on from the inaugural World Cup which took place in January 2008 in Hyderabad, India. This annual event builds friendships and enhances the understanding and collaboration between lawyers from common law jurisdictions.