As temperatures reached 33 degrees Celsius in Cheltenham last week, the chance to take cover under Cheltenham College’s hospitality marquee at Cheltenham Cricket Festival was welcomed with open arms.

Joining esteemed businesses from across town and beyond, the VIP afternoon included a fantastic gin tasting showcasing local producers, the chance to meet with organisations from Cheltenham Festivals to Crowe UK LLP, and a spectacular three-course lunch prepared by Cheltenham College’s in-house chefs.

The pièce de résistance was a giant cricket ball shaped chocolate dome dessert, bashed open with a miniature cricket bat to reveal even more sweet treats – specially prepared for the occasion.

Oh, and the chance to catch the world-class cricket action with great views of the pitch was pretty good too!