AXA Life League, 1997 / Grounds

Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground

Established 1895
Capacity 6000
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Sussex v Worcs
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Northants v Notts
Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester

Established 1908
Capacity 6000
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Essex v Leics
College Ground, Cheltenham College Ground, Cheltenham

Capacity 4000
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Derbyshire
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Durham
Colwyn Bay Cricket Club Ground Colwyn Bay Cricket Club Ground

Capacity 4750 (approx)
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Notts
County Ground, Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Established 1889
Capacity 7000 (15,000 ODIs)
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Hampshire
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Worcs
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Middlesex
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Lancashire
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Notts
County Ground, Chelmsford County Ground, Chelmsford

Capacity 6500
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Essex v Hampshire
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Essex v Middlesex
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Essex v Durham
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Essex v Somerset
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Essex v Worcs
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Essex v Warwickshire
County Ground, Derby County Ground, Derby

Established 1863
Capacity 9500
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Lancashire
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Surrey
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Sussex
Sun Jul 13 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Yorkshire
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Somerset
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Northants
County Ground, Hove County Ground, Hove

Established 1872
Capacity 4000
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Sussex v Northants
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Sussex v Notts
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Sussex v Essex
Sun Jul 13 (40 ovs) Sussex v Gloucs
Wed Aug 27 (40 ovs) Sussex v Surrey
County Ground, New Road, Worcester County Ground, New Road, Worcester

Established 1899
Capacity 4500
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Worcs v Leics
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Worcs v Somerset
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Worcs v Surrey
Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Worcs v Lancashire
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Worcs v Glamorgan
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Worcs v Kent
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Worcs v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Worcs v Middlesex
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Worcs v Derbyshire
County Ground, Northampton County Ground, Northampton

Established 1885
Capacity 6500
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Northants v Somerset
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Northants v Hampshire
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Northants v Essex
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Northants v Surrey
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Northants v Worcs
Mon Sep 8 (40 ovs) Northants v Durham
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Northants v Leics
  County Ground, Southampton

Established 1885
Capacity 7000
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Yorkshire
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Leics
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Warwickshire
Sun Jul 13 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Worcs
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Lancashire
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Sussex
County Ground, Taunton County Ground, Taunton

Established 1882
Capacity 6500
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Somerset v Glamorgan
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Somerset v Sussex
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Somerset v Yorkshire
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Somerset v Lancashire
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Somerset v Gloucs
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Somerset v Kent
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Somerset v Middlesex
Cricketfield Road Ground, Horsham Cricketfield Road Ground, Horsham

Established 1851
Capacity 4,500
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Sussex v Kent
Edgbaston, Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham

Established 1882
Capacity 21,000
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Northants
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Yorkshire
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Middlesex
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Derbyshire
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Surrey
Wed Jul 23 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Somerset
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Sussex
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Warwickshire v Gloucs
  Feethams Cricket Ground, Darlington

Established 1866
Capacity 5000
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Durham v Kent
Grace Road, Leicester Grace Road, Leicester

Established 1878
Capacity 12000
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Leics v Gloucs
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Leics v Surrey
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Leics v Lancashire
Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Leics v Warwickshire
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Leics v Yorkshire
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Leics v Notts
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Leics v Derbyshire
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Leics v Glamorgan
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Leics v Durham
Headingley, Leeds Headingley, Leeds

Established 1890
Capacity 17000
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Glamorgan
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Gloucs
Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Middlesex
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Northants
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Worcs
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Kent
Kennington Oval, London Kennington Oval, London

Established 1845
Capacity 23500
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Surrey v Somerset
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Surrey v Gloucs
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Surrey v Essex
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Surrey v Yorkshire
Thu Jun 26 (40 ovs) Surrey v Notts
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Surrey v Durham
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Surrey v Glamorgan
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Surrey v Lancashire
  King's School Playing Fields, Gloucester

Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Gloucs v Essex
Lord's, London Lord's, London

Established 1814
Capacity 30000
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Sussex
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Derbyshire
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Northants
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Leics
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Kent
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Surrey
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Hampshire
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Notts
  May's Bounty, Basingstoke

Capacity 2500
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Somerset
Mote Park, Maidstone Mote Park, Maidstone

Established 1857
Capacity 8500
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Kent v Northants
Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells

Established 1898
Capacity 4500
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Kent v Warwickshire
North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough

Capacity 11,500
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Durham
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Yorkshire v Sussex
Old Trafford, Manchester Old Trafford, Manchester

Established 1857
Capacity 19000
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Durham
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Notts
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Northants
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Kent
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Glamorgan
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Sussex
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Yorkshire
Tue Sep 9 (40 ovs) Lancashire v Essex
  Park Drive, Hartlepool

Established 1912
Capacity 3500
Sun May 11 (40 ovs) Durham v Notts
  Queen's Park, Chesterfield

Established 1898
Capacity 7000 (previously 15,000)
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Hampshire
Sun Jul 27 (40 ovs) Derbyshire v Glamorgan
Recreation Ground, Bath Recreation Ground, Bath

Established 1880
Capacity 6000
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Somerset v Leics
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Established 1995
Capacity 5000 (17000 for internationals)
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Durham v Worcs
Sun Jun 8 (40 ovs) Durham v Sussex
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Durham v Hampshire
Sun Jul 13 (40 ovs) Durham v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 3 (40 ovs) Durham v Derbyshire
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Durham v Middlesex
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Durham v Somerset
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Capacity 5500 (15,000 after redevelopment)
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Warwickshire
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Hampshire
Sun Jun 15 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Middlesex
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Northants
Sun Sep 14 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Essex
  Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea

Capacity 6000
Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Essex v Derbyshire
St Helen's, Swansea St Helen's, Swansea

Established 1873
Capacity 4500 (approx)
Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Sussex
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Gloucs
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

Established 1847
Capacity 15000
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Kent v Derbyshire
Sun May 4 (40 ovs) Kent v Surrey
Sun May 18 (40 ovs) Kent v Glamorgan
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Kent v Leics
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Kent v Essex
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Kent v Gloucs
The Saffrons, Eastbourne The Saffrons, Eastbourne

Established 1884
Capacity 4,500
Sun Aug 10 (40 ovs) Sussex v Leics
Trent Bridge, Nottingham Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Established 1841
Capacity 15,350 (to be 17,000)
Sun Apr 27 (40 ovs) Notts v Worcs
Sun May 25 (40 ovs) Notts v Derbyshire
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Notts v Kent
Sun Jun 22 (40 ovs) Notts v Yorkshire
Sun Jul 13 (40 ovs) Notts v Somerset
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Notts v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 24 (40 ovs) Notts v Essex
Sun Sep 7 (40 ovs) Notts v Hampshire
United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth

Sun Aug 31 (40 ovs) Hampshire v Kent
  Uxbridge Cricket Club Ground

Established 1971
Capacity 6000
Sun Jul 6 (40 ovs) Middlesex v Lancashire
Valentine's Park, Ilford Valentine's Park, Ilford

Established 1897
Capacity 6000 (claimed to be up to 15000 in the 1940s)
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Essex v Yorkshire
  Wardown Park, Luton

Sun Jun 29 (40 ovs) Northants v Gloucs
Woodbridge Road, Guildford Woodbridge Road, Guildford

Established 1911
Capacity 4,500
Sun Jul 20 (40 ovs) Surrey v Hampshire
Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd

Established 1870
Capacity 5000
Sun Jun 1 (40 ovs) Glamorgan v Durham