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County Ground
1878
1901-1945
6000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
06:10, Tue May 03, 2016 (UTC +0100)
Grace Road
 

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India v Zimbabwe - Jun 11, 1983 Scorecard
Scotland v West Indies - May 27, 1999 Scorecard
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Profile

Leicestershire Cricket Ground Co bought 16 acres of land from the Duke of Rutland in 1877 and spent the massive sum of £40,000 on developing a cricket club, athletic track and hotel. The first match was played on April 22, 1878 and three months later the venue staged a game against the touring Australians. In 1898, Leicestershire actually beat the Australians. In 1901, the county decided that the ground was too far from the town centre to be economically viable, and they switched to the more central Aylestone Road. They moved out in the war and never returned, instead reverting to Grace Road in 1946, but as tennants of the City Boys Grammar School who by then owned the land. Leicestershire finally reacquired the ground in 1966 and throughout the 1970s and 1980s the venue was improved. so much so that it was awarded two ODIs during the 1999 World Cup. The record attendance was not then, however, but the 16,000 who watched the match against the touring 1948 Australians.
Martin Williamson

Notes

Travel
Train - Leicester is the nearest train station, 2 miles from the ground
Car - Leave the M1 at Junction 21. There is a large car park at the Bennett End of the ground, entrance at Curzon Road, which can accommodate 300 cars and is signposted from both Saffron Lane and Aylestone Road.
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Fixtures

2016
Sun May 8 - Wed May 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Fri May 13 - Sun May 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Leicestershire v Sri Lankans
Fri May 20 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun May 22 - Wed May 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Sat Jun 4 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Durham
Sun Jun 5 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Leicestershire v Durham
Fri Jun 17 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Mon Jun 20 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
1st ODI - England Women v Pakistan Women (Reserve Day)
Fri Jun 24 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Mon Jun 27 - Thu Jun 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Sun Jul 3 - Wed Jul 6
Pakistan A v Sri Lanka A
Fri Jul 8 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Jul 12 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jul 15 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jul 24 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Tue Jul 26 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Leicestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jul 31 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 4 - Sun Aug 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Aug 23 - Fri Aug 26
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Essex
Tue Sep 6 - Fri Sep 9
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Sussex
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
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Young fans in red headgear cheer for Leicestershire, Leicestershire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road, May 22, 2015
Young fans in red headgear cheer for Leicestershire
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The crowd gets settled in for an evening of action, Leicestershire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road, May 22, 2015
The crowd gets settled in for an evening of action
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A children's play area erected beside the boundary at Grace Road, April 13, 2015
A children's play area erected beside the boundary at Grace Road
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Grace Road's bathed in sunshine, Leicestershire v Lancashire, Second XI Trophy, final, Leicester, September 8, 2014
Grace Road's bathed in sunshine
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Leics v Northants at Leicester
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Leics v Sri Lankans at Leicester
May 13-15, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester
May 20, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
Leics v Worcs at Leicester
May 22-25, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Durham at Leicester
Jun 4, 2016 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
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