County Ground
1878
1901-1945
6000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
21:00, Mon Dec 05, 2016 (UTC +0000)
Grace Road
 

Records and statistics

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

2017
Fri Apr 7 - Mon Apr 10
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Apr 21 - Mon Apr 24
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Sun Apr 30 (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 Worcestershire
Tue May 2 (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 Warwickshire
Fri May 12 (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 Northamptonshire
Sun May 14 (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 Derbyshire
Fri May 19 - Mon May 22
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Kent
Fri Jun 9 - Mon Jun 12
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Sussex
Fri Jul 21 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Tue Jul 25 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 28 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Leicestershire v Durham
Wed Aug 2 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Aug 4 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Leicestershire v Lancashire
Sun Aug 6 - Wed Aug 9
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Durham
Sat Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
105th Match - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Thu Aug 17 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
114th Match - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Sat Sep 2 - Sun Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Leicestershire v West Indies (ECB XI if Leicestershire qualify for finals day)
Tue Sep 5 - Fri Sep 8
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Mon Sep 25 - Thu Sep 28
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
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The groundstaff had some mopping up to do, England v Pakistan, 1st women's ODI, Grace Road, June 20, 2016
The groundstaff had some mopping up to do
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Heavy rain delayed the start in Leicester, England v Pakistan, 1st women's ODI, Grace Road, June 20, 2016
Heavy rain delayed the start in Leicester
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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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North Group: Leics v Warwickshire at Leicester
May 2, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester
May 12, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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