County Ground
1878
1901-1945
6000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
20:34, Sat Aug 29, 2015 (UTC +0100)
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

2015
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Mon Sep 14 - Thu Sep 17
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Essex
2016
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
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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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The covers were firmly hammered in at Grace Road, Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Royal London Cup, Grace Road, August 10, 2014
The covers were firmly hammered in at Grace Road
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester
Sep 1-4, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Leics v Essex at Leicester
Sep 14-17, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 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)
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