County Ground
1878
1901-1945
12000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
04:12, Thu Dec 18, 2014 (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

2015
Sun Apr 12 - Wed Apr 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Sun Apr 26 - Wed Apr 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun May 17 - Wed May 20
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Lancashire
Fri May 22 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Thu May 28 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Durham
Sat Jun 6 (50 ovs)
Leicestershire v New Zealanders
Sun Jun 7 - Wed Jun 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Surrey
Fri Jun 12 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Sat Jul 4 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Sun Jul 5 - Wed Jul 8
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Kent
Fri Jul 10 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Lancashire
Fri Jul 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jul 26 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Surrey
Fri Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Thu Aug 6 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Durham
Fri Aug 7 - Mon Aug 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Aug 18 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Somerset
Thu Aug 20 (50 ovs)
4th Youth ODI - England Under-19s v Australia Under-19s
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 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
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Latest Photos

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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Looking towards the pavilion end at Grace Road, July, 22, 2012
Looking towards the pavilion end at Grace Road
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Friends of Grace Road protest against the pending closure of their shop,
Leicestershire v Kent, Pro40, Grace Road, June 14, 2007
Friends of Grace Road protest against the pending closure of their shop
© Jon Hall/Cricinfo
A general view of the Leicester in 1964
A general view of Leicester in 1964
© Playfair Cricket Monthly

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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester
Apr 12-15, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Leics v Northants at Leicester
Apr 26-29, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Leics v Lancashire at Leicester
May 17-20, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
May 22, 2015 ()
North Group: Leics v Durham at Leicester
May 28, 2015 ()
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