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The Royal & Sun Alliance County Ground; Ashley Down Ground; Fry's Ground; Phoenix County Ground
1889
7000 (15,000 ODIs)
Temporary
Pavilion End, Ashley Down Road End
Gloucestershire
17:27, Tue Jul 26, 2016 (UTC +0100)
Bought by WG Grace
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Jun 13, 1983 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jun 26, 2016 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Pakistan - Aug 28, 2006 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jun 25, 2011 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The County Ground was bought by WG Grace in 1889 (he lived nearby) and although it has had a somewhat troubled existence - more than once the county has considered leaving the ground - it remains the home of Gloucestershire, and is now even host to the occasional ODI. In 1919 the county sold the venue to Fry's, the confectionary firm, who brought in their own groundsman and, for a time, changed the name. In 1933 the county bought it back again. In 1976 they once again sold it, this time to Royal & Sun Alliance, buying it back in 2004.

The venue is not beautiful but it is steeped in cricket history, from the moment spectators enter via the Grace Gates, the role that legends such Gilbert Jessop and Wally Hammond have played is unmistakable. The ground is full of character, fringed by trees, with a solid Edwardian pavillion. The wicket is good, and can favour spinners. Difficult conditions can prevail, as when Gloucestershire played Middlesex here in 1909, when the game was completed in a single day, or when Tom Goddard took 17 wickets in a day here in 1939. In another Gloucestershire-Middlesex game in 1938, Jim Smith made the fastest uncontrived first-class fifty (11 minutes, 6 sixes, 2 fours). Grace scored a triple century here in 1896 against Sussex, a feat matched by Hammond in 1934 v Glamorgan.

The ground now acts as a general sports centre, with squash and tennis courts, and in winter the turf serves as the target for a golf driving range.
Martin Williamson

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Fixtures

2016
Fri Jul 29 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Gloucestershire v Middlesex (Floodlight)
Tue Aug 2 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Gloucestershire v Essex
Sun Aug 7 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Western Storm v Surrey Stars
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
Gloucestershire v Kent
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
Gloucestershire v Sussex
2017
Fri May 5 (50 ovs)
1st ODI - England v Ireland
Sun Sep 24 (50 ovs)
3rd ODI - England v West Indies
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Floodlights have been erected at Nevil Road, Gloucestershire v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 1st day, April 24, 2015
Floodlights have been erected at Nevil Road
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The County Ground, Bristol, |Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, April 20, 2016
The County Ground, Bristol
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General view of the County Ground, Gloucestershire v Derbyshire, County Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 4th day, April 20, 2016
General view of the County Ground, Bristol
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Water is swept off the outfield at Bristol County Ground, England v India, 1st ODI, Bristol, August 25, 2014
Water is swept off the outfield at Bristol County Ground
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
South Group: Gloucs v Middlesex at Bristol
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Essex at Bristol
Aug 2, 2016 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Storm v Stars at Bristol
Aug 7, 2016 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol
Aug 23-26, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Gloucs v Sussex at Bristol
Sep 20-23, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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