County Ground
1878
1901-1945
12000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
13:35, Sun Apr 20, 2014 (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

2014
Sun Apr 27 - Wed Apr 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Tue May 6 - Thu May 8
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
North Division - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Fri May 16 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Sun May 18 - Wed May 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Hampshire
Mon May 26 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Middlesex 2nd XI
Mon May 26 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Middlesex 2nd XI
Tue May 27 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Unicorns
Tue May 27 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Unicorns
Sun Jun 1 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Mon Jun 2 - Thu Jun 5
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Fri Jun 6 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Sun Jun 8 - Wed Jun 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Sun Jun 15 - Wed Jun 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Thu Jun 19 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jun 26 - Sat Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Leicestershire v Indians
Tue Jul 1 (50 ovs)
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Second Eleven Trophy
North Division - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Worcestershire 2nd XI
Fri Jul 4 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Mon Jul 7 - Thu Jul 10
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 11 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Lancashire
Mon Jul 14 (50 ovs)
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Second Eleven Trophy
North Division - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Durham 2nd XI
Fri Jul 18 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Leicestershire v Durham
Sun Jul 27 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Jul 29 (50 ovs)
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Second Eleven Trophy
North Division - Leicestershire 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI
Fri Aug 8 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Aug 10 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Thu Aug 14 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Fri Aug 15 - Mon Aug 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Surrey
Wed Aug 20 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
4th Youth ODI - England Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s
Mon Sep 15 - Thu Sep 18
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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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
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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 27-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Leics 2nd XI v Notts 2nd XI at Leicester
May 6-8, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Division: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
May 16, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
Leics v Hampshire at Leicester
May 18-21, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group C: Leics 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI at Leicester
May 26, 2014
Group C: Leics 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI at Leicester
May 26, 2014
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