County Ground
1878
1901-1945
6000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
14:43, Wed Dec 07, 2022 (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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Records index

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

2023
Thu Apr 13 - Sun Apr 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Thu Apr 27 - Sun Apr 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Wed May 10 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
The Blaze v Western Storm
Thu May 11 - Sun May 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Sussex
Fri May 26 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Southern Vipers v Western Storm
Fri May 26 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
The Blaze v Central Sparks
Fri May 26 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Tue Jun 6 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 9 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Durham
Fri Jun 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Sun Jun 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Mon Jun 19 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Tue Jun 20 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jun 22 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jun 23 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jun 25 - Wed Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Durham
Fri Jun 30 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Durham
Fri Aug 4 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Tue Aug 8 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 10 (50 ovs)          
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Sun Aug 13 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Tue Aug 15 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Essex
Fri Aug 18 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Middlesex
Sun Aug 20 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Sep 3 - Wed Sep 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Thu Sep 14 (50 ovs)
12:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
1st ODI - England Women v Sri Lanka Women
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Yorkshire
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Andrew Umeed walks across a parched Leicester outfield during England's worst drought for nearly 30 years, Leicestershire v Somerset, Royal London Cup, August 12, 2022
Andrew Umeed walks across a parched Leicester outfield during England's worst drought for nearly 30 years
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The gates at Leicestershire CCC ahead of the club's return to training, Grace Road, Leicester, March 24, 2020
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County groundsmen will have plenty of time to prepare their pitches for the summer, Grace Road, Leicester, March 24, 2020
County groundsmen will have plenty of time to prepare their pitches for the summer
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