County Ground
1878
1901-1945
6000
Temporary
Pavilion End, Bennett End
Leicestershire
19:50, Tue Feb 27, 2024 (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

2024
Fri Apr 12 - Mon Apr 15
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Sussex
Fri Apr 26 - Mon Apr 29
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Fri May 17 - Mon May 20
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Fri May 24 - Mon May 27
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Fri Jun 7 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
The Blaze v Western Storm
Fri Jun 7 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Durham
Sun Jun 9 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Worcestershire
Fri Jun 14 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Lancashire
Sat Jul 6 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Derbyshire
Fri Jul 12 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jul 14 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Wed Jul 24 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jul 26 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 11 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Leicestershire v Glamorgan
Mon Sep 9 - Thu Sep 12
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Thu Sep 26 - Sun Sep 29
County Championship Division Two
Leicestershire v Derbyshire
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Latest Photos

Steady rain caused a delay to the toss, England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd women's ODI, Grace Road, September 14, 2023
Steady rain caused a delay to the toss
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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
The gates will re-open at Grace Road on Wednesday
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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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