Barker's Ground

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Barker's Ground
Ground information
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
Establishment 1825 (first recorded match)
Domestic team information
North (1836, 1842, 1844 & 1846)
Midland Counties (1843)
As of 25 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

Barker's Ground was a cricket ground in Leicester, Leicestershire. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1825, when Leicester played Sheffield. The first first-class match came in 1836, when the North played the South. The North used the ground for 4 further first-class matches up to 1846, including the grounds final first-class match between the North and the Marylebone Cricket Club. Midland Counties played a single first-class match at Barker's Ground against the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1843.[1] The final recorded match on the ground saw Leicestershire play an All-England Eleven in 1860.[2]

Following the final recorded match held at Barker's Ground, it was sold for building. Today, the ground would be located along Wharf Street, which is in the center of Leicester.


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Coordinates: 52°38′19″N 1°07′38″W / 52.63867°N 1.12732°W / 52.63867; -1.12732