List of current first-class cricket teams

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This is a list of current first-class cricket teams, organised first by country and then alphabetically. For a clear explanation of first-class status, see first-class cricket. Where a team plays at more than one home and away grounds, only their main ground is listed on this list.

Afghanistan[edit]

National team: Afghanistan national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Australia[edit]

National team: Australia national cricket team [1]

Name Home ground Reference
New South Wales Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney [2]
Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne [3]
South Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide [4]
Queensland Brisbane Cricket Ground The Gabba, Brisbane [5]
Western Australia WACA Ground, Perth [6]
Tasmania Bellerive Oval, Hobart [7]

Bangladesh[edit]

National team: Bangladesh national cricket team [8]

Name Home ground Reference
Barisal Division Barisal Divisional Stadium, Barisal
Chittagong Division Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Dhaka Division Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Dhaka Metropolis Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Khulna Division Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Rajshahi Division Rajshahi Divisional Stadium, Rajshahi
Rangpur Division Rangpur Cricket Gardens, Rangpur
Sylhet Division Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet

Notes:

  • Bangladesh 'A' and Bangladeshis matches are also considered first-class.
  • Four zonal teams (North Zone, South Zone, East Zone and Central Zone) also play in the first-class Bangladesh Cricket League.

Canada[edit]

National team: Canada national cricket team[9]

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

England and Wales[edit]

National team: England cricket team [10]

Name Home ground Reference
Derbyshire County Cricket Club County Ground, Derby [11]
Durham County Cricket Club Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street [12]
Essex County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford [13]
Glamorgan County Cricket Club SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff [14]
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Bristol [15]
Hampshire County Cricket Club Rose Bowl, Southampton [16]
Kent County Cricket Club St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury [17]
Lancashire County Cricket Club Old Trafford, Manchester [18]
Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Road, Leicester [19]
Middlesex County Cricket Club Lord's, London [20]
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club County Ground, Northampton [21]
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Trent Bridge, Nottingham [22]
Somerset County Cricket Club County Ground, Taunton [23]
Surrey County Cricket Club The Kia Oval, London [24]
Sussex County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Hove [25]
Warwickshire County Cricket Club Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham [26]
Worcestershire County Cricket Club New Road, Worcester [27]
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds [28]
Marylebone Cricket Club Lord's, London MCC
Cambridge University Cricket Club Fenner's, Cambridge Cambridge University Cricket Club
Cardiff MCC University Cardiff MCC University
Durham MCC University The Racecourse, Durham Durham MCC University
Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities
Loughborough MCC University Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough Loughborough MCC University
Oxford University Cricket Club University Parks, Oxford Oxford University Cricket Club

India[edit]

National team: India national cricket team [29]

Name Home ground Reference
Ranji Trophy teams
Andhra Cricket Association ACA/VDCA Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
Assam Cricket Association Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Baroda Cricket Association Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara

[30]

Bengal Cricket Association Eden Gardens, Kolkata [1]
Delhi & District Cricket Association Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi [31]
Goa Cricket Association Dr R Prasad Stadium, Margao [32]
Gujarat Cricket Association Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
Haryana Cricket Association Devi Lal Stadium, Gurgaon
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
Hyderabad Cricket Association Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad [33]
Jammu and Kashmir Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
Jharkhand Cricket Association1 Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
Karnataka State Cricket Association M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore [34]
Kerala Cricket Association Fort Maidan, Palakkad
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground, Indore
Maharashtra Cricket Association Nehru Stadium, Pune
Mumbai Cricket Association Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai [35]
Orissa Cricket Association Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Punjab Cricket Association Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali [2]
Rajasthan Cricket Association KL Saini Ground, Jaipur [3]
Saurashtra Cricket Association Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai [36]
Tripura Cricket Association Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium, Agartala [37]
Uttar Pradesh K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow
Vidarbha Cricket Association VCA Ground, Nagpur

Notes:
1 Jharkhand is also known as Bihar, because Jharkhand was created out of the old state of Bihar in 2001. As most of the cricketing infrastructure in old Bihar was in Jharkhand, Jharkhand replaced Bihar as a first-class team.
2 Rest of India (in the Irani Trophy), India A, and various President's XIs are also adjudged first-class.

3 Services cricket team, Services Sports Control Board, Model Sports Complex, Delhi.

4 Railways cricket team, Railways, Karnail Singh Stadium, Delhi also play first class cricket.

5 Makeshift zonal teams are also made and guest teams like England lions also play.

Hong Kong[edit]

National team: Hong Kong national cricket team

Ireland[edit]

National team: Ireland cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup or when playing against Scotland.

Kenya[edit]

National team: Kenya national cricket team [38]1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and against touring first-class teams.

Namibia[edit]

National team: Namibia national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and in the South African SAA Provincial Challenge against South African first-class teams.

Netherlands[edit]

National team: Netherlands national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

New Zealand[edit]

National team: New Zealand national cricket team [39]

Name Home ground Reference
Auckland Cricket Association Eden Park, Auckland [40]
Canterbury Cricket Association Hagley Oval, Christchurch [41]
Central Districts Cricket Association McLean Park, Napier [42]
Cricket Wellington Basin Reserve, Wellington [43]
Northern Districts Cricket Association Seddon Park, Hamilton [44]
Otago Cricket Association University Oval, Dunedin [45]

Pakistan[edit]

National team: Pakistan national cricket team

Name Home ground Reference
Regions
Abbottabad Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad
Bahawalpur Bahawal Stadium, Bahawalpur
Faisalabad Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Hyderabad Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
Islamabad Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad
Karachi Blues National Stadium, Karachi
Karachi Whites National Stadium, Karachi
Lahore Ravi Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Lahore Shalimar Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Multan Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Peshawar Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
Quetta Bugti Stadium, Quetta
Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Sialkot Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Departments
Habib Bank Limited none
Khan Research Laboratories Khan Research Laboratories Ground, Rawalpindi
National Bank of Pakistan National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi
Pakistan International Airlines none
Pakistan Television none
Port Qasim Authority none
State Bank of Pakistan none
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited none
United Bank Limited United Bank Limited Sports Complex, Karachi
Water and Power Development Authority none
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited none

Papua New Guinea[edit]

National team: Papua New Guinea national cricket team

Scotland[edit]

National team: Scotland national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup or when playing against Ireland or English first-class county teams.

South Africa[edit]

National team: South Africa national cricket team [46]

Name Home ground Reference
SuperSport Series
Cape Cobras Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Dolphins Kingsmead, Durban
Knights Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Highveld Lions New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Titans Centurion Park, Centurion
Warriors St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
SAA Provincial Challenge
Boland Boland Park, Paarl
Border Buffalo Park, East London
Easterns Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Eastern Province St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Free State Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Gauteng (Transvaal) New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Griqualand West De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
KwaZulu-Natal Kingsmead, Durban
KwaZulu-Natal Inland City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
Namibia1 Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Northerns Centurion Park, Centurion
North West North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom
South Western Districts Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
Western Province Newlands, Cape Town

Notes:
1 Also considered first-class when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Sri Lanka[edit]

National team: Sri Lanka national cricket team [47]

Team Name & Province Home-ground & City Reference
National League
Basnahira North cricket team, Western Province R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Kandurata cricket team, Central Province Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Ruhuna cricket team, Southern Province Galle International Stadium, Galle & Hambantota International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Uthuru cricket team, North Central Proincve Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Uva cricket team, Uva Province Badulla cricket Stadium, Badulla
Wayamba cricket team, North Western Province Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala
Name Home ground Reference
Premier League clubs
Air Force Air Force Ground, Katunayake
Badureliya Sports Club Surrey Village Cricket Ground, Maggona
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo
Burgher Recreation Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Colts Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Colombo Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Galle Cricket Club Galle International Stadium, Galle
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala
Moors Sports Club Moors Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Nondescripts Cricket Club Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Panadura Sports Club Panadura Esplanade, Panadura
Police Sports Club Police Park Ground, Colombo
Ragama Cricket Club Free Trade Zone Sports Complex, Katunayake
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa
Sinhalese Sports Club Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

United Arab Emirates[edit]

National team: United Arab Emirates national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup/Shield.

West Indies[edit]

National team: West Indies cricket team [48]

Name Home ground Reference
Barbados Cricket Association Kensington Oval Bridgetown [49]
Combined Campuses and Colleges Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown
The Guyana Cricket Board Bourda, Georgetown
Jamaica Cricket Association Sabina Park, Kingston [50]
Leeward Islands Cricket Association Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board of Control Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain [51]
Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Note: West Indies 'A' and West Indian XI matches are also considered first-class. During the 07/08 season the W.I. U-19 cricket team and the Combined Campuses and Colleges (a team drawn from university and college students across the West Indies) will be playing in the first class competition.

Zimbabwe[edit]

National team: Zimbabwe national cricket team [4]

Name Home ground Reference
Mashonaland Eagles Harare Sports Club, Harare
Matabeleland Tuskers Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Mid West Rhinos Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe
Mountaineers Mutare Sports Club, Mutare
Southern Rocks Masvingo Sports Club, Masvingo

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nerve.in/tags:cricket+association+of+bengal
  2. ^ http://cricketpunjab.com/newdesign/home.asp?
  3. ^ http://cricketrajasthan.com/home.asp?
  4. ^ http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ZIM/