List of cricket grounds in England and Wales

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List of cricket grounds in England and Wales, listed in alphabetical order based on historic county.

International grounds[edit]

Domestic grounds in England[edit]

Bedfordshire[edit]

Berkshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Oldfield Bray
(Oldfield)
Bray Berkshire (pre-county club) (1792)
Oldfield (1793–1794)
[1]

Buckinghamshire[edit]

Cambridgeshire[edit]

Cheshire[edit]

Cornwall[edit]

Cumberland[edit]

Derbyshire[edit]

Devon[edit]

Dorset[edit]

Durham[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Portrack Lane Stockton-on-Tees Yorkshire and Durham (1858)
Yorkshire with Stockton-on-Tees (1861)
[2]

Essex[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Langton Park Hornchurch Hornchurch Cricket Club (1787–1793)
Essex (pre-county club) (1792)
[3]
The Green Man Navestock RN Newman's XI (1793) [4]
Toby Howe Cricket Ground Billericay Essex Cricket Board (2000) [5]

Gloucestershire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Hatherley and Reddings Cricket Club Ground Cheltenham Gloucestershire Cricket Board (1999) [6]

Hampshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Bramshill Park Bramshill Hampshire (pre-county club) (1823–1826) [7]
Broadhalfpenny Down Hambledon Hampshire (pre-county club) (1772–1781)
Hambledon (1908)
[8]
Cheden Holt Hambledon Hampshire (pre-county club) (1776) [9]
Itchin Stoke Down Alresford Hampshire (pre-county club) (1778–1806) [10]
Windmill Down Hambledon Hampshire (pre-county club) (1782–1792) [11]

Herefordshire[edit]

Hertfordshire[edit]

Huntingdonshire[edit]

Isle of Wight[edit]

Kent[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Bishopsbourne Paddock Bishopsbourne Kent (pre-county club) (1773–1789) [12]
Bowman's Lodge Dartford Kent (1806) [13]
Cobham Park Cobham Kent (pre-county club) (1792) [14]
Dandelion Paddock Margate Sir H Mann's XI (1795)
England (1796)
[15]
Dartford Brent Dartford Kent (pre-county club) (1792–1793) [16]
Hawkhurst Moor Hawkhurst Kent (1825–1826) [17]
Napps Wrotham Kent (1815) [18]
Penenden Heath Maidstone Kent (pre-county club) (1795) [19]
Phillip's Field Bromley Kent (1840) [20]
Star Inn
(Coxheath Common)
Coxheath Kent (pre-county club) (1787–1788) [21]
Vine Cricket Ground
(Sevenoaks Vine)
Sevenoaks Kent (pre-county club) (1773–1786)
Kent (1827–1829)
[22]

Lancashire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Ashton Club Ground Ashton-under-Lyne Cambridgeshire/Yorkshire (1865) [23]
Botanical Gardens Manchester Manchester Cricket Club (1848–1854)
Lancashire (pre-county club) (1849–1851)
[24]
Broughton Cricket Club Ground Salford North (1856 & 1859–1863)
Gentlemen of the North (1858–1860)
[25]
GP Codie's Ground Eccles Manchester Cricket Club (1857–1858) [26]
Merefield Ground Rochdale North (1860) [27]
Milnrow Road Rochdale North (1876) [28]
Moss Lane Manchester Manchester Cricket Club (1844–1846) [29]

Leicestershire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Barker's Ground Leicester North (1836–1846)
Midland Counties (1843)
[30]
Ratcliffe College Cossington Leicestershire Cricket Board (2002) [31]
Tyler's Ground Loughborough North (1875) [32]

Lincolnshire[edit]

Middlesex[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Artillery Ground Finsbury England (1773–1777) [33]
Lord's Middle Ground St John's Wood B Aislabie's XI (1811)
Lord F Beauclerk's XI (1812–1813)
[34]
Lord's Old Ground Marylebone Middlesex (pre-county club) (1787–1796)
Marylebone Cricket Club (1789–1809)
[35]
Orleans Club Ground Twickenham Orleans Club (1878–1883) [36]
Royal Air Force Sports Ground Uxbridge Combined Services (1964) [37]
W Fennex's New Ground Uxbridge Middlesex (pre-county club) (1790) [38]
Wembley Park Wembley Wembley Park Cricket Club (1896) [39]
White Conduit Fields Islington White Conduit Club (1786) [40]

Norfolk[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
New Ground Norwich Norfolk (pre-county club) (1834–1836) [41]
Old Buckenham Hall Attleborough L Robinson's XI (1912–1921) [42]
Racecourse Ground Swaffham Earl of Winchilsea's XI (1897) [43]

Northamptonshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Hatton Park Wellingborough United North of England Eleven (1874) [44]
Racecourse Ground Promenade Northampton United North of England Eleven (1872) [45]

Northumberland[edit]

Nottinghamshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Brackenhurst Cricket Ground Southwell Gentlemen of Southwell (1846) [46]
Forest New Ground Nottingham Nottingham (1827–1837) [47]
Meadow Road Beeston Gentlemen of the North (1870) [48]
West Park West Bridgford Sir J Cahn's XI (1932–1935) [49]

Oxfordshire[edit]

Rutland[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
The Park Burley-on-the-Hill England (1790–1793)
Old Etonians (1791)
Earl of Winchilsea's XI (1792–1793)
[50]

Shropshire[edit]

Somerset[edit]

Staffordshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Burton-on-Trent Cricket Ground Burton-on-Trent North (1840–1841) [51]

Suffolk[edit]

Surrey[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Aram's New Ground Walworth Surrey and Middlesex (1797)
Lord F Beauclerk's XI (1802)
[52]
Cheam Cricket Club Ground Cheam Surrey Cricket Board (1999–2001) [53]
Epsom Down Epsom Epsom Cricket Club (1816–1819) [54]
Guildford Bason Merrow Down Surrey (pre-county club) (1774) [55]
Holt Pound Wrecclesham Surrey (pre-county club) (1791–1809) [56]
JW Hobbs Ground
(Barclays Bank Ground)
Norbury CI Thornton's XI (1888) [57]
Laleham Burway near Chertsey Surrey (pre-county club) (1773–1779)
Chertsey Cricket Club (1778)
[58]
Moulsey Hurst West Molesey Surrey (pre-county club) (1788–1806) [59]
Royal Military Academy Ground near Camberley Army (1938) [60]
St Ann's Ground Barnes Lyric Club (1890) [61]
The Burys Godalming Godalming Cricket Club (1821–1825)
Surrey (pre-county club) (1828–1830)
[62]
Wimbledon Cricket Club Ground Wimbledon Surrey Cricket Board (1999) [63]

Sussex[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Manor Ground Bexhill-on-Sea Earl de la Warr's XI (1896) [64]
Midhurst Cricket Ground Midhurst Sussex (pre-county club) (1830) [65]
Petworth Park Petworth Sussex (pre-county club) (1824–1826) [66]
Prince of Wales Ground Brighton Brighton Cricket Club (1791–1792) [67]
Sheffield Park near Uckfield Lord Sheffield's XI (1881–1896) [68]

Warwickshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Aston Park Birmingham North (1861) [69]
Parr and Wisden's Ground Leamington Spa North (1849–1850) [70]

Westmorland[edit]

Wiltshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Perriam Downs Ludgershall TA Smith's XI (1787)
Hampshire (pre-county club) (1788–1792)
Hampshire and Surrey (1790)
[71]
WH Laverton's Ground Westbury WH Laverton's XI (1890) [72]

Worcestershire[edit]

Yorkshire[edit]

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Army Ground Catterick Garrison Combined Services (1954) [73]
Centre Vale Todmorden United North of England Eleven (1874) [74]
Darnall New Ground Sheffield Sheffield and Leicester (1826)
Yorkshire-Nottinghamshire-Leicestershire (1828)
Sheffield Cricket Club (1828–1829)
[75]
Ferham Park Rotherham North (1880) [76]
Hyde Park Ground Sheffield Sheffield Cricket Club (1830–1852)
Yorkshire (pre-county club) (1833–1853)
[77]
Mount Pleasant Batley T Emmett's XI (1883) [78]
Victoria Ground
(Royal Park)
Leeds United North of England Eleven (1872) [79]

† = Defunct venue

Domestic grounds in Wales[edit]

Glamorgan[edit]

Other Welsh counties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Field, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 24 July 2010.
  2. ^ Portrack Lane, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
  3. ^ Langton Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  4. ^ The Green Man, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  5. ^ Toby Howe Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  6. ^ Hatherley and Reddings Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 9 November 2011.
  7. ^ Bramshill Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 24 July 2010.
  8. ^ Broadhalfpenny Down, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 24 July 2010.
  9. ^ Cheden Holt, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 24 July 2010.
  10. ^ Itchin Stoke Down Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 25 July 2010.
  11. ^ Windmill Down, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 25 July 2010.
  12. ^ Bishopsbourne Paddock, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  13. ^ Bowman's Lodge, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  14. ^ Cobham Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  15. ^ Dandelion Paddock, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  16. ^ Dartford Brent, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  17. ^ Hawkhurst Moor, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  18. ^ Napps, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  19. ^ Penenden Heath, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  20. ^ Phillip's Field, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  21. ^ Star Inn, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  22. ^ Vine Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  23. ^ Ashton Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  24. ^ Botanical Gardens, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  25. ^ Broughton Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  26. ^ GP Codie's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  27. ^ Merefield Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  28. ^ Milnrow Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  29. ^ Moss Lane, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  30. ^ Barker's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  31. ^ Ratcliffe College, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  32. ^ Tyler's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
  33. ^ Artillery Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  34. ^ Lord's Middle Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  35. ^ Lord's Old Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  36. ^ Orleans Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  37. ^ Royal Air Force Sports Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  38. ^ W Fennex's New Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  39. ^ Wembley Park Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  40. ^ White Conduit Fields, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 6 August 2010.
  41. ^ New Ground, Norwich, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  42. ^ Old Buckenham Hall Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  43. ^ Racecourse Ground, Swaffham, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  44. ^ Hatton Park Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  45. ^ Racecourse Ground Promenade, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  46. ^ Brackenhurst Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  47. ^ Forest New Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  48. ^ Meadow Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  49. ^ West Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  50. ^ The Park, Burley-on-the-Hill, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
  51. ^ Burton-on-Trent Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
  52. ^ Aram's New Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  53. ^ Cheam Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  54. ^ Epsom Down, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  55. ^ Guildford Bason, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  56. ^ Holt Pound, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  57. ^ JW Hobbs Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  58. ^ Laleham Burway, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  59. ^ Moulsey Hurst, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  60. ^ Royal Military Academy Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  61. ^ St Ann's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  62. ^ The Burys, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  63. ^ Wimbledon Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 3 August 2010.
  64. ^ Manor Ground, Bexhill-on-Sea, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  65. ^ Midhurst Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  66. ^ Petworth Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  67. ^ Prince of Wales Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  68. ^ Sheffield Park, Uckfield, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  69. ^ Aston Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  70. ^ Parr and Wisden's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 2 August 2010.
  71. ^ Perriam Downs, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
  72. ^ WH Laverton's Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
  73. ^ Army Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  74. ^ Centre Vale, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  75. ^ Darnall New Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  76. ^ Ferham Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  77. ^ Hyde Park Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  78. ^ Mount Pleasant, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.
  79. ^ Victoria Ground, Leeds, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 1 August 2010.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Chris Arnot, Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds: The Hallowed Homes of Cricket That Will Never See Another Ball Bowled, Aurum, 2011
  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual): various editions