Memorial Ground, Finchampstead

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Memorial Ground
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Ground information
Location Finchampstead, Berkshire
Coordinates 51°21′46″N 0°51′45″W / 51.3629°N 0.8624°W / 51.3629; -0.8624
Establishment c. 1930
Domestic team information
Berkshire (1982–present)
As of 26 July 2010
Source: Ground profile

The Memorial Ground (also known as Finchampstead Park) is a cricket ground in Finchampstead, Berkshire, England. The ground is located at the northern end of the village and is part of a wider sporting complex.

History[edit]

Appearing on maps as early as 1930, Berkshire first played there against Buckinghamshire in the 1982 Minor Counties Championship.[1] List A cricket was first played at the ground in the 1988 NatWest Trophy when Berkshire played Yorkshire,[2] with their first-class opponents winning by 10 wickets. The ground was a venue for the 1993 Women's World Cup, hosting a single match between England Women and India Women,[3] which England won by 3 runs. A second List A match was played there the following year in the 1994 NatWest Trophy with Kent as the visitors.[2] With the exception of 1985, one Minor Counties Championship match was played there annually from Berkshire's first match there,[1] with the ground also hosting its first MCCA Knockout Trophy match in 1997 when Berkshire played Shropshire.[4] Two further List A matches were later played there, with Berkshire losing to Durham in the 2000 NatWest Trophy and defeating Ireland by 4 wickets.[2] Six further MCCA Knockout Trophy matches have been played there, the last of which came in 2006 between Berkshire and Devon,[4] while the arrangement of hosting one Minor Counties Championship match annually continues.[1]

Finchampstead Cricket Club use the ground as their home venue.[5] It also has football and hockey playing facilities, with Hellenic League members Finchampstead F.C. playing there.

Records[edit]

List A[edit]

  • Highest team total: 384/6 (60 overs) by Kent v Berkshire, 1994[6]
  • Lowest team total: 97 all out (28.5 overs) by Berkshire v Durham, 2000[7]
  • Highest individual innings: 136* by Carl Hooper for Kent v Berkshire, 1994[8]
  • Best bowling in an innings: 5/87 by Philip Oxley for Berkshire v Kent, 1994[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "List A Matches played on Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's One-Day International Matches played on Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Finchampstead Cricket Club". www.finchampsteadcc.co.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead – Highest Team Totals in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead – Lowest Team Totals in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead – Centuries in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Finchampstead Park, Finchampstead – Five Wickets in an Innings in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′46″N 0°51′45″W / 51.3629°N 0.8624°W / 51.3629; -0.8624