Bulls Head Ground

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Bulls Head Ground
Ground information
Location Coventry, West Midlands
Establishment 1848 (first recorded match)
Team information
Warwickshire (1903-1919 & 1990-1992)
Warwickshire Cricket Board (2001-2002)
As of 28 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

Bulls Head Ground is a cricket ground in Coventry, West Midlands. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1848, when Coventry played an All-England Eleven.[1] It hosted its first first-class match in 1903, which was between Warwickshire and the Gentlemen of Philadelphia. From 1909 to 1919, the ground played host to 12 first-class matches. First-class cricket returned to the Bulls Head in 1990, and from 1990 to 1992 it hosted a further 3 first-class matches, the last of which was between Warwickshire and Middlesex.[2]

The ground has also hosted List-A matches, the first of which was between the Warwickshire Cricket Board and the Leicestershire Cricket Board in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy. The ground has held 2 further List-A matches, between the Warwickshire Cricket Board and Leciestershire in the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy and between the Board and Herefordshire in the 1st round of the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2002.[3]

Additionally, between 1961 and 2009, the ground has played host to a number of Warwickshire Second XI matches in the Second XI Championship and Second XI Trophy, hosting a combined total of 32 Second XI matches.[4][5]

The Bulls Head has also hosted ICC Trophy matches, starting in the 1979 ICC Trophy when it held a single match which was contested between Argentina and East Africa and in the 1986 ICC Trophy when it hosted a single match between Bangladesh and East Africa.[6]

In local domestic cricket, the Bulls Head is the home venue of Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club who played in the Birmingham and District Premier League Division One.[7]

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Coordinates: 52°24′19″N 1°28′35″W / 52.40537°N 1.47632°W / 52.40537; -1.47632