College Ground, Cheltenham

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The College Ground is a cricket ground in the grounds of Cheltenham College in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club have played more than 300 first-class and more than 70 List A matches there. It also hosted a women's One-Day International between England and Australia in 2005.

The College Ground first hosted first-class cricket in 1872 when Gloucestershire played Surrey; Gloucestershire won the game by an innings and 37 runs thanks largely to W. G. Grace's match haul of 12–63. In August 1876, Grace became the first man to score a triple century in a county match when he hit 318 not out against Yorkshire; he had made the first triple hundred in all first-class cricket for the Gentlemen of Marylebone Cricket Club at Canterbury just one week earlier.[1]

The Cheltenham Cricket Festival, held during the school holidays, has been a part of Gloucestershire's season ever since the 1870s.[2]


  1. ^ "Individual Scores of 300 and More in an Innings in First-Class Cricket in Chronological Order". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  2. ^ "Festival History". Gloucestershire Cricket. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

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Coordinates: 51°53′28.33″N 2°04′25.94″W / 51.8912028°N 2.0738722°W / 51.8912028; -2.0738722