Hardenhuish Park Cricket Ground

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Hardenhuish Park
CTSC Pavillion + Tennis court.jpg
Ground information
LocationChippenham, Wiltshire
Establishment1902 (first recorded match)
Team information
Wiltshire (1902–2003)
As of 13 October 2011
Source: Ground profile

Hardenhuish Park is a cricket ground in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The ground is located behind the football ground used by Chippenham Town F.C.. Hardenhuish Park hosted a cricket match in June 1900 between teams representing the Trowbridge and Chippenham Police divisions, when the home team recorded a resounding victory.[1] In 1902 Wiltshire played Dorset in the Minor Counties Championship. The ground was used on-and-off by Wiltshire during the 20th century, hosting 47 Minor Counties Championship matches.[2] Two MCCA Knockout Trophy matches were also held there in 2002 and 2003.[3]

Wiltshire have also played a number of List A matches at the ground, starting with playing against Hampshire in the 1964 Gillette Cup, which was Wiltshire's first ever List A match. Five further List A matches were held on the ground, four of which had a combined Minor Counties team as the home side, and the last of which saw Wiltshire play the Derbyshire Cricket Board in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 23 June 1900".
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  4. ^ "List A Matches played on Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°27′52.71″N 2°07′38.85″W / 51.4646417°N 2.1274583°W / 51.4646417; -2.1274583