List of current first-class cricket teams

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This is a list of current first-class cricket teams, organised first by country and then alphabetically. For a clear explanation of first-class status, see first-class cricket. Where a team plays at more than one home and away grounds, only their main ground is listed on this list.

Countries with domestic first-class cricket[edit]

The following countries host first-class cricket in their domestic competition, in addition to their international team.

Australia[edit]

National team: Australia national cricket team [1]

Name Home ground Reference
New South Wales Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney [2]
Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne [3]
South Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide [4]
Queensland Brisbane Cricket Ground (The Gabba), Brisbane [5]
Western Australia WACA Ground, Perth [6]
Tasmania Bellerive Oval, Hobart [7]

Bangladesh[edit]

National team: Bangladesh national cricket team [8]

Name Home ground Reference
Barisal Division Barisal Divisional Stadium, Barisal
Chittagong Division Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Dhaka Division Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Dhaka Metropolis Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Khulna Division Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
Rajshahi Division Rajshahi Divisional Stadium, Rajshahi
Rangpur Division Rangpur Cricket Garden, Rangpur
Sylhet Division Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet

Notes:

  • Bangladesh A and Bangladeshis matches are also considered first-class.
  • Four zonal teams (North Zone, South Zone, East Zone and Central Zone) also play in the first-class Bangladesh Cricket League.

England and Wales[edit]

National team: England cricket team [9]

Name Home ground Reference
County teams
Derbyshire County Cricket Club County Ground, Derby [10]
Durham County Cricket Club Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street [11]
Essex County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford [12]
Glamorgan County Cricket Club SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff [13]
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Bristol [14]
Hampshire County Cricket Club Rose Bowl, Southampton [15]
Kent County Cricket Club St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury [16]
Lancashire County Cricket Club Old Trafford, Manchester [17]
Leicestershire County Cricket Club Grace Road, Leicester [18]
Middlesex County Cricket Club Lord's, London [19]
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club County Ground, Northampton [20]
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Trent Bridge, Nottingham [21]
Somerset County Cricket Club County Ground, Taunton [22]
Surrey County Cricket Club The Kia Oval, London [23]
Sussex County Cricket Club County Cricket Ground, Hove [24]
Warwickshire County Cricket Club Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham [25]
Worcestershire County Cricket Club New Road, Worcester [26]
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds [27]
University teams
Cambridge University Cricket Club Fenner's, Cambridge Cambridge University Cricket Club
Oxford University Cricket Club University Parks, Oxford Oxford University Cricket Club
MCCU teams
Cambridge MCC University Fenner's, Cambridge
Cardiff MCC University Cardiff MCC University
Durham MCC University The Racecourse, Durham Durham MCC University
Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities
Loughborough MCC University Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough Loughborough MCC University
Oxford MCC University University Parks, Oxford
Other team(s)
Marylebone Cricket Club Lord's, London MCC

India[edit]

National team: India national cricket team [28]

Name Home ground Reference
Ranji Trophy teams
Andhra Cricket Association Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
Assam Cricket Association Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Baroda Cricket Association Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara

[29]

Bengal Cricket Association Eden Gardens, Kolkata [1]
Bihar Cricket Association Moin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna
Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Naya Raipur
Delhi & District Cricket Association Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi [30]
Goa Cricket Association Dr R Prasad Stadium, Margao [31]
Gujarat Cricket Association Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
Haryana Cricket Association Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Hyderabad Cricket Association Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad [32]
Jammu and Kashmir Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
Jharkhand Cricket Association Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
Karnataka State Cricket Association M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore [33]
Kerala Cricket Association Fort Maidan, Palakkad
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Holkar Stadium, Indore
Maharashtra Cricket Association Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Mumbai Cricket Association Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai [34]
Orissa Cricket Association Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Punjab Cricket Association Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali [2]
Railways Sports Promotion Board Karnail Singh Stadium, Delhi
Rajasthan Cricket Association KL Saini Ground, Jaipur [3]
Saurashtra Cricket Association Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Services Cricket Association Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai [35]
Tripura Cricket Association Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium, Agartala [36]
Uttar Pradesh K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow
Vidarbha Cricket Association VCA Ground, Nagpur

Notes:
1 Rest of India (in the Irani Trophy), India A, and various President's XIs are also adjudged first-class.
2 Makeshift zonal teams are also made and guest teams like England lions also play.

Ireland[edit]

Ireland became the most recent nation to have recognized domestic first-class cricket in October 2016 when the ICC gave that recognition to the Irish Inter-Provincial Championship series.[4][5]

National team: Ireland cricket team1

Name Home ground City
Interprovincial teams
Leinster Lightning Malahide Cricket Club Ground
Castle Avenue, Clontarf
Dublin
Northern Knights Stormont Cricket Ground Belfast
North West Warriors Bready Cricket Ground Magheramason, near Derry, Strabane

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup or when playing against Scotland.

New Zealand[edit]

National team: New Zealand national cricket team [37]

Name Home ground Reference
Auckland Cricket Association Eden Park, Auckland [38]
Canterbury Cricket Association Hagley Oval, Christchurch [39]
Central Districts Cricket Association McLean Park, Napier [40]
Cricket Wellington Basin Reserve, Wellington [41]
Northern Districts Cricket Association Seddon Park, Hamilton [42]
Otago Cricket Association University Oval, Dunedin [43]

Note: Hawke's Bay formerly competed at first-class level in the Plunket Shield until 1920-21. It later became part of Central Districts Cricket Association.

Pakistan[edit]

National team: Pakistan national cricket team

Name Home ground Reference
Regions
Abbottabad Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad
Bahawalpur Bahawal Stadium, Bahawalpur
Baluchistan Bugti Stadium, Quetta
Faisalabad Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Federally Administered Tribal Areas Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Hyderabad Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
Islamabad Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad
Karachi Blues National Stadium, Karachi
Karachi Whites National Stadium, Karachi
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
Lahore Blues Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Lahore Whites Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Multan Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Peshawar Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
Punjab Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Quetta Bugti Stadium, Quetta
Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Sialkot Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Sindh National Stadium, Karachi
Departments
Habib Bank Limited National Stadium, Karachi
Khan Research Laboratories Khan Research Laboratories Ground, Rawalpindi
National Bank of Pakistan National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi
Pakistan International Airlines none
Pakistan Television none
Port Qasim Authority National Stadium, Karachi
State Bank of Pakistan none
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited none
Sui Southern Gas Company none
United Bank Limited United Bank Limited Sports Complex, Karachi
Water and Power Development Authority none
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited none

South Africa[edit]

National team: South Africa national cricket team [44]

Name Home ground Reference
SuperSport Series
Cape Cobras Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Dolphins Kingsmead, Durban
Knights Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Highveld Lions New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Titans Centurion Park, Centurion
Warriors St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
SAA Provincial Challenge
Boland Boland Park, Paarl
Border Buffalo Park, East London
Easterns Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Eastern Province St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Free State Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Gauteng (Transvaal) New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Griqualand West De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
KwaZulu-Natal Kingsmead, Durban
KwaZulu-Natal Inland City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
Namibia1 Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Northerns Centurion Park, Centurion
North West North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom
South Western Districts Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
Western Province Newlands, Cape Town

Notes:
1 Also considered first-class when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Sri Lanka[edit]

National team: Sri Lanka national cricket team [45]

Name Home ground Reference
Premier club teams
Air Force Air Force Ground, Katunayake
Badureliya Sports Club Surrey Village Cricket Ground, Maggona
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Ground, Colombo
Burgher Recreation Club Burgher Recreation Club Ground, Colombo
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Colts Cricket Club Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Colombo Cricket Club Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Galle Cricket Club Galle International Stadium, Galle
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala
Moors Sports Club Moors Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Nondescripts Cricket Club Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Panadura Sports Club Panadura Esplanade, Panadura
Police Sports Club Police Park Ground, Colombo
Ragama Cricket Club Free Trade Zone Sports Complex, Katunayake
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa
Sinhalese Sports Club Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo

West Indies[edit]

National team: West Indies cricket team [46]

Name Home ground Reference
Barbados Cricket Association Kensington Oval Bridgetown [47]
The Guyana Cricket Board Bourda, Georgetown
Jamaica Cricket Association Sabina Park, Kingston [48]
Leeward Islands Cricket Association Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board of Control Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain [49]
Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Note: West Indies 'A' and West Indian XI matches are also considered first-class.

Zimbabwe[edit]

National team: Zimbabwe national cricket team [6]

Name Home ground Reference
Mashonaland Eagles Harare Sports Club, Harare
Matabeleland Tuskers Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Mid West Rhinos Kwekwe Sports Club, Kwekwe
Mountaineers Mutare Sports Club, Mutare

Countries with international first-class cricket[edit]

The following countries play first-class cricket as an international team in certain circumstances.

Afghanistan[edit]

National team: Afghanistan national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Hong Kong[edit]

National team: Hong Kong national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Namibia[edit]

National team: Namibia national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and in the South African SAA Provincial Challenge against South African first-class teams.

Netherlands[edit]

National team: Netherlands national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Papua New Guinea[edit]

National team: Papua New Guinea national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Scotland[edit]

National team: Scotland national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup or when playing against Ireland or English first-class county teams.

United Arab Emirates[edit]

National team: United Arab Emirates national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Former first-class cricket teams[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

National team: Bermuda national cricket team[50]

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Canada[edit]

National team: Canada national cricket team[51]1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Cayman Islands[edit]

National team: Cayman Islands national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Kenya[edit]

National team: Kenya national cricket team [52]1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and against touring first-class teams.

Malaysia[edit]

National team: Malaysia national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Nepal[edit]

National team: Nepal national cricket team1

Note:
1first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Uganda[edit]

National team: Uganda national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

United States of America[edit]

National team: United States national cricket team1

Note:
1 first-class only when playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nerve.in/tags:cricket+association+of+bengal
  2. ^ http://cricketpunjab.com/newdesign/home.asp?
  3. ^ http://cricketrajasthan.com/home.asp?
  4. ^ "Ireland domestic competition awarded first-class status". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ireland's Inter-Provincial Championship awarded first-class status". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/ZIM/