Reigate Priory Cricket Club Ground

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Reigate Priory Cricket Club Ground
Reigate Priory Cricket Ground - geograph.org.uk - 1091935.jpg
Ground information
Location Reigate, Surrey
Establishment 1853 (first recorded match)
Team information
Surrey (1909)
HDG Leveson-Gower's XI (1924 & 1934-1936)
As of 29 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

Reigate Priory Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in Reigate, Surrey. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1853, when East Surrey played West Sussex.[1] It hosted its first first-class match in 1909, when Surrey played Oxford University. The next first-class match came in 1924 when HDG Leveson-Gower's XI played the touring South Africans. HDG Leveson-Gower's XI returned to the Priory toplay first-class matches in 1934, where they played 3 further matches from 1934 to 1936, playing their final first-class match there against Oxford University.[2]

Additionally, during a number of periods in the 20th and early 21st century, the ground played host to a number of Surrey Second XI matches in the Minor Counties Championship, Second XI Championship and Second XI Trophy, hosting a combined total of 13 Second XI matches.[3][4][5]

In local domestic cricket, Reigate Priory is the home venue of Reigate Priory Cricket Club who play in the Surrey Championship Premier Division.[6] During World War II the ground was damaged in The Blitz.[7]

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Coordinates: 51°14′16″N 0°12′44″W / 51.23769°N 0.21235°W / 51.23769; -0.21235