Trowbridge Cricket Club Ground

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Trowbridge Cricket Club Ground
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Ground information
LocationTrowbridge, Wiltshire
Establishment1856 (first recorded match)
End names
Palmer Road End
Hospital End
Team information
Wiltshire (1895-present)
Gloucestershire (1989)
Minor Counties (1990-1991)
As of 10 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

Trowbridge Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The ground is the main home ground of Wiltshire County Cricket Club. The ground is made up of 2 full size cricket pitches, 2 huts used for scoring, artificial pitches with cricket nets, a car park and a pavilion.

The first recorded match on the ground was in 1856, when Trowbridge played an All England Eleven.[1] The ground hosted its first Minor Counties Championship match when Wiltshire played Bedfordshire in 1895. From 1895 to present, the ground has hosted 121 Minor Counties Championship matches[2] and 10 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[3]

The ground has hosted a single first-class match, which came in 1990 when a combined Minor Counties side played the touring Indians.[4] The Indian team contained the likes of Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar.

The ground has also hosted List-A matches. The first List-A match played on the ground was between Wiltshire and Yorkshire in the 1987 NatWest Trophy. The ground has hosted 2 further List-A matches involving Wiltshire, against Surrey in the 1990 NatWest Trophy and Durham in the 1993 NatWest Trophy. Gloucestershire used the ground for a single List-A match against Hampshire in 1989. In 1991, a combined Minor Counties team used the ground for 2 matches in the 1991 Benson & Hedges Cup.[5]

In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home of Trowbridge Cricket Club whose 1st XI play in the West of England Premier League Wiltshire division.[6] The ground has undergone a raft of improvements over the last 10 years leading to much improved changing facilities and improvements to bar areas and stages.

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Coordinates: 51°19′35.68″N 2°12′26.18″W / 51.3265778°N 2.2072722°W / 51.3265778; -2.2072722