This is a list of cricket grounds in England and Wales, listed in alphabetical order and based on each traditional English and Welsh county. The venues in this list have all been used for first-class matches. The venues have all staged first-class (from 1772), limited overs (from 1963) or Twenty20 (from 2003) matches. Venues used only for junior or minor matches are excluded. Some of the venues are dated to the 17th and 18th centuries and many are now defunct (marked by †).

International grounds

Domestic grounds in England

Bedfordshire

Berkshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Old Field Bray Berkshire (1782–1794) [1]

Buckinghamshire

Cambridgeshire

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumberland

Derbyshire

Devon

Dorset

Durham

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Portrack Lane Stockton-on-Tees Yorkshire and Durham (1858)
Yorkshire with Stockton-on-Tees (1861)
[2]

Essex

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Langton Park Hornchurch Hornchurch Cricket Club (1787–1793)
Essex (1792)
[3]
The Green Man Navestock RN Newman's XI (1793) tbc
Toby Howe Cricket Ground Billericay Essex Cricket Board (2000) [4]

Gloucestershire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Hatherley and Reddings Cricket Club Ground Cheltenham Gloucestershire Cricket Board (1999) [5]

Hampshire

Herefordshire

Hertfordshire

Huntingdonshire

Isle of Wight

Kent

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Bourne Paddock Bishopsbourne Kent and Sir Horatio Mann's XI (1766–1790) [6]
Bowman's Lodge Dartford Kent (1806) [7][8]
West Kent Cricket Ground Chislehurst Kent (1822–1836)
Gentlemen of Kent (1832–1838)
[9][10]
Cobham Park Cobham Kent (1792) [11]
Coxheath Common (including the ground at the Star Inn)† Coxheath Kent and Sir Horatio Mann's XI (1728–1789) [12]
Dandelion Paddock Margate Sir Horatio Mann's XI (1795)
All-England (1796)
[13]
Dartford Brent Dartford Dartford and Kent (1709–1795) [14]
Hawkhurst Moor Hawkhurst Kent (1825–1826) [15][16]
Napps Wrotham Kent (1815) [17][18]
Penenden Heath Maidstone Kent (1795) [19]
Phillip's Field Bromley Kent (1840) [20][21]
Vine Cricket Ground (Sevenoaks Vine) Sevenoaks Kent (1773–1786 and 1827–1829) [22][23]

Lancashire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Ashton Club Ground Ashton-under-Lyne Cambridgeshire/Yorkshire (1865) [24]
Botanical Gardens Manchester Manchester (1848–1854)
Lancashire (1849–1851)
[25]
Broughton Cricket Club Ground Salford North (1856 & 1859–1863)
Gentlemen of the North (1858–1860)
[26]
GP Codie's Ground Eccles Manchester (1857–1858) [27]
Merefield Ground Rochdale North (1860) [28]
Milnrow Road Rochdale North (1876) [29]
Moss Lane Manchester Manchester (1844–1846) [30]

Leicestershire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Barker's Ground Leicester North (1836–1846)
Midland Counties (1843)
[31]
Ratcliffe College Cossington Leicestershire Cricket Board (2002) [32]
Tyler's Ground Loughborough North (1875) [33]

Lincolnshire

Middlesex

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Artillery Ground Finsbury London (1730–1778) tbc
Lord's Middle Ground St John's Wood B Aislabie's XI (1811)
Lord F Beauclerk's XI (1812–1813)
tbc
Lord's Old Ground Marylebone Middlesex (1787–1796)
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC; 1789–1809)
tbc
Orleans Club Ground Twickenham Orleans Club (1878–1883) [34]
Royal Air Force Sports Ground Uxbridge Combined Services (1964) [35]
W. Fennex's New Ground Uxbridge Middlesex (1789–90) tbc
Wembley Park Wembley Wembley Park Cricket Club (1896) [36]
White Conduit Fields Islington London (1718–73)
White Conduit Club (1784–86)
[37][38][39]

Norfolk

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
New Ground Norwich Norfolk (1834–1836) tbc
Old Buckenham Hall Attleborough L Robinson's XI (1912–1921) [40]
Racecourse Ground Swaffham Earl of Winchilsea's XI (1797)

Northamptonshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Hatton Park Wellingborough United North of England Eleven (1874) [41]
Racecourse Ground Promenade Northampton United North of England Eleven (1872) [42]

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Brackenhurst Cricket Ground Southwell Gentlemen of Southwell (1846) [43]
Forest New Ground Nottingham Nottingham (1771–1837) [44]
King's Meadow† Nottingham Nottingham (1791) [45]
Meadow Road Beeston Gentlemen of the North (1870) [46]
West Park West Bridgford Sir J Cahn's XI (1932–1935) [47]

Oxfordshire

Rutland

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
The Park Burley-on-the-Hill All-England (1790–1793)
Old Etonians (1791)
Earl of Winchilsea's XI (1792–1793)
tbc

Shropshire

Somerset

Staffordshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Burton-on-Trent Cricket Ground Burton-on-Trent North (1840–1841) [48]

Suffolk

Surrey

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Aram's New Ground Walworth Surrey and Middlesex (1797)
Lord Frederick Beauclerk's XI (1802)
tbc
Cheam Cricket Club Ground Cheam Surrey Cricket Board (1999–2001) [49]
Epsom Down Epsom Epsom (1816–1819) tbc
Guildford Bason Guildford Surrey (1774) tbc
Holt Pound Wrecclesham Surrey (1791–1809) tbc
J. W. Hobbs' Ground
(Barclays Bank Ground)
Norbury C. I. Thornton's XI (1888) [50]
Kew Green Kew London (1730–32) [51]
Laleham Burway near Chertsey Surrey (1773–1779)
Chertsey (1778)
tbc
Moulsey Hurst West Molesey Surrey (1723–1806) [52]
Royal Military Academy Ground near Camberley Army (1938) [53]
St Ann's Ground Barnes Lyric Club (1890) [54]
The Burys Godalming Godalming (1821–1825)
Surrey (1828–1830)
tbc
Wimbledon Cricket Club Ground Wimbledon Surrey Cricket Board (1999) [55]

Sussex

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Manor Ground Bexhill-on-Sea Earl de la Warr's XI (1896) [56]
Midhurst Cricket Ground Midhurst Sussex (1830) tbc
Petworth Park Petworth Sussex (1824–1826) tbc
Prince of Wales Ground Brighton Brighton (1791–1792) tbc
Sheffield Park near Uckfield Lord Sheffield's XI (1881–1896) [57]
The Dripping Pan Lewes 2nd Duke of Richmond's XI (1728–1730) [58][59]

Warwickshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Aston Park Birmingham North (1861) [60]
Parr and Wisden's Ground Leamington Spa North (1849–1850) [61]

Westmorland

Wiltshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Perriam Down Ludgershall T. A. Smith's XI (1787–96)
Hampshire (1788–1792)
Hampshire and Surrey (1790)
tbc

Worcestershire

Yorkshire

Official name (known as) City or town County side/use span Ends/notes Ref
Army Ground Catterick Garrison Combined Services (1954) [62]
Centre Vale Todmorden United North of England Eleven (1874) [63]
Darnall New Ground Sheffield Sheffield and Leicester (1826)
Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire (1828)
Sheffield (1828–1829)
tbc
Ferham Park Rotherham North (1880) [64]
Hyde Park Ground Sheffield Sheffield (1830–1852)
Yorkshire (1833–1853)
tbc
Mount Pleasant Batley T. Emmett's XI (1883) [65]

† = Defunct venue

Domestic grounds in Wales

Glamorgan

Other Welsh counties

See also

References

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