List of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club grounds

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Interior view of Trent Bridge cricket stadium during a night-time game
Trent Bridge hosted Nottinghamshire's debut home match in first-class cricket and remains the club's primary ground.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 member clubs of the English County Championship, representing the historic county of Nottinghamshire,[1] and also competes in major competitions in other formats of the game. Although there are records of a team competing as Nottinghamshire at an earlier date,[2] the current club was established in 1841[3] and has competed in first-class cricket from 1841,[2] List A cricket from 1963 and Twenty20 cricket from 2003.[A] Unlike most professional sports, in which a team usually has a single fixed home ground, county cricket clubs have traditionally used different grounds in various towns and cities within or close to the county for home matches, although the use of minor "out grounds" away from the club's main headquarters has diminished since the 1980s.[4][5] The Nottinghamshire team have played first class, List A, or Twenty20 matches at nine different grounds, although of these only one has hosted Twenty20 games.

The current Nottinghamshire club's debut home game in first-class cricket was played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The ground had been laid out in the 1830s by William Clarke, captain of the All-England Eleven, who was married to the landlady of the Trent Bridge Inn.[6] Trent Bridge also played host to the club's first home fixtures in the other formats of the game; in List A cricket in 1965 against Wiltshire; and in Twenty20 cricket against Lancashire in 2003. The ground has also been used for matches not including Nottinghamshire, including extensively by England.

Other than a single match played in Newark-on-Trent in 1856 and two games played in Welbeck Abbey between 1901 and 1904, Trent Bridge was the home venue for all the county's first-class matches until the 1920s. In 1921 Nottinghamshire began to play at the Town Ground in Worksop, which was used for a single first-class match in most seasons until 1998, and also hosted three List A games between 1970 and 1980. From 1999 until 2014, the only ground used by the club other than Trent Bridge was the Sports Ground in Cleethorpes, which is not actually in Nottinghamshire but in the adjoining county of Lincolnshire.[7] This ground hosted four first-class matches between 1980 and 1990, and five List A matches between 1983 and 2004. In 2015, Nottinghamshire played two List A matches at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex in Warsop, the first time they had played at a ground in their home county other than Trent Bridge for 17 years.

Grounds

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club for first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches. Statistics are complete through to the end of the 2015 season. Only matches played by Nottinghamshire CCC at the grounds since the establishment of the current county club in 1841 are recorded in the table. Matches abandoned without any play occurring are not included.

Name Location First-class List A Twenty20
First Last Matches First Last Matches First Last Matches
Trent Bridge[8] Nottingham 26 August 1841
v Kent
22 September 2015
v Hampshire
1,490[B][9] 1 May 1965
v Wiltshire
25 August 2015
v Durham
464[C][10] 16 June 2003
v Lancashire
10 July 2015
v Derbyshire
76[D][11]
Kelham Road[12] Newark-on-Trent 21 August 1856
v All-England Eleven
no other matches 1[13] 0 0
Welbeck Abbey Cricket Ground[14] Welbeck Abbey 12 August 1901
v Derbyshire
28 July 1904
v Derbyshire
2[15] 0 0
Town Ground[16] Worksop 20 July 1921
v Derbyshire
16 August 1998
v Leicestershire
47[17] 26 July 1970
v Derbyshire
15 June 1980
v Northamptonshire
3[18] 0
Steetley Company Ground[19] Shireoaks 5 July 1961
v Sussex
no other matches 1[20] 0 0
Elm Avenue[21] Newark-on-Trent 6 July 1966
v Lancashire
12 July 1978
v Worcestershire
11[22] 16 August 1970
v Somerset
8 May 1976
v Middlesex
4[23] 0
John Player Ground[24] Nottingham 0 5 July 1970
v Hampshire
10 June 1973
v Gloucestershire
4[25] 0
Sports Ground[26] Cleethorpes 20 August 1980
v Worcestershire
25 August 1990
v Sri Lankans
4[27][E] 4 September 1983
v Middlesex
1 August 2004
v Durham
5[28][F] 0
John Fretwell Sporting Complex[29] Warsop 0 25 July 2015
v Warwickshire
26 July 2015
v Glamorgan
2[30] 0

Notes

A. ^ First-class cricket matches are designed to be contested over multiple days, with each team permitted two innings with no limit to the number of overs in an innings.[31] List A matches, also known as limited overs or one-day matches, are intended to be completed in a single day and restrict each team to a single innings of between 40 and 60 overs, depending on the specific competition.[32] Twenty20 matches restrict each team to a single innings of 20 overs.[33]

B. ^ England have played over 60 Test matches at Trent Bridge and the ground has also been used as the home venue for first-class matches by A.Shrewsbury's England XI, Australia, British Universities, Gentlemen of Nottinghamshire, Gentlemen of the North, Lord Sheffield's XI, The North, and Nottingham Cricket Club.[9] Only the first-class matches played at the ground by Nottinghamshire are included in the totals.

C. ^ England have played over 30 one-day international matches at Trent Bridge and the ground has also been used as the venue for 11 other one-day internationals, primarily in the Cricket World Cup.[10] Only the List A matches played at the ground by Nottinghamshire are included in the totals.

D. ^ England played a Twenty20 international match at Trent Bridge in 2012, and the ground was used for 10 matches in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. The ground was also used for a total of four matches not involving Nottinghamshire in the 2003 and 2006 Twenty20 Cup competitions.[11] Only the Twenty20 matches played at the ground by Nottinghamshire are included in the totals.

E. ^ Minor Counties played a first-class match at the Sports Ground in 1984.[27] Only the first-class matches played at the ground by Nottinghamshire are included in the totals.

F. ^ Minor Counties North played a List A match at the Sports Ground in 1972. Lincolnshire played a List A match at the ground in 2000. The match was against Nottinghamshire, but Minor Counties North were officially the home team.[28] Only the List A matches played at the ground by Nottinghamshire in which they were the home team are included in the totals.

References

  1. ^ Armitage, Jill (2015). Nottingham: A History. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-4456-3519-4. 
  2. ^ a b "First-class matches played by Nottinghamshire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Marshall, Ian (2015). Playfair Cricket Annual 2015. Hachette UK. p. 2014. ISBN 978-1-4722-1218-4. 
  4. ^ Glover, Andrew (10 April 2013). "Remembering Yorkshire County Cricket Club's out grounds". BBC News. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Stockton, Edward (13 June 2006). "Out of town but not out of favour". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Wynne-Thomas, Peter. "A Brief History of Trent Bridge". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tourist Information Centre". North East Lincolnshire Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Trent Bridge, Nottingham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played on Trent Bridge, Nottingham (1,567)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "List A Matches played on Trent Bridge, Nottingham (477)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Twenty20 Matches played on Trent Bridge, Nottingham (89)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kelham Road, Newark-on-Trent". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Kelham Road, Newark-on-Trent (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Welbeck Abbey Cricket Ground, Welbeck". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Welbeck Abbey Cricket Ground, Welbeck (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Town Ground, Worksop". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Town Ground, Worksop (47)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "List A Matches played on Town Ground, Worksop (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Steetley Company Ground, Shireoaks". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Steetley Company Ground, Shireoaks (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Elm Avenue, Newark-on-Trent". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Elm Avenue, Newark-on-Trent (11)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "List A Matches played on Elm Avenue, Newark-on-Trent (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "John Player Ground, Nottingham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "List A Matches played on John Player Ground (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Sports Ground, Cleethorpes". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played on Sports Ground, Cleethorpes (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "List A Matches played on Sports Ground, Cleethorpes (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Nettleworth". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  30. ^ "List A Matches played on The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Nettleworth (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  31. ^ "The LV= County Championship, Other First Class Matches and Non-First Class MCC University Matches against Counties" (PDF). England and Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original (pdf) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  32. ^ Knight, Julian (2011). Cricket for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-99656-9. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast" (PDF). England and Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original (pdf) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
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