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List of Bedfordshire County Cricket Club grounds

 

List of Bedfordshire County Cricket Club grounds

Bedfordshire County Cricket Club was established on 3 November 1899; prior to that a county club had existed before, with Bedfordshire competing in the first Minor Counties Championship in 1895. It has since played minor counties cricket from 1900 and played List A cricket from 1967 to 2005, using a different number of home grounds during that time. Their first home minor counties fixture in 1895 was against Hertfordshire at Bedford School, while their first home List A match came 72 years later against Northamptonshire in the 1967 Gillette Cup at Wardown Park, Luton. Bedfordshire have played the majority of their minor counties fixtures at Bedford School and Wardown Park.

The eighteen grounds that Bedfordshire have used for home matches since 1895 are listed below, with statistics complete through to the end of the 2014 season.

Contents

  • Grounds 1
    • List A 1.1
    • Minor Counties 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Grounds

List A

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Bedfordshire County Cricket Club when it was permitted to play List A matches. These grounds have also held Minor Counties Championship and MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.
Name Location First Last Matches First Last Matches First Last Matches Refs
List A Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
Wardown Park
Luton 26 April 1967
v Northamptonshire
4 May 2005
v Sussex
13 6 August 1906
v Buckinghamshire
8 June 2014
v Suffolk
127 9 June 1996
v Oxfordshire
20 June 2004
v Cornwall
4 [1][2][3][4][n 1]
Goldington Bury
Bedford 25 May 1968
v Hampshire
26 June 1991
v Worcestershire
3 11 August 1967
v Hertfordshire
27 July 2003
v Northumberland
32 31 May 1998
v Surrey Cricket Board
25 June 2000
v Leicestershire Cricket Board
3 [5][6][7][8][n 2]
Lancot Park
Totternhoe only match:
29 August 2001
v Derbyshire Cricket Board
  1 17 July 1994
v Northumberland
8 July 2012
v Northumberland
14 21 July 1996
v Wales Minor Counties
4 May 2014
v Norfolk
8 [9][10][11][12]

Minor Counties

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Bedfordshire County Cricket Club in Minor Counties Championship and MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.
Name Location First Last Matches First Last Matches Refs
Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
Bedford School Ground Bedford 5 August 1895
v Hertfordshire
21 July 2013
v Hertfordshire
181 6 June 1993
v Cambridgeshire
17 May 2009
v Cumberland
5 [13][14][15][n 3]
Dunstable Grammar School Ground Dunstable 19 August 1895
v Wiltshire
27 June 1905
v Northumberland
6 0 [16][17]
Bell Close Leighton Buzzard 21 August 1895
v Buckinghamshire
31 July 1994
v Cumberland
5 0 [18][19]
Bedford County School Ground Bedford 21 June 1900
v Staffordshire
24 June 1914
v Suffolk
13 0 [20][21]
Luton Hoo Park Luton 17 August 1900
v Oxfordshire
9 August 1901
v Oxfordshire
2 0 [22][23]
Bedford Modern School Ground Bedford 10 June 1901
v Surrey Second XI
20 July 2014
v Cambridgeshire
10 only match:
9 May 2010
v Oxfordshire
  1 [24][25][26]
WH Allen's Sports Ground Biddenham only match:
21 July 1920
v Norfolk
  1 0 [27][28]
Goldington Road Bedford only match:
9 June 1930
v Buckinghamshire
  1 0 [29][30]
Southill Park Southill 22 July 1972
v Hertfordshire
13 August 2000
v Cambidgeshire
20 18 June 1989
v Hertfordshire
9 June 2002
v Hertfordshire
4 [31][32][33]
Bull Pond Lane Dunstable 24 July 1972
v Shropshire
9 June 1991
v Staffordshire
15 0 [34][35]
Vauxhall Motors Ground Luton 15 July 1973
v Cambridgeshire
12 July 1975
v Cambridgeshire
3 0 [36][37]
The Pyghties Henlow 23 July 1973
v Shropshire
5 July 1998
v Northumberland
22 only match:
4 June 1989
v Cambridgeshire
  1 [38][39][40]
Grange Lane Cople 0 19 May 1991
v Buckinghamshire
18 May 2014
v Hertfordshire
4 [41][42]
The Vale Westoning 4 June 2000
v Northumberland
15 July 2001
v Staffordshire
2 16 June 2002
v Essex Cricket Board
18 May 2008
v Shropshire
4 [43][44][45]
Ampthill Park Ampthill 9 June 2013
v Buckinghamshire
17 August 2014
v Lincolnshire
2 14 May 2006
v Lincolnshire
8 May 2011
v Hertfordshire
6 [46][47][48]

Notes

  1. ^ Northamptonshire played first-class and List A cricket matches here between 1973–1997. A combined Minor Counties cricket team played one List A match here against Northamptonshire in the 1998 Benson & Hedges Cup. Only the List A matches played by Bedfordshire at the ground are recorded in the table. Northamptonshire have also played one Twenty20 fixture here against Worcestershire in the 2004 Twenty20 Cup.
  2. ^ Minor Counties South played a single List A match here against Essex in the 1975 Benson & Hedges Cup. Only the List A matches played by Bedfordshire at the ground are recorded in the table.
  3. ^ Northamptonshire have played two List A matches here in 1971 and 1982.

References

  1. ^ "Wardown Park, Luton".  
  2. ^ "List A Matches played on Wardown Park, Luton (13)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Wardown Park, Luton (127)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Wardown Park, Luton (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Goldington Bury, Bedford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  6. ^ "List A Matches played on Goldington Bury, Bedford (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Goldington Bury, Bedford (32)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Goldington Bury, Bedford (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Lancot Park, Totternhoe". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  10. ^ "List A Matches played on Lancot Park, Totternhoe (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Lancot Park, Totternhoe (14)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Lancot Park, Totternhoe (8)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Bedford School Ground, Bedford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  14. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Bedford School Ground, Bedford (181)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Bedford School Ground, Bedford (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  16. ^ "Dunstable Grammar School Ground, Dunstable". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  17. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Dunstable Grammar School Ground, Dunstable (6)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  18. ^ "Bell Close, Leighton Buzzard". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  19. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Bell Close, Leighton Buzzard (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  20. ^ "Bedford County School Ground, Bedford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  21. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Bedford County School Ground, Bedford (13)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  22. ^ "Luton Hoo Park, Luton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  23. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Luton Hoo Park, Luton (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  24. ^ "Bedford Modern School Ground, Bedford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  25. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Bedford Modern School Ground, Bedford (10)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  26. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Bedford Modern School Ground, Bedford (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  27. ^ "WH Allen's Sports Ground, Biddenham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  28. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on WH Allen's Sports Ground, Biddenham (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  29. ^ "Goldington Road, Bedford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  30. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Goldington Road, Bedford (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  31. ^ "Southill Park, Southill". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  32. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Southill Park, Southill (20)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  33. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Southill Park, Southill (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  34. ^ "Bull Pond Lane, Dunstable". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  35. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Bull Pond Lane, Dunstable (15)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  36. ^ "Vauxhall Motors Ground, Luton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  37. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Vauxhall Motors Ground, Luton (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  38. ^ "The Pyghties, Henlow". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  39. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on The Pyghties, Henlow (22)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  40. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on The Pyghties, Henlow (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  41. ^ "Grange Lane, Cople". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  42. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Grange Lane, Cople (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  43. ^ "The Vale, Westoning". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  44. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on The Vale, Westoning (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  45. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on The Vale, Westoning (4)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  46. ^ "Ampthill Park, Ampthill". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  47. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Ampthill Park, Ampthill (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  48. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Ampthill Park, Ampthill (6)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 

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