County Championship: Cricket Ground Guide – 2021

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Last Updated: January 20, 2021

English County Cricket Championship

Division One

County Ground Location Ground Name Capacity Opened
Essex Chelmsford County Ground 6,500 1925
Hamphsire Southampton Rose Bowl 15,000 2001
Kent Canterbury St Lawrence 7,000 1847
Nottinghamshire Nottingham Trent Bridge 6,500 1841
Somerset Taunton County Ground 12,500 1882
Surrey London The Oval 23,500 1845
Warwickshire Birmingham Edgbaston 21,000 1882
Yorkshire Leeds Headingley 18,350 1890

Division Two

County Ground Location Ground Name Capacity Opened
Derbyshire Derby County Ground 9,500 1863
Durham Chester-le-Street Riverside Ground 17,000 1995
Glamorgan Cardiff Sophia Gardens 15,643 1967
Gloucestershire Bristol County Ground 8,000 1889
Lancashire Manchester Old Trafford 26,000 1857
Leicestershire Leicester Grace Road 6,000 1872
Middlesex London Lord’s 28,000 1814
Northamptonshire Northampton County Ground 6,500 1885
Sussex Hove County Ground 6,000 1872
Worcestershire Worcester New Road 4,500 1896

Minor Counties Cricket

In addition to “first-class” cricket in England there is also the Minor Countries Cricket which generally play matches across several local venues.

Western Division

  • Berkshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Herefordshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Wales Minor
  • Wiltshire

Eastern Division

  • Bedforshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cumberland
  • Hertfordshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk
  • Northumberland
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
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Last Updated: January 20, 2021