List of Wiltshire County Cricket Club grounds

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Wiltshire County Cricket Club was established in January 1893. It has played minor counties cricket from 1895 and played List A cricket from 1964 to 2005, using a varying number of home grounds during that time. Their first home minor counties fixture in 1895 was against Bedfordshire at the County Ground, Trowbridge, while their first home List A match came 69 years later against Hampshire in the 1964 Gillette Cup at Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham.

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

Grounds

List A

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Wiltshire 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.

NameLocationFirstLastMatchesFirstLastMatchesFirstLastMatchesRefs
List A Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
Hardenhuish Park
CTSC Pavillion + Tennis court.jpg
Chippenham 2 May 1964
v Hampshire
1 May 2001
v Derbyshire Cricket Board
226 June 1902
v Dorset
25 July 1989
v Shropshire
475 May 2002
v Somerset Cricket Board
8 June 2003
v Buckinghamshire
2 [1] [2] [3] [4] [n 1]
The County Ground
Swindon Cricket Club.jpg
Swindon 29 June 1983
v Northamptonshire
4 July 1984
v Leicestershire
23 August 1897
v Glamorgan
24 May 1998
v Wales Minor Counties
8425 June 2000
v Gloucestershire Cricket Board
16 June 2002
v Dorset
3 [5] [6] [7] [8] [n 2]
County Ground
Trowbridge Cricket Club - geograph.org.uk - 556029.jpg
Trowbridge 24 June 1987
v Yorkshire
22 June 1993
v Durham
31 July 1895
v Bedfordshire
4 August 2013
v Wales Minor Counties
12312 August 1983
v Shropshire
29 May 2011
v Wales Minor Counties
11 [9] [10] [11] [12] [n 3]
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Sports Club
South Wilts Cricket Ground, Bemerton.jpg
Salisbury 2 May 2000
v Scotland
3 May 2005
v Kent
34 July 1905
v Hertfordshire
7 September 2014
v Staffordshire
86only match:
17 May 1998
v Herefordshire
 1 [13] [14] [15] [16]

Minor Counties

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Wiltshire County Cricket Club in Minor Counties Championship and MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.

NameLocationFirstLastMatchesFirstLastMatchesRefs
Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
British Rail Ground Swindon 29 May 1901
v Glamorgan
21 June 1992
v Oxfordshire
280 [17] [18]
Wellhead Lane Westbury 7 August 1912
v Surrey Second XI
3 August 2003
v Berkshire
1515 August 2004
v Northumberland
30 April 2006
v Oxfordshire
3 [19] [20] [21] [n 4]
Melksham Melksham 26 August 1912
v Buckinghamshire
28 July 1922
v Berkshire
50 [22] [23] [n 5]
Marlborough College Ground
Marlborough College cricket pavilion - geograph.org.uk - 62296.jpg
Marlborough 6 August 1920
v Glamorgan
8 July 1993
v Herefordshire
20only match:
7 August 1983
v Norfolk
 1 [24] [25] [26]
London Road Devizes 20 August 1965
v Berkshire
20 July 2014
v Devon
2731 May 1992
v Dorset
13 May 2013
v Suffolk
7 [27] [28] [29]
The Worthys Malmesbury 26 July 1972
v Oxfordshire
19 August 1976
v Dorset
30 [30] [31]
Savernake Forest Ground Marlborough 7 August 1994
v Dorset
16 July 2000
v Oxfordshire
70 [32] [33]
Station Road
Corsham Cricket Field in springtime - geograph.org.uk - 530174.jpg
Corsham 14 June 1998
v Berkshire
22 June 2014
v Dorset
171 June 1997
v Norfolk
15 June 2014
v Norfolk
11 [34] [35] [36]
Sambourne Road Warminster only match:
11 June 2000
v Berkshire
 127 June 1999
v Warwickshire Cricket Board
25 May 2014
v Wales Minor Counties
3 [37] [38] [39]

Notes

  1. Minor Counties South, Minor Counties West and a combined Minor Counties team all played List A matches here from 19721980 in the Benson & Hedges Cup. Only the List A matches played by Wiltshire at the ground are recorded in the table.
  2. Gloucestershire played List A matches here between 19701992, while Minor Counties South played a single List A match here against Gloucestershire in the 1973 Benson & Hedges Cup. Only the List A matches played by Wiltshire at the ground are recorded in the table. One first-class match has been played here by a combined Minor Counties team against the touring Pakistanis in 1967.
  3. Gloucestershire played a single List A match here against Hampshire in the 1989 Refuge Assurance League, while a combined Minor Counties cricket team played two List A matches here in the 1991 Benson & Hedges Cup. Only the List A matches played by Wiltshire at the ground are recorded in the table. One first-class match has been played here by a combined Minor Counties team against the touring Indians in 1990.
  4. Wiltshire were scheduled to play a List A match here against Nottinghamshire in the 2004 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, however the match was abandoned due to rain.
  5. The exact ground used in Melksham is not known.

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