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Favourite Local Cricket Ground

Bradnor

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Kington, Herefordshire. Well, it was local to me 40 years ago. Lovely ground, with the River Arrow all along one side, mature lime and chestnut trees on three sides. The first team won the National Village title in around 1990. Happy memories
 

borebage53

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Shanklin Cricket Ground on the Isle of Wight. Went there a few times when my sister and family lived at Ventnor!
 

mickyhoss

Cresta! what def hook were we drinking
I always liked to play at Newbold on Avon in the South Leicestershire. superb teas
 

borebage53

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Ah,the sound of leather on willow. Cows or sheep grazing in the background. David Gower flying a 2 seater low overhead with Alan Lamb waving to him. Marvellous!
 

borebage53

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Barwell v Coventry North Warwickshire the longest continuous club cricket match reputedly in the World since 1807. Uninterrupted by 2 World Wars and Napoleon. Predates Eton v Harrow. One year at Kirkby Road then alternately at Binley Road. Haven't been able to find out if Covid stopped it recently or not. Just bowl one over each with everyone else on the boundary would be enough,wouldn't it?
 

Bowdenfox

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Second vote for Ashby Carrington, and Guilsborough just south of the county border is nice too.
We had our hosts 0-1 after the first over, and then 229-1 at tea.. village cricket at it's finest.
 

Foxgolfer

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Kington, Herefordshire. Well, it was local to me 40 years ago. Lovely ground, with the River Arrow all along one side, mature lime and chestnut trees on three sides. The first team won the National Village title in around 1990. Happy memories
Really interesting golf course at Kington if you avoid the sheep !
 

Bradnor

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Really interesting golf course at Kington if you avoid the sheep !
Was my home club when I was a student. My parents moved from Leicester to Kington when I was 18. Glad you enjoyed Kington GC when you played it- and what views on a fine day
 
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Glimmer

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Rothley Park is very pleasant and always enjoyed games at Barkby

Played once at Ashby Carrington - lovely setting but shit everything else
 

MrTeabreak

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I played all over Leicestershire-shire in my younger days for our fairly useless village team, buz played a few times as well.
Plenty of sleepy little villages with a nice pub.
Barkby and Brooksby were good but too close to where i lived.
For some reason I always preferred south of the city, Fleckney, Kibworth, and some village near an airfield (Bruntingthorpe?).
 
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Rothley Park is very pleasant and always enjoyed games at Barkby

Played once at Ashby Carrington - lovely setting but shit everything else
I used to play for Rothley many years ago. Lovely setting for cricket. The England players used to stay in the hotel next door when playing at Trent Bridge (Mike Gattings famous incident allegedly took place there) and some of them would wander over to watch on a Sunday afternoon to watch. Shows how long ago it was, back in the days when they had a Sunday off.
 

shropie_blue

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Another vote for Newtown Linford as the best for me.

Worst had to be Western Park. You would find yourself fielding at point in your game and square leg in the game next to you.
 
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