Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Leicester's historic Aylestone Road cricket ground to be restored

Last summer I found the Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club ground off Aylestone Road where Leicestershire played their county games between 1901 and 1939.

Grace, Bradman, Hammond and Hutton all played there, and so did Mike Brearley in the last first class game it hosted.

Yesterday the Leicester Mercury reported that funding has been secured for the first stage in a rennovation programme from the pavilion.


Phil Beesley said...

Jolly good news. It's been so sad to watch all of the land around the ground being swallowed up for housing developments.

Backwatersman said...

I thought renovating the pavilion was originally a condition of the company concerned building the flats on the outfield (thus reducing the playing area). Perhaps not.