Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Best Cricket Grounds in Britain

Over the next few weeks, we are going to publish our favourite cricket grounds in the UK, in conjunction with those great people from Kingfisher. Sit back, pour yourself a cold Kingfisher and admire the stunning cricket grounds on offer in England's (and Wales'...sorry Abergavenny and Liam) green and pleasant land.You don't just have to have one in your local Indian restaurant you know, and you can also win some great prizes by following them on or on Twitter .  If you think your ground should be included then send us a photo on Twitter @themiddlestump or e mail us at Here are the first five.

We hope you enjoy!

This was sent in to us by Middle Stump fan Andrew Wallis, who is lucky enough to work at such a venue. Sir Paul Getty's ground in the heart of Buckinghamshire, is one of the grounds that came up time and time again when we asked our fan base which was their favourite.


This is the stunning Clifton College in Bristol, which even in the wet looks absolutely fantastic. This was sent in to us by Freddie John and ex Gloucestershire player, and a man with one of the best nicknames in cricket - Paul "Human" Romaines.

Clifton College

Down in the valleys of South Wales lies beautiful Abergavenny CC, and this ground is not only a fantastic venue to play cricket with the Brecon Beacons in the background, but also does a fine tea. Steve James of the Sunday Telegraph thinks it is one of his favourite grounds and we have to agree.


With the waves lapping the boundary, stunning Sidmouth in Devon is one of the finest grounds in the country to play on. With a warm welcome in that part of the world, you can see why it is one of the most popular areas to tour in Britain.

Stunning Sidmouth

Also in Devon this is the absolutely amazing Lynton and Lynmouth CC, and whilst not looking as if it has the best facilities, although apparently it is modern inside the pavilion, what a backdrop! Sent to us by Stephen Beynon this is my favourite of the lot so far. Apparently the sea is just over one of the hills.

Lynmouth CC

Please keep the photos of your grounds coming in to us and we will print them as soon as we can.


  1. Abergavenny is a delight. Not the best teas in South Wales though, not by a long shot! Got to be Blackwood Town for that!

  2. I've been to a few cricket grounds in my time. Mainly because I'm married to a diehard cricket fan and she makes me go to them. But for those of you out there who may be taking your significant other on their first trip to a cricket ground in England, you might want to visit to solve your academic issues easily. I don't want you to find yourself saying 'Well, there's nothing wrong with visiting Wolverhampton' — if you know what I mean.