List of Dorset County Cricket Club grounds

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Dorset County Cricket Club was established in February 1896. Since then, it has played minor counties cricket since 1897 and played List A cricket from 1968 to 2004, using a different number of home grounds during that time. Their first minor counties fixture in 1897 was against Wiltshire at the Recreation Ground, Blandford Forum, while their first List A match came 71 years later against Bedfordshire in the 1968 Gillette Cup at Sherborne School. The club is based at Dean Park, Bournemouth, which also held first-class and List A cricket for Hampshire from 1897 to 1992.

The seventeen grounds that Dorset have used for home matches since 1897 are listed below, with statistics complete through to the end of the 2012 season.

Grounds

List A

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Dorset 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.

Name Location First Last Matches First Last Matches First Last Matches Refs
List A Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
Sherborne School
Sherborne School cricket pitch - geograph.org.uk - 438171.jpg
Sherborne only match:
8 June 1992
v Bedfordshire
  1 5 August 1902
v Devon
25 May 1997
v Herefordshire
69 3 June 1984
v Wiltshire
still in use 14 [1][2][3][4]
Dean Park
Bournemouth 29 June 1983
v Essex
5 May 2004
v Yorkshire
8 13 August 1982
v Devon
still in use 60 2 June 1985
v Cornwall
still in use 22 [5][6][7][8][n 1]

Minor Counties

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

Name Location First Last Matches First Last Matches Refs
Minor Counties Championship MCCA Trophy
Recreation Ground Blandford Forum 16 August 1897
v Wiltshire
18 August 1981
v Wiltshire
38 0 [9][10]
St Mary's Field Bridport 21 July 1902
v Wiltshire
7 August 1939
v Cornwall
25 0 [11][12]
Weymouth College Ground Weymouth 23 August 1902
v Surrey Second XI
5 August 1935
v Cornwall
12 0 [13][14]
Poole Park Poole 15 July 1903
v Staffordshire
26 August 1981
v Oxfordshire
60 0 [15][16]
Recreation Ground Dorchester 1 July 1908
v Surrey Second XI
30 July 1996
v Cheshire
59 2 May 2010
v Bedfordshire
5 June 2011
v Hertfordshire
2 [17][18][19]
Earl of Shaftesbury's Ground Wimborne St Giles 18 August 1909
v Wiltshire
19 August 1914
v Wiltshire
5 0 [20][21]
Merley Park Wimborne 27 July 1934
v Oxfordshire
21 August 1939
v Wiltshire
7 0 [22][23]
Canford School Ground Canford Magna 16 August 1937
v Oxfordshire
12 June 1994
v Oxfordshire
14 0 [24][25]
Redlands Sports Ground Weymouth 15 August 1951
v Cornwall
11 June 2000
v Shropshire
59 24 July 1988
v Cambridgeshire
15 May 2011
v Herefordshire
4 [26][27][28]
Royal Army Corps Ground Bovington only match:
8 June 1992
v Oxfordshire
  1 0 [29][30]
Terrace Ground Sherborne 7 August 1957
v Wiltshire
22 August 1962
v Oxfordshire
7 0 [31][32]
Hanhams Cricket Ground Wimborne 30 August 1957
v Oxfordshire
24 July 1979
v Berkshire
11 0 [33][34]
Cockram's Ground Shaftesbury 19 August 1960
v Oxfordshire
13 August 1971
v Devon
4 0 [35][36]
Bournemouth Sports Club
Bournemouth 1 August 1962
v Cornwall
10 September 2000
v Cumberland
9 0 [37][38]
Day's Park Swanage 22 August 1969
v Wiltshire
17 August 1970
v Oxfordshire
2 0 [39][40]

Notes

  1. Hampshire played first-class and List A cricket at Dean Park from 1897 to 1992. Only the List A matches played by Dorset at the ground are recorded in the table.

References

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