Leicestershire Cricket Club Logo Leicestershire County Cricket Club is located in Leicester, United Kingdom, Founded in 1877. In 1877, the Leicestershire Cricket Ground Co Ltd purchased 16 acres of land and laid out the Grace Road ground which was opened for cricket in 1878; the company levied a fee to the County Club for matches and practice and took 20% of gate receipts. In July 1878, the Australians played Leicestershire which was the first county to make a financial arrangement with the tourists. Some 30,000 watched during the three days - still a record for Leicestershire.

Next year, 1879, the Club was reformed on the lines we know today, but in spite of having fine players such as Pougher and Woodcock, it was not ranked as first-class until 1895, mainly due to the efforts of the captain C.E. de Trafford. 

Achievements of Leicestershire County Cricket Club is:-

Name of Championship/League/Cup


County Championship Winners

1975, 1996 and 1998

Sunday League Winners

1974 and 1977

Benson and Hedges Cup Winners

1972, 1975 and 1985

Twenty20 Cup Winners

2004, 2006 and 2011

The club has a high-class coaching structure with Andrew McDonald as Elite Performance Director, Keith Piper as Elite Development Coach, Pierre de Bruyn as Second XI and Assistant Skills Coach, Nic Pothas as Academy Director, Charlie Shreck as Bowling Development Coach, and Andy Siddall as Performance Development Coach. Leicestershire CCC is a county that believes in giving young players an opportunity through its thriving Academy set-up. Official Cricket Body of Leicestershire County Cricket Club is:-

Official Cricket Management Team Name


David Wilson C.B.E.


Paul Haywood


John Allen, John Day, Henry Doyle, Bill Maddy, Robin Matthews, Andrew York

 Board of Directors

Wasim Khan

 Chief Executive Officer

Keith Piper

 Elite Development Coach

Smith D.L., O.B.E.

 Honorary Life Patron

A.L. Bedford, P.W. Freer, R. Goadby, etc

 Vice Presidents

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket is dedicated to promoting the game of cricket at all levels and particularly among young people, through partnership and involvement of professional and recreational cricketing bodies, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, community clubs and other appropriate agencies within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Global Cricket Community congratulates Leicestershire County Cricket Club for their achievements. GCC also appreciates the club for well-structured way and wishes the club all the best for their future.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club - Website: http://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/

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