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Northampton County Cricket Ground, Northampton

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The County Ground, is a cricket venue on Wantage Road in the Abington area of Northampton, England, UK. It is home to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.It is known to be a venue which favours spinners, and in the last County Championship game of 2005, Northamptonshire's two spin bowlers Jason Brown and Monty Panesar took all 20 wickets for Northamptonshire.Northamptonshire played their first match at the ground in 1886 before competing in the Minor Counties Championship competition between 1895 and 1904, winning the title three times. They were accepted into the County Championship and played their first first-class match at the ground on 5 June 1905. Northamptonshire drew with Leicestershire in a rain-hit match that only permitted 75 overs of play.The County Ground hosted two 1999 Cricket World Cup matches. South Africa's victory over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh's first ever World Cup victory against eventual finalists Pakistan by 62 runs.
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  • Took my son to watch his first cricket game. It was t20 so a lively one! The atmosphere was amazing and he loved every minute of it, he was buzzing for days will defiantly be back  more »
  • Went to one of the 20/20 games in the summer and was excellent. Great value for money, good seats close to the action and very family friendly, indeed very friendly full stop. All the staff were happy...  more »
  • If you've had enough of watching games at big grounds where you are miles away from the action then go to the county ground. Excellent food and the drinks are fine. Enjoyable and safe with children.  more »