Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Leicestershire. It has also been representative of the county of Rutland. The club's limited overs team is called the Leicestershire Foxes. Founded in 1879, the club had minor county status until 1894 when it was promoted to first-class status pending its entry into the County Championship in 1895.[1] Since then, Leicestershire have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club
One Day nameLeicestershire Foxes
CaptainColin Ackermann
CoachPaul Nixon
Overseas player(s)Wiaan Mulder
Naveen-ul-Haq (T20)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (T20)
Chief executiveSean Jarvis
Team information
Founded25 February 1879
Home groundGrace Road, Leicester
Capacity6,000 cricket matches / 19,999 concerts
First-class debutMCC
in 1895
at Lord's
Championship wins3
Pro40 wins2
FP Trophy wins0
Twenty20 Cup wins3
Benson & Hedges Cup wins3
Official websiteLeicestershireCCC




Grace Road cricket ground, Leicester
The Pavilion End
The Bennett Road End

The club is based at Grace Road, Leicester, known as Uptonsteel County Ground and have also played home games at Aylestone Road in Leicester, at Hinckley, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and in Coalville inside the traditional county boundaries; and at Uppingham and Oakham over the border in Rutland.

In limited overs cricket, the kit colours are red with black trim in the Royal London One Day Cup and black with red trim in the T20. The shirt sponsors are Oval Insurance Broking with Highcross Leicester (shopping centre) on the top reverse side of the shirt.

Leicestershire are in the second division of the County Championship and in the north group of the Royal London One Day Cup. They recently finished bottom of the County Championship for the sixth time since the introduction of two divisions. Their best showing in recent years has been in the Twenty20 Cup with the Foxes winning the trophy three times in eight years.

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