Cricket fans, rejoice! This blog post will take you around the world to explore some of the most beautiful cricket grounds in existence. From the iconic Lords in England to the picturesque Galle Stadium in Sri Lanka, we’ll be looking at some of the most stunning cricket venues out there. So, get ready to explore some of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world, and find out what makes them so special.
Stunning cricket ground in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Galle International Stadium is a cricket stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle International Stadium is a cricket stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka, situated near Galle Fort and fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.
Menai Bridge Cricket Club Ground, UK
Spout House Cricket Club, North Yorkshire
In the world of village cricket, playing areas come in all shapes and sizes, though few are as idiosyncratic as Spout House on the North York Moors. The ground is a working sheep farm with a one-in-seven slope and six-inch high grass. About halfway down is a less steep area just wide enough to fit three pitches. On match days the sheep are ushered into an adjoining field while the team roll the pitch using a magnificent Victorian sandstone roller, possibly the only working model of its kind. The farm’s stone walls form the boundaries. On one of them are memorials to William Ainsley and his grandson William George who between them ran the club for an unbroken span of 138 years.
Sennocke Cricket Club Ground, Kent
Sennocke Cricket Club was formed by the local Civil Defence Force and Air Raid Wardens during the dark days of 1942. The team also included local school teachers – a tradition that has carried on to the present day. Fort Halstead provided us with some top talent and we had several local well known businessmen who also helped fund the club during it’s heyday.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cricket Club, Devon
Lynton & Lynmouth CC, Devon. In the Valley of the Rocks in North Devon overlooked by two giant tors with the sea beyond. But they don’t play first class cricket there and never will. The boundaries are too short, the thatched pavilion has little room for players let alone the support staff and it is rather more inaccessible than Southampton. But it’s beautiful. I have not played much – correction -any high standard cricket there. But I have represented the Fleet St Wanderers at Lynton. Pukekura Park, oddly, has echoes of Lynton.
HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala, India
A cricket ground where a bowler can accurately be described as running in from the Himalayas end is clearly an unusual addition to the international circuit. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association advertise their new stadium as “the most attractive ground in India”, and that is not an idle boast. At an elevation of 4,110 feet, it will this weekend become the highest international ground in the world, and it is overlooked by the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas that includes snow-capped peaks three times higher. The air is crisp, Vultures and Eagles soar nearby, and the Dalai Lama has established his Tibetan Government in Exile just up the hill in Mcleodganj. Worcester it isn’t.
Arundel Castle Cricket Ground
Nestled above the quaint market town of the same name, amid the imposing structures of the castle and the cathedral, Arundel Castle Cricket Ground is breathtaking, with spectacular views of the South Downs through the gap in the trees. Arundel began as a private playground to Henry Fitzalan-Howard, the 15th Duke of Norfolk, who built it in 1895. It was opened up by his son, Bernard, the 16th Duke, who loved cricket. The castle remains the seat of the 18th Duke of Norfolk, Edward, and the cricket ground is on his land.
Queen’s Park Cricket Ground, Chesterfield
Queen’s Park, Chesterfield lies within a park established for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897, and is an attractive setting for cricket, with a bandstand, a small pavillion and is surrounded by mature trees. It was at one time surrounded by a banked cycle track. The ground is overlooked by the famous twisted 238-feet high spire of All Saints Church. It is the home of Chesterfield CC.
Amingaon Cricket Ground, Assam India
Amingaon Cricket Ground, an idyllic cricket ground flanked by sparkling water bodies, railway tracks and lush-green hills.
Pissan Cricket Ground Nagar, Gilgit Baltistan
World’s highest natural cricket stadium, The Pissan Cricket Stadium is located in Nagary Valley at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level, which provides a highly favourable weather for cricket in peak summer.
Gawadar Cricket Stadium, Balochistan
GWADAR – In one of the most scenic stadiums of the world, Between the dry rustic lands, mountains and a sprawling seashore. Can’t wait to see international and PSL matches being played at the glorious Gawadar Cricket Stadium. So beautiful.
Radella Cricket Ground – Nuwara Eliya – Sri Lanka
Located some 4000 feet above sea level, the Radella Cricket Ground – home to Dimbula Athletic & Cricket Club – is among the most picturesque in the world; its immediate surroundings comprise the trademark greenery and mountainscapes of Sri Lanka’s hills, with waterfalls and tea estates aplenty, ready to greet those who venture further out.