The first recorded match on the ground was in 1930, when we hosted its first first-class match when Warwickshire played Leicestershire in the County Championship. From 1930 to 1989, the ground played host to 26 first-class matches, the last of which was between Warwickshire and Derbyshire
The ground has also hosted List-A matches, the first of which was between Warwickshire and Lancashire in the 1969 Player’s County League. List-A cricket was next played at the ground in 1979, when Warwickshire played Derbyshire in the John Player League. The following season the ground held its final List-A match when Warwickshire played Northamptonshire
Additionally, the ground held several Second XI Championship matches for the Warwickshire Second XI between 1959 and 1998
We hosted two ICC Trophy matches in the 1986 competition: Bermuda versus Hong Kong and Bermuda versus Papua New Guinea
World-class cricketers to have played at the ground include Sir Vivian Richards, Malcolm Marshall, Robert Charles ‘Jack’ Russell and David Gower
In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home venue of Griff and Coton Cricket Club playing in the Warwickshire Cricket League.
Griff and Coton Cricket Club are looking for new players to make up our senior sides for 2020.
If you are player and want to join the club then contact our Club Secretary Mark Rayner at firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as league games on a Saturday, we also arrange friendlies on Sundays throughout the season.
We also welcome local businesses and are taking sponsorship for 2020 now – If you are interested then please contact us