Friends of Grace Road

Friends of Grace Road


Roy Bent (Chairman and Secretary)

Ian Cole (Treasurer)

Kelvin Brant (Cashier)

Mike Stevens (Committee and IT Manager)

Mike Siddall (Committee)

John Stew (Asst. Cashier)

Roger West (Committee)

Michael Wilson (Committee)

Alan Pykett (Committee)

Rowan Pell (Committee)



Friends of Grace Road (FoGR) was established in 1971 when a group of like-minded Leicestershire cricket supporters came together to organise coach trips to away games.

A committee of volunteers and supporters manage and run the coffee bar and shop. All donate freely of their time and efforts to give Grace Road this unique service - appreciated by members and visitors alike.


Opening Times:

The FoGR will offer a full range of homemade cakes, teas & coffees upstairs in the Meet from 14:30 to 16.30 on each of the first three days of Specsavers County Championship fixtures, the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Durham Jets, and also the tourist matches against Pakistan and India A, as well as England Lions v India A and England Women v New Zealand Women. 

There will be extended opening hours for the RLODC matches against Notts Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings - 14:00 to 16:00pm - and the FoGR will also open for the Vitality Blast fixture against Notts Outlaws (14:30pm to 16:30pm).

Please note that timings for Specsavers County Championship games are brought forward by half an hour in September. 


Additional Cafe Service:

The FoGR intend to provide a Cafe Service for disabled spectators who cannot get upstairs to the Meet between 15:00 and 16:00 on the above dates in 2018. The FoGR Volunteer providing the service will take orders and payment around the ground from those spectators unable to visit the FoGR Cafe in the Meet. When the volunteer has taken all the orders, the volunteer will return to the FoGR Cafe in the Meet to prepare all the orders and then deliver them to customers. There will be one lap of the ground to take orders. The FoGR Volunteer providing the service will wear a green hi-vis bib showing the FoGR logo and a FoGR badge.


Cake of the match!

The cake of the match for the Sussex CCC game is Sussex Lardy Johns.


FoGR 50/50 Raffle:

The FoGR 50/50 raffle will be held during all seven Vitality Blast fixtures during the 2018 season.


2018 Playfair Annual:

The 2018 Playfair Annual is now available and on sale in the Meet. It will be available during opening hours of the Specsavers County Championship game versus Derbyshire CCC.



FoGR Autumn Fayre:

The 2018 FoGR Autumn Fayre will be held in the Charles Palmer Suite from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 27th October 2018.


4th Annual FoGR Quiz:

The 2018 4th Annual FoGR Quiz Night Autumn Fayre will be held in the Charles Palmer Suite at 7.15pm on Friday 16th November 2018.