Friends of Grace Road

Friends of Grace Road


Roy Bent (Chairman and Secretary)

Ian Cole (Treasurer)

Kelvin Brant (Cashier)

John Stew (Asst. Cashier)

Virginia Hart (Merchandise & Event Raffles Coordinator)

Alan Pykett (50/50 Raffles Coordinator)

Stephen Pratt (Cafe Manager)

Mike Stevens (Committee)

Mike Siddall (Committee)

Roger West (Committee)

Michael Wilson (Committee)

Rowan Pell (Committee)



The 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 and sell Club-related souvenirs.

The FoGR activities have differed over the years, but now a large group of FoGR volunteers raise funds for the Club by running the FoGR Café in the Meet, holding FoGR 50/50 Raffles and organising special FoGR events, such as an Annual Autumn Craft Fayre and an Annual Quiz Night. All donate freely of their time and efforts to give everyone who comes to Grace Road this unique service and experience - appreciated by members and visitors alike.


FoGR Café Opening Times:

The FoGR Cafe offers a range of home-made cakes and tray bakes along with hot drinks.

- County Championship

First three days – 2.30 to 4.30pm (2pm to 4pm during September)

- Royal London Cup and England Women’s ODIs

2.00 to 4.30pm (2.30 to 4.30 for ODIs)

- Vitality Blast


Also available in the Cafe, a large selection of pre-loved cricket books – please use the 'Honesty Box'.

Please note: Occasionally, opening hours will alter – please look out for advertisements, listen for announcements at the Ground or check on Twitter - @Meet4Cake


Additional FoGR Café Service:

The FoGR also provides a Cafe Service around the ground for selected days during opening hours for those spectators who are unable to visit the FoGR Cafe in the Meet. Please look out for the FoGR Volunteer who will wear the FoGR logo and an FoGR badge and will take orders and payment around the ground.


FoGR Cake of the Match!

The FoGR Café also provides for each game a delicious homemade Cake of the Match in honour of Leicestershire’s opponents. Please look out for advertisements or listen for announcements at the ground for details of the Cake of the Match at each game.


Sale of ECB special Edition Pint Glasses:

Special edition ECB pint glasses for £1 (ex-stock, used - limited stocks)


Lucky Squares Competitions:

During the season we will be running a number of Lucky Squares competitions with your chance to prizes including lunch in the Charles Palmer Suite. More information on prizes will be given shortly.

Please look out for advertisements, listen for announcements at the Ground or check on Twitter - @Meet4Cake


FoGR 50/50 Raffle:

The FoGR will hold a 50/50 Raffle during all seven Vitality Blast fixtures during the 2020 season and the T20 match v Pakistan.


2020 Playfair Annual – with free hot drink from the FoGR Cafe!

On sale from April - token for free hot drink from the FoGR Cafe with every purchase.

Available from Club reception (during office hours) or the FoGR Café on home match days (during serving hours) while stocks last.


FoGR Events – Dates for your Diary in 2020:

FoGR Autumn Craft Fayre

Saturday 24th October 2020 – from 10am

* Please direct enquiries to Mike Siddall on or call on 07907892665. 

FoGR Winter Lunch

Friday 30th October 2020 – from 12 noon

FoGR 6th Annual Quiz Night

Friday 13th November 2020 – from 6:30pm


* For enquiries and bookings for the Friends of Grace Road, please call 0116 283 2128 or email