Matchday guide 18.09.2018

Leicestershire CCC v Durham CCC - Specsavers County Championship

Tuesday, September 18 to Friday, September 21

Gates open 09:00, match starts 10:30


Match preview

A preview of the match will be available soon



Admission for the Durham CCC game is £12 for adults and £2 for under 16s. Tickets are available to purchase HERE



Free parking will be available to Members on a first come, first served basis.


Members Event

Members are invited to an event on the first morning of the Durham CCC game between 09.00am and 09.45am in the Fox Bar. There will be the opportunity to talk to Leicestershire CCC officials and complimentary tea, coffee and Danish pastries will be served to Members.


Food & Drink

Catering Manager John Stew and his team will be delighted to welcome you to the Charles Palmer Restaurant this season. The Charles Palmer Restaurant is open for the Durham CCC fixture.

The menu options change daily and are cooked using a majority of freshly sourced local ingredients:
- A 3-course lunch with coffee and red fox mints at £17.95. 
- A 2-course lunch with coffee and red fox mints is also available at £15.95.

It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made by emailing Lindsey at or by calling our main switchboard on 0116 283 2128. You can also book in person on match days (subject to availability) by talking with Lindsey in the Restaurant.

Reservations can be made at 12:00, 12:15 and 13:00 for Specsavers County Championship fixtures in September.


The Meet

Trudy Sharpe and her team will offer a warm welcome to you all on the first floor of the Meet.

- Freshly cooked English breakfast is available from 09:00 together with a range of hot & cold morning snacks, and fresh ground coffee.

- A homemade dessert of the day will now be available along with a wide range or food to cater to all dietary needs.

- Freshly prepared and baked “call order” pizzas are available.

- A range of toasted sandwiches and baguettes, plus made to order omelettes and Leicestershire Welsh rarebit.


Fox Bar

The Fox Bar will be open from 09:00. Alcoholic beverages will be served from 11:00 daily and the bar will remain open to 30 minutes after play ends. The Fox Bar will offer fresh ground coffees and flavoured shots, English and speciality teas & fruit infusions. A selection of confectionary, biscuits, crisps, and freshly made sandwiches will also be available.


Friends of Grace Road

The Friends of Grace Road will be open for the first three days of the Durham CCC game between 14.00 and 16.00, offering teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes. Given it is the last match of the season, there will be a selection of the FoGR’s ‘cake of the match’, including Sussex Lardy Johns, Bara Brith and Bakewell Tart.

Copies of the 2018 Playfair are available to purchase for £8.99, which is £1 off the RRP. There is a limited supply, so please visit the Friends during the game.

The FoGR’s Cafe Service for disabled spectators who cannot get upstairs to the Meet will run on the first three days of the Durham CCC game. 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.

The FoGR Lucky Squares competition will again run at the price of £1 a go. Entrants should write their name and telephone number in the square of their choosing on the A3-sized Lucky Squares competition sheet available at the FoGR Cafe.



It’s your last chance to pick up a copy of the 2018 Yearbook, which is still available for collection free of charge for Members. Packed with statistics, and including a column from Head Coach Paul Nixon, the Yearbook is a must read for Foxes fans. Non-Members can purchase a copy for £5.



Scorecards are available on the gates and in main reception on each day of the game. Each individual scorecard costs £1.



Leicestershire CCC has a great range of merchandise for the 2018 season! Make sure you pop into main reception to see what we have to offer!


Live Streaming

The game will be streamed live through our new partnership with deeserve on Video will be synchronised with the BBC Radio Commentary provided by BBC Radio Leicester’s Richard Rae and Martin Emmerson from BBC Radio Newcastle.


Prospects of Play

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