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The Bristol Pavilion

The Bristol Pavilion

Cricket

Cricket in Bristol

Gloucestershire Cricket are one of the 18 professional cricket clubs in the UK. Their home turf is The Brightside Ground in Horfield, North Bristol and, over the summer season, reguarly play matches that are a great day out for all the family.

If you're staying in Bristol and are a cricket fan then you may be lucky to catch a game, or perhaps plan your visit to include this in your itinerary and experience an evening's cricket with friends. Check out the fixture listings on the Gloucestershire Cricket website or our what's on section for full information on County Championship, One-Day, Twenty20 and International matches at the Brightside Ground.

Bristol regularly hosts international cricket matches, including many One-Day Internationals and the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017. In June 2018 a Women's IT20 tri-series comes to Bristol and in July 2018 England will host India in an International T20 fixture in Bristol. Look out for fixtures in the 2019 ICC World Cup when Bristol will host several games of this prestigious torunament.

Bristol has a strong cricket history, including being the birthplace of cricket-legend W.G Grace, who was born in Downend and went on to become one of the first genuine sport stars of a generation. Also in 1899, 13-year-old schoolboy A. E. J. Collins achieved what was, for 116 years, the highest-ever recorded individual score in cricket. He scored 628 not out at Clifton College before going on to serve and give his life at the battle of Ypres in WWI. Read more about Bristol's cricketing heritage in our blog: Howzat! Bristol and Cricket.

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