NEWS: Warwickshire Upgraded To First

Warwickshire CCC have announced that all their home fixtures next season will be played at the new Edgbaston Foundation Community Ground in Smethwick, just west of Birmingham.

The ground, which was re-opened earlier this year after extensive refurbishment, is also the home of Warwickshire’s Men’s 2nd XI, and so is prepared to full First Class standards.

This represents a big upgrade from the club grounds which generally host the Women’s County Championship, which despite the best efforts of their ground staff (often, it has to be said, working voluntarily) are sometimes overused and underprepared for top-level cricket.

Warwickshire’s full 2016 fixture list can be found here.

One thought on “NEWS: Warwickshire Upgraded To First

  1. To all supporters – get yourself a Birmingham A-Z because its an absolutely pig to find (and not in Warwickshire of course!).
    It’s functional but certainly not quaint so could benefit from some further development from a spectator point of view (and netting around the boundary fence to stop balls disappearing forever into brambles – in truth this improvement was due end of last season).
    Good news is that it should drain incredibly well and being first class standard they’ll be best able to handle bad weather.
    At least we’ll all know the venue now – an improvement on previous seasons when contradictory information was sometimes been posted.


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