Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds - Chris Arnot


Chris Arnot's latest work takes a look back at some of the cricket grounds in Britain that once thrived, but now have either fallen into disuse, disrepair or even disappeared.

So often, our memories of a wonderful innings, a terrific catch, or a masterful spell of bowling are shaped as much by where the event took place as much as the event itself.

This book pays tribute to some of those grounds which were once upon a time at the forefront of local and national contests.

From the county ground in Southampton to the former Test ground at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, and other less well-known venues including schools, country houses and tiny village grounds.

This illustrated tour around Britain is now available in reduced format hardback.


Chris Arnot is a national freelance feature writer who has written on specialist subjects including arts and education, property, pubs, food and travel.

Once a regular contributor to the Guardian, he has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Observer.

He co-­wrote The Archers Archives for BBC Books and his book, Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, was shortlisted for the British Sports Book of the Year awards and long-­listed for the MCC’s Cricket Book of the Year in 2011.

He is also the author of Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers and Britain’s Lost Mines, published by Aurum.


Aurum Press

2nd October



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