Friends of Grace Road

Friends of Grace Road


Roy Bent (Chairman and Secretary)

Ian Cole (Treasurer)

Kelvin Brant (Cashier)

Mike Stevens (Committee)

Mike Siddall (Committee)

John Stew (Asst. Cashier)

Roger West (Committee)

Michael Wilson (Committee)

Alan Pykett (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 full range of homemade cakes, teas & coffees on each of the first three days of Specsavers County Championship fixtures, and at Royal London One-Day Cup matches and tourist games. 

Opening hours are normally 2:30pm to 4:30pm (2:00pm to 4:00pm during September), but occasionally opening hours will be different or extended – please look out for advertisements or listen for announcements at the ground.


Additional FoGR Café Service:

The FoGR also provides a Cafe Service around the ground 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 Floodlight and Champions FoGR Mugs!

The FoGR are selling their Floodlight and Champions Mugs for use at home or at the FoGR Café at only £5 each with a Special Offer of free Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate with every purchase.


FoGR 50/50 Raffle:

The FoGR will hold a 50/50 Raffle will be held during all seven Vitality Blast fixtures during the 2018 season.


2018 Playfair Annual:

The 2018 Playfair Annual is on sale for £8.99 (£1 off the RRP) from the FoGR Café or Club Reception while stocks last.


FoGR Events – Dates for your Diary:


Friday 19th October 2018 – from 7pm

FoGR Murder Mystery Dinner - MURDER STOPS PLAY! - “More Tea Vicar?”


Saturday 27th October 2018 – from 10am

FoGR Autumn Craft Fayre


Friday 2nd November 2018 – from 12 noon

FoGR Winter Lunch


Friday 16th November 2018 – from 6:30pm

FoGR 4th Annual Quiz Night


* For enquiries and bookings, please call 0116 283 2128 or email