Matchday guide 20.06.2018

Leicestershire CCC v Middlesex CCC - Specsavers County Championship

Wednesday, June 20 to Saturday June 23

Gates open 09:30, match starts 11:00


Match preview

A preview of the match will be available soon



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


Half Season Membership

Leicestershire CCC recently introduced the Half Season Membership, and you are welcome to join us for the 2018 season throughout the Middlesex game. Please come to main reception to have the Membership processed.



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 Middlesex CCC game between 09.30am and 10.15am 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 Middlesex 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 12:15, 12:30 and 13:15 for Specsavers County Championship fixtures.


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 09:30 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 09:30. 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 all four days of the Middlesex CCC game between 14.30 and 16.30, offering teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes.

The FoGR are introducing a ‘cake of the match’ for Specsavers County Championship fixtures in 2018. Tottenham Cake is the offering for the Middlesex CCC game!

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 is also launching a Cafe Service for disabled spectators who cannot get upstairs to the Meet between 15:00 and 16:00 on the first three days of the Middlesex 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 2018 Yearbook is still available for collection, and it’s free of charge for Members. Packed with statistics, and including a column from new 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 is offering fantastic offers on a limited range of merchandise ahead of the new season. Make sure you pop into main reception to pick yourself up a bargain!


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 his colleague from BBC London, Kevin Hand. 


Prospects of Play

For the very latest on the prospects of play throughout the Middlesex CCC game and the 2018 season in general, please follow us on social media. We can be followed on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @leicsccc