Municipal Ground

Coordinates: 51°08′11.42″N 0°59′37.56″W / 51.1365056°N 0.9937667°W / 51.1365056; -0.9937667

Municipal Ground
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Ground information
Location Alton, Hampshire
Establishment 1899

Domestic team information
Hampshire (1904)

The Municipal Ground (today known as Jubilee Playing Fields) is a cricket ground in Alton, Hampshire. The ground was constructed as a result of the efforts of G.J. Poole, the headmaster of a local Grammar School.[1] Constructed by 1899, the Hampshire Second XI played there in 1899 in the grounds first recorded match,[2] while Hampshire later played one first-class match at the ground, against the touring South Africans in 1904.[3] The match ended in a South African victory by an innings and 19 runs, during which South African batsman Louis Tancred was dismissed for 99 by Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, while in Hampshire's first-innings Johannes Kotze took a five wicket haul with figures of 5/66.[4]

The ground is owned today by the Coors Brewing Company and comprises three cricket pitches. Cricket is still played on the ground with Alton Cricket Club playing their home matches there. Football and rugby are also played there.[1]


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