Historic Name That Ground – Week 32 Answer

Did you recognise this ground? This is a 1950s photo of this ground which I think is a relatively easy one to get although the players may have put people off the scent a little (bonus point for anyone who knows what this game was). The ground is no longer a major sporting venue today.

The answer is of course Highbury/Arsenal Stadium (whichever you prefer!). The game is Middlesex CCC v Arsenal FC. It was a 13 a side game played on August 11 1952 at the stadium. According to reports at the time this was the first floodlit cricket match to be played in England (though I’m sure there were earlier ones!).

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1 Comment

  1. Julian Pugh says:

    The second floodlit cricket game in the UK took place at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on 16 September 1952. The third such game was at St. George’s Lane, Worcester on Monday 24 September 1952.


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