Welcome to the Friends of Grace Road Website
Friends of Grace Road is the Leicestershire County Cricket Club supporters' group – a team of volunteers who bake and sell cakes on match days to raise money to funds for capital projects at Grace Road.
You'll find us on the first floor of 'The Meet' - the iconic barrel-roofed building in the corner at Fischer County Ground.
Like to be Involved?
The Friends of Grace Road is always pleased to hear from anyone who'd like to help – whether serving at the café, baking cakes, selling raffle tickets or sorting books.
Please contact us here:
ThnaksA ‘Friends of Grace Road’ brochure has been discovered, thanks to the eagle eyes of Tony, one of our excellent stewards at Grace Road. He saw it in a charity shop.
After extensive research I personally have been unable to discover much about the brochure, except that the year of publication was 1976 and it was edition number 1. As far as I can tell, it was a short-lived publication and no other editions have been seen, by Tony or anyone else.
A copy of the brochure is attached below.
If you are of a certain age, you will be interested in many of the contributions as well as, maybe surprisingly the advertisements.
For example there are articles by:
Chris Balderstone who describes his day when he played first class cricket and league soccer on the same day.
Micky Norman’s ‘Tale of two captains’, Tony Lock & Raymond Illingworth
Sid Chamberlain, a well-know figure at Grace Road for many years
Terry Harris on 'Broadcasting at Grace Road'
and more ..
There’s one for ‘Cobb’s Auto School’ owned by Alan Cobb who is a regular at the ground and of course father of Russell and grandfather of Josh Cobb.
H.Julian also advertises and we’re told he’s the brother of Leicestershire favourite Ray Julian.
There are many other Leicester businesses advertised including Tebbutt-Brown Sports.
Woods Coaches feature and there is a list of trips to away games. One to Taunton is offered for the princely sum of £2.60 return, leaving Leicester at 5.30 in the morning. Another well-known face, Tommy Roebuck was the organiser of these trips.
Thanks are due to Tony for discovering the brochure and to Dan, the Communications Manager at Leicestershire County Cricket Club for his help in the production of this item.
Click here to see the brochure brochure.pdf
Modestly we say that we are famous for our homemade cakes.
Photos above kindly taken by Ed Melia.
Christmas Cards and Mugs
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Friends of Grace Road Quiz
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Here's our 2016 Christmas Card
Christmas cards are here! Great new design for 2016
By Alice Day, a Junior Fox Club Member
Books For Sale & Wanted
The Friends of Grace Road is home to pre-loved books that are looking for a good home. Why not pop upstairs of 'The Meet' to peruse sporting books from all eras.
There is an honesty box - all donations welcome.
The Friends have revised their services and range of activities and this can only be maintained if a sufficient number of new helpers volunteer their services to bake cakes, serve refreshments in the Café, or sell raffle tickets at RL50 and T20 games.
Without more help, the FoGR will no longer exist.
To offer your help and that of your family and friends, even if it is only for a couple of hours every now and again, please call the Club on 0116 283 2128 or send an email to email@example.com
and the Club will send your details to the FoGR, or email directly to the FoGR at
Volunteers will be amply rewarded for committing their time to help the FoGR!