Alexandra Meadows

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Alexandra Meadows is the home ground of the East Lancashire Cricket Club in Blackburn.[1]

Between 1878 and 1881 the ground was used as the home venue for the Blackburn Rovers football team, following their move from the Pleasington Cricket Ground.[2] The first Rovers match at the Meadows came in 1878 against Partick Thistle.[3] In 1881 they left the ground to play at a newly built venue at Leamington Street.[2]

The venue also hosted one match by the England national football team; a game against Wales played on 26 February 1881, a 1-0 win giving Wales their maiden international victory.[3]


  1. ^ "East Lancashire". Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "1875-1884: The early years". History. Blackburn Rovers Official Site. 2 July 2007. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b Alexandra Meadows Ground Profile at

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