College Grove Sports Ground
is a multi sport facility in Wakefield
, West Yorkshire
. It is owned and run by Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove) Ltd.The current main users of the ground and Wakefield Hockey Club, Wakefield Bowls Club and Wakefield Squash Club.The sports ground is located on the edge of Wakefield city centre on Eastmoor Road.
In 1847 a bowling club started playing on the Smirthwaite Street green. A year later Wakefield Cricket Club was formed to play on Grove Hall grounds – which neighbour the existing ground. A new club was formed under the title of Wakefield Cricket and Bowling Club.In July 1873, a united South of England side played a game against a local 22 and in 1878 Yorkshire played a game there. However the ground proved to be too small for first class cricket, although Yorkshire's second 11 continued to play on the ground until the 1960s.
Sandal Hockey club moved to the ground in 1961 and in 1965 a new tennis pavilion and changing rooms were built for £7,000.The grass pitch is due to be replaced by new Astroturf pitches, with work already undergoing as at October 2011.In 2008, the ground was named as a potential 2012 London
Olympic games warm up/training venue. The club house is also used by Wakefield Jazz Club.