Osborne Avenue is a cricket ground in Jesmond, Northumberland
. It was originally known as the Constabulary Ground. The first cricket match was played there in 1887, though the first recorded match was in 1894, when Northumberland played a minor match against FGH Clayton's XI.
In 1897, the ground hosted its first Minor Counties Championship match when Northumberland played Durham
. From 1897 to the present day, Osborne Avenue has hosted 457 Minor Counties Championship and 24 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches. Two first-class matches have been played on Osborne Avenue, the first of which came in 1965 when a combined Minor Counties team played the touring South Africans, a match which the South Africans won by 243 runs.
The second of these saw the Minor Counties play the touring Pakistanis in 1974, a match which the Pakistanis won by 5 wickets. The first List A match played there came in the 1971 Gillette Cup between Northumberland and Lincolnshire
. From 1971 to 2005, the ground played host to twenty List A matches, the last of which saw Northumberland play Middlesex
in the 2005 Cheltenham
In addition to Northumberland, the ground also served as a home venue for Minor Counties East and Minor Counties North in the Benson and Hedges Cup one-day competition.Following the successful campaign the grounds remains in use by Newcastle Cricket Club, and though Northumberland County Cricket Club gave up their lease of the ground, they continue to use the ground as a base and play some home matches there.