Park Avenue is a Sports Ground
on Horton Park Avenue in Bradford
, West Yorkshire
. It was used for both cricket and football. It held 306 first class and 48 list A cricket matches between 1881 and 1996, and was home to former Football League club Bradford Park Avenue, to which it lent its name.
The first match, starting on 20 September 1880 pitted the Players of the North against the touring Australians while the last first class game in June 1996 saw Yorkshire CCC play Leicestershire
CCC in the County Championship. A women's one day international was held there on 7 July 1973 in the Women's World
Cup when England Women played Jamaica
Percy Holmes recorded the highest score on the ground, 275 against Warwickshire
CCC in 1928 while C.B. Fry scored 234 for Sussex
in 1903. Six bowlers took nine wickets in an innings at Park Avenue, with Albert Thomas taking nine for 30 for Northamptonshire
CCC in 1920 and Emmott Robinson taking his career best nine for 36 in a Roses Match in the same year.
The ground was also used for football matches and was home for many years to Bradford Park Avenue, a former member of the Football League. The club was officially known as Bradford, but Park Avenue was often appended to their name to avoid confusion with Bradford City.It is still a cricket ground and is used by Bradford College Cricket Academy. Only a perimeter wall of the football ground remains and some of the bricked up terrace entrances can still be seen on Canterbury
Avenue with admission signs still in place.