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Old Trafford

Located at Greater Manchester in England, Old Trafford is one of the most esteemed cricket stadiums in the world. Founded in 1857, the stadium is the second oldest (for Test matches) in England and has had hosted World Cup as many as 5 times. In fact, the stadium boasts the record of hosting maximum World Cup games and semi-finals. As of now, the stadium is entitled as “Emirates Old Trafford”.

Old Trafford had its first ever Test match on July 10, 1884, against England and Australia. The first ODI of the stadium was again between England and Australia and was hosted on August 24, 1972. The stadium had its first T20 match on June 13, 2008, between England and New Zealand. In regards to capacity, Old Trafford’s domestic capacity is 19,000 and international capacity is 26,000. The stadium is the home ground of Manchester Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club. In the upcoming The Hundred tournament, Old Trafford stadium is the home turf of Manchester Originals.

Lord’s

Fondly dubbed as “Home of Cricket”, Lord’s also houses oldest of sporting museums in the world. Located at London’s St. John’s Wood, the stadium was founded back in 1814. Marylebone Cricket Club is the owner of the prestigious stadium.

The 206-year old stadium holds a capacity of 30,000 at present. It had its first Test match on July 21, 1884, between England and Australia. The first ODI of the stadium took place on August 26, 1972, between England and Australia. Lord’s had its first T20 match on June 5, 2009, with a match between England and Netherlands.

Added to its rich cricket history, Lord’s also hosts other sports including baseball, archery, hockey and more. The stadium was a major venue for Summer Olympics 2012.

The stadium is the home turf for ECB, ECC and Middlesex County Cricket Club. In the upcoming The Hundred tournament, Lord’s is the home ground of London Spirit

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Edgbaston

Edgbaston Cricket Ground is the 4th largest and one of the oldest cricket stadiums in England. Located at Birmingham, England, the stadium was founded in the year 1882. Often dubbed as “Fortress” owing to English cricket team’s outstanding results on the ground, the stadium has hosted all formats of cricket matches. It was the first ever English stadium apart from Lord’s to house a premier one-day international cricket tournament. At present the capacity of the stadium is around 25,000.

Edgbaston had its maiden Test match on May 29, 1902, between England and Australia. The stadium had its first ever ODI on August 28, 1972, between England and Australia. The first T20 at Edgbaston was played on July 5, 2010, between Australia and Pakistan.

The stadium is the home ground of Warwickshire County Cricket Club as well as Birmingham Bears. In the upcoming The Hundred tournament, the stadium is the home turf of Birmingham Phoenix

Headingley

One of the most elite cricket stadiums in England, Headingley Cricket Ground was established in the year 1890. Located at Leeds, England, the stadium is owned by Yorkshire County Cricket Club. It shares a main stand with Headingley Rugby Stadium and both of them are situated in the vast Headingley Stadium compound.  As of now, Headingley Cricket Ground has a capacity of 18,350 spectators. Added to cricket, the ground also hosts musical concerts.

The stadium had its first Test match on June 29, 1899, between England and Australia. The first ever ODI at Headingley was played on September 5, 1973, between England and West Indies. The stadium has also hosted World Cup matches in the recently concluded 2019 world Cup. Headingley Cricket Ground is yet to host any T20 match.

The stadium is the home ground of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. It has also been declared as the home ground of Northern Superchargers in the upcoming The Hundred tournament.

The Oval

One of the most prestigious cricket grounds in the entire world, The Oval is also one of the largest and oldest stadiums in England. Founded in 1845, the stadium is owned by Duchy of Cornwall and operated by Surrey County Cricket Club. The Oval was the very first English ground to house international test matches. As per the traditional custom, the English cricket season always plays the final match at The Oval.

The Oval had its first Test match on September 6, 1880, with a game between England and Australia.  The first ODI of The Oval was hosted between England and West Indies, on September 7, 1973. The stadium had its first T20 on June 28, 2007, between England and West Indies. Added to cricket, The Oval also hosts other sporting events like football and rugby. the stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators.

The stadium is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club and Oval Invincibles in the upcoming The Hundred championship.

The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is a relatively newer stadium which was established in 2001. Located at Hampshire, England, the stadium was constructed as replacement ground for County Ground, Southampton. The stadium is owned by RB Sport & Leisure Holdings plc. The Rose Bowl hosts all formats of cricket and recently underwent renovation to house Test matches. At present, the capacity of the stadium is 15,000 but can be enhanced to 25,000 with temporary seating.

The Rose Bowl had its first Test match on June 16, 2011, with a game between England and Sri Lanka.  The first ODI of the stadium was hosted between South Africa and Zimbabwe, on July 10, 2003. The stadium had its first T20 on July 13, 2005, between England and Australia.

The Rose Bowl is currently the home turf for Hampshire County Cricket Club, Hampshire Cricket Board and Southern Vipers. The stadium is also the home town of Southern Brave in the upcoming The Hundred tournament.

Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge is one of the most popular grounds for both international cricket matches and domestic matches. Founded in 1841, the stadium is located at West Bridgfort, Nottinghamshire, England. The stadium has hosted finals of T20 World Cup and will also host the final match of One-Day Cup. Trent Bridge’s capacity is 17, 500 spectators.

The stadium had its first Test match on June 1, 1899, between England and Australia. The first ever ODI at Trent Bridge was played on August 31, 1974, between England and Pakistan. The maximum run-scorer on the stadium is Mike Atherton (1,083) in Test matches and Eoin Morgan (471) in ODI matches.  The stadium had its first T20 on June 6, 2009 with a match between Bangladesh and India.

Trent Bridge is the home ground of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. At present, the stadium has also been selected as the home turf for The Hundred tournament team Trent Rockets.

Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens is one of the most notable international cricket grounds in the world. Located at Cardiff, Wales, the stadium hosts all formats of international cricket. It is owned by Cardiff City Council and designed by HLN Architects. At present, the capacity of the stadium is 15, 643.

Sophia Gardens had its maiden Test match on July 8, 2009, between England and Australia. The stadium had its first ever ODI on May 20, 1999, between Australia and New Zealand. It hosted the first ever English match in 2006. Sophia Gardens is one of the most popular venues for ICC World Cup matches. The stadium 4 matches in 2019 World Cup. The first T20 at Sophia Gardens was played on July 5, 2010, between England and Pakistan.

Sophia  Gardens is the home ground of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. It is also scheduled as the home turf for Welsh Fire in the soon-to-start The Hundred tournament.

 

 

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Last Updated on: 19/01/2021

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