Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is a cricket ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. It is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, and is also used for Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.
With permanent seating for 25,000 spectators, Edgbaston is the second-largest cricketing venue in the United Kingdom, after Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Floodlights Yes, Installed in 2011
End names Birmingham End (previously City End), Pavilion End
Home teams England, Warwickshire
Curator Gary Barwell
Notable moments :
- 1957 – Stand of 411 between Peter May and Colin Cowdrey against the West Indies, England’s highest-ever partnership.
- 1994 – Brian Lara scored 501* for Warwickshire against Durham, the highest score by a batsman in first class cricket.
- 1999 – Australia tie with South Africa in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi final.
- 2004 – Marcus Trescothick becomes the first player to score a century in both innings of a test match at Edgbaston, against the West Indies. (105 & 107)
- 2005 – Australia lose to England by two runs in the second Test of the 2005 Ashes, the closest Ashes match ever.
- 2008 – South Africa secure their first series win in England since 1965, chasing down 281 to win the third Test, the highest ever successful pursuit at this ground. South African captain Graeme Smith scored 154* to lead his team to victory.
- 2011 – Alastair Cook scores 294 against India, as England become the number one ranked test team.
- 2012 – Tino Best scores 95 against England, the then record highest score for a number 11 batsmen. This notably formed part of a 143 run partnership with Denesh Ramdin, the third-highest Test stand with one wicket remaining.
- 2013 – India crowned ICC Champions Trophy winners following a nail-biting 5 run victory over England.
- 2014 – Edgbaston hosts its sixth NatWest t20 Blast Finals Day, with Birmingham Bears being crowned champions on their home ground for the first time in Warwickshire’s history.
- 2015 – England score 408 their highest score ever in a One Day International 50 overs match against New Zealand. England also recorded their biggest margin of victory of 210 runs in the same match.
- 2015 – James Anderson took 6/47 to skittle Australia for 136 in the third test of the 2015 Ashes, a week before the 10th anniversary of the 2005 test. Anderson did not take a wicket for the last match at Lord’s. In the same match, Steven Finn claimed 7/83 for the match in his return to test cricket, including claiming the wickets of Steve Smith andMichael Clarke in both innings, while Mitchell Johnson claimed his 300th test wicket.