Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana

  • CountryGuyana
  • CityGeorgetown, Guyana
  • Capacity25000
  • Flooditno
  • Established1884
  • EndsRegent Street End and North Road End

Bourda Oval is one of the oldest venues to host an international game in West Indies' cricket history. It is located in Georgetown, Guyana. Being one of the oldest grounds in the Caribbean gives it its own share of charm and awe - something a visit to Bourda will surely attest. It has awesome gigantic wooden pavilions and a famous Ladies Stand. The entire ground is surrounded by a moat and is the only ground in the world that is below sea level. Bourda was carved out of the silent sea in 1884 and it staged its first Test match in 1930. One of the largest grounds in the Caribbean, it has the seating capacity for 22,000 spectators. Spectators have brought infamy to the ground owing to their frequent pitch invasions and minor riots caused by them. The ugly episode during the 1979 World Series Cup in which the security of the players looked deeply threatened by the raiding mob has been permanently etched as a blot against Bourda. Bourda was left out of the list of grounds hosting the 2007 World Cup. Newer and better-designed grounds have deprived it of partaking of the euphoria.

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VENUE TRACKER

Matches
30
Home Team Wins
7
Away Team Wins
6
Wins batting 1st
5
Wins batting 2nd
8
No Results
17
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Sir Garry Sobers
853
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Lance Gibbs
28
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
569/10
by West Indies on March 23, 1991 - West Indies beat Australia by 10 wickets
Lowest Innings Score
109/10
by West Indies on April 6, 1973 - Australia beat West Indies by 10 wickets
Highest Score by an Individual
259
by Glenn Turner v West Indies on April 6, 1972 - West Indies drew with New Zealand
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
7/44
by Ian Johnson v West Indies on April 26, 1955 - Australia beat West Indies by 8 wickets
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