Edgbaston, Birmingham

  • CountryEngland
  • CityBirmingham
  • Capacity25000
  • Flooditno
  • Established1882
  • EndsBirmingham End and Pavilion End

Edgbaston is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and is located in the southern suburb of Birmingham. It was England’s youngest Test venues until Chester-le-Street was inaugurated in 2003. It is considered to possess the best state-of-the-art ground in England. The Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard built in 1950 is among the most notable features in the stadium. This is where Brain Lara, playing for Warwickshire, scored a world-record 501 not out against visitors Durham in the year 1994.

Edgbaston has a special place in cricket history as this is where Steve Waugh’s Australia tied the 1999 World Cup semi-final match against Hansie Cronje’s South Africa, from a losing position.

The home team England defeated Australia in the second Ashes Test in 2005 here by a narrow margin of two runs to level the series 1-1.

Edgbaston can be best reached through public transport. This apart, walking and cycling are good options for those who stay nearby.

Upcoming Matches on Edgbaston, Birmingham

VENUE TRACKER

Matches
52
Home Team Wins
28
Away Team Wins
9
Wins batting 1st
18
Wins batting 2nd
19
No Results
15
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Sir Alastair Cook
869
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
James Anderson
44
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
710/7
by England on August 10, 2011 - England beat India by an innings and 242 runs
Lowest Innings Score
30/10
by South Africa on June 14, 1924 - England beat South Africa by an innings and 18 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
294
by Sir Alastair Cook v India on August 10, 2011 - England beat India by an innings and 242 runs
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
7/17
by Wilfred Rhodes v Australia on May 29, 1902 - England drew with Australia
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