Country England
City Birmingham
Venue Edgbaston, Birmingham
Established 1882
Capacity 25000

About Edgbaston, Birmingham

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.