Grounds

Newlands, Cape Town

Country
South Africa
Ends
Wynberg End and Kelvin Grove End
City
Cape Town
Capacity
25000
Established
Floodit
no

One of the most picturesque grounds in the world, set in the backdrop of the Table Mountains, Newlands is one of the few venues in South Africa known to assist spinners. Home of Western Province Cricket and the Cape Cobras, Newlands in Cape Town, has been an international venue since 1889, when it first hosted a Test match between South Africa and England. Huge stands interspersed with grass embankments add to the charm of the venue. In recent years though, the grass embankments have slowly started to make way for bigger concrete stands to accommodate more people. Despite the grass embankments slowly disappearing, the fragrance of wine in the air – thanks to breweries adjacent to the ground – and the snow clad mountains on the other side, make it the best place to watch cricket.

VENUE TRACKER

Jacques Kallis
2181
Runs
Dale Steyn
58
Wickets
651/10
by South Africa on March 19, 2009 - South Africa beat Australia by an innings and 20 runs
35/10
by South Africa on April 01, 1899 - England beat South Africa by 210 runs
262
by Stephen Fleming v South Africa on April 27, 2006 - South Africa drew with New Zealand
8/11
by Johnny Briggs v South Africa on March 25, 1889 - England beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs
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