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Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Country England
City Chester-le-Street
Venue Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Established 1995
Capacity 17000

About Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Home to Durham County Cricket Club, the first noteworthy match was played between Durham and the visiting New Zealanders in 1992.

Following infrastructural development, Durham hosted their first World Cup match in 1999 where Pakistan played Scotland where Pakistani bowlers Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq took three wickets each. The following year, England also played a match here. It is also the second newest ground in England to host Test cricket in 2003 before Southampton hosted its first Test in 2011.

Durham will host three matches from the upcoming cricket World Cup. Hosts England will one of their crucial round-robin match against 2015 World Cup runners-up New Zealand.

The match venue, Chester-le-Street, which is approximately six miles from Durham. Train services are better in Durham as compared to Chester-le-Street. On match days, shuttle bus services will operate from Durham Station to The Riverside.