Grounds

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Country
South Africa
Ends
Duckpond End and Park Drive End
City
Port Elizabeth
Capacity
17500
Established
Floodit
no

Actually The Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, but commonly known as St George's Park, the ground first hosted a Test match in March 1889 - the first ground to host a Test in South Africa. It was hugely improved for the 2003 World Cup, with R11-million of the total allocation of R35-million for improvements being used on it. Saint George's Park boasts excellent stands as well as grassed embankments. It is also famous for its enthusiastic band that is always in attendance at one-day internationals and Test matches. During World Cup 2003, the ground was home to one of the semi-finals, and hosted five games in total, including the high profile England versus Australia clash. It is the home ground of the eponymous cricket club and is the second oldest ground in South Africa. This was the ground where South Africa played its last test match before ICC pronounced its ban on it from international cricket. St. George's Park had to wait till December 1992 to host its first one-day international, which was played between South Africa and India. Besides cricket, St. George's Park has hosted rugby matches in the past.

VENUE TRACKER

Jacques Kallis
617
Runs
Allan Donald
40
Wickets
549/7
by Australia on March 3, 1950 - Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 259 runs
30/10
by South Africa on February 13, 1896 - England beat South Africa by 288 runs
196
by Herschelle Gibbs v India on November 16, 2001 - South Africa drew with India
8/7
by George Lohmann v South Africa on February 13, 1896 - England beat South Africa by 288 runs
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