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24,803
Yes, Installed in 2011
Birmingham End (previously City End), Pavilion End
England, Warwickshire
Gary Barwell
03:01, Tue Dec 10, 2019 (UTC +0000)
Edgbaston
 

Records and statistics

England v Australia - May 29-31, 1902 Scorecard
England v Australia - Aug 1-5, 2019 Scorecard
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England v Australia - Aug 28, 1972 Scorecard
England v Australia - Jul 11, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v Pakistan - Jul 5, 2010 Scorecard
England v Australia - Jun 27, 2018 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

Situated in a leafy southern suburb of Birmingham, Edgbaston was the youngest of England's six regular Test venues, until Chester-le-Street was inaugurated in May 2003, more than one hundred years after Edgbaston's own debut, when the touring Australians were bowled out for 36 by Wilfred Rhodes in 1902.

These days it is one of the finest venues in the country - a far cry from the "meadow of rough grazing land" that became Warwickshire County Cricket Club's third home at the end of the 19th century. It hosted just four Tests in its first 27 years, but upon re-entering the circuit in 1957, it was considered to be the most state-of-the-art ground in the country, with the Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard, constructed in 1950, among the most notable features.

A new phase of renovation got underway at the end of the 1990s, which, partially funded by lottery money, resulted in the Edgbaston Cricket Centre and the £2million Eric Hollies stand. A new pavilion, dwarfing the previous one, was opened in 2011.

The ground has hosted Twenty20 finals day on several occasions, was the scene of Brian Lara's world-record 501 not out, against Durham in 1994, and staged two of the most famous international matches. In 1999, perhaps the greatest ODI in history saw Australia and South Africa tie their World Cup semi-final. Then in 2005, England won the second Ashes Test by two runs to level the series and turn momentum.
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Fixtures

2020
Sun Apr 19 - Wed Apr 22
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
Sat Apr 25 - Tue Apr 28
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Lancashire
Fri May 8 - Mon May 11
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Hampshire
Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Somerset
Sun May 31 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Durham
Wed Jun 3 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 5 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Lancashire
Fri Jun 12 - Tue Jun 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC World Test Championship
2nd Test - England v West Indies
Tue Jun 23 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Derbyshire
Sun Jul 5 - Wed Jul 8
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Kent
Fri Jul 10 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Worcestershire
Sun Jul 12 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire
Sat Jul 18
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit
Mon Jul 20 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Somerset
Fri Jul 24
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Southern Brave
Fri Jul 24
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v Southern Brave Women
Fri Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire
Mon Aug 3
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals
Sat Aug 8
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets
Sat Aug 29 - Tue Sep 1
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Surrey
Sat Sep 5 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 5 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 5 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 12 (50 ovs)
12:30 local | 11:30 GMT
07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT
2nd ODI - England v Ireland
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Warwickshire v Essex
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Conditions were helpful for bowlers as leaden skies enveloped Edgbaston, England v Australia, 1st Ashes Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 1, 2019
Conditions were helpful for bowlers as leaden skies enveloped Edgbaston
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Groundsmen clear the water off the covers, New Zealand v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston, June 26, 2019
Groundsmen clear the water off the covers
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The covers came on after 27 overs of Pakistan's chase, Pakistan v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, Edgbaston, June 7, 2017
The covers came on after 27 overs of Pakistan's chase
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Dark clouds gather over Edgbaston , India v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, Group B, Birmingham, June 4, 2017
Dark clouds gather over Edgbaston
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