Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
Yes, Installed in 2015
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
23:18, Thu Feb 11, 2016 (UTC +0000)
Riverside Ground
 

Records and statistics

England v Zimbabwe - Jun 5-7, 2003 Scorecard
England v Australia - Aug 9-12, 2013 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Scotland - May 20, 1999 Scorecard
England v New Zealand - Jun 20, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v South Africa - Aug 20, 2008 Scorecard
England v Australia - Aug 31, 2013 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The first significant match played at Chester-le-Street was when Durham took on the touring New Zealanders in 1992, but it was when Durham were awarded first-class status in 1992 that the development really took off and an international-standard stadium has now been constructed. The hard work was rewarded in 1999 when the ground was awarded two matches in the World Cup, and the following year England played a NatWest Series game. In 2003, the venue because the first new Test ground in England since 1902 when it staged a match against ZImbabwe, and it is now has a firm place on the international fixture list, although Chester-le-Street still has to take in place in the pecking order below the established grounds.

It's a long walk from the train station or bus and, once there, spectators face a long day if exposed to the cold. And exposed is the word: the stands around three-quarters of the ground are fairly low, although compensation is made in some part by a fine view of Lumley Castle over the open eastern side from the west and south stands.

The old ground had a limited capacity, although 5000 watched the 1972 Gillette Cup tie against Surrey. In 2000, more than 15,000 watched an England ODI, although that capacity was reduced to 12000, which included a fair amount of temporary seating.
Martin Williamson

Notes

Travel
Train Nearest station: Chester-le-Street
Car Just off the A1 (M) motorway - leave at junction 63. Leave the motorway at the signs for Chester-le-street and follow the signs for the Riverside. Ample parking next to Riverside Complex
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Fixtures

2016
Tue Apr 5 - Thu Apr 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Durham v Durham MCCU
Sun Apr 10 - Wed Apr 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Somerset
Sun Apr 24 - Wed Apr 27
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Middlesex
Sun May 15 - Wed May 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Lancashire
Fri May 27 - Tue May 31
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd Investec Test - England v Sri Lanka
Wed Jun 1 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 12 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Worcestershire
Wed Jun 15 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Mon Jun 20 - Thu Jun 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Yorkshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 26 - Wed Jun 29
Durham v Sri Lanka A
Thu Jun 30 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Worcestershire (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 3 - Wed Jul 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Hampshire
Sun Jul 10 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Durham v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 15 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Northamptonshire (Floodlight)
Fri Jul 22 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Lancashire (Floodlight)
Wed Jul 27 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Derbyshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Durham v Yorkshire
Tue Aug 23 - Fri Aug 26
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Warwickshire
Wed Aug 31 - Sat Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Nottinghamshire
Mon Sep 12 - Thu Sep 15
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Surrey
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Latest Photos

England celebrate their series win over New Zealand, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 20, 2015
England celebrate their series win over New Zealand
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The covers were on an off as rain swept through, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 20, 2015
The covers were on an off as rain swept through
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Chester-le-Street resplendent in the sunshine, Chester-le-Street, May 6, 2014
Chester-le-Street resplendent in the sunshine
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Lumley Castle witnesses its first Ashes Test, England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day, August 9, 2013
Lumley Castle witnesses its first Ashes Test
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Durham v Durham MCCU at Chester-le-Street
Apr 5-7, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street
Apr 10-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Middlesex at Chester-le-Street
Apr 24-27, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street
May 15-18, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street
May 27-31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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