1882
24,803
Yes, Installed in 2011
Birmingham End (previously City End), Pavilion End
England, Warwickshire
Gary Barwell
20:11, Tue Sep 27, 2016 (UTC +0100)
Edgbaston
 

Records and statistics

England v Australia - May 29-31, 1902 Scorecard
England v Pakistan - Aug 3-7, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Aug 28, 1972 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jun 24, 2016 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 India - Sep 7, 2014 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

2017
Fri Jun 2 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Champions Trophy
Group A - Australia v New Zealand
Sun Jun 4 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Champions Trophy
Group B - India v Pakistan
Wed Jun 7 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
ICC Champions Trophy
Group B - Pakistan v South Africa
Sat Jun 10 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Champions Trophy
Group A - England v Australia
Thu Jun 15 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Champions Trophy
2nd Semi-final - TBC v TBC
Thu Aug 17 - Mon Aug 21
1st Test - England v West Indies
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Dressed to impress? Some stewardesses were on hand in the crowd, Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast, 1st semi-final, Edgbaston, August 20, 2016
Dressed to impress? Some stewardesses were on hand in the crowd
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The Sky pod in situ along the boundary edge, NatWest T20 Blast, Finals Day, Edgbaston, August 20, 2016
The Sky pod in situ along the boundary edge
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The covers were on after overnight rain, NatWest T20 Blast, Finals Day, Edgbaston, August 20, 2016
The covers were on after overnight rain
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The sunset over Edgbaston, Northamptonshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Final, Edgbaston, August 29, 2015
The sunset over Edgbaston
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Group A: Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham
Jun 2, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: India v Pakistan at Birmingham
Jun 4, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Pakistan v South Africa at Birmingham
Jun 7, 2017 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Group A: England v Australia at Birmingham
Jun 10, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
2nd Semi-final: TBA v TBA at Birmingham
Jun 15, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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