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The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
12:14, Sat Dec 03, 2016 (UTC +0000)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
England v India - Jul 27-31, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v Zimbabwe - Jul 10, 2003 Scorecard
England v Pakistan - Aug 24, 2016 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Jun 13, 2005 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jul 5, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Rose Bowl, Hampshire's fourth home and its most state-of-the-art, was designed by award-winning architects Michael Hopkins & Partners and hosted its inaugural first-team match in 2001. The ground, shaped like a circular amphitheatre, and its highlight - the three-storey pavilion with canopied roof - is a splendid feat of architecture, but its location - just off the M27 on the outskirts of Southampton - proved problematic for spectators in the early days. One of the venues for the Champions Trophy in 2004, The Rose Bowl received widespread criticism when access to the ground for England's key fixture against Sri Lanka proved extremely difficult, as 16,000 spectators descended. Nevertheless, Hampshire's ambitions continue unchecked: the ground hosted England's first Twenty20 international against Australia in 2005; floodlights were installed in 2006, and after hosting some memorable day/night fixtures against Australia and Pakistan in 2010, the ground became England's tenth Test venue the following year, when Sri Lanka visited in mid-June.

The ground's development - costing a whopping £24million - ran into financial difficulties in 2000, before a Hampshire businessman and cricket enthusiast Rob Bransgrove stepped in to secure its future. In 2006 the venue lost out to Cardiff in the race for Test status, but Bransgrove reacted by investing another £35 million, largely aimed at improving the pitch and the dreadful traffic problems which had blighted major matches. The planned development of a state-of-the-art hotel at the northern end of the ground will further boost The Rose Bowl's ambitions as it seeks to cement its place in the international calendar, and safeguard Hampshire's future.

Notes

Travel
Train - Hedge End station and Southampton Airport/Parkway are 10 minutes' taxi ride from the ground.
Car - The Rose Bowl is in West End, a short distance from Junction 7 of the M27.
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Fixtures

2017
Sun Apr 2
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Hampshire v Cardiff MCCU
Fri Apr 14 - Mon Apr 17
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Middlesex
Fri Apr 21 - Mon Apr 24
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Yorkshire
Wed May 3 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
Sun May 7 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Fri May 12 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Glamorgan
Wed May 17 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex
Sat May 27 (50 ovs)
2nd ODI - England v South Africa
Fri Jun 2 - Mon Jun 5
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Warwickshire
Wed Jun 21 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - England v South Africa
Mon Jun 26 - Thu Jun 29          
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
Fri Jul 14 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Middlesex
Thu Jul 20 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Sussex
Sun Jul 23 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Surrey
Tue Aug 1 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Kent
Fri Aug 4 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Essex
Sun Aug 6 - Wed Aug 9
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
Thu Aug 10 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 18 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
121st Match - Hampshire v Somerset
Tue Sep 5 - Fri Sep 8
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Surrey
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Essex
Fri Sep 29 (50 ovs)          
5th ODI - England v West Indies
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Latest Photos

It was a fine day on the south coast after interruptions earlier in the game, Hampshire v Warwickshire, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 4th day, April 13, 2016
It was a fine day on the south coast after interruptions earlier in the game
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The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed, England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl, June 14, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed
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The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished, Ageas Bowl, April 2, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished
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England train ahead of the third Test, Ageas Bowl, July 26, 2014
England train ahead of the third Test
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Hampshire v Cardiff MCCU at Southampton
Apr 2, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton
Apr 14-17, 2017
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton
Apr 21-24, 2017
South Group: Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton
May 3, 2017 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Gloucs at Southampton
May 7, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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