The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
23:50, Wed Dec 13, 2017 (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 West Indies - Sep 29, 2017 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 South Africa - Jun 21, 2017 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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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

2018
Sat Apr 7 - Mon Apr 9
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 13 - Mon Apr 16
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Worcestershire
Fri Apr 27 - Mon Apr 30
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Essex
Mon May 21 (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 Surrey
Wed May 23 (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 Essex
Sun May 27 (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 Kent
Wed Jun 6 (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 Somerset
Sat Jun 9 - Tue Jun 12
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Surrey
Wed Jun 20 - Sat Jun 23          
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 6 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Glamorgan
Thu Jul 12 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Sussex
Fri Jul 20 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Middlesex
Wed Jul 25 (20 ovs)
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning
Fri Aug 3 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Kent
Wed Aug 8 (20 ovs)
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds
Wed Aug 8 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Somerset
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Essex
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Somerset v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 17 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Sat Aug 18 (20 ovs)
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Lancashire Thunder
Sun Aug 19 - Wed Aug 22
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 30 - Mon Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
4th Test - England v India
Mon Sep 10 - Thu Sep 13
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
Mon Sep 24 - Thu Sep 27
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
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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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