Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
No
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
06:01, Fri Sep 19, 2014 (UTC +0100)
Riverside Ground
 

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England v Zimbabwe - Jun 5-7, 2003 Scorecard
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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

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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

2015
Sat Jun 20 (50 ovs)
5th ODI - England v New Zealand
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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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Persistent rain dogged the opening ODI after India had reached a good position, England v India, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 3, 2011
Persistent rain dogged the opening ODI after India had reached a good position
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Heavy overnight rain in Durham delayed the start of England's ODI series against Pakistan, England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 10 2010
Heavy overnight rain in Durham delayed the start of England's ODI series against Pakistan
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A miserable and wet scene at Chester-le-Street, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, May 14, 2009
A miserable and wet scene at Chester-le-Street
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5th ODI: England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street
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