Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
No
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
16:07, Wed Apr 16, 2014 (UTC +0100)
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 Australia - Jul 7, 2012 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

2014
Sun Apr 20 - Wed Apr 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Somerset
Sun May 4 - Wed May 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Yorkshire
Mon May 12 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group A - Durham 2nd XI v Lancashire 2nd XI
Mon May 12 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group A - Durham 2nd XI v Lancashire 2nd XI
Fri May 16 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Worcestershire
Sun May 25 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
2nd ODI - England v Sri Lanka
Thu May 29 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Lancashire
Sun Jun 1 - Wed Jun 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Middlesex
Sun Jun 15 - Wed Jun 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 Jun 20 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Leicestershire
Sun Jun 22 - Wed Jun 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Sussex
Sun Jun 29 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Derbyshire
Fri Jul 4 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jul 11 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Yorkshire
Sun Jul 13 - Wed Jul 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Warwickshire
Sun Jul 20 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Durham v Sri Lanka A
Fri Jul 25 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Durham v Northamptonshire
Thu Jul 31 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Durham v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 10 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Durham v Middlesex
Tue Aug 12 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 14 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Durham v Surrey
Sun Aug 31 - Wed 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 15 - Thu Sep 18
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Northamptonshire
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Latest Photos

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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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street
Apr 20-23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
May 4-7, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Durham 2nd v Lancs 2nd XI at Chester-le-Street
May 12, 2014
Group A: Durham 2nd v Lancs 2nd XI at Chester-le-Street
May 12, 2014
North Division: Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street
May 16, 2014 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
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