Sahara Oval; Crusaders Ground, St George's Park
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Duckpond End, Park Drive End
Eastern Province
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St George's Park
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Mar 12-13, 1889 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Feb 21-23, 2019 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v India - Dec 9, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Mar 13, 2019 Scorecard
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South Africa v West Indies - Dec 16, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Mar 9, 2014 Scorecard
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Profile

Port Elizabeth's St George's Park staged the first Test to be played outside England or Australia in 1888-89 (England winning by eight wickets) and in 1969-70 hosted the final Test before South Africa's 21-year isolation.

It also staged South Africa's first rugby international, also against England, in 1891. In 1896 it witnessed one of Test cricket's most remarkable games. England's George Lohmann took 7 for 38 in South Africa's first innings and then 8 for 7 in their second as they were bowled out for 30.

Situated within sight of the ocean, the ground became famous for the enthusiastic band that plays during Tests. But ahead of the 2003 World Cup they were banned from playing inside the ground, amid safety concerns, and have only made sporadic appearances since.

The ground has brought mixed fortunes for the South African side. In 1992 they secured a superb win by 9 wickets, Allan Donald claimed 12 for 139, on a pitch that many had said favoured spin bowling and was a fast bowler's nightmare. But in 1997 they lost to Australia by two wickets, after leading by 101 runs on the first innings, as Mark Waugh played one his most valuable Test innings.

Located near the city centre, St George's Park is easily accessible by public transport, car or on foot, and, as with other South African grounds is still a blend of open space and covered seating.

Cricinfo staff (May 2005)

Fixtures

2019
Thu Oct 10 - Sat Oct 12
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Eastern Province v Northern Cape
Sun Oct 13 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Cross Pool - Eastern Province v Northern Cape
Sat Oct 19 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
Eastern Province Women v South Western Districts Women
Sun Oct 20 (20 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Eastern Province Women v South Western Districts Women
Mon Oct 21 - Thu Oct 24
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4-Day Franchise Series
Warriors v Titans
Thu Nov 14 - Sat Nov 16
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Eastern Province v Boland
Sun Nov 17 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool A - Eastern Province v Boland
Thu Dec 19 - Sat Dec 21
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Eastern Province v Free State
Sun Dec 22 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool A - Eastern Province v Free State
2020
Thu Jan 16 - Mon Jan 20
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
ICC World Test Championship
3rd Test - South Africa v England
Thu Jan 30 - Sat Feb 1
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Eastern Province v Gauteng
Sat Feb 1 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
Eastern Province Women v Kei Women
Sun Feb 2 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool A - Eastern Province v Gauteng
Sun Feb 2 (20 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Eastern Province Women v Kei Women
Sun Feb 9 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Warriors v Titans
Fri Feb 14 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Warriors v Lions
Sun Feb 23 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
2nd T20I - South Africa v Australia
Sat Feb 29 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
Eastern Province Women v Border Women
Sun Mar 1 (20 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Eastern Province Women v Border Women
Thu Mar 12 - Sat Mar 14
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Eastern Province v Western Province
Sun Mar 15 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Cross Pool - Eastern Province v Western Province
Sun Mar 29 - Wed Apr 1
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
4-Day Franchise Series
Warriors v Dolphins
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The Port Elizabeth brass band in full flow , South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, March 10, 2018
The Port Elizabeth brass band in full flow
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Adrian Carter, the groundsman, says the pitch at St. George's Park currently looks
Adrian Carter, the groundsman, says the pitch at St. George's Park currently looks "very furry" and "green"
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General view, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
General view, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
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A view of St George's Park, South Africa v England 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, December 19, 2004
A view of St George's Park
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