Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
No
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
22:22, Mon Dec 22, 2014 (UTC +0000)
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 Sri Lanka - May 25, 2014 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

2015
Tue Apr 7 - Thu Apr 9
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Durham v Durham MCCU
Sun Apr 26 - Wed Apr 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Sussex
Sun May 10 - Wed May 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Nottinghamshire
Fri May 15 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Northamptonshire
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Yorkshire
Sat Jun 6 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Warwickshire
Sun Jun 7 - Wed Jun 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Somerset
Fri Jun 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Worcestershire
Sat Jun 20 (50 ovs)
5th ODI - England v New Zealand
Thu Jun 25 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Lancashire
Sun Jun 28 - Wed Jul 1
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 3 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Leicestershire
Sun Jul 12 - Wed Jul 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 17 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Mon Jul 27 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Worcestershire
Fri Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Surrey
Sun Aug 2 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Yorkshire
Tue Aug 4 - Fri Aug 7
Only Youth Test - England Under-19s v Australia Under-19s
Mon Aug 17 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Derbyshire
Fri Aug 21 - Mon Aug 24
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Middlesex
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Hampshire
Mon Sep 14 - Thu Sep 17
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Durham v Worcestershire
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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 Durham MCCU at Chester-le-Street
Apr 7-9, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street
Apr 26-29, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
May 10-13, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street
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North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
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