Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
Yes, Installed in 2015
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
19:26, Mon May 22, 2017 (UTC +0100)
Riverside Ground
 

Records and statistics

England v Zimbabwe - Jun 5-7, 2003 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - May 27-30, 2016 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 New Zealand - Jun 20, 2015 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

2017
Mon May 22 (50 ovs)
Second Eleven Trophy
North Division - Durham 2nd XI v Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers
Tue May 23 - Thu May 25
Second Eleven Championship
North Division - Durham 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Fri Jun 2 - Mon Jun 5
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Northamptonshire
Mon Jun 19 - Thu Jun 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Glamorgan
Mon Jun 26 - Thu Jun 29          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Worcestershire
Fri Jul 7 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Lancashire
Sun Jul 9 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Northamptonshire
Thu Jul 20 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Leicestershire
Tue Jul 25 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jul 27 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Durham 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Thu Jul 27 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Durham 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Fri Aug 4 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Yorkshire
Fri Aug 11 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Worcestershire
Sun Aug 13 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Durham v Warwickshire
Tue Aug 15 - Thu Aug 17
Second Eleven Championship
North Division - Durham 2nd XI v Yorkshire 2nd XI
Mon Aug 28 - Thu Aug 31
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Derbyshire
Tue Sep 5 - Fri Sep 8
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Kent
Sat Sep 16 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Only T20I - England v West Indies
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22          
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Sussex
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Latest Photos

Test match action at Emirates Riverside between England and Sri Lanka, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, May 24, 2016
Test match action at Emirates Riverside between England and Sri Lanka
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The groundstaff deal with another shower at Chester-le-Street, Durham v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day, April 26, 2015
The groundstaff deal with another shower at Chester-le-Street
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A chilly outlook on the third morning at Chester-le-Street, Durham v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day, April 26, 2015
A chilly outlook on the third morning at Chester-le-Street
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England celebrate their series win over New Zealand, England v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 20, 2015
England celebrate their series win over New Zealand
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
North Division: Durham 2nd v Leics 2nd XI at Chester-le-Street
May 23-25, 2017
Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street
Jun 2-5, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street
Jun 19-22, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street
Jun 26-29, 2017 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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