The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
11:09, Thu Feb 11, 2016 (UTC +0000)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
England v India - Jul 27-31, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v Zimbabwe - Jul 10, 2003 Scorecard
England v Australia - Sep 3, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Jun 13, 2005 Scorecard
England v Australia - Aug 29, 2013 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Rose Bowl, Hampshire's fourth home and its most state-of-the-art, was designed by award-winning architects Michael Hopkins & Partners and hosted its inaugural first-team match in 2001. The ground, shaped like a circular amphitheatre, and its highlight - the three-storey pavilion with canopied roof - is a splendid feat of architecture, but its location - just off the M27 on the outskirts of Southampton - proved problematic for spectators in the early days. One of the venues for the Champions Trophy in 2004, The Rose Bowl received widespread criticism when access to the ground for England's key fixture against Sri Lanka proved extremely difficult, as 16,000 spectators descended. Nevertheless, Hampshire's ambitions continue unchecked: the ground hosted England's first Twenty20 international against Australia in 2005; floodlights were installed in 2006, and after hosting some memorable day/night fixtures against Australia and Pakistan in 2010, the ground became England's tenth Test venue the following year, when Sri Lanka visited in mid-June.

The ground's development - costing a whopping £24million - ran into financial difficulties in 2000, before a Hampshire businessman and cricket enthusiast Rob Bransgrove stepped in to secure its future. In 2006 the venue lost out to Cardiff in the race for Test status, but Bransgrove reacted by investing another £35 million, largely aimed at improving the pitch and the dreadful traffic problems which had blighted major matches. The planned development of a state-of-the-art hotel at the northern end of the ground will further boost The Rose Bowl's ambitions as it seeks to cement its place in the international calendar, and safeguard Hampshire's future.

Notes

Travel
Train - Hedge End station and Southampton Airport/Parkway are 10 minutes' taxi ride from the ground.
Car - The Rose Bowl is in West End, a short distance from Junction 7 of the M27.
Map Click here
Hotels Click here

Fixtures

2016
Mon Apr 4 - Wed Apr 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Hampshire v Cardiff MCCU
Sun Apr 10 - Wed Apr 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Warwickshire
Sun May 1 - Wed May 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Middlesex
Sun May 22 - Wed May 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jun 2 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Kent (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 5 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Essex
Wed Jun 15 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jun 17 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex (Floodlight)
Sat Jun 25 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Sun Jun 26 - Wed Jun 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
Tue Jul 5 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - England Women v Pakistan Women
Tue Jul 5 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Only T20I - England v Sri Lanka
Fri Jul 8 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Essex (Floodlight)
Thu Jul 14 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Glamorgan (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 17 - Wed Jul 20
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 22 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex (Floodlight)
Tue Jul 26 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Kent
Fri Jul 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset (Floodlight)
Tue Aug 2 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Thu Aug 4 - Sun Aug 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
Wed Aug 24 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
1st ODI - England v Pakistan
Wed Aug 31 - Sat Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Yorkshire
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Durham
Day and Night - Day and Night International Matches - International Matches Live - Covered by Cricinfo
No responsibility is taken by Cricinfo for the accuracy of this information.

Latest Photos

The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed, England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl, June 14, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed
© PA Photos
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished, Ageas Bowl, April 2, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished
© Getty Images
England train ahead of the third Test, Ageas Bowl, July 26, 2014
England train ahead of the third Test
© Getty Images
The sun beats down over the Ageas, Hampshire v Kent, County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, June 6, 2013
The sun beats down over the Ageas
© Getty Images
 
View the full index of related photos »

Weather

Weather.com
Thu
11/02

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

Max 9° C
Min 3° C
Fri
12/02

Light Rain
Light Rain

Max 9° C
Min 4° C
Sat
13/02

Rain
Rain

Max 6° C
Min 3° C
Sun
14/02

Showers
Showers

Max 7° C

Hour by Hour forecast » | 10-day forecast »

Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Hampshire v Cardiff MCCU at Southampton
Apr 4-6, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton
Apr 10-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton
May 1-4, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton
May 22-25, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton
Jun 2, 2016
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »