The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
10:32, Fri Dec 13, 2019 (UTC +0000)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
England v India - Aug 30-Sep 2, 2018 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v Zimbabwe - Jul 10, 2003 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Bangladesh - Jun 24, 2019 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 South Africa - Jun 21, 2017 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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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.
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Fixtures

2020
Sun Apr 19 - Wed Apr 22
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Kent
Fri May 1 - Mon May 4
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Yorkshire
Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex
Sun Jun 7 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Wed Jun 10 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Essex
Sun Jun 14 - Wed Jun 17
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Warwickshire
Thu Jun 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Sun Jun 21 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Glamorgan
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 10 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
Tue Jul 14 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
2nd ODI - England v Australia
Sun Jul 19 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Worcestershire
Wed Jul 22
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Manchester Originals
Sun Jul 26
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles
Wed Jul 29 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Essex
Fri Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Sussex
Tue Aug 4
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Trent Rockets
Tue Aug 4
The Women's Hundred
Southern Brave Women v Trent Rockets Women
Fri Aug 7
The Hundred
Southern Brave v Welsh Fire
Sun Aug 23 - Wed Aug 26
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Wed Sep 2 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
3rd T20I - England v Pakistan
Tue Sep 8 - Fri Sep 11
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Northamptonshire
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
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