Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
Yes, Installed in 2015
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
17:42, Wed Dec 13, 2017 (UTC +0000)
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 West Indies - Sep 16, 2017 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

2018
Fri Apr 13 - Sun Apr 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Durham v Durham MCCU
Fri Apr 20 - Mon Apr 23
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Kent
Fri May 4 - Mon May 7
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Leicestershire
Fri May 18 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 1 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Warwickshire
Sun Jun 3 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Sat Jun 9 - Tue Jun 12
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Derbyshire
Thu Jun 21 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
4th ODI - England v Australia
Mon Jun 25 - Thu Jun 28          
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 13 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 20 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Worcestershire
Sat Jul 28 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 2 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Northamptonshire
Wed Aug 8 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Leicestershire
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Lancashire
Fri Aug 17 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Durham v Derbyshire
Wed Aug 29 - Sat Sep 1
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Northamptonshire
Mon Sep 10 - Thu Sep 13
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Sussex
Mon Sep 24 - Thu Sep 27
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Durham v Middlesex
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Latest Photos

Three spectators were injured during the partial collapse of a stand, England v West Indies, T20I, Chester-le-Street, September 16, 2017
Three spectators were injured during the partial collapse of a stand
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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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