The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
17:06, Thu Jun 20, 2019 (UTC +0100)
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
England v West Indies - Jun 14, 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
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.
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Fixtures

2019
Sat Jun 22 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
Afghanistan v India
Mon Jun 24 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
Afghanistan v Bangladesh
Sat Jul 6 - Tue Jul 9
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Warwickshire
Sat Jul 13 - Tue Jul 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Kent
Fri Jul 19 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex
Sun Jul 21 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Kent
Tue Jul 23 - Fri Jul 26
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Australians v Australia A
Mon Jul 29 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Glamorgan 2nd XI
Mon Jul 29 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Glamorgan 2nd XI
Tue Jul 30 - Thu Aug 1
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Glamorgan 2nd XI
Fri Aug 2 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Glamorgan
Mon Aug 5 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Yorkshire 2nd XI v Durham 2nd XI
Mon Aug 5 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Yorkshire 2nd XI v Durham 2nd XI
Tue Aug 6 - Thu Aug 8
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI
Fri Aug 9 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Sun Aug 11 (20 ovs)
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Western Storm
Mon Aug 12 - Wed Aug 14
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Sussex 2nd XI
Fri Aug 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Surrey
Wed Aug 21 (20 ovs)          
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds
Sun Aug 25 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Essex
Wed Aug 28 (20 ovs)          
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning
Thu Aug 29 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
Tue Sep 10 - Fri Sep 13
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Surrey
Mon Sep 16 - Thu Sep 19
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
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