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South Africa v England - Mar 12-13, 1889 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Feb 20-23, 2014 Scorecard
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South Africa v India - Dec 9, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Pakistan - Nov 27, 2013 Scorecard
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South Africa v West Indies - Dec 16, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Mar 9, 2014 Scorecard
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Profile

Port Elizabeth's St George's Park staged the first Test to be played outside England or Australia in 1888-89 (England winning by eight wickets) and in 1969-70 hosted the final Test before South Africa's 21-year isolation.

It also staged South Africa's first rugby international, also against England, in 1891. In 1896 it witnessed one of Test cricket's most remarkable games. England's George Lohmann took 7 for 38 in South Africa's first innings and then 8 for 7 in their second as they were bowled out for 30.

Situated within sight of the ocean, the ground became famous for the enthusiastic band that plays during Tests. But ahead of the 2003 World Cup they were banned from playing inside the ground, amid safety concerns, and have only made sporadic appearances since.

The ground has brought mixed fortunes for the South African side. In 1992 they secured a superb win by 9 wickets, Allan Donald claimed 12 for 139, on a pitch that many had said favoured spin bowling and was a fast bowler's nightmare. But in 1997 they lost to Australia by two wickets, after leading by 101 runs on the first innings, as Mark Waugh played one his most valuable Test innings.

Located near the city centre, St George's Park is easily accessible by public transport, car or on foot, and, as with other South African grounds is still a blend of open space and covered seating.

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Fixtures

2014
Fri Oct 17 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Warriors v Cape Cobras
Sun Oct 26 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
Momentum One Day Cup
Warriors v Titans
Fri Nov 14 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Warriors v Dolphins
Fri Nov 28 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 16:00 GMT
11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST
Ram Slam T20 Challenge
Warriors v Cape Cobras
Fri Dec 26 - Tue Dec 30
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT
03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST
2nd Test - South Africa v West Indies
2015
Thu Jan 15 - Sun Jan 18
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Warriors v Cape Cobras
Sun Jan 25 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4th ODI - South Africa v West Indies
Fri Jan 30 (50 ovs)          
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Warriors v Dolphins
Thu Feb 19 - Sun Feb 22
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Sunfoil Series
Warriors v Titans
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Adrian Carter, the groundsman, says the pitch at St. George's Park currently looks
Adrian Carter, the groundsman, says the pitch at St. George's Park currently looks "very furry" and "green"
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General view, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
General view, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
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A view of St George's Park, South Africa v England 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, December 19, 2004
A view of St George's Park
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A camera's-eye view of St George's Park, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, December 19 2004
A camera's-eye view of St George's Park
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth
Oct 17, 2014 (15:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth
Oct 26, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Warriors v Dolphins at Port Elizabeth
Nov 14, 2014 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth
Nov 28, 2014 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
2nd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth
Dec 26-30, 2014 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
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