The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
07:37, Sat Aug 02, 2014 (UTC +0100)
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 16, 2013 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
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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

2014
Wed Aug 6 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Hampshire v Leicestershire
Fri Aug 8 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Hampshire v Northamptonshire
Mon Aug 11 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Hampshire v Worcestershire
Thu Aug 14 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Hampshire v Sri Lanka A
Mon Aug 18 (50 ovs)
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Second Eleven Trophy
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI
Tue Aug 19 - Thu Aug 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI
Thu Aug 21 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Hampshire v Yorkshire
Sun Aug 31 - Wed Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Hampshire v Leicestershire
Mon Sep 15 - Thu Sep 18
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Hampshire v Kent
2015
Sun Jun 14 (50 ovs)
3rd ODI - England v New Zealand
Thu Sep 3 (50 ovs)          
1st ODI - England v Australia
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England train ahead of the third Test, Ageas Bowl, July 26, 2014
England train ahead of the third Test
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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
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Clouds gather over the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day, April 11, 2013
Clouds gather over the Ageas Bowl
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A Hampshire groundsman mowing the square, Ageas Bowl, April 8, 2013
A Hampshire groundsman mowing the square
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Group A: Hampshire v Leics at Southampton
Aug 6, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Hampshire v Northants at Southampton
Aug 8, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group A: Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton
Aug 11, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Sri Lanka A at Southampton
Aug 14, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
South Division: Hants 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI at Southampton
Aug 18, 2014 (12:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
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