Headingley Grounds
1890
17000
No
Kirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
Yorkshire
17:50, Fri Aug 29, 2014 (UTC +0100)
Headingley is a suburb of Leeds
Headingley
 

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England v Australia - Jun 29-Jul 1, 1899 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jun 20-24, 2014 Scorecard
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Profile

Tucked away in the sleepy backstreets of suburban Leeds, Headingley staged possibly the most dramatic comeback in Test cricket when, in 1981, England beat Australia by 18 runs. England had followed on 227 runs behind and were 135 for 7 in their second innings before the combined heroics of Ian Botham, with the bat, and Willis, with the ball, beat odds of 500/1.

Since the initial first-class match was held there in 1899, against Kent, Headingley spectators have witnessed some great feats, including two Test triple-centuries by Don Bradman in 1930 and 1934. During the first innings Bradman scored 309 of his eventual 334 in a single day, the only instance of 300 in a day in a Test. The Surrey left-hander John Edrich also made a Test triple hundred here, against New Zealand in 1965. And, fittingly, Geoff Boycott brought up his hundreth hundred against Australia in 1977.

Test cricket had first come to Headingley nearly 100 years earlier, in 1889, one year after the ground was established. The home of Yorkshire County Cricket, the Headingley ground wasn't actually owned by the club until they finally bought it in 2005 for £12 million.

The ground is named after a suburb of the city of Leeds, and it is linked to a rugby league ground, home of the Leeds Rhinos. Unusually, there is no pavilion at Headingley; players have to make do with a modern dressing-room in the stands. The wicket is variable, and - particularly when there is cloud cover, too - aids seam bowling.

Notes

Train Nearest station: Leeds (2 miles away) - then take buses 74, 75, 76 or 77.
Car No parking in the immediate vicinity. Park and ride available from Beckett Campus, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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Fixtures

2014
Fri Sep 5 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
5th ODI - England v India
Tue Sep 23 - Fri Sep 26
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Yorkshire v Somerset
2015
Fri May 29 - Tue Jun 2
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd Test - England v New Zealand
Fri Sep 11 (50 ovs)
4th ODI - England v Australia
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Latest Photos

The weather refused to play ball for the Roses match, Yorkshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Headingley, June 27, 2014
The weather refused to play ball for the Roses match
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Drawing of proposed development at Headingley, June 5, 2014
Drawing of proposed development at Headingley
© Yorkshire CCC
Pools of water collected on the outfield, England v Australia, 1st NatWest ODI, September 6, 2013
Pools of water collected on the outfield
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The covers were firmly on as rain lashed Leeds, England v Australia, 1st NatWest ODI, September 6, 2013
The covers were firmly on as rain lashed Leeds
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Weather

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Fri
29/08

Rain Early
Rain Early

Min 12° C
Sat
30/08

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

Max 17° C
Min 10° C
Sun
31/08

Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny

Max 17° C
Min 11° C
Mon
01/09

AM Showers
AM Showers

Max 19° C
Min 9° C

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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
5th ODI: England v India at Leeds
Sep 5, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
2nd Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds
May 29-Jun 2, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
4th ODI: England v Australia at Leeds
Sep 11, 2015
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