The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
01:56, Fri Jul 20, 2018 (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 West Indies - Sep 29, 2017 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

2018
Fri Jul 20 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
Wed Jul 25 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning
Mon Jul 30 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Mon Jul 30 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Tue Jul 31 - Thu Aug 2
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Hampshire 2nd XI v Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Fri Aug 3 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Kent
Wed Aug 8 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds
Wed Aug 8 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Essex
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Somerset v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 17 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Sat Aug 18 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Lancashire Thunder
Sun Aug 19 - Wed Aug 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 30 - Mon Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
4th Test - England v India
Mon Sep 10 - Thu Sep 13
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Somerset
Mon Sep 24 - Thu Sep 27
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
2019
Sat May 11 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd ODI - England v Pakistan
Wed Jun 5 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
India v South Africa
Mon Jun 10 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
South Africa v West Indies
Fri Jun 14 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
England v West Indies
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
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Latest Photos

A view across the Ageas Bowl, September 20, 2017
A view across the Ageas Bowl
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It was a fine day on the south coast after interruptions earlier in the game, Hampshire v Warwickshire, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 4th day, April 13, 2016
It was a fine day on the south coast after interruptions earlier in the game
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The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed, England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl, June 14, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is finally completed
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The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished, Ageas Bowl, April 2, 2015
The hotel at the Ageas Bowl is at long last almost finished
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