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The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Northern End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
11:09, Sat Jul 23, 2016 (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 3, 2015 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 Sri Lanka - Jul 5, 2016 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

2016
Tue Jul 26 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Kent
Fri Jul 29 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 31 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars
Tue Aug 2 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Thu Aug 4 - Sun Aug 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Lancashire
Mon Aug 8 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds
Sun Aug 14 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Women's Cricket Super League
Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning
Wed Aug 24 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
1st ODI - England v Pakistan
Wed Aug 31 - Sat Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Yorkshire
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Hampshire v Durham
2017
Sat May 27 (50 ovs)
2nd ODI - England v South Africa
Wed Jun 21 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - England v South Africa
Fri Sep 29 (50 ovs)          
5th ODI - England v West Indies
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Latest Photos

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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England train ahead of the third Test, Ageas Bowl, July 26, 2014
England train ahead of the third Test
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton
Jul 26, 2016 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
Vipers v Stars at Southampton
Jul 31, 2016 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Aug 2, 2016 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton
Aug 4-7, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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