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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.

Cricinfo staff (May 2005)

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The Port Elizabeth brass band in full flow , South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, March 10, 2018
The Port Elizabeth brass band in full flow
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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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