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South Africa v England - Mar 12-13, 1889 Scorecard
South Africa v Bangladesh - Apr 8-11, 2022 Scorecard
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South Africa v India - Dec 9, 1992 Scorecard
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Profile

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.

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Fixtures

2022
Wed Dec 14 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Warriors v Western Province
Sun Dec 18 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Warriors v Boland
Wed Dec 21 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 11:00 GMT
06:00 EST | 05:00 CST | 03:00 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division One
Warriors v Lions
2023
Thu Jan 12 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Pretoria Capitals
Mon Jan 16 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape v MI Cape Town
Sat Jan 21 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Joburg Super Kings
Sun Jan 22 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 15:30 GMT
10:30 EST | 09:30 CST | 07:30 PST
SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants
Tue Jan 24 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Paarl Royals
Tue Feb 14 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 17:00 GMT
12:00 EST | 11:00 CST | 09:00 PST
ICC Women's T20 World Cup
8th Match, Group A - Australia Women v Bangladesh Women
Thu Feb 16 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 17:00 GMT
12:00 EST | 11:00 CST | 09:00 PST
ICC Women's T20 World Cup
11th Match, Group A - Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women
Sat Feb 18 (20 ovs)
15:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
ICC Women's T20 World Cup
14th Match, Group B - England Women v India Women
Sat Feb 18 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 17:00 GMT
12:00 EST | 11:00 CST | 09:00 PST
ICC Women's T20 World Cup
15th Match, Group A - South Africa Women v Australia Women
Mon Feb 20 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 17:00 GMT
12:00 EST | 11:00 CST | 09:00 PST
ICC Women's T20 World Cup
18th Match, Group B - India Women v Ireland Women
Sun Feb 26 - Wed Mar 1
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 4-Day Series Division 1
Warriors v Knights
Sun Mar 5 - Wed Mar 8
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 4-Day Series Division 1
Warriors v Titans
Sat Mar 18 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA Women's Provincial League
Pool A - Eastern Province Women v Kei Women
Sun Mar 19 (20 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Pool A - Eastern Province Women v Kei Women
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Rain held up proceedings, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, January 18, 2020
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Rain delayed proceedings on the second morning, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, January 17, 2020
Rain delayed proceedings on the second morning
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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
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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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