1882
24,803
Yes, Installed in 2011
Birmingham End (previously City End), Pavilion End
England, Warwickshire
Gary Barwell
14:21, Thu Feb 25, 2021 (UTC +0000)
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Records and statistics

England v Australia - May 29-31, 1902 Scorecard
England v Australia - Aug 1-5, 2019 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Aug 28, 1972 Scorecard
England v Australia - Jul 11, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v Pakistan - Jul 5, 2010 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Ireland - May 29, 2020 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

Situated in a leafy southern suburb of Birmingham, Edgbaston was the youngest of England's six regular Test venues, until Chester-le-Street was inaugurated in May 2003, more than one hundred years after Edgbaston's own debut, when the touring Australians were bowled out for 36 by Wilfred Rhodes in 1902.

These days it is one of the finest venues in the country - a far cry from the "meadow of rough grazing land" that became Warwickshire County Cricket Club's third home at the end of the 19th century. It hosted just four Tests in its first 27 years, but upon re-entering the circuit in 1957, it was considered to be the most state-of-the-art ground in the country, with the Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard, constructed in 1950, among the most notable features.

A new phase of renovation got underway at the end of the 1990s, which, partially funded by lottery money, resulted in the Edgbaston Cricket Centre and the £2million Eric Hollies stand. A new pavilion, dwarfing the previous one, was opened in 2011.

The ground has hosted Twenty20 finals day on several occasions, was the scene of Brian Lara's world-record 501 not out, against Durham in 1994, and staged two of the most famous international matches. In 1999, perhaps the greatest ODI in history saw Australia and South Africa tie their World Cup semi-final. Then in 2005, England won the second Ashes Test by two runs to level the series and turn momentum.
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Fixtures

2021
Thu Apr 8 - Sun Apr 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Derbyshire
Thu Apr 22 - Sun Apr 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Essex
Thu May 6 - Sun May 9
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Worcestershire
Thu May 27 - Sun May 30
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire
Mon May 31 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Western Storm
Thu Jun 10 - Mon Jun 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd Test - England v New Zealand
Fri Jun 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Lancashire
Thu Jun 24 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Derbyshire
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Durham
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Women’s Regional T20
Group A - Central Sparks v Southern Vipers
Wed Jun 30 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 2 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jul 4 - Wed Jul 7
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Durham
Tue Jul 13 (50 ovs)
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
3rd ODI - England v Pakistan
Fri Jul 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire
Sun Jul 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Birmingham Bears v Northamptonshire
Fri Jul 23
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit
Fri Jul 23
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v London Spirit Women
Sun Jul 25 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jul 29 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Leicestershire
Sun Aug 1
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets
Sun Aug 1
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v Trent Rockets Women
Wed Aug 4
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles
Wed Aug 4
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v Oval Invincibles Women
Fri Aug 6 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
Mon Aug 9
The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire
Mon Aug 9
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v Welsh Fire Women
Thu Aug 12 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Somerset
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
TBC v TBC
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