The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Hotel End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
20:53, Wed Aug 12, 2020 (UTC +0100)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
England v West Indies - Jul 8-12, 2020 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 Ireland - Aug 4, 2020 Scorecard
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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
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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

2020
Thu Aug 13 - Mon Aug 17
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC World Test Championship
2nd Test - England v Pakistan
Fri Aug 21 - Tue Aug 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
ICC World Test Championship
3rd Test - England v Pakistan
Thu Sep 10 (20 ovs)          
18:35 local | 17:35 GMT
13:35 EDT | 12:35 CDT | 10:35 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex
Fri Sep 11 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
South Group - Southern Vipers v Sunrisers
Sun Sep 13 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
South Group - Southern Vipers v Western Storm
Mon Sep 14 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Kent
Wed Sep 16 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Essex
Fri Sep 18 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Surrey
Sun Sep 20 (20 ovs)
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
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England and Ireland warm up ahead of the third ODI, Ageas Bowl, August 4, 2020
England and Ireland warm up ahead of the third ODI
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A general view of the ground during England's warm-up match, Ageas Bowl, Team Morgan v Team Moeen, July 22, 2020
Empty white and cream seats could cause visibility issues at the Ageas Bowl
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England's 2020 home season is on with strict checks against the spread of the virus in place, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Southampton, 5th day, July 12, 2020
England's 2020 home season is on with strict checks against the spread of the virus in place
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A sign encouraging social distancing at the Ageas Bowl, Ageas Bowl, June 19, 2020
A sign encouraging social distancing at the Ageas Bowl
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