Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
Yes, Installed in 2015
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
07:53, Sat Nov 27, 2021 (UTC +0000)
Riverside Ground
 

Records and statistics

England v Zimbabwe - Jun 5-7, 2003 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - May 27-30, 2016 Scorecard
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Pakistan v Scotland - May 20, 1999 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - Jun 29, 2021 Scorecard
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England v South Africa - Aug 20, 2008 Scorecard
England v West Indies - Sep 16, 2017 Scorecard
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Profile

The first significant match played at Chester-le-Street was when Durham took on the touring New Zealanders in 1992, but it was when Durham were awarded first-class status in 1992 that the development really took off and an international-standard stadium has now been constructed. The hard work was rewarded in 1999 when the ground was awarded two matches in the World Cup, and the following year England played a NatWest Series game. In 2003, the venue because the first new Test ground in England since 1902 when it staged a match against ZImbabwe, and it is now has a firm place on the international fixture list, although Chester-le-Street still has to take in place in the pecking order below the established grounds.

It's a long walk from the train station or bus and, once there, spectators face a long day if exposed to the cold. And exposed is the word: the stands around three-quarters of the ground are fairly low, although compensation is made in some part by a fine view of Lumley Castle over the open eastern side from the west and south stands.

The old ground had a limited capacity, although 5000 watched the 1972 Gillette Cup tie against Surrey. In 2000, more than 15,000 watched an England ODI, although that capacity was reduced to 12000, which included a fair amount of temporary seating.
Martin Williamson

Notes

Travel
Train Nearest station: Chester-le-Street
Car Just off the A1 (M) motorway - leave at junction 63. Leave the motorway at the signs for Chester-le-street and follow the signs for the Riverside. Ample parking next to Riverside Complex
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Fixtures

2022
Tue Jul 19 (50 ovs)
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
1st ODI - England v South Africa
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A fan waves a Sri Lanka flag in the crowd at the Riverside, England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 29, 2021
A fan waves a Sri Lanka flag in the crowd at the Riverside
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England and Sri Lanka contest the first ODI at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street, England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 29, 2021
England and Sri Lanka contest the first ODI at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street
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Matty Potts runs in to bowl, Durham vs Yorkshire, Vitality Blast, Chester-le-Street, June 11, 2021
Matty Potts runs in to bowl
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The floodlights in full glow at Chester-le-Street, England v Australia, 4th ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 21, 2018
The floodlights in full glow at Chester-le-Street
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