The Ageas Bowl, West End
2001
6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Yes
Pavilion End, Hotel End
Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
21:21, Sun Jun 20, 2021 (UTC +0100)
The Rose Bowl
 

Records and statistics

England v Sri Lanka - Jun 16-20, 2011 Scorecard
India v New Zealand - Jun 18-22, 2021 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
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Jun 13, 2005 Scorecard
England v Australia - Sep 8, 2020 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

2021
Fri Jun 18 - Tue Jun 22
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC World Test Championship
Final - India v New Zealand
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
3rd T20I - England v Sri Lanka
Mon Jun 28 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Middlesex
Wed Jun 30 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 2 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Gloucestershire
Sun Jul 4 - Wed Jul 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 2 - Hampshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 9 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Somerset
Fri Jul 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 Jul 16 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Sussex
Sun Jul 18 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Hampshire v Glamorgan
Thu Jul 22 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Essex
Tue Jul 27 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Sussex
Fri Jul 30
The Hundred Men's Competition
Southern Brave (Men) v Birmingham Phoenix (Men)
Fri Jul 30
The Hundred Women's Competition
Southern Brave (Women) v Birmingham Phoenix (Women)
Sun Aug 1 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Lancashire
Wed Aug 4 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Hampshire v Worcestershire
Sat Aug 7
The Hundred Men's Competition
Southern Brave (Men) v Northern Superchargers (Men)
Sat Aug 7
The Hundred Women's Competition
Southern Brave (Women) v Northern Superchargers (Women)
Wed Aug 11
The Hundred Men's Competition
Southern Brave (Men) v Welsh Fire (Men)
Wed Aug 11
The Hundred Women's Competition
Southern Brave (Women) v Welsh Fire Women
Mon Aug 16
The Hundred Men's Competition
Southern Brave (Men) v Oval Invincibles (men)
Mon Aug 16
The Hundred Women's Competition
Southern Brave (Women) v Oval Invincibles (Women)
Tue Sep 7 - Fri Sep 10
Second Eleven Championship
Hampshire 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI
Tue Sep 14 - Fri Sep 17
Second Eleven Championship
Hampshire 2nd XI v Somerset 2nd XI
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India celebrate Devon Conway's wicket under darkening skies, India vs New Zealand, World Test Championship (WTC) final, 3rd day, Southampton, June 20, 2021
India celebrate Devon Conway's wicket under darkening skies
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Everyone had one eye constantly on the skies at the WTC final, India vs New Zealand, World Test Championship (WTC) final, 3rd day, Southampton, June 20, 2021
Everyone had one eye constantly on the skies at the WTC final
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Play was stopped for bad light several times on day two of the WTC final
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The lights were on most of day two of the WTC final at the Ageas Bowl, India vs New Zealand, World Test Championship (WTC) final, 2nd day, Southampton, June 19, 2021
The lights were on most of day two of the WTC final at the Ageas Bowl
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