Sahara Oval; Crusaders Ground, St George's Park
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Duckpond End, Park Drive End
Eastern Province
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St George's Park
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v England - Mar 12-13, 1889 Scorecard
South Africa v England - Jan 16-20, 2020 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v India - Dec 9, 1992 Scorecard
South Africa v Sri Lanka - Mar 13, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
South Africa v West Indies - Dec 16, 2007 Scorecard
South Africa v Australia - Feb 23, 2020 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.

Cricinfo staff (May 2005)

Fixtures

2020
Mon Nov 9 - Thu Nov 12
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Pool A - Warriors v Titans
Mon Nov 30 - Thu Dec 3
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Cross Pool - Warriors v Lions
Sun Dec 13 - Wed Dec 16
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Pool A - Warriors v Cape Cobras
Sun Dec 20 - Wed Dec 23
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
4-Day Franchise Series
Cross Pool - Warriors v Dolphins
2021
Thu Jan 7 - Sat Jan 9
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Pool B - Eastern Province v North West
Sun Jan 10 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - Eastern Province v North West
Fri Jan 15 (50 ovs)          
13:30 local | 11:30 GMT
06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Pool B - Warriors v Lions
Sat Jan 16 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
Eastern Province Women v Boland Women
Sun Jan 17 (20 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Eastern Province Women v Boland Women
Thu Jan 21 - Sat Jan 23
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Pool B - Eastern Province v Mpumalanga
Sun Jan 24 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - Eastern Province v Mpumalanga
Sun Jan 31 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Momentum One Day Cup
Pool B - Warriors v Cape Cobras
Sat Feb 13 (50 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial League
Eastern Province Women v South Western Districts Women
Sun Feb 14 (20 ovs)
CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition
Eastern Province Women v South Western Districts Women
Thu Mar 4 - Sat Mar 6
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Pool B - Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Sun Mar 7 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal Inland
Thu Mar 18 - Sat Mar 20
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT
CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup
Pool B - Eastern Province v South Western Districts
Sun Mar 21 (50 ovs)
09:30 local | 07:30 GMT
03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT
CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
Pool B - Eastern Province v South Western Districts
Mon Mar 22 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT
CSA T20 Challenge
Warriors v Knights
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Rain held up proceedings, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, January 18, 2020
Rain held up proceedings
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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
The Port Elizabeth brass band in full flow
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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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