County Ground Bristol is home ground to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. Bristol County Ground as Bristol County Ground is located in Ashley Down and also known as Ashley Down Ground. Ashley Down Ground was bought by William Gilbert Grace in 1889, (WG Grace former English cricketer who represented England on September 6, 1880, against Australia).
Other Names to Bristol County Ground
Table of Contents
- 0.1 Other Names to Bristol County Ground
- 0.2 The Royal & Sun Alliance County
- 0.3 Redevelopment of Ground
- 1 Bristol County Ground History
- 2 Bristol County Cricket Stadium ODI and T20 Records
- 3 ODI Centuries Scored
- 4 T20 International Centuries
- 5 ODI Centuries Scored at Bristol Cricket Ground (Women Teams)
Bristol County Ground as Fry’s Ground; Bristol County Ground is also known as Fry’s Ground being home ground to Fry Club Junior FC football club. In 1933 it was sold to local confectionery firm J. S. Fry & Sons and renamed Fry’s Ground. J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family.
The Royal & Sun Alliance County
Bristol County Ground was sold to RSA Insurance Group in 1976 who renamed ground as Phoenix County Ground. After 8 years RSA Insurance Group again changed the Bristol Cricket Stadium name from Phoenix County Ground to The Royal & Sun Alliance County Ground.
RSA Insurance Group has its operations in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Scandinavia and other major parts of the world. RSA Insurance Group is formally known as Royal Sun Alliance.
Bristol County Ground never hosted any International Test match so far, however it usually hosts One Day International every year. County Ground capacity is planned to increased from 15000 to 20000 as part of its redevelopment. Bristol County Cricket Ground will host few matches of the ICC mega event 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Redevelopment of Ground
As redevelopment, Bristol County Ground capacity has been increasing due to the semi-permanent Hammond Roof with temporary seating increasing capacity to 17,500. During 2012-13 as a result of new construction, 147 apartments in three blocks were built.
Due it’s increase and beautiful seating plan ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) allowed the club to continue to host ICC events as 2019 World Cup few matches will be played in Bristol.
Bristol County Ground History
|First Test||No Test has been played so far.|
|First ODI||Sri Lanka v New Zealand, June 13, 1983|
|First T20||England v Pakistan, August 28, 2006|
|Other Names||Ashley Down Ground; Fry’s Ground; Phoenix County Ground; The Royal & Sun Alliance County Ground;|
|Location||Nevil Road, Ashley Down, Bristol|
|End Names||Bristol Pavilion End, Ashley Down Road End|
|Boundary Dimensions||137.16 m x 64 m|
Bristol County Cricket Stadium ODI and T20 Records
|Recent Highest Totals||India 329/7 (2007)||Pakistan 148/5 (2006)|
|Highest Individual Score||140*-Sachin Tendulkar||72*-Mahela Jayawardene|
|Best Bowling Figures||5/25-Richard Hadlee||3/30-Abdul Razzaq|
|Highest Individual Runs||
|Best Bowling Analysis||
ODI Centuries Scored
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||
|Rahul Dravid (India)||104 runs off 109 balls v Kenya, May 23, 1999|
|Andrew Flintoff (England)||106 runs off 121 balls v New Zealand, July 4, 2004|
|Ricky Ponting (Australia)||102 runs off 101 balls v England, June 10, 2001|
|Moeen Ali (England)||102 runs off 57 balls v West Indies, September 24, 2017|
T20 International Centuries
|Rohit Sharma (India)||100* runs of 56 balls v England, July 08, 2018|
ODI Centuries Scored at Bristol Cricket Ground (Women Teams)
|Chamari Atapattu (Sri Lanka)||178* runs of 143 balls v Australia, June 29, 2017|
|Meg Lanning (Australia)||
|Tammy Beaumont (England)||148 runs off 145 balls v South Africa, July 05, 2017|
|Sara Taylor (England)||147 runs off 104 balls v South Africa, July 05, 2017|
|Suzie Bates (New Zealand)||106* runs off 109 balls v Sri Lanka, June 24, 2017|
|Poonam Raut (India)||106 runs off 136 balls v Australia, July 12, 2017|