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Chester le Street Ground History, Records and Stats

The Riverside Ground is home to Durham County Cricket Club. It’s often known as Chester le Street Cricket Ground, Durham Ground and Emirates Riverside (Sponsorship reason). Riverside County Ground, Durham officially hosted its first game of first-class cricket on May 18, 1995, between Durham and Warwickshire. Ground honored by its Robson Pavilion’s inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996.

Including installing permanent floodlights, permanent seating surrounds the entire ground and raised ground capacity to 20000. In 2001 Riverside Ground hosted triangular series between England, Zimbabwe and West Indies. A One Day International between Pakistan and Australia, the match abandoned due to heavy rainfall without a ball bowled. The first Test match played between England and Zimbabwe on June 5-7, 2003.

Riverside Ground hosted six Test matches for England including Zimbabwe in 2003 and Bangladesh in 2005. West Indies in 2007 and 2009, Australia in 2013 and Sri Lanka in 2016. Paul Collingwood became the first Durham local player to hit a Test century at Riverside on June 18, 2007, against West Indies. The first T20 International scheduled at Riverside County Ground on August 20, 2008.

The game England and South Africa abandoned due to heavy rain. Riverside County Ground Chester-I-Street renamed “Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground” for sponsorship reasons on June 4, 2010. The ground renamed in February 2016. Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground to “Emirates Riverside” and the contract extended till 2022. The stadium owes a great history and remarkable record, stats, etc in all formats of cricket.

The stadium boundary stretched or squeeze during the mega-events and domestic tournaments respectively. Riverside Ground has 569, 314 and 195 as highest totals in Test, ODI, and T20I cricket. Alex Hales posted 94 as highest in the Twenty20 tournament at Chester Ie Street. Riverside has a massive boundary with the dimensions of 137.5m x 68.9m which stretches during the ICC tournaments.

Chester Ie Street Ground History

Ground InfoChester Ie Street History
First TestEngland v Zimbabwe on June 05, 2003
First ODIPakistan v Scotland on May 20, 1999
First T20England v South Africa on August 20, 2008
Other NamesThe Riverside Ground, Emirates Riverside,  Chester-le-Street, County Ground
Home TeamDurham County Cricket Club
End NamesLumley End, Finchale End
LocationChester-le-Street, County Durham, England
Capacity20000 (international), 12500 (domestic)
Boundary Dimensions137.5m x 68.9m

Chester Ie Street Ground Records

RecordsTest, One Day Internationals, and T20
Highest team totalTest; 569/6d England v West Indies on May 14, 2009
ODI; 314/4 England v Australia on June 21, 2018
T20; 195/5 England v Australia on August 31, 2013
Highest PartnershipsTest; 213-Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara (Eng) v West Indies on May 14, 2009
ODI; 186*-MW Goodwin, GW Flower (Zimbabwe) v West Indies on July 16, 2000
T20; 111- MJ Lumb, AD Hales (Eng) v Australia on August 31, 2013
Leading Runs ScorerTest; 315-Alastair Cook (Eng)
ODI; 206-Ian Bell (Eng)
T20; 148-Alex Hales
Individual highest scoresTest; 162-Ian Bell (Eng) v Bangladesh on June 03, 2005
ODI; 126*-Mahela Jayawardene (SL) v England on June 24, 2006
T20; 94-Alex Hales (Eng) v Australia on August 31, 2013
Leading Wicket-TakersTest; 25-James Anderson (Eng)
ODI; 9-Graeme Swann (Eng)
T20; 5-Jade Winston Dernbach (Eng)
Best Bowling InningsTest; 7/117-Ryan James Harris (Aus) v England on August 09, 2013
ODI; 5/28-Graeme Swann (Eng) v Australia on September 20, 2009
T20; 3/20-Carlos Brathwaite (WI) V England on September 16, 2017
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Chester le Street Ground History, Records and Stats
Chester le Street Ground, Durham Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside History, Records, Highest Runs, Partnership, Totals, Lowest Runs, Total, Wickets.
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