Edgbaston Cricket Ground History and Records

Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Edgbaston Cricket Ground is home ground to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and known as County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium or Birmingham Cricket Stadium. It is the first England ground after Lord’s to host a significant ODI tournament final when it hosted the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Edgbaston is 4th largest after Lord’s, Old Trafford and The Oval Cricket Stadium with permanent seating for approximately 25000 spectators. The major redevelopment took place for Edgbaston Cricket Stadium at the cost of £32 million between 2010 and 2011. Ground seating capacity was increased to 25000; Pavilions were redeveloped completely, which dated back to the 1890s.

William Ansell Stands and  Leslie Deakins, R. V. Ryder Stands, were newly constructed as part of development during January 2010. Floodlights pylons were permanently erected around the ground during April 2011, allowing 15 days of D/N cricket annually. The first International Test match played between England and India on August 10, 2011, after the redevelopment of the venue. It was the 3rd Test of the series, England beat India with an innings and 242 runs, which saw England ranked number 1 position in ICC Test Championship for the first time.

Edgbaston Cricket Ground History


First TestEngland v Australia on May 29, 1902
First ODIEngland v Australia on August 28, 1972
First T20Australia v Pakistan on July 5, 2010
Home TeamWarwickshire County Cricket Club
End NamesPavilion End, Birmingham End (previously City End)
Rain cover SystemBrumbrella-Motorized Rain Cover System (2010)
LocationEdgbaston, Birmingham, England
Boundary Dimensions137.16 m x 64 m

Test, ODI and T20I records

Records Test, ODI, and T20
Highest team total  
  • Test; 710/7 by England vs. India – Aug 2011
  • ODI; 408/9 by England vs. New Zealand – 9 June 2015
  • T20I; 221/5 by England vs. Australia – 27 June 2018
Highest individual runs in innings
  • Test; 294- Alastair Cook (Eng) vs. India – Aug 2011
  • ODI; 154-Andrew Strauss (Eng) vs. Bangladesh – 12 July 2010
  • T20I; 84-Aaron Finch (Aus) vs. England – 27 June 2018
Lowest Innings Team Score
  • Test; 30 all-out South Africa by England – June 1924
  • ODI; 70 all-out Australia by England – June 1977
Best bowling in an innings
  • Test; 12/119 by Fred Trueman (Eng) vs. West Indies –July 1963
  • ODI; 5/11 by Shahid Afridi (Pak) vs. Kenya –14 September 2004
  • T20I; 3/26 by Saeed Ajmal (Pak) vs. Australia – 5 July 2010
Highest Partnerships
  • Test; 411 Peter May & Colin Cowdrey for (Eng) vs. West Indies –7 30 May 1957
  • ODI; 256* Jason Roy & Alex Hales (Eng) vs. Sri Lanka – 24 June 2016
  • T20I; 95 Jos Buttler and Jason Roy (Eng) vs. Australia – 27 June 2018
Leading Runs Scorer
  • Tests; 869-Alastair Cook, 767-David Gower
  • ODI; 343-Andrew Strauss, 320-Graham Gooch-290-Shikhar Dhawan
Leading Wicket-Takers
  • Test; 44-James Anderson, 39-Fred Trueman, 29-Ian Botham
  • ODI; 21-Darren Gough, 16-James Anderson

Domestic and First Class Cricket

Year                          Noble Moments for Edgbaston Cricket Stadium & Other Record
1957  411 runs-Peter May and Colin Cowdrey v West Indies-highest Ever-Test Partnership by England
1975Edgbaston hosted group matches in the 1975 Cricket World Cup
1979Edgbaston hosted group matches in the 1979 Cricket World Cup
1983Edgbaston hosted group matches in the 1983 Cricket World Cup
1994501*-Brian Lara for Warwickshire v Durham, highest-ever runs scored by a batsman in first-class cricket
1999Semi-Final 1999 Cricket World Cup tied between Australia and South Africa
2004   Marcus Trescothick became the first player to score a century in both innings v West Indies (105 and 107 runs)
2008South Africa claimed first-ever Test series win in England since 1965, chased 281 runs-Graeme Smith scored 154*
2011294-Alastair Cook scored against India-England ranked No. 1 Test Team-England scored 710/7 highest Test score at Edgbaston
2012Tino Best (West Indies) scored 95 runs at 11th wicket batsman v England
2013India claimed five runs nail-biting victory over England during ICC Champions Trophy 2013
2015408-runs scored by England v New Zealand in ODI-England claimed highest ever 210 runs victory in the same match
2016          The 256-runs partnership between Jason Roy & Alex Hales against Sri Lanka. Successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODI history
2017Edgbaston Cricket Ground hosted five matches of ICC Champions Trophy-2017
2018Edgbaston hosted the first D/N Test match in England, between West Indies and England.
2018Edgbaston hosted England’s 1000th Test match against India, England won by 32 runs.

Seating Plan and Stands

  • R.E.S Wyatt Stand
  • Eric Hollies Stand
  • Stanley Barnes Stand
  • Scrivens Stand
  • West Stand
  • Raglan Stand
  • Priory Stand
  • South Stand
Updated: 09/11/2019 — 12:16 pm