Leeds Cricket Ground History and Records

Headingley Cricket Ground History

Headingley Cricket Ground is home ground to Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Leeds Cricket Ground is also known as Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground for sponsorship reasons. It has hosted International Test Cricket in 1899 and has a capacity of 18350. Headingley Cricket Ground adjoins Headingley Rugby Stadium in the Headingley Stadium Complex in Leeds, England however it’s main entrance is opposite to Kirkstall Lane’s end. No limited over international cricket has been played so far at Leeds Cricket Ground.

Leeds Cricket Ground History

First TestEngland v Australia on June 29, 1899
First ODIEngland v West Indies on September 05, 1973
First T20No T20 International has been played so far
Home TeamYorkshire County Cricket Club
End NamesKirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
Rain cover SystemBrumbrella-Motorized Rain Cover System (2010)
LocationHeadingley, Leeds, England
Boundary Dimensions137.16 m x 64 m

Leeds Cricket Ground Records

RecordsTest, ODI, and T20
Highest team total
  • Test; 653/4D-Australia v England on July 22, 1993
  • ODI; 339/6-England v South Africa on May 24, 2017
Highest Partnerships
  • Test; 332*-Allen Border & Steve Waugh (Aus v Eng) on July 22, 1993
  • ODI; 286-WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka v England) on July 01, 2006
Leading Runs Scorer
  • Test; 963-Donald Bradman, 897-Geoff Boycott, 849-John Edrich Steward
  • ODI; 408-Marcus Trescothick, 335-Andrew Strauss, 292-Eoin Morgan
Leading Wicket-Takers
  • Test; 44-Fred Trueman, 40-Bob Willis, 34-Stuart Broad
  • ODI: 12-Chris Old, 11-Ian Botham, 9-Andrew Flintoff

Domestic & Intl. Cricket Stats

Year Record
1930334-Donald Bradman’s Test match innings during 1930-Ashes Test Series including 309 runs on the first day of Test at Headingley Leeds Cricket Ground
193110/10-Spinner Hedley Verity, 10 Wickets haul for Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, best bowling figure in first-class cricket ever.
193210-Hedley Verity-10 Wickets haul for Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Headingley
1934304-Donald Bradman’s Test match innings at Headingley Cricket Ground
1948404-runs scored by Australia v England on the Last Day of the Test. Australia beat England during Ashes series 1948 {182-Arthur Morris & 173*-Donald Bradman}
1965310*-John Edrich (Eng) against New Zealand, hit 53 fours and 5 sixes
1977Geoff Boycott scored his 100th First-class hundred
1999Australia beat South Africa in semi-final 1999 Cricket World Cup
200061/all out England dismissed West Indies during Test Match
2001England chased down 315 runs to beat Australia, with Mark Butcher 173*
2017260/4-Highest ever T20 score in English domestic Cricket scored by Yorkshire Vikings, with Adam Lyth 161 runs
2017Shai Hope scored a century in both innings v England at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Double & Triple Century

Donald Bradman (Aus)334 runs off 448 balls v England on July 11, 1930
Donald Bradman (Aus)304 runs off 473 balls v England on July 20, 1934
John Edrich (Eng)310* runs off 450 balls v New Zealand on July 8, 1965
Geoffrey Boycott (Eng)246* runs off 555 balls v India on June 8, 1967
Eric Rowan (SA)236 runs off NR balls v England on July 26, 1951
Kevin Pietersen (Eng)226 runs off 262 balls v West Indies on May 25, 2007
Allan Border (Aus)200* runs off 399 balls v England on July 22, 1993

Highest Individual Runs

Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)152 runs off 99 balls v England on July 1, 2006
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)144 runs off 150 balls v England on July 1, 2011
Robin Smith (Eng)128 runs off 168 balls v New Zealand on May 23, 1990
Andrew Strauss (Eng)126 runs off 134 balls v Pakistan on September 12, 2010
Joe Root (Eng)126 runs off 113 balls v India on September 05, 2014
Updated: 03/12/2019 — 7:30 pm