Rose Bowl Cricket Ground is the home of Hampshire County Cricket Club since 2001. The County Ground in Southampton had been Hampshire’s home ground since 1885. First-class cricket as debut match played on May 9-11, 2001 between Worcestershire and Hampshire, which Hampshire won by 124 runs. The first List A match had been played between Hampshire and Essex on May 02, 2011, as part of schedule county Benson & Hedges Cup-2001.
International cricket came to Southampton in the year 2003 as the first One Day International scheduled as part of the 2003 Cricket World Cup fixture between South Africa v Zimbabwe. England played their first-ever T20 International match against Australia as part of Ashes series, England won by 100 runs. As part of the redevelopment England & Wales Cricket Board scheduled its expansion from 15000 to temporary seating 20000.
During the Ageas Bowl Test status and a Test match between England and Sri Lanka in 2011. Rose Bowl Ground hosted the first Test on June 16-20, 2011. It was a heavy rain-affected match that ended in a draw but did Ian Bell and Kumar Sangakkara scored their first Test centuries at Southampton County Cricket Club, in addition to Chris Tremlett took his first Five-Wickets haul at Ground.
Southampton County Ground witnessed the highest T20 runs till 2013 scored by Aaron Finch 156 runs off 63 balls. His blistering includes 14 sixes and 11 fours against New Zealand on August 29, 2013. Currently, Aaron Finch is also the highest run-scorer in T20I which he scored 172 runs off 76 balls including 16 fours and 10 sixes against Zimbabwe on July 03, 2018.
Martin Guptil smashed his career-best ODI innings of 189 runs against England at Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground. During the English County Championship Hampshire smashed 225 with the loss of two wickets against Middlesex. It’s been the highest total of by any franchise at Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium.
Rose Bowl Ground History
|GROUND INFO||Rose Bowl GROUND HISTORY|
|First Test||England v Sri Lanka, June 16, 2011|
|First ODI||South Africa v Zimbabwe, July 10, 2003|
|First T20||England v New Zealand, July 13, 2005|
|Owner||RB Sport & Leisure Holdings plc|
|Location||West End, Hampshire|
|Home Team||Hampshire Cricket Board,|
|Capacity||15,000 (20000 with temporary seating)|
|End Names||Pavilion End, Northern End|
|Boundary Dimensions||137.16 m x 64 m|
Records at Rose Bowl Ground
|Highest team total||569 by Eng v India-2014||359/3 by NZ v Eng-2013||248/6 by Aus v Eng-2013|
|Lowest team total||184 by SL v Eng-2011||65 by USA v Aus-2004||79 by Eng v Aus-2005|
|Highest individual innings||167-Ian Bell (Eng) v India-2014||189*-M Guptill (NZ) v Eng-2013||156-Aaron Finch (Aus) v Eng-2013|
|Best bowling in an innings||6/48-Chris Tremlett (Eng) v SL-2011||5/29 by Mervyn Dillon (WI) v Bangladesh-2004||4/22-Paul Collingwood (Eng) v Aus-2005|
|Best bowling in a match||7/144-Chris Tremlett (Eng) v SL-2014||5/29-Mervyn Dillon (WI) v Bangladesh-2004||4/22-Paul Collingwood (Eng) v Aus-2005|
|Records||First Class Cricket||List A Cricket||Domestic T20|
|Highest team total||714/5d-Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, 2005||350/5-Gloucestershire v Hampshire, 2008||225/2-Hampshire v Middlesex, 2006|
|Lowest team total||86-Worcestershire v Hampshire, 2007||101-Sussex v Hampshire, 2003||72-Kent v Hampshire, 2011|
|Highest individual innings||311*-John Crawley for Hampshire v Nottinghamshire, 2005||167*-Sean Ervine for Hampshire v Ireland, 2009||124*-Michael Lumb for Hampshire v Essex, 2009|
|Best bowling in an innings||8/90-Alan Mullally for Hampshire v Warwickshire, 2001||6/27-Stuart Clark for Hampshire v Surrey, 2007||5/19-Danny Briggs for Hampshire v Durham, 2011|
|Best bowling in a match||11/59-Kyle Hogg for Lancashire v Hampshire, 2011||6/27-Stuart Clark for Hampshire v Surrey, 2007||5/19-Danny Briggs for Hampshire v Durham, 2011|