Sophia Gardens is known as Cardiff City Stadium and home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club situated on the west bank of the River Taff. Sophia Gardens is named after Lady Sophia Rawdon-Hastings, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Hastings and wife to the 2nd Marquess of Bute.
Glamorgan Cricket Club hosted Cardiff Horse Show and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in the 19th and 20th century. Initially, it was built for Festivals of Britain and used for different concerts until 1982.
Cricket fans from Cardiff have witnessed so many scintillating contests between big guns of cricket in the recent past, most importantly England vs Pakistan recent ODI series has been fantastic.
The record book of Sophia Gardens stands with the lowest One Day International Total scored by the Sri Lankan team against New Zealand when SL got all out for 138/10.
The highest total scored at Sophia Gardens is 348 runs which England scored against Australia and won the game as well.
Cardiff Cricket Stadium (Sophia Gardens) History
|First Test||England v Australia, July 08, 2009|
|First ODI||Australia v New Zealand, May 20, 1999|
|First T20||England v Pakistan, September 05, 2010|
|End Names||River Taff End, Cathedral Road End|
|Boundary Dimensions||137.16 m x 64 m|
Sophia Garden Test, ODI and T20 Records
|Highest Test total-Test||674/6D by Australia v England, July 8, 2009|
|Lowest Test Totals||138/10 by Sri Lanka v New Zealand|
|Highest run scorer-Test||203 runs scored by IJL Trott v Sri Lanka, May 26, 2011|
|Leading Wicket-taker-Test||Stuart Broad 10 Wickets|
|Highest team total-ODI||342/8 by England v Australia, June 16, 2018|
|Total run scorer-ODI||307 runs-Jos Buttler (Individual Batsman)|
|Leading run scorer-ODI||131 runs scored by Shaun Marsh v England June 16, 2018|
|Leading Wicket-taker-ODI||11- Wickets Liam Edward Plunkett|
|Highest team total-T20||182/5 scored by England v Australia, August 31, 2015|
|Leading run scorer-T20||147 runs-Eoin Morgan|
|Leading Wicket-taker-T20||4 Wickets-Tim Bresnan|