Sophia Cricket Ground is a historic ground. It has recorded a number of national or international level cricket records so far. Cardiff Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground has won hearts by conducting several national and international cricket events. Like Natwest T20 Blast, National T20 Cup and Cricket England. The ground is known as Cardiff City Stadium and home of the Glamorgan County Cricket Club situated on the west bank of the River Taff.
Sophia Gardens is named after Lady Sophia Rawdon-Hastings. The 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 centuries. 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 ODI Total scored by the Sri Lankan against New Zealand for 138/10. Eoin Morgan is the leading run-scorer at Sophia Gardens in Twenty20 format 147. The highest total scored at Sophia Gardens is 348 runs by England against Australia.
Edward Plunkett is the leading wicket-taker with 11 at Cardiff Stadium. The highest Twenty20 total of 182/5 scored by England v Australia, August 31, 2015. Former English Test Cricketer, Tim Bresnan is the leading wicket-taker with 4 in the limited-overs format. Australia scored the highest total in Test cricket against the host nation with 624/6 and declared the innings.
Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground – History
|Ground Info||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 Gardens Records, Stats
|Records Info||Sophia Gardens Stats|
|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|