Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground History and Records

Sophia Gardens

Sophia Cricket Ground is a historic ground as 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, 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 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 – History

First TestEngland v Australia, July 08, 2009
First ODIAustralia v New Zealand, May 20, 1999
First T20England v Pakistan, September 05, 2010
LocationCardiff, Wales
Home TeamGlamorgan
Establishment1854
Capacity16000
End NamesRiver Taff End, Cathedral Road End
Boundary Dimensions137.16 m x 64 m

Records at Sophia Garden

Highest Test total-Test674/6D by Australia v England, July 8, 2009
Lowest Test Totals138/10 by Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Highest run scorer-Test203 runs scored by IJL Trott v Sri Lanka, May 26, 2011
Leading Wicket-taker-TestStuart Broad 10 Wickets
Highest team total-ODI342/8 by England v Australia, June 16, 2018
Total  run scorer-ODI307 runs-Jos Buttler (Individual Batsman)
Leading run scorer-ODI131 runs scored by Shaun Marsh v England June 16, 2018
Leading Wicket-taker-ODI11- Wickets Liam Edward Plunkett
Highest team total-T20182/5 scored by England v Australia, August 31, 2015
Leading run scorer-T20147 runs-Eoin Morgan
Leading Wicket-taker-T204 Wickets-Tim Bresnan
Updated: 09/11/2019 — 1:12 pm