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Taunton County Ground History, Records and Stats

The County Ground Taunton –  home ground of Somerset County Cricket Club. It was established in 1882 and is located between Priory Bridge Road and St James Street, Taunton Somerset, England. Due to sponsorship reasons, the ground often known as the Cooper Associates County Ground, a cricket ground in Taunton. Somerset played their first-class cricket match against Hampshire County Cricket Club and won by 5 wickets on August 8-10, 1882.

The first international team to visit Taunton Somerset Cricket Ground was Australia National Cricket Team during August 1882. The first match of International cricket was played on this ground when Taunton Cricket Ground hosted a group stage match between host team England and Sri Lanka in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. The County Ground Taunton also hosted 2 group stage matches during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

The ground saw a single Twenty20 International T20I tie between England and South Africa. Members areas are situated at the River End and number of stands and pavilions including Colin Atkinson Pavilion, Sir Ian Botham Stand, and Marcus Trescothick Stand. The rest of the ground is consists of a scoreboard stand, the Family Stand. St James Street Stand, Old Pavillion, Gimblett Hill, and Somerset Stand.

Taunton Cricket Stadium is also home to the England Women’s Cricket Team since 2006. Somerset stand is the largest area of a stand that accommodates over 3000 spectators. After the redevelopment, it contains luxurious retirement apartments overlooking the stadium. Taunton Cricket Ground phase-1 redevelopment completed when the venue hosted the 2009 T20I Cricket World Cup and incorporated capacity increase.

English opening pair Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow owe some records at Taunton Cricket Ground. The highest T20I opening partnership formed between Roy and Bairstow against South Africa on June 23, 2017. Jason Roy scored the highest individual innings of 67 runs against South Africa in the same match at this ground.

Taunton Cricket Ground History

GROUND INFOTaunton Ground History
First TestNo Test debut so far
First ODIEngland v Sri Lanka on June 11, 1983
First T20England v South Africa on June 23, 2017
Other NamesTaunton Athletic Ground
Somerset County Cricket Club
Cooper Associates County Ground
Home TeamSomerset County Cricket Club
End NamesSomerset Pavilion End, River End
TenantsEngland women's cricket team
LocationTaunton, Somerset, England
Boundary Dimensions137.16 m x 64 m

Cricket Records at Taunton

RecordsTest, ODI, and T20
Highest team totalODI; 373/6 India v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 174/8 South Africa v England on June 23, 2017
Highest PartnershipsODI; 318-Ganguly & Dravid v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 110-Jason Roy & Jonny Bairstow -South Africa on June 23, 2017
Leading Runs ScorerODI; 183-Sourav Ganguly  v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 67-Jason Roy v South Africa on June 23, 2017
Individual highest scoresODI; 183-Sourav Ganguly  v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 67-Jason Roy v South Africa on June 23, 2017
Leading Wicket-TakersODI; 5/31 Rabindra Singh v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 3/33 Thomas Kevin Curran v South Africa on June 23, 2017
Best Bowling InningsODI; 5/31 Rabindra Singh v Sri Lanka on May 26, 1999
T20; 3/33 Thomas Kevin Curran v South Africa on June 23, 2017
Centuries at Taunton
Sourav Ganguly 183 runs off 129 balls v Sri Lanka, May 26, 1999 (CWC 1999)
Rahul Dravid (India)145 runs off 120 balls v Sri Lanka, May 26, 1999 (CWC 1999)
David Gower (Eng)130 runs off 120 balls v Sri Lanka, June 11, 1983 (CWC 1983)
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Taunton County Ground History, Records and Stats
County Ground Taunton, History and International Records, Ground Dimensions, Capacity, Highest/Lowest Totals, Partnership, Leading Wicket Takers.
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