1882
24,803
Yes, Installed in 2011
Birmingham End (previously City End), Pavilion End
England, Warwickshire
Gary Barwell
15:13, Tue Jun 22, 2021 (UTC +0100)
Edgbaston
 

Records and statistics

England v Australia - May 29-31, 1902 Scorecard
England v New Zealand - Jun 10-13, 2021 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v Australia - Aug 28, 1972 Scorecard
England v Australia - Jul 11, 2019 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v Pakistan - Jul 5, 2010 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Ireland - May 29, 2020 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

Situated in a leafy southern suburb of Birmingham, Edgbaston was the youngest of England's six regular Test venues, until Chester-le-Street was inaugurated in May 2003, more than one hundred years after Edgbaston's own debut, when the touring Australians were bowled out for 36 by Wilfred Rhodes in 1902.

These days it is one of the finest venues in the country - a far cry from the "meadow of rough grazing land" that became Warwickshire County Cricket Club's third home at the end of the 19th century. It hosted just four Tests in its first 27 years, but upon re-entering the circuit in 1957, it was considered to be the most state-of-the-art ground in the country, with the Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard, constructed in 1950, among the most notable features.

A new phase of renovation got underway at the end of the 1990s, which, partially funded by lottery money, resulted in the Edgbaston Cricket Centre and the £2million Eric Hollies stand. A new pavilion, dwarfing the previous one, was opened in 2011.

The ground has hosted Twenty20 finals day on several occasions, was the scene of Brian Lara's world-record 501 not out, against Durham in 1994, and staged two of the most famous international matches. In 1999, perhaps the greatest ODI in history saw Australia and South Africa tie their World Cup semi-final. Then in 2005, England won the second Ashes Test by two runs to level the series and turn momentum.
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Fixtures

2021
Thu Jun 24 (20 ovs)          
18:15 local | 17:15 GMT
13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Derbyshire
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Durham
Sat Jun 26 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Women’s Regional T20
Group A - Central Sparks v Southern Vipers
Wed Jun 30 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 2 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jul 4 - Wed Jul 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Warwickshire v Durham
Tue Jul 13 (50 ovs)
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
3rd ODI - England v Pakistan
Fri Jul 16 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire
Sun Jul 18 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Birmingham Bears v Northamptonshire
Fri Jul 23
The Hundred Men's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Men) v London Spirit (Men)
Fri Jul 23
The Hundred Women's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Women) v London Spirit (Women)
Sun Jul 25 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jul 29 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Leicestershire
Sun Aug 1
The Hundred Men's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Men) v Trent Rockets (Men)
Sun Aug 1
The Hundred Women's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Women) v Trent Rockets (Women)
Wed Aug 4
The Hundred Men's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Men) v Oval Invincibles (men)
Wed Aug 4
The Hundred Women's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Women) v Oval Invincibles (Women)
Fri Aug 6 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
Mon Aug 9
The Hundred Men's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Men) v Welsh Fire (Men)
Mon Aug 9
The Hundred Women's Competition
Birmingham Phoenix (Women) v Welsh Fire Women
Thu Aug 12 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Warwickshire v Somerset
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Sep 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Final - TBC v TBC
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Liam Plunkett claimed three key wickets in the semi-final, Surrey vs Gloucestershire, Vitality Blast semi-final, Edgbaston, October 4, 2020
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