Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground
1995
5000 (17000 for internationals)
Yes, Installed in 2015
Finchale End, Lumley End
Durham
21:35, Tue Feb 27, 2024 (UTC +0000)
Riverside Ground
 

Records and statistics

England v Zimbabwe - Jun 5-7, 2003 Scorecard
England v Sri Lanka - May 27-30, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Pakistan v Scotland - May 20, 1999 Scorecard
England v South Africa - Jul 19, 2022 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
England v South Africa - Aug 20, 2008 Scorecard
England v New Zealand - Aug 30, 2023 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The first significant match played at Chester-le-Street was when Durham took on the touring New Zealanders in 1992, but it was when Durham were awarded first-class status in 1992 that the development really took off and an international-standard stadium has now been constructed. The hard work was rewarded in 1999 when the ground was awarded two matches in the World Cup, and the following year England played a NatWest Series game. In 2003, the venue because the first new Test ground in England since 1902 when it staged a match against ZImbabwe, and it is now has a firm place on the international fixture list, although Chester-le-Street still has to take in place in the pecking order below the established grounds.

It's a long walk from the train station or bus and, once there, spectators face a long day if exposed to the cold. And exposed is the word: the stands around three-quarters of the ground are fairly low, although compensation is made in some part by a fine view of Lumley Castle over the open eastern side from the west and south stands.

The old ground had a limited capacity, although 5000 watched the 1972 Gillette Cup tie against Surrey. In 2000, more than 15,000 watched an England ODI, although that capacity was reduced to 12000, which included a fair amount of temporary seating.
Martin Williamson

Notes

Travel
Train Nearest station: Chester-le-Street
Car Just off the A1 (M) motorway - leave at junction 63. Leave the motorway at the signs for Chester-le-street and follow the signs for the Riverside. Ample parking next to Riverside Complex
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Fixtures

2024
Fri Apr 5 - Mon Apr 8
County Championship Division One
Durham v Hampshire
Fri Apr 26 - Mon Apr 29
County Championship Division One
Durham v Essex
Fri May 24 - Mon May 27
County Championship Division One
Durham v Somerset
Fri May 31 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Northern Diamonds v South East Stars
Fri May 31 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Warwickshire
Thu Jun 13 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Leicestershire
Sun Jun 16 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Lancashire
Wed Jun 19 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Northern Diamonds v Thunder
Fri Jun 21 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Yorkshire
Wed Jun 26 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
1st ODI - England Women v New Zealand Women
Sun Jun 30 - Wed Jul 3
County Championship Division One
Durham v Worcestershire
Fri Jul 5 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Worcestershire
Fri Jul 12 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jul 14 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Durham v Northamptonshire
Wed Jul 31 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Somerset
Fri Aug 2 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Northamptonshire
Fri Aug 9 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Hampshire
Wed Aug 14 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Durham v Derbyshire
Thu Aug 22 - Sun Aug 25
County Championship Division One
Durham v Nottinghamshire
Mon Sep 9 - Thu Sep 12
County Championship Division One
Durham v Lancashire
Tue Sep 24 (50 ovs)
3rd ODI - England v Australia
Thu Sep 26 - Sun Sep 29
County Championship Division One
Durham v Kent
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Latest Photos

The clean-up begins after heavy rain during the afternoon, England vs India, 1st women's T20I, Chester-le-Street, September 10, 2022
The clean-up begins after heavy rain during the afternoon
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A fan waves a Sri Lanka flag in the crowd at the Riverside, England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 29, 2021
A fan waves a Sri Lanka flag in the crowd at the Riverside
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England and Sri Lanka contest the first ODI at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street, England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, June 29, 2021
England and Sri Lanka contest the first ODI at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street
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Matty Potts runs in to bowl, Durham vs Yorkshire, Vitality Blast, Chester-le-Street, June 11, 2021
Matty Potts runs in to bowl
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