7 of the World’s Best Cricket Grounds

For cricket enthusiasts, a visit to an iconic cricket ground is somewhat of a pilgrimage. Be it for a game or a walking tour, there are plenty of cricketing venues across the globe that are rich with history and stories of sporting legends.

There are an overwhelming amount of grounds to choose from – so we’ve put together our list of seven of the world’s greatest cricket grounds.

1. Trent Bridge, United Kingdom

Commonly used for test, one-day international and county cricket, the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is located in Nottinghamshire with a crowd capacity of 17,500. The ground was established in 1841,  and is said to have one of the world’s best scoreboards.

2. Newlands Cricket Ground, South Africa

Located in one of South Africa’s three capital cities, Cape Town, the Newlands Cricket Ground is renowned as one of the most beautiful grounds in the world, as it’s overlooked by the iconic Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. The ground opened in 1888, and has a capacity of 25,000 spectators.

3. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Australia

Located in Moore Park in Sydney, this iconic cricketing ground seats up to 48,000 people, was established in 1848, and frequently welcomed Sir Don Bradman to its spacious field. It’s one of the most ‘spin-friendly’ cricket grounds in Australia thanks to its sturdy ‘Bulli soil’ direct from Bulli, New South Wales.

4. The Oval, United Kingdom

As the home ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club, The Oval in the district of Kennington in South London is rich with history. It was established in 1845, has a capacity of over 25,000 people, and is colloquially known as the birthplace of the legendary Ashes tournament between England and Australia.

5. Eden Gardens, India

Eden Gardens is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India. Built in 1864, this spacious ground holds up to 68,000 cricket fans at a time, and is often referred to as the home of Indian cricket.

6. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia

Renowned for its annual Boxing Day test match, Victoria’s MCG can hold a whopping 100,000 patrons, and has played host to 160 years of cricketing history. Known by locals as ‘the G’, the stadium is located in Yarra Park near Melbourne’s CBD, and is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere.

7. Lord’s, United Kingdom

The Lord’s Cricket Ground located in St John’s Wood near London has a rich association with the game of cricket; the first match being played here in 1814. It has played host to more than 100 test matches, features a Victorian-era style pavilion, and can hold up to 30,000 spectators. It’s unofficially dubbed ‘the Home of Cricket’, and is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club.

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