Bristol County Ground

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Bristol County Ground
Fry's Ground, Nevil Road
Bristol County Ground.jpg
Ground information
Location Nevil Road, Ashley Down, Bristol
Coordinates 51°28′38.01″N 2°35′02.96″W / 51.4772250°N 2.5841556°W / 51.4772250; -2.5841556Coordinates: 51°28′38.01″N 2°35′02.96″W / 51.4772250°N 2.5841556°W / 51.4772250; -2.5841556
Establishment 1889
Capacity 8,000
17,500 for internationals
End names
Bristol Pavilion End
Ashley Down Road End
International information
First ODI 13 June 1983:
 New Zealand v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI 24 September 2017:
 England v  West Indies
First T20I 28 August 2006:
 England v  Pakistan
Last T20I 8 July 2018:
 England v  India
Team information
Gloucestershire (1889 – present)
As of 8 July 2018
Source: CricInfo

The Bristol County Ground (also known as Nevil Road), known for sponsorship reasons as The Brightside Ground,[1] is a senior cricket venue in Bristol, England. It is in the district of Ashley Down. The ground is home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

History

Initially known as Ashley Down Ground, it was bought in 1889 by W. G. Grace and has been home to Gloucestershire ever since. It was sold to local confectionery firm J. S. Fry & Sons and renamed Fry's Ground. The club bought the ground back in 1933 and it reverted to its original name. It was sold again in 1976, this time to Royal & Sun Alliance who renamed the ground the Phoenix County Ground for eight years before changing to The Royal & Sun Alliance County Ground until the ground was again bought by the club and took it up its current title.

The ground hosts One Day Internationals, usually one per year, with the addition of temporary seating to increase the ground's capacity. England are due to face India in 2018 and Pakistan in 2019 at the ground. In addition, four matches will be played at the ground as part of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The ground has long boundaries in comparison to most county cricket clubs.

The former concrete roof over the public terraces, which has now been demolished, was formed from eight hyperbolic-paraboloid umbrellas each approximately 30 ft square, designed by T.H.B. Burrough in 1960.[2]

Redevelopment

In July 2009, Gloucestershire C.C.C. announced plans to redevelop the ground into a 20,000-capacity stadium, with an aim to retaining one day international status.[3][4] The ground now includes a world class media centre and conference facilities. To help fund the project, student accommodation is included in the development. In March 2010, Bristol City Council gave the go-ahead for the new ground.[5]

The following year, the club revised its plans due to concerns from residents on the adjacent Kennington Avenue over permanent stands at the boundary of their property. The permanent capacity will now be raised to 7500 (8000 including the semi-permanent Hammond Roof) with temporary seating increasing capacity to 17,500,[6] but with other changes still implemented: new pavilion, new conference facilities and the construction of new stands (including the demolition of the Jessop stand and Tavern and the rebuilding of the Mound stand to a fixed capacity of 4500) and 147 apartments in three blocks. These plans were approved on 31 May 2012 and development began in October 2012. The Bristol Pavilion opened in August 2013.[7] Permanent floodlights were approved by Bristol City Council in April 2015, which were installed ready for the start of the 2016 season and which will allow the club to continue to host international matches as well as the four 2019 Cricket World Cup matches it has been allocated.[8]

Transport Connections

Montpelier railway station is under a mile from the ground. Main line stations Bristol Temple Meads railway station and Bristol Parkway railway station are 2.5 miles and 3.8 miles, respectively, from the ground. Former station Ashley Hill railway station was situated outside the ground but was closed in 1964. There are plans to reopen the station as part of the Greater Bristol Metro proposals.

International Centuries

One Day International Centuries

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at Bristol County Ground[9]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 140* Sachin Tendulkar (1/2)  India 101  Kenya 23 May 1999 Won
2 104* Rahul Dravid  India 109  Kenya 23 May 1999 Won
3 102 Ricky Ponting  Australia 101  England 10 June 2001 Won
4 113 Sachin Tendulkar (2/2)  India 101  Sri Lanka 11 July 2002 Won
5 106 Andrew Flintoff  England 121  New Zealand 4 July 2004 Lost
6 102 Moeen Ali  England 57  West Indies 24 September 2017 Won

T20 international Centuries

till date lone century has been scored on this venue [10]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 100* Rohit Sharma  India 56  England 8 July 2018 Won

Women's One Day International Centuries

The following table summarises the women's One Day International centuries scored at Bristol County Ground[11]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Meg Lanning (1/2)  Australia 98  England 23 July 2017 Won
2 106* Suzie Bates  New Zealand 109  Sri Lanka 24 June 2017 Won
3 178* Chamari Atapattu  Sri Lanka 143  Australia 29 June 2017 Lost
4 152* Meg Lanning (2/2)  Australia 135  Sri Lanka 29 June 2017 Won
5 147 Sarah Taylor  England 104  South Africa 5 July 2017 Won
6 148 Tammy Beaumont  England 145  South Africa 5 July 2017 Won
7 106 Poonam Raut  India 136  Australia 12 July 2017 Lost

See also

References

  1. ^ "GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB AND BRIGHTSIDE SIGN A FIVE-YEAR GROUND NAMING RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP". Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Burrough, THB (1970). Bristol. London: Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79804-3. 
  3. ^ "Cricket ground's future unveiled". BBC Bristol Sports. BBC News. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Club Statement to Members". Gloucestershire Cricket. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Go-ahead to expand cricket club". BBC News. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Gloucestershire County Cricket Club alters ground plans". BBC West. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Grounds for Celebration". Venue. Bristol. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Floodlight planning application approved". Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. 29 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "County Ground, Bristol / Records / One-Day Internationals / High scores". Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "High scores in T20I at Bristol". 
  11. ^ "Batting records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
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