Headingley Cricket Ground Profile
Headingley Cricket Ground is based in Leeds, England, and is the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and their T20 Blast team the Yorkshire Vikings. It also plays host to Test and ODI cricket but has not held a T20I. The ground is part of the larger Headingley Stadium complex that also includes Headingley Rugby Stadium. It was first opened in 1891 and has seen Test action since 1899. Headingley currently holds more than 18,000 spectators and has had floodlights since 2015. It has also hosted a number of World Cup games.
Notable cricket moments at the ground include Don Bradman’s 334 in the 1930s Ashes, Geoffrey Boycott’s 100th first-class century in 1977 and Yorkshire Vikings posting the highest T20 score in domestic English cricket of 260-4 in 2017. It also saw one of the most dramatic comebacks in Test cricket in 1981 when England beat Australia by 18 runs after being made to follow on when 227 runs behind and then at 135-7. A total of 14 ODI centuries have been scored at Headingley. The very first was by Australian Graeme Wood in 1981. The record ODI score at the ground belongs to Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya for his 152 from 99 deliveries against England in 2006.
What to look for when betting on matches at Headingley
The wicket at Headingley tends to offer a little bit to both batsman and bowler. However, there is plenty of assistance to seam bowlers when there is cloud cover. Bradman hold the record for most Test runs at the ground with a staggering 963 in just six innings. England’s Stuart Broad has enjoyed good success at Headingley and leads the way in the Test wicket-taker charts.