Riverside Cricket Ground

Riverside Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street, Durham
Facts
Capacity
17000
Location
Chester-le-Street, County Durham
Address
County Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-street, Co Durham, DH3 3QR
Home to
Durham Cricket, England national team
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 569/6d by England vs West Indies – May 2009

Lowest score: 94 by Zimbabwe vs England – June 2003

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 338/6 by Sri Lanka vs West Indies – July 2019

Lowest score: 99 by England vs Sri Lanka – May 2014

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 195/5 by England vs Australia – Aug 2013

Lowest score:  118/7 by England vs South Africa – Sep 2012

Stats – T20 Blast Matches

Highest score: 225/2 by Durham vs Leicestershire – June 2010

Lowest score: 47 by Northamptonshire vs Durham – July 2011

The highest T20 Blast total at Chester-le-Street was achieved by hosts Durham against Leicestershire in 2010. Durham went on to record a 71-run success after New Zealander Ross Taylor, batting at three, hit an unbeaten 80 from just 33 balls.

Riverside Cricket Ground Profile

Riverside Cricket Ground, also known as Chester-le-Street due to its location, is the home of Durham County Cricket Club. It hosts fixtures of the Durham CCC in the County Championship and their limited-overs teams in the One-Day Cup and T20 Blast. The ground has also hosted a number of international fixtures.

The stadium was built to a Test-standard in 1990 as part of Durham’s acceptance as a first-class county. Its first match since the upgrade saw Durham take on a touring New Zealand side in 1992 before facing Warwickshire in 1995. The first international clash at the site was a One-Day International between Pakistan and Scotland during the 1999 World Cup. A first Test Match at the ground was held when England met Zimbabwe in 2003. That occasion meant it was the first new Test ground in England since 1902. The Riverside held a first T20I between England and South Africa in 2008.

The first floodlit clash at Riverside was when Durham, then known as the Durham Jets, faced Yorkshire in a T20 Blast match in 2015. It was most recently chosen to hold three fixtures during the 2019 World Cup as it continues to build on its international standing.

What to look for when betting on matches at the Riverside

England have a good record at the Riverside having won seven of the last eight games there. They have also never lost a Test match at the ground thanks to victories over Australia, Zimbabwe, West Indies, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The ground tends to favour the team chasing in ODI cricket and has seen the 300-mark surpassed on five occasions in the one-day game. England’s record in T20Is is mixed.

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