St George’s Park

St George's Park
Facts
Capacity
20.000
Location
Port Elizabeth Central
Address
8 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth
Home to
Eastern Province, Warriors, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 547/9 declared by Australia vs South Africa – March 1950
Lowest score: 30/10 by South Africa vs England – February 1896

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 335/6 by Pakistan vs South Africa – December 2002
Lowest score: 112/10 by New Zealand vs Australia – March 2003

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 179/6 by South Africa vs New Zealand – December 2012
Lowest score: 146/9 by New Zealand vs South Africa – December 2012

Stats – MSL matches

Highest score: 192/4 by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans – December 2019
Lowest score: 92/10 by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Jozi Stars – December 2018

St George’s Park profile

St George’s Park is situated in the coastal South African city of Port Elizabeth, which has been nicknamed the ‘windy city’ for obvious reasons.

The ground is famous for its brass band, which strikes up several jovial songs during the day’s play, which has irked touring teams in the past.

St George’s Park is one of the oldest international cricket venues in the country – and has hosted rugby internationals – as well. It is able to hosts as many spectators, if not somewhat more, than some of the country’s other grounds like the Wanderers Stadium or Kingsmead Stadium.

What to look for when betting on matches at St George’s Park

St George’s Park is South Africa’s most spin-friendly Test venue. Teams frequently contemplate, if not play, two specialist slow bowlers in the same XI here.

The prevailing winds can help the fast bowlers swing the ball – and cool the humid conditions prevalent in the area.

This is the home ground of Mzansi Super League franchise, the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, who are branded in line with the greater Eastern Cape metropol of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Giants are often among the short-odds favourites to win the MSL.

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