For decades England has been the host country to several world cups and other significant cricket matches. So, the stadiums of England have witnessed some of the most iconic moments in the history of world cricket.
Here is a list of England’s legendary cricket stadiums to visit during your trip to United Kingdom:
Home to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, also known as the County ground, Edgbaston is United Kingdom’s second biggest cricket stadium, only next to Lord’s. It is one of England’s oldest grounds and has hosted several Twenty20 Internationals, test matches, and one-day matches.
Established in 1814 and situated in London, the Lord’s Stadium needs no introduction. It is the country’s biggest cricket ground and has derived its name from Lord Thomas, the owner of European Cricket Council and Marylebone Cricket Club. From the Honours board to the Old Father Time weathervane and the brilliant Victorian pavilion, its every corner speaks of architectural superiority.
- Ageas Bowl
One of the legendary cricket stadiums of England is the Ageas Bowl. Situated in Southampton’s countryside, its initial name was the Rose Bowl. Watching a cricket match with your family in this picturesque ground will be an experience of a lifetime. If you wish to stay close to the stadium, there is a Hilton hotel at the ground, featuring a restaurant and a spa.
- Sophia Gardens
Besides being a major cricket ground, Sophia Gardens is also one of the major tourist attractions for its beautiful appearance. Founded in 1893 and situated in Wales, the stadium was the hosting venue for one of the 2013 ICC Champions matches.
- The Oval
The historical ground of Oval was the pioneering place to host 1880’s International Test cricket. The first representative match of football between Scotland and England also took place here in 1870. The people of England also witnessed the first FA Cup final here. If you want to visit the Oval Stadium, take a bus or cab to the south-east end.
- Trent Bridge
Trent Bridge mainly hosts One-Day International matches, County Cricket and Test series. Prior to organizing cricket matches, this ground used to host football matches. Notts County Football Club has played here since the early 1860’s.
- The Riverside
Another name for the Riverside ground is the Emirates Riverside. Since 1995, it has been hosting international matches. The first match ever played on this stadium was on 18th May, in the year 1995.
- Old Trafford
Since 1864, Old Trafford has been the home ground of Lancashire County Cricket Club. Located in Manchester, it is England’s second oldest venue for test cricket matches.
- County Ground Bristol
The list of best stadiums in England for cricket lovers is incomplete without the County Ground Bristol. The earlier name of County Ground Bristol was Ashley Down ground. This stadium is the abode to the famous Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
If you are a Cricket lover, visiting some of these grounds and remembering some of your favorite moments watched on TV will be an emotional journey.