County Ground Bristol


Capacity: 15,000 (ODIs)

Floodlights: Temporary

Ends: Pavilion End, Ashley Down Road End

Home team: Glouchestershire

Local time: GMT or GMT +0100

ODIs T20s
- Played: 13
- Win by home side: 3
- Win by visitors: 5
- Win by neutral team: 5
- Win batting 1st: 6
- Win batting 2nd: 7
- Tied: 0
- No result: 0
- Played: 2
- Win by home side: 0
- Win by visitors: 2
- Win by neutral team: 0
- Win batting 1st: 0
- Win batting 2nd: 2
- Tied: 0
- No result: 0
Recent highest ODI totals:
- India 329/7 (2007)
- England 320/8 (2007)
- Bangladesh 236/7 (2010)
Recent highest T20 totals:
- Pakistan 148/5 (2006)
- England 144/7 (2006)
- Sri Lanka 137/1 (2011)
Highest individual score: 140* (Sachin Tendulkar) Highest individual score: 72* (Mahela Jayawardene)
Best bowling: 5/25 (Richard Hadlee) Best bowling: 3/30 (Abdul Razzaq)

Average S/R: 31.26
Average S/R: 25.68
Average RpO: 4.96 Average RpO: 7.52

Highest Individual Scores
140* - SR Tendulkar (Ind)
113 - SR Tendulkar (Ind)
106 - A Flintoff (Eng)
104* - R Dravid (Ind)
102 - RT Ponting (Aus)
72* - DPMD Jayawardene (SL)
53 - ME Trescothick (Eng)
47 - EJG Morgan (Eng)
46 - Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
43* - KC Sangakkara (SL)

Best Bowling Analysis
5/25 - RJ Hadlee (NZ)
5/33 - SJ Harmison (Eng)
5/56 - A Flintoff (Eng)
4/21 - HH Streak (Zim)
4/26 - D Gough (Eng)
3/30 - Abdul Razzaq (Pak)
2/15 - SL Malinga (SL)
2/18 - ST Jayasuriya (SL)
2/21 - Mohammad Asif (Pak)
2/26 - RAS Lakmal (SL)

Record Partnerships
1st - 122 - SP Fleming/NJ Astle (NZ)
2nd - 124 - ME Trescothick/NV Knight (Eng)
3rd - 237* - R Dravid/SR Tendulkar (Ind)
4th - 122 - AJ Strauss/A Flintoff (Eng)
5th - 105 - MJ Clarke/MEK Hussey (Aus)
6th - 74 - SR Tendulkar/M Kaif (Ind)
7th - 74 - Azhar Mahmood/Wasim Akram (Pak)
8th - 59 - AD Mascarenhas/SCJ Broad (Eng)
9th - 34 - S Chanderpaul/M Dillon (WI)
10th - 14 - KD Mills/MR Gillespie (Aus)
1st - 40 - DPMD Jayawardene/ST Jayasuriya (SL)
2nd - 97* - DPMD Jayawardene/KC Sangakkara (SL)
3rd - 83 - KP Pietersen/SJG Morgan (Eng)
4th - 34 - Mohammad Hafeez/Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)
5th - 47 - ME Trescothick/JWM Dalrymple (Eng)
6th - 23 - RS Bopara/LJ Wright (Eng)
7th - 16 - MH Yardy/CMW Read (Eng)
8th - 14* - MH Yardy/SI Mahmood (Eng)
9th - 0 - SCJ Broad/GP Swann (Eng)

As at May 11, 2016

The County Cricket Ground (also known as Nevil Road) is in the district of Ashley Down. The ground is home to the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

Initially known as Ashley Down Ground, it was bought in 1889 by WG Grace and has been home to Gloucestershire ever since. It was sold to local confectionery firm JS 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.

While the ground is steeped in character, it also has the feel of an ageing ground, especially as cricket sees its popularity grow due to the continued success of Twenty20 cricket. Despite this, the ground does host one-day internationals, usually one per year, with the addition of temporary seating to double the ground's capacity. Day–night matches are possible with the addition of temporary floodlights.

The ground has long boundaries in comparison to most county cricket clubs; however, these become some of the shortest with the addition of temporary seating for one-day internationals.

The concrete roof over the public terraces is formed from eight hyperbolic-paraboloid umbrellas each approximately 30 ft square, designed by THB Burrough in 1960.

Within the ground are tennis and squash courts as well as a gym, which is available to the public.


In July 2009, Gloucestershire CCC announced plans to redevelop the ground into a 20,000-capacity stadium, with an aim to retaining one day international status. The ground will also include a "world class" media centre and conference facilities. The public gym would be upgraded with the addition of a swimming pool.

In March 2010, Bristol City Council gave the go-ahead for the new ground. The revised scheme will raise the permanent capacity to 17,500 seats, which the club hope will make it a regular venue for international matches, and one of the host grounds of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

However, due to concerns over housing, the permanent capacity will now be raised to just 7500 (8000 including the semi-permanent Hammond Roof), 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 a 147 flat building. These plans were approved on 31 May 2012. Floodlights are currently not part of these proposals; however, it is likely that permanent floodlights will be built in order for the club to compete for floodlit One Day Internationals. Development began in October 2012. The Bristol Pavilion opened in August 2013.

It has been announced that South Africa is scheduled to play a test match in 2017.