Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge is a cricket ground mostly used for Test, One-Day International and county cricket located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, just across the River Trent from the city of Nottingham. Trent Bridge is also the headquarters of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. As well as International cricket and Nottinghamshire's home games, the ground has hosted the Finals Day of the Twenty20 Cup twice.

In 2009, the ground was used for the ICC World Twenty20 and hosted the semi-final between South Africa and Pakistan. The site takes its name from the nearby main bridge over the Trent, and is also close to Meadow Lane and the City Ground, the football stadia of Notts County and Nottingham Forest respectively.

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
Trent Bridge logo
Trent Bridge MMB 01 England vs New Zealand
Ground information
LocationWest Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England
TenantsNottinghamshire County Cricket Club
England national cricket team
End names
Radcliffe Road End

Pavilion End
International information
First Test1–3 June 1899:
 England v  Australia
Last Test18–22 August 2018:
 England v  India
First ODI31 August 1974:
 England v  Pakistan
Last ODI6 June 2019:
 West Indies v  Australia
First T20I6 June 2009:
 Bangladesh v  India
Last T20I24 June 2012:
 England v  West Indies
Team information
Nottinghamshire (1840 – present)
As of 31 May 2019
Source: Trent Bridge at ESPNcricinfo


Trent Bridge 1890
Trent Bridge circa 1890.

Trent Bridge was first used as a cricket ground in the 1830s. The first recorded cricket match was held on an area of ground behind the Trent Bridge Inn in 1838.[1] Trent Bridge hosted its first Test match in 1899, with England playing against Australia.

The ground was first opened in 1841 by William Clarke, husband of the proprietress of the Trent Bridge Inn[1] and himself Captain of the All England Cricket Team. He was commemorated in 1990 by the opening of the new William Clarke Stand which incorporates the Rushcliffe Suite. The West Park Sports Ground in West Bridgford was the private ground of Sir Julien Cahn, a furniture millionaire, who often played host to touring national sides.


Trent Bridge Pavilion End
The pavilion during a County Championship match in 2007.

Trent Bridge is considered to be one of the best grounds in the world to watch cricket.[2] Trent Bridge's pavilion, kept within the architectural parameters of its 1889 foundation, is thought of as one of the most renowned trademarks of cricket because it faces the wicket at an angle. Recent developments include the £7.2 million Radcliffe Road Cricket Centre, opened in 1998 and the state of the art £1.9 million Fox Road stand, which has received awards for its architectural excellence.[3] The latter includes a modernistic aircraft-wing roof and was opened in 2002 despite a conflict with a small group of local residents over the lack of sunlight that this would cause to their properties.

Commencing in 2007, Trent Bridge has undergone redevelopment with the construction of a new stand to replace the Parr Stand and West Wing and the addition of one to five rows of extra seating at the front of several of the other stands.[4] This increased capacity from 15,358 to 17,500,[5] and the work was completed in time for the 2008 Test match against New Zealand. The stand was officially opened on 5 June by Prince Philip.[6] The stand continued to be officially called the "New Stand" for a number of years, also being referred to as the Bridgford Road Stand,[7] before being renamed the Smith Cooper Stand in a sponsorship deal from March 2016.[8]

Bowling takes place from the Pavilion End and the Radcliffe Road End, with the wickets laid square of the Fox Road, William Clarke and Smith Cooper stands.

Test match records

In Test matches held at Trent Bridge, the highest team total is 658 for 8 declared, scored by England against Australia in 1938. The lowest team total is 60, scored by Australia against England in 2015, and Stuart Broad also took 8-15 for England against Australia during the same match, in just one innings, as he did not bowl in the second innings. Denis Compton scored 278 against Pakistan in 1954. Sachin Tendulkar also passed the 11,000 run mark in the npower 2nd Test on Trent Bridge on July 2007.[9] In 2013, Ashton Agar achieved the highest test score by a no. 11 batsman whilst on debut for Australia. Stuart Broad got his 300th test wicket and James Anderson got his 300th home wicket at Trent Bridge. Broad got his during the 8-15 innings, on his first wicket against Chris Rogers. Anderson got his 300th home wicket against South Africa against Dean Elgar on 14 July 2017.

In Tests, the leading run scorers here are Mike Atherton- 1083 runs, Denis Compton- 955 runs and Graham Gooch- 936 runs. The leading wicket takers are James Anderson- 60 wickets, Alec Bedser- 41 wickets, and Stuart Broad- 37 wickets.

In ODIs, the leading run scorers here are Andrew Strauss- 399 runs, Eoin Morgan- 376 runs and Ian Bell- 345 runs. The leading wicket takers are James Anderson- 16 wickets, Stuart Broad- 14 wickets and Waqar Younis- 12 wickets.

Trent Bridge rain clouds, 26 Aug 2005

Rain clouds at Trent Bridge during the Ashes series 2005

Trent Bridge, Flintoff century, 26 Aug 2005

'Freddie' Flintoff reaches 100 in front of the Fox Road Stand

Trent Bridge Ashes scoreboard, 28 Aug 2005

Fans celebrate in the William Clarke Stand, with England 4 runs from winning

Trent bridge lights

The new floodlights

Trent Bridge Floodlights

The new floodlights

Trent Bridge at Night

Floodlit match at Trent Bridge – England v Australia 17 September 2009

Trent Bridge Radcliffe Road End

Radcliffe Road End, Trent Bridge


Trent Bridge has a history of hosting football matches. Notts County Football Club played their important games at the ground from the 1860s, and moved there permanently in 1883 when Nottingham Forest left. However, games early and late in the season had to be played elsewhere due to the cricket and Notts County finally left in 1910, moving to Meadow Lane.

Trent Bridge even hosted an international match, England beating Ireland 6–0 on 20 February 1897.

See also


  1. ^ a b Wynne-Thomas, Peter. "A Brief History of Trent Bridge". Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Ashes ground guide: Trent Bridge". BBC Sport. 13 July 2005.
  3. ^ Trent Bridge History Archived 17 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Lifting Trent Bridge to the next level, Notts CCC website, retrieved 20 November 2006.
  5. ^ "Trent Bridge to host Ashes Tests in 2013 and 2015". BBC Sport. 22 September 2011.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Trent Bridge cricket ground's £8m improvement gets closer". West Bridgford Wire. 23 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Trent Bridge's New Stand To Be Renamed The Smith Cooper Stand". Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
  9. ^ "Wisden - England v India 2007". Cricinfo.

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Coordinates: 52°56′12.78″N 1°07′55.78″W / 52.9368833°N 1.1321611°W

1979 Cricket World Cup statistics

This is a list of statistics for the 1979 Cricket World Cup.

1983 Cricket World Cup statistics

This is a list of statistics for the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

2006 Twenty20 Cup

The 2006 Twenty20 Cup was the fourth competing of the Twenty20 Cup competition for English and Welsh county clubs. The finals day took place on 12 August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, and was won by the Leicestershire Foxes.

2009 ICC World Twenty20

The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 was an international Twenty20 cricket tournament which took place in England in June 2009. It was the second ICC World Twenty20 tournament, following the inaugural event in South Africa in September 2007. As before, the tournament featured 12 all-male teams – nine of the ten Test-playing nations and three associate nations, which earned their places through a qualification tournament. Matches were played at three English grounds – Lord's and The Oval in London, and Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The tournament was organised in parallel with the women's tournament, with the men's semi-finals and final being preceded by the semi-finals and final from the women's event. The final took place at Lord's on Sunday 21 June with Pakistan beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets and England beating New Zealand by six wickets in the women's final.

2013 Ashes series

The 2013 Ashes series was a series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for the Ashes. It formed part of the 2013 Australian tour of England, which also included the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, five One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.The 2013 series was the first of two back-to-back Ashes series. With the intent of breaking the cycle of Ashes series being held directly before Cricket World Cups, the Ashes were brought forward in the schedule by one year, starting with the 2013–14 series in Australia.England won the series 3–0, with wins at Trent Bridge, Lord's and the Riverside Ground; the matches at Old Trafford and The Oval finished as draws.

2019 Cricket World Cup

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, an international cricket tournament contested by men's national teams from the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is being hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match was played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup is being held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

The format for the tournament is a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once, and the top four at the end of the group phase progressing to the semi-finals. Given the increase of ICC Full Members since the last World Cup, from 10 to 12, this is the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Full Member nations being present. Furthermore, the number of participants was reduced from the previous World Cup’s 14 participants, and since none of the teams from ICC Associate Member nations made it through the qualifying tournament, this is the first World Cup to feature no Associate Members.

Australian cricket team in England in 1899

The Australian cricket team in England in 1899 played 35 first-class matches including five Tests, the first time that a series in England had consisted of more than three matches. It was also the first time that a panel of selectors was appointed; previously the authority for the ground where the match was to be played was responsible for selecting the side.

The First Test at Trent Bridge saw W G Grace make his final appearance for England, while Wilfred Rhodes made his Test debut in the same match.

Australian cricket team in England in 1956

The Australian cricket team toured England in the 1956 season to play a five-match Test series against England for The Ashes.

England won the series 2-1 with 2 matches drawn and therefore retained The Ashes.

The series is most notable for off-spinner Jim Laker's 46 wickets (a record for a 5-Test series) at an average of 9.60, including all ten wickets in the second innings of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, the first time this had been achieved in Test cricket. In that Test, known as Laker's Match, Laker took 19 wickets for 90 runs, still the best match bowling analysis achieved in both Test and all first-class cricket. The cartoonist Roy Ullyett summed up the summer with the picture of a dazed kangaroo in Australian strip and the ditty: Here lie the Ashes of '56, skittled by Laker for next to nix. Never forgotten, sorry you thought our wicket rotten, signed "Love from the groundstaff". The second line refers to the Australian complaints that the grass had been shaved off the Old Trafford wicket to help the England spinners.

List of England One Day International cricket records

The England cricket team played their first One Day International against Australia on 5 January 1971 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after the first three days of the arranged Test match had been abandoned due to rain. A one-off one day game consisting of 40 eight-ball overs per side was played instead, Australia winning by five wickets.

England have hosted the Cricket World Cup on five occasions but have never won the competition. Their best performance was reaching the finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992.

Any player marked with a dagger() is currently active in the England ODI squad, so their records are likely to change.

List of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club grounds

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 member clubs of the English County Championship, representing the historic county of Nottinghamshire, and also competes in major competitions in other formats of the game. Although there are records of a team competing as Nottinghamshire at an earlier date, the current club was established in 1841 and has competed in first-class cricket from 1841, List A cricket from 1963 and Twenty20 cricket from 2003. Unlike most professional sports, in which a team usually has a single fixed home ground, county cricket clubs have traditionally used different grounds in various towns and cities within or close to the county for home matches, although the use of minor "out grounds" away from the club's main headquarters has diminished since the 1980s. The Nottinghamshire team have played first class, List A, or Twenty20 matches at nine different grounds, although of these only one has hosted Twenty20 games.

The current Nottinghamshire club's debut home game in first-class cricket was played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The ground had been laid out in the 1830s by William Clarke, captain of the All-England Eleven, who was married to the landlady of the Trent Bridge Inn. Trent Bridge also played host to the club's first home fixtures in the other formats of the game; in List A cricket in 1965 against Wiltshire; and in Twenty20 cricket against Lancashire in 2003. The ground has also been used for matches not including Nottinghamshire, including extensively by England.

Other than a single match played in Newark-on-Trent in 1856 and two games played in Welbeck Abbey between 1901 and 1904, Trent Bridge was the home venue for all the county's first-class matches until the 1920s. In 1921 Nottinghamshire began to play at the Town Ground in Worksop, which was used for a single first-class match in most seasons until 1998, and also hosted three List A games between 1970 and 1980. From 1999 until 2014, the only ground used by the club other than Trent Bridge was the Sports Ground in Cleethorpes, which is not actually in Nottinghamshire but in the adjoining county of Lincolnshire. This ground hosted four first-class matches between 1980 and 1990, and five List A matches between 1983 and 2004. In 2015, Nottinghamshire played two List A matches at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex in Warsop, the first time they had played at a ground in their home county other than Trent Bridge for 17 years. The ground has continued to be used, and in 2019 is scheduled to host a first-class match for the first time.

List of international cricket centuries at Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge is a cricket ground in Nottingham, England, it was established in 1841 and has a capacity of 17,500. The ground hosted its first Test match in 1899 when England played Australia, One Day Internationals (ODIs) have been played at the ground since 1974. 102 Test and fourteen ODI centuries have been scored at the ground.The first Test century at the ground was made by the Englishman Archie MacLaren in 1905, MacLaren scored 140 against Australia. Another Englishman, Denis Compton, holds the record for the highest Test innings at the ground, Compton's innings of 278 was scored against Pakistan in 1954. Compton is one of only two players to have scored 5 Test centuries at the ground, the other is Mike Atherton. The highest Test innings by an overseas player is 261 which was scored by the West Indian Frank Worrell in 1950.The Englishman David Lloyd scored the first ODI century at Trent Bridge when he made 116 not out against Pakistan in 1974. Alex Hales's innings of 171 from 122 balls, made against Pakistan in 2016, is the highest ODI score seen at Trent Bridge. Allan Lamb is one of two players alongside Alex Hales to have scored two ODI centuries at the ground. Virat Kohli 103

List of international cricket five-wicket hauls on English cricket grounds

England is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays first ever One Day International against Australia in the 1970–71 season and the England's first Twenty20 International on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.

There are many more world-famous cricket grounds in Australia. Lord's in London, is known as the heart of cricket and where it births. Since 1 January 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1903 until the end of 1996.

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement. The following list is about the five-wicket hauls taken at Australian grounds.

New Zealand cricket team in England in 1969

The New Zealand cricket team toured England in the 1969 season to play a three-match Test series against England. The New Zealanders played in the second half of the English season: the England cricket team played three Test matches against the West Indies cricket team in the earlier part of the season, winning that series by 2-0 with one match drawn - see the article West Indian cricket team in England in 1969.

England won the series against the New Zealanders also by 2-0 with one match drawn. On the tour as a whole, the New Zealanders played 18 first-class matches, including the Tests, and won four of them, with three defeats. All the other matches were drawn.

After this tour the New Zealanders continued touring, playing test series in India and Pakistan till mid November 1969.

Nottingham Corporation Tramways

Nottingham Corporation Tramways was formed when Nottingham Corporation took over the Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited, which had operated a horse and steam tram service from 1877.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Nottinghamshire. The club's limited overs team is called the Notts Outlaws. The county club was founded in 1841 but Nottinghamshire teams formed by earlier organisations, essentially the old Nottingham Cricket Club, had played top-class cricket since 1771 and the county club has always held first-class status. Nottinghamshire have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

The club plays most of its home games at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in West Bridgford, Nottingham, which is also a venue for Test matches. The club has played matches at numerous other venues in the county. Their kit colours are dark green with a gold/yellow trim for the Natwest T20 Blast and more yellow dominant for the Royal London One Day Cup.

South African cricket team in England in 1965

The South African cricket team toured England in the second half of the 1965 season, winning the three match Test series 1-0, with two matches drawn. They had a young and improving side. Their players included Graeme Pollock and his brother Peter, Colin Bland and Eddie Barlow.

The Pollock brothers were mainly responsible for their win by 94 runs in the Second Test at Trent Bridge. In overcast conditions, ideal for Tom Cartwright in particular, Graeme scored 125 out of 160 in 140 minutes, the last 91 coming in 70 minutes. He had come in at 16-2, and the score had declined to 80-5, before his partnerships with the captain, Peter van der Merwe, and Richard Dumbrill enabled the score to reach 269. He made another 59 in the second innings. His brother contributed bowling figures of 5-53 and 5-34.

Trent Bridge (bridge)

Trent Bridge is an iron and stone road bridge across the River Trent in Nottingham, England. It is the principal river crossing for entrance to the city from the south, although the upstream Clifton Bridge is both larger and busier.

West Bridgford

West Bridgford is a town in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England, immediately south of the city of Nottingham, delimited by the River Trent. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 47,109.It is part of the Rushcliffe constituency which is held by 'The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, QC', (Conservative Party), who is also a native of West Bridgford.

Zimbabwean cricket team in England in 2000

The Zimbabwean cricket team in England in 2000 played 9 first-class matches including 2 Tests. They also played in 7 limited overs internationals.

The first-class matches besides the two Tests were against Hampshire, Kent, Essex, Yorkshire, West Indians, Gloucestershire and British Universities.

England won the Test series against Zimbabwe, winning 1 of the matches with the other 1 drawn:

1st Test (Lord's Cricket Ground) – England won by an innings and 209 runs

2nd Test (Trent Bridge) – match drawn

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