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List of Test cricket grounds

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The first Test cricket match was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) situated in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Australia, in 1877.

This is a list of Test cricket grounds; that is, the grounds (stadiums) that have hosted Test cricket matches. The nations are listed in the order in which they first hosted a Test cricket match, and the list for each nation is given in the order in which each ground was first used.

Contents

Australia

Official Name (known as) City State or Territory First used Ends
Melbourne Cricket Ground
(MCG)
MelbourneVictoria15 March 1877Members End
Great Southern Stand End
Sydney Cricket Ground
(SCG)
SydneyNew South Wales17 February 1882Paddington End
Randwick End
Adelaide OvalAdelaideSouth Australia17 February 1882City End
Cathedral End
Exhibition GroundBrisbaneQueensland

30 November 1928

Brisbane Cricket Ground
(The Gabba)
BrisbaneQueensland27 November 1931Stanley Street End
Vulture Street End
Western Australian Cricket Association Ground
(The WACA)
PerthWestern Australia11 December 1970Members End
Prindiville Stand End
Bellerive OvalHobartTasmania16 December 1989Church Street End
River End
Marrara OvalDarwinNorthern Territory18 July 2003McMillans Road End
Airport End
Bundaberg Rum StadiumCairnsQueensland25 July 2003City End
Club End
Notes 
† – Staged two Tests, one in 1928 and the other in 1931; not used for first-class cricket since 1931.

England and Wales

Official Name (known as) City County First used Ends
The BRIT Oval Cricket Ground
(The Oval)
London  6 September 1880Pavilion End
Vauxhall End
Old Trafford Cricket Ground
(Old Trafford)
ManchesterGreater Manchester10 July 1884Stretford End
Brian Statham End
Lord's Cricket Ground
(Lord's)
London 21 July 1884Pavilion End
Nursery End
Trent Bridge Ground
(Trent Bridge)
NottinghamNottinghamshire1 June 1899Pavilion End
Radcliffe Road End
County Cricket Ground
(Headingley)
LeedsWest Yorkshire29 June 1899Kirkstall Lane End
Football Stand End
County Cricket Ground
(Edgbaston)
BirminghamWest Midlands29 May 1902City End
Pavilion End
Bramall LaneSheffieldSouth Yorkshire3 July 1902
County Ground
(Riverside Ground)
Chester-le-StreetCounty Durham5 June 2003Finchale End
Lumley End
Notes 
† – Staged only one Test; ground not used for cricket since 1973.

South Africa

Official Name (known as) City Province First used
Sahara Oval St. George'sPort ElizabethEastern Cape 12 March 1889
Sahara Park Newlands
(Newlands)
Cape TownWestern Cape 25 March 1889
Old Wanderers No. 1 Ground
(Old Wanderers)
JohannesburgGauteng2 March 1896
Lord's No. 1 Ground
(Lord's)
DurbanKwaZulu-Natal21 January 1910
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
(Kingsmead)
DurbanKwaZulu-Natal18 January 1923
Ellis Park Stadium
(Ellis Park)
JohannesburgGauteng 27 December 1948*
New Wanderers Stadium
(Wanderers)
JohannesburgGauteng 24 December 1956
SuperSport ParkCenturionGauteng16 November 1995
Goodyear ParkBloemfonteinFree State29 October 1999
Buffalo ParkEast LondonEastern Cape18 October 2002
North West Cricket StadiumPotchefstroomNorth West25 October 2002
Notes 
† – 22 Tests from 1896 to 1939; not used for first-class cricket since 1946; redeveloped as Johannesburg Railway Station.
‡ – 4 Tests from 1910 to 1921; not used for first-class cricket since 1922.
* – 6 Tests from 1948 to 1954; not used for first-class cricket since 1956.

New Zealand

Official Name (known as) City Region First used
Jade StadiumChristchurchCanterbury10 January 1930
Basin ReserveWellingtonWellington24 January 1930
Eden Park No. 1
(Eden Park)
AucklandAuckland14 February 1930
CarisbrookDunedinOtago11 March 1955
McLean ParkNapierHawke's Bay16 February 1979
Westpac Trust Park
(Westpac Park)
HamiltonWaikato22 February 1991

West Indies

Official Name (known as) City Country First used
Kensington OvalBridgetownBarbados11 January 1930
Queen's Park OvalPort-of-SpainTrinidad and Tobago1 February 1930
BourdaGeorgetownGuyana21 February 1930
Sabina ParkKingstonJamaica3 April 1930
Antigua Recreation GroundSt. John'sAntigua and Barbuda27 March 1981
The Playing Fields
(Arnos Vale Ground)
KingstownSaint Vincent and the Grenadines20 June 1997
Queen's ParkSt. George'sGrenada28 June 2002
Beausejour StadiumGros IsletSaint Lucia20 June 2003

India

Official Name (known as) City State or Union Territory First used
Bombay Gymkhana Ground
(Gymkhana Ground)
MumbaiMaharashtra15 December 1933
Eden GardensKolkataWest Bengal5 January 1934
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium
(Chepauk)
ChennaiTamil Nadu10 February 1934
Feroz Shah Kotla
(Kotla)
New DelhiDelhi10 November 1948
Brabourne StadiumMumbaiMaharashtra9 December 1948
Green Park StadiumKanpurUttar Pradesh12 January 1952
University GroundLucknowUttar Pradesh23 October 1952
Lal Bahadur Shastri StadiumHyderabadAndhra Pradesh19 November 1955
Nehru StadiumMadrasTamil Nadu6 January 1956
Vidharba Cricket Association Ground
(VCA Ground)
NagpurMaharashtra3 October 1969
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
(Chinnaswamy Stadium)
BangaloreKarnataka

22 November 1974

Wankhede StadiumMumbaiMaharashtra23 January 1975
Gandhi StadiumJalandharPunjab24 September 1983
Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabadGujarat12 November 1983
Barabati StadiumCuttackOrissa4 January 1987
Sawai Mansingh StadiumJaipurRajasthan21 February 1987
Sector 16 StadiumChandigarhChandigarh23 November 1990
K.D. Singh Babu StadiumLucknowUttar Pradesh18 January 1994
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
(PCA Stadium)
MohaliChandigarh10 December 1994

Pakistan

Official Name (known as) City Province First used
Bahawal StadiumBhawalpurPunjab 15 January 1955
Bagh-e-JinnahLahorePunjab29 January 1955
Arbab Niaz StadiumPeshawarNorth West Frontier Province13 February 1955
National StadiumKarachiSindh26 February 1955
Gaddafi StadiumLahorePunjab21 November 1959
Pindi Club GroundRawalpindiPunjab27 March 1965
Niaz StadiumHyderabadSindh 16 March 1973
Iqbal StadiumFaisalabadPunjab16 October 1978
Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh StadiumMultanPunjab30 December 1980
Jinnah StadiumSialkotPunjab27 October 1985
Jinnah StadiumGujranwalaPunjab 20 December 1991
Defence Housing Authority Stadium
(Defence Cricket Stadium)
KarachiSindh1 December 1993
Rawalpindi Cricket StadiumRawalpindiPunjab9 December 1993
Peshawar Club GroundPeshawarNorth West Frontier Province8 September 1995
Sheikpura StadiumSheikpuraPunjab17 October 1996
Multan Cricket StadiumMultanPunjab29 August 2001
Notes 
† – Inaugural home Test in Dacca, East Pakistan (now Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 1 January 1955.

Sri Lanka

Official Name (known as) City Province, Region or Country First used
Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium
(Saravanamuttu Stadium)
ColomboWestern Province17 February 1982
Asgiriya StadiumKandyCentral Province22 April 1983
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
(SSC)
ColomboWestern Province16 March 1984
Colombo Cricket Club Ground
(CCC)
ColomboWestern Province24 March 1984
Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium
(Premadasa Stadium)
ColomboWestern Province28 August 1992
Tyronne Fernando Stadium
(Fernando Stadium)
MoratuwaWestern Province8 September 1992
Galle International StadiumGalleSouthern Province3 June 1998

Zimbabwe

Official Name (known as) City Province First used
Harare Sports ClubHarareHarare18 October 1992
Bulawayo Athletic ClubBulawayoBulawayo1 November 1992 (one Test)
Queens Sports ClubBulawayoBulawayo20 October 1994

Bangladesh

Official Name (known as) City Division First used
Bangabandhu National StadiumDhakaDhaka 1 January 1955 (Pakistan)
10 November 2000 (Bangladesh)†
Chittagong StadiumChittagongChittagong15 November 2001
Notes 
† – First used by Pakistan for 8 Tests, later for 9 Tests by Bangladesh, including the inaugural home Test for both sides, on 1 January 1955 and 10 November 2000 respectively. Ground no longer used for cricket since March 2005.

Neutral Venue

Official Name (known as) City Country First used
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
(SCA Stadium)
SharjahUnited Arab Emirates31 January 2002
Notes 
† – 4 Tests in 2002.

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