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Rose Bowl Cricket Ground

The Rose Bowl cricket ground is located in the West End, Hampshire, England and is the home stadium of Hampshire County Cricket Club, who have played there since the year 2001. This ground has a seating capacity of 15,000 which can be extended to 25,000 seats.


The stadium is owned by RB Sports & Leisure Holdings. It has got its name from the Hampshire County Cricket Club's rose and crown logo and the bowl-shaped nature of the ground.


Rose Bowl Cricket Ground


History


The ground was constructed as a replacement for Hampshire's previous home ground, the County Ground located in Southampton, which had been Hampshire's home ground since 1885.


Hampshire played their first first-class match on the new ground against Worcestershire County Cricket Club from 9th to 11th of May 2001, which Hampshire won by 124 runs.


Major Matches


In 2014, England batsman Ian Bell became the first man to score a Test century at Rose Bowl when he made 167 runs against India in the year 2014. The score still stands as the highest score seen at the ground. Overall, there have been four Test centuries scored on the ground.


Altogether 16 ODI centuries have been scored at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the highest individual score ever achieved at the ground is by New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill, who scored an unbeaten 189 against England in 2013.


The venue saw the highest individual T20I score of all time, when Aussie opener Aaron Finch scored brutal 156 off 63 deliveries against hosts England in 2013.


Apart from cricket matches, every November the Ageas Bowl hosts one of the largest fireworks displays on the South Coast. The Ageas Bowl also acts as a venue big-name music concerts.


Controversies


Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar was caught on camera tampering with the cricket ball during their fifth ODI match against England on 22nd of September, 2010 on Rose Bowl. Pakistan lost the match by a massive 121 runs.


Recent Matches


The last ODI witnessed by the fans at the stadium was the 5th day and night ODI between England and West Indies on September 29th, 2017, which England won by 9 wickets with 72 balls remaining.

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