The Club played in a variety of locations around the county, but the Riverside ground was pronounced ready for cricket in time for the 1995 season, even though many of the buildings were still temporary or unfinished. Cricket World Cup 2019 Durham hosted its first game, Durham vs Warwickshire, on 18 May 1995. Other facilities at the ground continued being built over subsequent years, and the club’s Don Robson Pavilion was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996. The full ground capacity, including permanent and temporary seating, is 17,000.
The Riverside Durham, Chester le Street, England
At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Durham will host three fixtures, including England vs New Zealand and it will be the home for two Sri Lanka games.
The highest World Cup total at the home of Durham County Cricket Club is 261/6, which was scored by Pakistan on their way to victory against Scotland in 1999. However, the stars of the show that day were the bowling attack of Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq who took three wickets apiece.
The Riverside Ground officially referred to as the Emirates Riverside for sponsorship reasons, is a cricket venue in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England. It is home to Durham County Cricket Club and has also hosted several international matches.
In September 2008 plans were announced concerning further developments to the ground. These included installing permanent floodlights, and extending the County Durham stand so that permanent seating surrounds the entire ground, raising the ground capacity to around 20,000. A new entrance building was also planned to house the box office and club shop, as well as offices for club officials. A new perimeter road and a hotel.
International Matches Played at Durham
In 2000 when it staged two One Day International matches in a triangular series between England, Zimbabwe and the West Indies. In 2001 a One-day International between Australia and Pakistan was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain.
2003 saw the Riverside Ground raised to Test match status; it has hosted six England Test matches: against Zimbabwe in 2003, Bangladesh in 2005, West Indies in 2007 and 2009, Australia in 2013 and Sri Lanka in 2016. The fourth day of the West Indies Test,18 June 2007, saw Paul Collingwood hitting a century on his home pitch for England against the West Indies, and so becoming the first local Durham player to hit a Test century at the Riverside.
2.Capacity : 5000 (17000 for internationals)
3.Ends: Finchale End, Lumley End
4.Location: Chester-le-Street, England
1.Total matches: 16
2. Matches won batting first: 5
3. Matches won bowling first: 9
4.Average 1st Inns scores: 243
5.Average 2nd Inns scores: 180
1.Total matches: 6
2. Matches won batting first: 4
3. Matches won bowling first: 2
4.Average 1st Inns scores: 352
5.Average 2nd Inns scores: 270
6.Average 3rd Inns scores: 295
7.Average 4th Inns scores: 138
1.Total matches : 3
2. Matches won batting first: 2
3. Matches won bowling first: 1
4.Average 1st Inns scores: 163
5.Average 2nd Inns scores: 147