Aigburth Cricket Ground, Liverpool

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Aigburth Cricket Ground
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Ground information
Location Aigburth, Liverpool
Establishment 1881
Capacity 3,000[1]
End names
Aigburth Road
Riversdale Road
International information
Only ODI 18 July 1973: International XI women v Trinidad & Tobago women
As of 23 May 2012
Source: CricketArchive

Aigburth Cricket Ground in Liverpool, England, is the home of Liverpool Cricket Club. The club was founded in 1807 and is the oldest amateur sports club in Merseyside.[2] The ground hosted its maiden first-class cricket match in 1881, a fixture between Lancashire and Cambridge University.[3]

Designed by Thomas Harnett Harrison and built in 1880, the pavilion is the oldest at a first-class cricket ground.[4][5] The first Women's Cricket World Cup was held in England in 1973.[6] During the tournament Aigburth hosted its only Women's One Day International, a match between International XI Women and Trinidad and Tobago Women.[7] The West Indies cricket team toured England in 1984 and played a tour match against Lancashire at Aigburth. A 7,633-strong crowd watched the match.[5] Lancashire lost by 56 runs, and Gordon Greenidge scored 186 while opening the batting.[8] The innings was the second of three one-day centuries scored at the ground and remains the highest score in the format at Aigburth, and Greenidge's highest score.[9][10]

While Old Trafford Cricket Ground was undergoing a renovation in 2011, Lancashire played more cricket at Aigburth, playing five matches at the ground.[2] The move away from Old Trafford coincided with Lancashire winning the County Championship for the first time since 1950, and Lancashire won four out of their six matches at Aigburth.[11] The ground has hosted 192 first-class matches[3] and 16 List A matches.[12]

Football[edit]

Aigburth Cricket Ground hosted an international exhibition game between England national football team and Ireland on 24 February 1883. England won 7–0.[13]

Statistics[edit]

First-class
Category Information
Highest Team Score Gloucestershire (514 against Lancashire) in 1932
Lowest Team Score Glamorgan (22 against Lancashire) in 1924
Best Batting Performance Wally Hammond (264 Runs for Gloucestershire against Lancashire) in 1932
Best Bowling Performance Alex Kennedy (9/33 for Hampshire against Lancashire) in 1920
List A
Category Information
Highest Team Score West Indies (297/6 in 55 overs against Lancashire) in 1984
Lowest Team Score No team has been bowled out for less than 100 on this ground
Best Batting Performance Gordon Greenidge (186 Runs for West Indies against Lancashire) in 1984
Best Bowling Performance Sajid Mahmood (5/16 for Lancashire against Sri Lanka A) in 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aigburth". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Aigburth ground prepares for season as Lancashire base". BBC News. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "First-class matches played on Aigburth, Liverpool". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Physick, Ray (2007). Played in Liverpool. English Heritage. pp. 114–115. ISBN 978-1-85074-990-5. 
  5. ^ a b "Aigburth Cricket Ground". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  6. ^ McConnell, Lynn (14 September 2000). "Love of the game carries women's cricket through". Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women's One-Day International Matches played on Aigburth, Liverpool (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "a4050 Lancashire v West Indians: West Indies in British Isles 1984". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aigburth, Liverpool – centuries in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gordon Greenidge". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Henderson, Michael (2012). "Lancashire's Championship: To make the old boy smile". In Booth, Lawrence. The Shorter Wisden 2012. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-4081-8021-1. 
  12. ^ "List A matches played on Aigburth, Liverpool". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Match Report: England 7 – Ireland 0". englandstats.com. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°21′47.05″N 2°55′08.71″W / 53.3630694°N 2.9190861°W / 53.3630694; -2.9190861