Queens Sports Club

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Queens Sports Club
Queens
Location Parkview, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Coordinates 20°08′42.39″S 28°35′20.20″E / 20.1451083°S 28.5889444°E / -20.1451083; 28.5889444Coordinates: 20°08′42.39″S 28°35′20.20″E / 20.1451083°S 28.5889444°E / -20.1451083; 28.5889444
Broke ground 1890
Opened 1893
Renovated 1965
Expanded 1986
Owner City Of Bulawayo
Operator Bulawayo City Council
Surface Grass
Capacity 12,490
Field size 300m X 250m
Tenants
Zimbabwe Cricket
Matabeleland Tuskers

Queens Sports Club is a multi-purpose stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It is used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium holds 13,000. The club is one of two homegrounds for the Matabeleland Cricket Team, which up until recently was captained by the Zimbabwean international opening pace bowler Heath Streak. The other Matabeleland Cricket Team ground in Bulawayo is the Bulawayo Athletic Club.[1]

Queen's Sports Club is Zimbabwe's second ground, and the first being the Harare Sports Club. It is situated close to the city centre, and is one of international cricket's loveliest venues with an old pavilion surrounded by trees which give shade to spectators. Much of the ground consists of grass banking and its capacity of 13,000 is more than enough to cope with demand. Queens Sports Club became Zimbabwe's third Test venue in October 1994.

During a Currie Cup match between Eastern Province and Rhodesia in 1954/55, the scorers' box became a mass of smoke and sparks after electrical equipment was struck by lightning.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Heatley, pp. 190.
  2. ^ Brodribb, Gerald, “Next Man In”, Souvenir Press, London, 1995

References[edit]

  • Heatley, Michael (2009). World Cricket Grounds: A Panoramic Vision. Compendium. ISBN 978-1-905573-01-1. 

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