VRA Cricket Ground

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VRA Cricket Ground
Ground information
Location Amstelveen
Capacity 4500
End names
City End
Mulder's End
International information
First ODI 26 May 1999: Kenya v South Africa
Last ODI 10 July 2010: Ireland v Scotland
Domestic team information
Netherlands ()
VRA Amsterdam (1939 – present)

VRA Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, the home of VRA Amsterdam since 1939. It has a capacity of 4,500 spectators and regularly plays host to the Netherlands home games in the World Cricket League, Intercontinental Cup and CB40.

This ground was first used for international cricket when the Netherlands played New Zealand in 1978. It has hosted many One Day Internationals including a match in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and the Videocon Cup in 2004 between India, Pakistan and Australia.It was also used in the 1990 ICC Trophy, the first to be played outside England.

It has hosted some notable moments in Dutch cricket, including a three run win for the Netherlands over an England XI that featured two future England captains in Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain in 1989. In July 2006, the Netherlands played Sri Lanka in their first home ODI and the visitors scored 443/9 from their 50 overs, the highest team total in ODI cricket.

Located in Amsterdamse Bos the main ground features a AAA standard turf wicket, while the second and third grounds have an artificial wicket and are used in the winter by Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.

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Coordinates: 52°19′10.00″N 4°50′56.61″E / 52.3194444°N 4.8490583°E / 52.3194444; 4.8490583