Nairobi Club Ground

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Nairobi Club Ground
Ground information
Location Nairobi
End names
Bowling Green End
Clubhouse End
International information
Only ODI 1 October 1996:
 South Africa v  Sri Lanka
As of 16 August 2008
Source: [1]

The Nairobi Club Ground is a multi-use sports venue in Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya. It is the oldest cricket ground in Kenya, and was the first to get a turf wicket, which was laid by Don Pringle, who played for East Africa in the 1975 Cricket World Cup.[1]


The ground hosted its only One-Day International (ODI) in 1996, when South Africa played Sri Lanka[1] in the Sameer Cup. Sri Lanka won the match by 2 wickets, with Sanath Jayasuriya passing 2,500 runs in ODI cricket and 100 wickets in List A cricket during the match.[2] Other international matches have been played at the venue, with Kenya playing Tanzania in 1951 and 1952, and New Zealand in 1999.[3] It also hosted eight matches in the 1994 ICC Trophy, none of which involved Kenya,[4] the highlight perhaps being the match between Bermuda and the UAE which saw Bermuda score 329/9 only for the UAE to chase the target down and score 330/9 to win by one wicket with just two balls to spare.[5] Both innings are in the all time top 20 ICC Trophy team totals, and the UAE's total is their highest in the ICC Trophy.[6] The cricket team of the Kenya Kongonis operates from the Nairobi Club

Other sports[edit]

Many other sports are played at the ground, with the Kenya Davis Cup team playing their home matches here. There is also an all weather hockey pitch and facilities for squash, bowls and swimming.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ground page at Cricinfo
  2. ^ Scorecard of South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1 October 1996 at CricketArchive
  3. ^ Other matches played on Nairobi Club Ground at CricketArchive
  4. ^ ICC Trophy matches played on Nairobi Club Ground at CricketArchive
  5. ^ Scorecard of Bermuda v UAE, 27 February 1994 at CricketArchive
  6. ^ Team totals of 300 and more in an innings in the ICC Trophy at CricketArchive

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°17′49″S 36°48′36″E / 1.29694°S 36.81000°E / -1.29694; 36.81000