Queens Sports Club

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Queens Sports Club
Ground information
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
Establishment 1890
Capacity 12,490
Owner Bulawayo City Council
Tenants Zimbabwe Cricket
Matabeleland Tuskers
End names
City End
Airport End
International information
First Test 20–24 October 1994: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
Last Test 1–5 November 2011: Zimbabwe v New Zealand
First ODI 15 December 1996: Zimbabwe v England
Last ODI 24 October 2015: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan
First T20I 11 May 2013: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh
Last T20I 12 May 2013: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh
Team information
Matabeleland Tuskers (2009–present)
As of 24 October 2015
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Queens Sports Club is a multi-purpose stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It is used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 13,000. The stadium is the homeground for the Matabeleland Tuskers, who are the current Logan Cup champions. The other Cricket 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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  1. ^ Heatley, pp. 190.
  2. ^ Brodribb, Gerald, "Next Man In", Souvenir Press, London, 1995


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

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