VRA Cricket Ground

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VRA Cricket Ground
Ground information
Location Amstelveen
Capacity 4,500
End names
City End
Mulder's End
International information
First ODI 26 May 1999:
 Kenya v  South Africa
Last ODI 9 July 2013:
 Netherlands v  Ireland
First T20I 30 June 2015:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
Last T20I 1 July 2015:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
Team information
VRA Amsterdam (1939 – present)
As of 1 October 2012
Source: Ground profile

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 (ODIs) 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.

VRA Cricket Ground has hosted some notable moments in Dutch cricket, including a three run win for the Netherlands over an England XI that featured future England captains 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, which then was the highest team total in ODI cricket.[1] England owns the highest score of 444/3 which they made in 2016.

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.

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches during 1999 Cricket World Cup

1999 ICC Cricket World Cup[edit]

26 May 1999
152 (44.3 overs)
 South Africa
153/3 (41 overs)
Ravindu Shah 50 (64)
Lance Klusener 5/21 (8.3 overs)
Jacques Kallis 44* (81)
Maurice Odumbe 1/15 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
VRA Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)
  • South Africa qualified for Super Sixes stage. Kenya eliminated.


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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