VRA Cricket Ground

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VRA Cricket Ground
Ground information
Coordinates52°19′10.00″N 4°50′56.61″E / 52.3194444°N 4.8490583°E / 52.3194444; 4.8490583Coordinates: 52°19′10.00″N 4°50′56.61″E / 52.3194444°N 4.8490583°E / 52.3194444; 4.8490583
End names
City End
Mulder's End
International information
First ODI26 May 1999:
 Kenya v  South Africa
Last ODI3 August 2018:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
First T20I30 June 2015:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
Last T20I5 August 2019:
 Netherlands v  United Arab Emirates
First WODI26 June 2002:
 Netherlands v  New Zealand
Last WODI2 August 2007:
 Netherlands v  South Africa
First WT20I7 July 2018:
 Bangladesh v  Papua New Guinea
Last WT20I14 July 2018:
 Thailand v  Uganda
Team information
VRA Amsterdam (1939 – present)
As of 3 September 2020
Source: Ground profile
Ground Profile CricketArchive

VRA Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, the home of VRA Amsterdam since 1939.[1] 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.[2]

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.

The stadium has hosted a One Day International (ODI) match during the 1999 Cricket World Cup, between South Africa and Kenya.[1]

It was selected to host Nepal’s first ever ODI during their Netherlands tour in August 2018.[3]

List of Centuries[edit]

One Day Internationals[edit]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 157 Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 104 1  Netherlands 4 July 2006 Won[4]
2 117* Tillakaratne Dilshan  Sri Lanka 78 1  Netherlands 4 July 2006 Won[4]
3 110 Mohammad Shahzad  Afghanistan 111 2  Netherlands 1 September 2009 Won[5]
4 150* JP Duminy  South Africa 122 1  Netherlands 31 May 2013 Won[6]

List of Five Wicket Hauls[edit]

One Day Internationals[edit]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Lance Klusener 26 May 1999  South Africa  Kenya 1 8.3 21 5 2.47 Won [7]


  1. ^ a b "VRA Cricket Ground". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka break one-day record, Sri Lanka v Netherlands, 1st ODI, Amstelveen". Cricinfo. 2006-07-04. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  3. ^ "History beckons for Netherlands and Nepal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of Netherlands at Amstelveen, Jul 4 2006". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "2nd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Netherlands at Amstelveen, Sep 1 2009". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Only ODI, Netherlands v South Africa ODI Match at Amstelveen, May 31 2013". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  7. ^ "20th Match, ICC World Cup at Amstelveen, May 26 1999". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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