Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is a cricket ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. It is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, and is also used for Test matches and One Day Internationals.
With permanent seating for 25,000 spectators, Edgbaston is the second-largest cricketing venue in the United Kingdom, after Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
... the highest score by a batsman in first class cricket. 1999 - Australia tie with South Africa in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi final ... becomes the first player to score a century in both innings of a test match at Edgbaston, against the West Indies ...
... until just before the game stories appeared about how the Edgbaston game would be decided at the toss whichever side won it would choose to bowl first and would ... team to hit 400 runs in a first day of Test cricket against Australia since 1938 ... the pace-man accidentally stood on a cricket ball, tearing ankle ligaments ...
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“Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ.”
—Frances Wright (17951852)
“All cries are thin and terse;
The field has droned the summers final mass;
A cricket like a dwindled hearse
Crawls from the dry grass.”
—Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)