Edgbaston Cricket Ground - Notable Moments

Notable Moments

  • 1957 - Stand of 411 between Peter May and Colin Cowdrey against the West Indies, England's highest-ever partnership.
  • 1994 - Brian Lara scored 501* for Warwickshire against Durham, the highest score by a batsman in first class cricket.
  • 1999 - Australia tie with South Africa in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi final.
  • 2004 - Marcus Trescothick becomes the first player to score a century in both innings of a test match at Edgbaston, against the West Indies. (105 & 107)
  • 2005 - Australia lose to England by two runs in the second Test of the 2005 Ashes, the closest Ashes match ever.
  • 2008 - South Africa secure their first series win in England since 1965, chasing down 281 to win the third Test, the highest ever successful pursuit at this ground. South African captain Graeme Smith scored 154* to lead his team to victory.
  • 2011 - Alastair Cook scores 294 against India, as England become the number one ranked test team.
  • 2012 - Tino Best scores 95 against England, the record highest score for a number 11 batsmen. This notably formed part of a 143 run partnership with Denesh Ramdin, the third-highest Test stand with one wicket remaining.

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