England gave birth to the game of cricket, therefore, it’s natural that the country has some of the oldest cricket stadiums located there. As of 2023, there are 11 cricket stadiums in England that host international cricket. Besides this, the country has 12 cricket grounds that have held international games in the past. Here, in this article, we bring you the three most stunningly beautiful grounds in England.
Check out the three most stunning cricket stadiums in England:
1. Lord’s Cricket Ground:
It is one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world. Cricket fans in England often refer to the Lord’s as the ‘headquarters’. The ground is named after its founder Thomas Lord. The original ground was opened in 1774 before it was moved to its current location in 1814. The first match was held here in 1884. The Lord’s now holds the record for hosting the most Tests in the country.
2. The Oval:
The Oval Stadium is located at the southeast end. An abode for the Surrey County Cricket Club, The Oval was the first stadium to host the International Test cricket in the year 1880. Not just this, The Oval is known for hosting the first representative football match between England and Scotland in 1870 and for also witnessing the first-ever FA Cup final. This is also the birthplace of THE ASHES in 1882. The stadium was established in 1845. It has a seating capacity of 23,500.
3. Sophia Gardens:
Established in 1893, Sophia Gardens is one of the most beautiful stadiums in England. It is one of the most advanced stadiums in the world, with up-to-date facilities. It is located in Cardiff, Wales, and has a seating capacity of 15,643 fans. Sophia Gardens was one of the hosting venues for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy along with the Oval and Edgbaston.