Capacity: 15000 (with temporary seating)
Ends: Pavilion End, Ashley Down Road End
Home Teams: Gloucestershire, England
2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:
June 1, 1330 BST/1800 IST: Australia bt Afghanistan
June 7, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Match Abandoned
June 11, 1030 BST/1500 IST: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka – Match Abandoned
The County Ground first hosted ODI cricket during the 1983 World Cup and has become a semi-regular presence on the white-ball circuit over the last 15 years or so.
The ground has hosted some memorable one-day games, perhaps most notably a pre-Ashes game in 2005 where a freewheeling Kevin Pietersen propelled England to a three-wicket victory over the Aussies, or Bangladesh’s five-run win five years later when Ian Bell bravely yet forlornly hobbled out at number 11 with a broken foot to try and sneak England to victory.
The ground has generally been more bowler-friendly than most, with five five-wicket hauls from 17 games (one of which was abandoned without a ball bowled) a notably high mark.
More recently there have been plenty of runs, inevitably, with England smashing the Windies all round the west country two years ago. West Indies will be pleased not to see Bristol on their 2019 itinerary having played four games here previously and lost the lot.
Won batting first: 7 (41%)
Won batting second: 10 (59%)
No result/abandoned: 4
Won toss: W8 L9 NR1
Won toss, batted: W3 L5
Won toss, fielded: W5 L4 NR1
Highest total: England 369/9 (50/50 overs) v West Indies, Sept 24 2017
Lowest total: Zimbabwe 92 (24.5/50 overs) v Australia, July 6 2003
300+ totals: 7
Runs per over: 5.25
Runs per wicket: 31.80
June 11 2019: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka – match abandoned
June 7 2019: Pakistan v Sri Lanka – match abandoned
June 1 2019: Australia (209/3, 34.5/50 overs) bt Afghanistan (207, 38.2/50 overs) by seven wickets
May 14 2019: England (359/4, 44.5/50 overs) bt Pakistan (358/9, 50/50 overs) by six wickets
Sept 24 2017: England (369/9, 50/50 overs) bt West Indies (245, 39.1/50 overs) by 124 runs
May 5 2017: England (127/3, 20/50 overs) bt Ireland (126, 33/50 overs) by seven wickets
June 26 2016: England (16/1, 4/50 overs) v Sri Lanka (248/9, 50/50 overs) – no result
Aug 25 2014: England v India – match abandoned
July 10 2010: Bangladesh (236/7, 50/50 overs) bt England (231, 49.3/50 overs) by five runs
May 24 2009: England (161/4, 36/50 overs) bt West Indies (160, 38.3/50 overs) by six wickets
Bangladesh: P1 L1
Afghanistan: P1 L1
Australia: P3 W2 L1
Sri Lanka: P3 L2 NR1
Pakistan: P2 W1 L1
Five-wicket hauls: 5
Highest score: 151 (131), Imam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) v England, May 14 2019
Best bowling: 10.1-4-25-5, Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) v Sri Lanka, June 13 1983
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