Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Situated approximately 58 miles West of Nottingham City Center this historic cricket ground is a popular tourist haunt.
History of Edgbaston The Edgbaston cricket ground was earlier known as the Wellesbourne Cricket Club in 1800s. As the ground was situated close to the Warwick Racecourse the club, it was re-christened as the Warwickshire County Cricket Club. In 1882 the present Warwickshire County Cricket Club was formed under the guidance of Birmingham teacher William Ansell. The Edgbaston cricket ground was officially opened in June 1886 and a Test match was hosted in May 1902 .The first ODI at the Edgbaston Cricket ground was between was England and Australia in the year 1972.
It was almost 100 years ago when the first test match was staged at the Edgbaston Cricket ground and it has come a long way since. The ground is a regular home for Test cricket and to the County Championship titles. It is the Edgbaston Cricket Ground that traditionally hosts the first Test of the England summer. The Edgbaston Cricket ground has witnessed many historic clashes especially the widely celebrated Ashes test series featuring arch cricketing rivals England and Australia. The ground was also witness to the marathon feat of the Caribbean cricketer Brian Lara, who went on to score a record 501 runs in a single innings. The home team, Warwickshire won its first county championship in 1911 and has won the title no less than on five occasions. The Cricket ground at Edgbaston also houses a famous museum dedicated to the tests matches held at the venue and also to the exploits of the Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
The Edgbaston Cricket ground with a capacity of 22,000 spectators boasts of an infrastructure, which lives up to international levels. In 1997, Edgbaston Cricket ground hosted the first ever-floodlit evening game in England. The Ground has a huge parking lot with space for more than 700 cars.