Trent Bridge

ICC World Twenty20 2009

Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge is the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

“You get a fantastic reception at Trent Bridge, everyone does, but as a home-grown player it’s unbelievable, the most wonderful experience" - Derek Randall

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, has hosted county and Test cricket since 1838 and is the world's third oldest Test ground.

The ground was also the home of Notts County but the increased overlapping of the football and cricket seasons meant the football club moved to nearby Meadow Lane. Nottingham Forest, the city's other football team, is a sweep-slog from the cricket ground.

Trent Bridge held its first international cricket match in 1899 between England and Australia which ended in a draw.

Trent Bridge then had the honour of hosting the first match of the first five-match Test series in England. WG Grace, playing his last Test, was 50yrs 320 days old when the match ended. Only Wilfred Rhodes played Test cricket at a greater age and he made his debut in the same game.

Gary Sobers, Clive Rice and Richard Hadlee have all graced the ground although more recently it was where England went 2-1 ahead in the 2005 Ashes series.

Trent Bridge has developed steadily over time - the Fox Road and Radcliffe Road sides of the ground were rebuilt before 2002 while the latest project saw the upgrade of the Bridgeford Road side of the ground.

Individual records:
Test matches
Highest score: 278, Dennis Compton v Pakistan, 1954
Best bowling: 8-70, Muttiah Muralitharan v England, 2006

One-day internationals
Highest score: 152, Andrew Strauss v Bangladesh, 2005
Best bowling: 6-31, Paul Collingwood v Bangladesh, 2005

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