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Boland Park Cricket Stadium

Eurolux Boland Park Cricket Stadium, Paarl South Africa

Introduction of the Ground

Eurolux Boland Park is an all-purpose ground located at Langenhoven Avenue, Boland Agricultural Show Grounds in Paarl, South Africa. Moreover, the venue gives a spectacular view to the onlookers with its lush green and mountainous Surroundings. Although it’s a multipurpose Stadium however it used for Cricket Matches most of the time. It’s a home for the Boland Cricket team, Paarl Rocks and Cape Cobras. Furthermore, it is not a ground with huge space rather it only contains a capacity of 10,000 Spectators. In contrast, its magnificent surroundings are far better than the other Stadiums of South Africa. In addition, the history of this venue is not very old as it was established in 1996 and only hosted ODIs and T20Is at the international level. However, it hosted just one Test Match of Womens in 2002 between India and South Africa.

Boland Park Cricket Stadium
Boland Park Cricket Stadium

Features of Boland Park Cricket Ground

Other NameBoland bank park
LocationPaarl, South Africa
Established on1996
Capacity10,000
OperatorBoland
End NamesStables End, Riebeeck Kelders End
FloodlightsPresent
PitchGrass
Home teamsBoland Cricket Team, Cape Cobras and Paarl Rocks
Stadium Features

International Cricket Matches at the Ground

Test Internationals

Until now only one Test Match was hosted by the venue and that too was a match of Women Cricket teams between India and South Africa. Moreover, the match was held on March 19-23, 2002.

ODIs

The first ODI Match was played between India and Zimbabwe on January 27,1997 at this venue. Furthermore, that was a Tri-series which later ended in a tie between the two teams. However, the last ODI played at the venue was on January 21,2022 between South Africa and India. Whereas the first WODI was played between South Africa and the West Indies on October 16, 2009.In addition, a total of 20 ODIs were hosted by Boland Park Ground until now. 

T20Is

A total of 10 T20Is were arranged by the ground among which only one was the Men’s T20 whereas the rest were Women’s T20s. The only men’s T20I was held on November 29,2020 between South Africa and England teams. Whereas the first T20I was played between South Africa and West Indies on October 25,2009.

International Details

Only Women’s  TestMarch 19-23,2002 South Africa vs India
1st ODIJanuary 17,1997 India vs Zimbabwe
Last ODIJanuary 21,2022 South Africa vs India
Only Men’s T20INovember 29,2020 South Africa vs England
1st WODIOctober 16,2009 South Africa vs West Indies
Last WODIOctober 24,2016 South Africa vs New Zealand 
1st WT20IOctober 25,2009 South Africa vs West Indies
Last WT20IFebruary 19,2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
International Information of the Stadium

ICC Cricket World Cup 2003

Boland Park hosted 3 matches during the Cricket World Cup 2003. The 1st match was between India vs Netherlands on February 12,2003, where India defeated Netherlands by 68 runs. However, the 2nd match was played between Canada and Sri Lanka on February 19,2003 and Sri Lanka won that match at the end by 9 Wickets. Lastly Pakistan opposed Netherlands in a match on February 25,2003 where Pakistan achieved a brilliant victory by 97 runs.

Boland Park Cricket Stadium
Boland Park Cricket Stadium

Upcoming Scheduled fixtures in the ground

DatesTeams
December 21,2023South Africa vs India 3rd ODI 
December 27,2023Western Province vs Boland 19th Match (day 1)
December 28,2023Western Province vs Boland 19th Match (day 2)
December 29,2023Western Province vs Boland 19th Match (day 3)
December 30,2023Western Province vs Boland 19th Match (day 3)
January 12,2024Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals (match no.3)
Scheduled Fixtures

Pitch of the Boland Park Cricket Ground

The ground contains a grass pitch that gives more favors to the Batters. However, it’s a competitive track which gives benefits to both the batters and the bowlers. During the 1st innings of any match batsman got more benefits however during the 2nd innings spinners got extra advantage.

Floodlights

The venue has a full arrangement of floodlights for the day and night Matches. Moreover, the venue was upgraded to LED Lighting which reduces the energy consumption.

Boland Park Cricket Stadium
Boland Park Cricket Stadium

International 5 wicket haul at the venue

A total of 2 international 5 wicket hauls were made at the stadium. Furthermore, both were in Men’s ODIs. First was made by Eddo Brandes on January 27,1997 in a match between Zimbabwe and India. However, the 2nd spell of 5 wickets was created by Lasith Malinga on January 11,2012 in a match between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

International Centuries

Overall, 9 ODI Centuries were made at the venue by different Batsmen. Among all AB de Villiers was on the top with a score of 176/104 runs. However, Sachin Tendulkar holds the 2nd position with 146/132 runs. Whereas Rassie van der Dussen and Heinrich Klassen came next with 129/98 and 123/114 runs.

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