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Fantasy Cricket – Top 5 Cricket Stadiums of England

Since many decades the nation has been the host to iconic cricket matches for the entertainment of fantasy cricket lovers. The 12th edition of cricket world cup 2019 has recently been completed in England.

With the upcoming Ashes series, it is evident that the cricket stadiums in England will again brim with the excited audience shouting at the top of their voice. And not just the audience, the daily fantasy cricket fans of 11wickets App for Android/iOS will get the scope to earn well playing the online game.

Thus to ignite that sporting spirit inside online fantasy cricket lovers, here is a list of 5 best England stadiums. Just have a glance on:

Edgbaston

An abode for the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, the Edgbaston stadium also called the County ground is the second largest cricket ground in United Kingdom after the Lord’s. One of the oldest stadiums in England, this place is known to be a common host of cricket matches for all formats. Dating back to the time of 1886, the first match of Warwickshire took place with MCC which was witnessed by around 3,000 spectators for two days. Since then this cricket ground has been an eye-witness of numerous iconic milestones. This classic cricket ground has seen adequate development with time, which includes the installation of extra seating and disrupted downpour among all the test-grounds in England which will let you enjoy your match without worrying about the untimely rainfall.

Capacity: 25,000 people

Fact about the stadium: Edgbaston was the host of the epic clash battle between Australia and England in the 2005 Ashes.

Ageas Bowl

Another legendary cricket ground of England, the Ageas Bowl was initially called the Rose Bowl. Located at the countryside of Southampton, this picturesque ground is the perfect place to relax and watch a match under the sun. Though the stadium is just a decade old, but despite that it shines in the listing of the best stadiums in England. Home to the Hampshire country club, this stadium outshined in the league after being the regular fixture on England’s white ball schedule. This newbie in the cricket arena is also known for its stylish circular pitch which is complemented by the classic pavilions and stands. So if you’re a cricket buff and looking for a relaxing day out, then this stadium settled at the outskirts will be your final resort.

Capacity: 15,000 (25,000 with temporary seating)

Fact about the stadium: A 171-bedroom Hilton hotel has just opened at the ground which also offers spa and restaurant, which gives the chance to stay close to the ground.

Headingley

Located just close to the Headingley Rugby stadium, this iconic stadium has been the home for the Yorkshire County Cricket Club since the past 120 years. An epi-center for sports in Leeds, this ground has witnessed the loudest cheers and lifetime moments in the history of cricket. Though the stadium is proudly known for being a host of numerous iconic cricket matches, yet it’s not the prettiest places to watch a game. But to keep its enthusiastic visitors joyous, the club has unveiled its “Headingley Master Plan” which will involve a grand renovation project including the installation of permanent floodlight pylons and reconstruction of North-South stand which will increase the seating capacity to 20,000 and more in the coming 20 years.

Capacity: 17,500

Fact about the stadium: The stadium hosted its first concert in 2015, where Ska band Madness performed in front of 7,500 people

Lords

The list of best cricket stadiums in England cannot start without the mention of Lord’s in London. Commonly known as the home of cricket, this iconic ground has captured the first spot since many decades in the cricket league. The stadium is named after Lord Thomas who was the owner of the Marylebone Cricket Club and the European Cricket Council. This legendary cricket ground has witnessed more than 100 test matches in the past 201 years. The stadium is not just known for being the host of the iconic matches, but it’s architectural beauty will also leave you awestruck. From the magnificent Victorian pavilion to the Honours board and the Old Father Time weathervane, every corner of the stadium asks for a Instagram action.

Capacity: 28,000

Fact about the stadium: The stadium has a tradition of having a lunch at the Lord’s Tavern and enjoy a meal of their famous British beef burgers on the first Test match of summer.

The Oval

Another striker in the cricket league, this historic stadium is located at the south-east of England. An abode for the Surrey County Cricket Club, this stadium was the first place to host the International Test cricket in 1880. Apart from this, the ground is known for hosting the first representative football match between England and Scotland in 1870. The stadium is the birthplace of Ashes just after the game played by Australia in 1882 and won by seven runs in just a timespan of two days. It has seen immense developments which also includes the OCS stand in 2005.

Capacity: 23,500

Fact about the stadium: The Oval stadium was the first sports arena to have the original gas lamps in 1889.

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