The Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, which is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, has a history of hosting important fixtures. In 1902, it became an international venue when the ground played host to an Ashes Test. Back in 1997, it hosted the first-ever day-night international game (an ODI) in this country. Last year, the first ever day-night Test in England was played at this venue. And now, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has opted to allot England’s 1000th Test match to Edgbaston.
Presently, in terms of importance, Edgbaston sits right after the iconic Lord’s. Wisden’s guide to cricket grounds in 1992 commented that “Lord’s is really its only superior in the United Kingdom”, with The Daily Telegraph agreeing in 2009 that “taken, all in all, it is now the best ground outside Lord’s.” After the opening of the new South and West Stands in 2011 the England and Wales Cricket Board commented that, “the spacious facilities are cutting edge, marginally better than the Home of Cricket.”
Hence, CricketSoccer decided to revisit some of the memorable matches at this historic venue. And for that purpose, the author met Micheal a former steward and current member of Warwickshire, who has spent 48 years of his life at this ground.
In this video story, he recalls some of the greatest matches played during his tenure at the Edgbaston. So, sit back and enjoy. Also, don’t forget mention about your favourite fixture at this ground in the comment section.