Alexandra Sports Club

The Alexandra Sports Club (also called the Alex Sports Club) is a sporting complex in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. The venue's primary use is as a cricket ground, and it has hosted both international and domestic fixtures.

Alexandra Sports Club
Alexandra Sports Club is located in Zimbabwe
Alexandra Sports Club
Alexandra Sports Club
Alexandra Sports Club (Zimbabwe)
LocationHarare, Zimbabwe
Coordinates17°48′58″S 31°02′17″E / 17.81611°S 31.03806°E / -17.81611; 31.03806Coordinates: 17°48′58″S 31°02′17″E / 17.81611°S 31.03806°E / -17.81611; 31.03806
Establishmentunknown (first recorded match in 1949)
As of 1 August 2016
Source: CricketArchive

HistoryEdit

Cricket is first recorded as being played at the Alexandra Sports Club in January 1949, at a time when Harare was called Salisbury, and was the capital of the British colony of Southern Rhodesia. It may have been played earlier.[1] The inaugural first-class match on the ground was in October 1990, when a Young Zimbabwe team played a three-day game against Pakistan B (which held first-class status).[2] Beginning with the 1993–94 Logan Cup, the Alexandra Sports Club began to host matches in top-level domestic competitions, generally for teams based in the Mashonaland region (which includes Harare). Mashonaland, Mashonaland A, Mashonaland Country Districts, Mashonaland Under-24s, CFX Academy, and Westerns all played occasional Logan Cup or domestic one-day games at the venue, with the most recent such fixture coming in May 2009.[2][3]

The Alexandra Sports Club has hosted a number of fixtures for Zimbabwe A, including a first-class game against South Africa A in 1994, a series of games against England A in 1999, and a one-day game against Namibia in 2002.[1][2][3] In 1996, the ground was also scheduled to host a game between the Zimbabwe under-19s and the England under-19s, but it was abandoned due to inclement weather.[4] In April 2000, the ground hosted three matches in the ICC Emerging Nations Tournament, two featuring Zimbabwe A (against Denmark and the Netherlands) and one between the Netherlands and Scotland.[3] After that, the next international tournament played there was the Africa regional qualifier for the 2017 Women's World Cup, which was played in April 2016.[1]

RecordsEdit

First-classEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Other matches played on Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c First-class matches played on Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c List A matches played on Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ Youth One-Day International matches played on Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – highest team totals in first-class cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – lowest team totals in first-class cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  7. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – centuries in first-class cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  8. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – seven wickets in an innings in first-class cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  9. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – highest team totals in List A cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  10. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – lowest team totals in List A cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  11. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – centuries in List A cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  12. ^ Alexandra Sports Club, Harare – seven wickets in an innings in List A cricket – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2016.

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