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Queens Sports Club Ground is a stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It is used primarily used for cricket matches. The stadium has a capacity of up to 13,000. The stadium is the home ground for the Matabeleland Tuskers, who are the current Logan Cup champions. The other Cricket ground in Bulawayo is the Bulawayo Athletic Club.[1]

Queens Sports Club
Queens
Ground information
LocationParkview, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Coordinates20°08′42.39″S 28°35′20.20″E / 20.1451083°S 28.5889444°E / -20.1451083; 28.5889444Coordinates: 20°08′42.39″S 28°35′20.20″E / 20.1451083°S 28.5889444°E / -20.1451083; 28.5889444
Establishment1890
Capacity12,497
OwnerBulawayo City Council
TenantsZimbabwe Cricket
Matabeleland Tuskers
End names
City End
Airport End
International information
First Test20–24 October 1994:
 Zimbabwe v  Sri Lanka
Last Test21–25 October 2017:
 Zimbabwe v  West Indies
First ODI15 December 1996:
 Zimbabwe v  England
Last ODI22 July 2018:
 Zimbabwe v  Pakistan
First T20I11 May 2013:
 Zimbabwe v  Bangladesh
Last T20I28 August 2015:
 Zimbabwe v  Afghanistan
Team information
Matabeleland Tuskers (2009–present)
As of 20 July 2018
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Queen's Sports Club is Zimbabwe's second ground, and the first being the Harare Sports Club. It is situated close to the city center is one of international cricket's most picturesque venues, with an old pavilion surrounded by trees which give shade to spectators. Much of the ground consists of grass banking and its capacity of 13,000 is more than enough to cope with demand. Queens Sports Club became Zimbabwe's third Test venue in October 1994. The Zimbabwe national cricket team has had a lot of success at this venue, beating teams like England, West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and the once weak Bangladesh. In recent times it has however been a stadium of horror for the locals, as it was at this venue that Zimbabwe lost to a lowly Afghanistan. It will host the two tests against South Africa in August 2019 after the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

During a Currie Cup match between Eastern Province and Rhodesia in 1954/55, the scorers' box became a mass of smoke and sparks after electrical equipment was struck by lightning.[2]

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  1. ^ Heatley, pp. 190.
  2. ^ Brodribb, Gerald, "Next Man In", Souvenir Press, London, 1995

ReferencesEdit

  • Heatley, Michael (2009). World Cricket Grounds: A Panoramic Vision. Compendium. ISBN 978-1-905573-01-1.

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