VRA Cricket Ground

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VRA Cricket Ground
Ground information
Location Amstelveen
Coordinates 52°19′10.00″N 4°50′56.61″E / 52.3194444°N 4.8490583°E / 52.3194444; 4.8490583Coordinates: 52°19′10.00″N 4°50′56.61″E / 52.3194444°N 4.8490583°E / 52.3194444; 4.8490583
Capacity 4,500
End names
City End
Mulder's End
International information
First ODI 26 May 1999:
 Kenya v  South Africa
Last ODI 3 August 2018:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
First T20I 30 June 2015:
 Netherlands v    Nepal
Last T20I 20 June 2018:
 Netherlands v  Scotland
First WODI 26 June 2002:
 Netherlands v  New Zealand
Last WODI 2 August 2007:
 Netherlands v  South Africa
Team information
Netherlands
VRA Amsterdam (1939 – present)
As of 3 August 2018
Source: Ground profile

VRA Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, the home of VRA Amsterdam since 1939.[1] It has a capacity of 14,500 spectators and regularly plays host to the Netherlands home games in the World Cricket League, Intercontinental Cup and CB40.

This ground was first used for international cricket when the Netherlands played New Zealand in 1978. It has hosted many One Day Internationals (ODIs) including a match in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and the Videocon Cup in 2004 between India, Pakistan and Australia. It was also used in the 1990 ICC Trophy, the first to be played outside England.

VRA Cricket Ground has hosted some notable moments in Dutch cricket, including a three run win for the Netherlands over an England XI that featured future England captains Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain in 1989. In July 2006, the Netherlands played Sri Lanka in their first home ODI and the visitors scored 443/9 from their 50 overs, which then was the highest team total in ODI cricket.[2]

Located in Amsterdamse Bos, the main ground features a AAA standard turf wicket, while the second and third grounds have an artificial wicket and are used in the winter by Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club.

This stadium has hosted a One Day International (ODI) match during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.[1]

It was selected to host Nepal’s first ever ODI during their Netherlands tour in August 2018.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VRA Cricket Ground". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka break one-day record, Sri Lanka v Netherlands, 1st ODI, Amstelveen". Cricinfo. 2006-07-04. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  3. ^ "History beckons for Netherlands and Nepal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 August 2018. 

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