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Bristol County Ground
Ground information
Location Ashley Down, Bristol
Coordinates 51°28′38.01″N 2°35′02.96″W / 51.4772250°N 2.5841556°W / 51.4772250; -2.5841556Coordinates: 51°28′38.01″N 2°35′02.96″W / 51.4772250°N 2.5841556°W / 51.4772250; -2.5841556
Establishment 1889
Capacity 8,000
17,500 for internationals
End names
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Bristol Pavilion End
International information
First ODI 13 June 1983: New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 4 July 2021: England v Sri Lanka
First T20I 28 August 2006: England v Pakistan
Last T20I 8 July 2018: England v India
Domestic team information
Gloucestershire (1889 – present)

The Bristol County Ground (also known as Nevil Road) is a senior cricket venue in Bristol, England. It is in the district of Ashley Down. The ground is home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.


In July 2009, Gloucestershire C.C.C. announced plans to redevelop the ground into a 20,000-capacity stadium, with an aim to retaining one day international status. The ground now includes a world class media centre and conference facilities. To help fund the project, student accommodation is included in the development. In March 2010, Bristol City Council gave the go-ahead for the new ground.

The following year, the club revised its plans due to concerns from residents on the adjacent Kennington Avenue over permanent stands at the boundary of their property. The permanent capacity will now be raised to 7500 (8000 including the semi-permanent Hammond Roof) with temporary seating increasing capacity to 17,500, but with other changes still implemented: new pavilion, new conference facilities and the construction of new stands (including the demolition of the Jessop stand and Tavern and the rebuilding of the Mound stand to a fixed capacity of 4500) and 147 apartments in three blocks. These plans were approved on 31 May 2012 and development began in October 2012. The Bristol Pavilion opened in August 2013. Permanent floodlights were approved by Bristol City Council in April 2015, which were installed ready for the start of the 2016 season and which will allow the club to continue to host international matches as well as the four 2019 Cricket World Cup matches it has been allocated.

Transport Connections

Montpelier railway station is under a mile from the ground. Main line stations Bristol Temple Meads railway station and Bristol Parkway railway station are 2.5 miles and 3.8 miles, respectively, from the ground. Former station Ashley Hill railway station was situated outside the ground but was closed in 1964. There are plans to reopen the station as part of the Greater Bristol Metro proposals.

International Centuries

There are five ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 104* Rahul Dravid  India &10000000000001100000000 109  Kenya 23 May 1998 Won
2 140* Sachin Tendulkar (1/2)  India &10000000000001100000000 101  Kenya 23 May 1998 Won
3 102 Ricky Ponting  Australia &10000000000001100000000 101  England 10 June 2001 Won
4 113 Sachin Tendulkar (2/2)  India &10000000000001100000000 101  Sri Lanka 11 July 2002 Won
5 106 Andrew Flintoff  England &10000000000001100000000 121  New Zealand 4 July 2004 Lost
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