Trent Bridge Development
To confirm Trent Bridge’s desire to continue as a successful Test Match venue, Notts have spent a considerable amount of money on the ground over recent years.
It started with the creation of the William Clarke Stand in 1990, and the Hound Road Stand in 1993.
The £7.2 million Trent Bridge Cricket Centre was opened to huge acclaim by former Notts hero Sir Garfield Sobers in 1998 on the eve of the England v South Africa Test. Still affectionately known as the Radcliffe Road Stand, the multi-purpose complex contains many outside facilities for visitors to use and enjoy, as well as offering world-class views of the action on the pitch.
The building work continued in 2002, with the £1.9 million Fox Road stand, launched by Sir Ian Botham at the One-day International between England and Sri Lanka. It features a state of the art ‘aircraft wing’ roof.
Then in 2008 Prince Philip opened a replacement for the Parr Stand and West Wing.
As well as hosting Hampshire CCC, the ground has also been home to a number of England internationals. ODIs have been held at the ground since 2003, and international test matches since 2011. It has also hosted a number of Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) since 2005 – most notably England’s first T20 international, where they beat Australia by 100 runs.
In 2019, the Ageas Bowl will host games in the Cricket World Cup, featuring England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, South Africa and the West Indies.