Leeds, HeadingleyUpdated: Jun 27, 2003 16:09 IST
Name: Leeds, Headingley Cricket Ground
known as: Headingley Grounds
Pitch type: Grass
End names: Kirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
In 1985 Headingley became one of the first grounds to have a computerised scoreboard. In 1999 strategic plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of Headingley were prepared, including a £32m project to rebuild the Western Terrace and provide new facilities. The West Stand Development, with seating for 7,500 was officially opened at the Ashes test match against Australia in 2001.
Today, Headingley is the home of three world-class teams: Yorkshire Cricket, Leeds Tykes and the Leeds Rhinos rugby league team. The Headingley Stadium has hosted international fixtures for all three sports.
England won by four wickets with John Edrich (90) the man-of-the-match. Headingley also provided the stage for possibly the most dramatic comeback in Test cricket, when, in 1981, England beat Australia by 18 runs after having followed-on. England have played Sri Lanka at Leeds once in the 1983 World Cup in which Lanka were shot out for 136 and England won by nine wickets.
First Published: Jun 16, 2003 17:50 IST