Beausejour Stadium

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Beauséjour Stadium
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Beausejour Stadium
Ground information
Location Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Establishment 2002
Capacity 20,000 [1]
End names
Pavilion End
Media Centre End
International information
First Test 20 June 2003: West Indies v Sri Lanka
Last Test 10 June 2006: West Indies v India
First ODI 8 June 2002: West Indies v New Zealand
Last ODI 25 March 2012: West Indies v Australia
Domestic team information
Windward Islands (2003 – present)

Beauséjour Stadium is a cricket ground located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia standard seating capacity of 20,000. It was completed in 2002 and currently accommodates 20,000 spectators. It is named after the Beausejour hills 1 and is situated in the outskirts of Rodney Bay. It was completed in 2002 and had hosted domestic matches for the Windward Islands cricket team. It staged its first international Test match in 2003 against Sri Lanka and became the first venue in the Caribbean to host a day-night game. The stadium was constructed on 22 acres consisting of about 18 hospitality suites and a pavilion that offers each team its own gym and lounge apart from a balcony and conference room. It is located in the driest area of Saint Lucia, making it most suitable for hosting cricket.

Location

The stadium is located at the north-eastern end of the tourist resort of Rodney Bay, approximately 6 minutes drive from the town of Gros Islet on the scenic Castries-Gros Islet Highway. The stadium is close to the residential enclaves in Beauséjour and Epouge Bay.

Facilities

Cricket Ground at Beauséjour St Lucia. Main stand.

The Beauséjour Stadium is known for its high standard facilities and is regarded by the West Indies Cricket Board as a standard for current and future venues in the Caribbean.2 Its outfield, a perfect oval, is predictably lush green.The stadium also features 4 floodlights for day and night matches. The stadium has 18 hospitality suites, a permanent seating capacity of 13,000 with bucket-type seating which can be increased to 20,000 for international matches. There are also two artificial pitches and two turfs for practice and warm-ups. New Zealand is scheduled to play a test against the West Indies in 2014 to mark the return to test cricket after a break of 8 years.

Ground stats

Regional Cricket

International Cricket

  • Beauséjour Stadium is a home venue in all forms of cricket for the West Indies since 2003.

Cricket Records

The stadium from the side stands
  • First One Day International: West Indies vs New Zealand on 8 June 2002.
  • First Test match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka on 20–24 June 2003.
  • Highest team score(in Tests)- India(588-8) vs West Indies in 2006.
  • Highest team total(in ODIs) - New Zealand(363-5) vs Canada in 2007.
  • Highest team total(in T20Is) - Australia(197-7) vs Pakistan in 2010.

2007 Cricket World Cup

Beauséjour Stadium was one of the venues of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the most important tournament in international cricket.It hosted 7 matches which consisted of 6 league matches all consisting of the Group C clashes.New Zealand went the round unbeaten twice scoring a total beyond 300 runs.The second semi-final between the defending champions Australia and South Africa was played here with an official attendance of 13,875.3

Group matches

14 March 2007
(scorecard)
Canada 
199 all out (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
203/3 (43.2 overs)
Kenya won by 7 wickets
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
16 March 2007
(scorecard)
England 
209/7 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
210/4 (41 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
18 March 2007
(scorecard)
England 
279/6 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
228/7 (50 overs)
England won by 51 runs
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
20 March 2007
(scorecard)
New Zealand 
331/7 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
183 all out (49.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 148 runs
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
22 March 2007
(scorecard)
New Zealand 
363/5 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
249/9 (49.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 114 runs
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
24 March 2007
(scorecard)
Kenya 
177 all out (43 overs)
v
 England
178/3 (33 of 43 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Semi-final

25 April 2007
Scorecard
South Africa 
149 all out (43.5 overs)
v
 Australia
153/3 (31.3 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

2010 World Twenty20

In 2010, the stadium hosted 10 matches of 2010 ICC World Twenty20 along with two other stadiums in Caribbean.The Stadium hosted 4 warm-up matches two of them which were thrillers and saw Zimbabwe defeating Australia and defending champions Pakistan.Both Pakistan and Australia however won their other two warm-up games against the Windward Islands.

The stadium had hosted 4 Group Stage games and 4 Super 8 games and both the semi-finals of the tournament due to bad weather preventing matches from being held at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

The stadium saw the third international Twenty20 century scored by Indian batsman Suresh Raina in the Group match between India and South Africa.

Group matches

1 May 2010
Scorecard
Pakistan 
172/3 (20 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
151/7 (20 overs)
Pakistan win by 21 runs.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
1 May 2010
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
115/8 (20 overs)
v
 India
116/3 (14.5 overs)
India win by 7 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
2 May 2010
Scorecard
India 
186/5 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
172/5 (20 overs)
India win by 14 runs.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
2 May 2010
Scorecard
Australia 
191/10 (20 overs)
v
 Pakistan
157/10 (20 overs)
Australia win by 34 runs.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Super 8 matches

10 May 2010
Scorecard
Pakistan 
148/7 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
137/7 (20 overs)
Pakistan win by 11 runs.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
10 May 2010
Scorecard
New Zealand 
149/6 (20 overs)
v
 England
153/7 (20 overs)
England win by 3 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
11 May 2010
Scorecard
India 
163/5 (20 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
167/5 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
11 May 2010
Scorecard
West Indies 
105/10 (19 overs)
v
 Australia
109/4 (16.2 overs)
Australia win by 6 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Semi-finals

13 May 2010
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
128/6 (20 overs)
v
 England
132/3 (20 overs)
England win by 7 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
14 May 2010
Scorecard
Pakistan 
191/6 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
197/7 (20 overs)
Australia win by 7 wickets.
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

See also

References

  1. ^ Cricinfo - Grounds - Beauséjour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
  2. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/117724.html
  3. ^ Cricinfo - 2nd Semi-Final: Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet, Apr 25, 2007

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