Newlands Cricket Ground

PPC Newlands

Ground information

Location
Cape Town, South Africa

Coordinates
33°58′25.32″S 18°28′8.16″E / 33.9737000°S 18.4689333°E / -33.9737000; 18.4689333Coordinates: 33°58′25.32″S 18°28′8.16″E / 33.9737000°S 18.4689333°E / -33.9737000; 18.4689333

Establishment
1888

Capacity
25,000[1]

Tenants
Western Province Cricket Association and Western Province Cricket Club

End names

Wynberg End
Kelvin Grove End

International information

First Test
25–26 March 1889:
 South Africa v  England

Last Test
2–6 January 2017:
 South Africa v  Sri Lanka

First ODI
7 December 1992:
 South Africa v  India

Last ODI
12 October 2016:
 South Africa v  Australia

First T20I
12 September 2007:
 Australia v  Zimbabwe

Last T20I
14 October 2016:
 South Africa v  Australia

Team information

Cape Cobras
(2005 – present)

As of 2 January 2017
Source: Cricinfo

Newlands Cricket Ground (known as PPC Newlands for sponsorship reasons) in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. It is the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the Sunfoil Series, Momentum 1 Day Cup and RamSlam Pro20 competitions. It is also a venue for Test matches, ODIs and T20Is. Newlands is regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. It is close to Newlands Stadium, which is a rugby union and football venue. The cricket ground opened in 1888.

Contents

1 Official name
2 History
3 Test cricket
4 Limited over cricket
5 Other sports
6 Gallery
7 See also
8 References
9 External links

Official name[edit]
The ground’s official name is “PPC Newlands” as of October 2015, acknowledging a commercial sponsorship arrangement. It is still often referred to by its historic name, simply “Newlands”.
History[edit]
The title deed for the land currently containing the ground was granted to a brewer, Jacob Letterstedt in 1845, who then presented it to his daughter, Lydia Corrina, as a wedding present upon her marriage to the Vicomte de Montmort.
The land, partly wetland and heavily wooded, was rented to the Western Province Cricket Club in 1887 for £50, with a 25-year lease being signed in 1888 and the rental increased to £100. Each of the club’s life members contributed £25 towards the costs, and a further £350 was received in donations towards the construction of a pavilion.[2]
The ground was levelled and
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