Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) – Pitch Report

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Cardiff Wales Stadium, also known as Sophia Gardens Cardiff, is a cricket ground in Cardiff, Wales. It’s located on the River Taff at Sophia Gardens. It is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club, which has played its home matches there since 24 May 1967 after leaving the capital.

In 1995, a 125-year lease of the property was taken over, with Cardiff Athletic Club’s cricket section (Cardiff Cricket Club) moving to the Diamond Ground in Whitchurch. The Sport Wales National Centre offers a huge sports hall complex beside the cricket ground. The venue has previously been used for football. In July 2007, Glamorgan cricketer Mike Powell was allowed to have a rib removed during surgery and buried at the ground in order for him to fulfill his dying wish.

Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground

  • Full Name: Sophia Gardens
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Operator: Not KNown
  • Capacity: 15,643
  • Surface: Bowling Pitch
  • Floodlights: Yes
  • End names: River Taff End, Cathedral Road End
  • Boundary Length (Dimension): Not Known
  • Also known as: Sophia Gardens Cardiff | Sophia Gardens Ground | Sophia Gardens Stadium

Record & Stats

T20 Stats

Total Match Played: 8
Batting First Won: 2
Batting Second Won: 6
Tie: 0
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 142
Highest Score: England 182/5
Lowest Score: Pakistan 89/10
Scoring Pattern
Below Score 150: 5
Score between 150 and 169: 0
Score between 170 and 189: 3
Above Score 190: 0

ODI Stats

Total Match Played: 26
Batting First Won: 8
Batting Second Won: 17
Tie: 1
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 239
Highest Score: England 386/6
Lowest Score: Afghanistan 125/10
Scoring Pattern
Below Score 200: 7
Score between 200 and 249: 9
Score between 250 and 299: 2
Above Score 300: 8

T20 Domestic

Total Match Played: 49
Batting First Won: 24
Batting Second Won: 23
Tie: 2
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 156
Highest Score: Glamorgan 216/5
Lowest Score: Glamorgan 45/1
Scoring Pattern
Below Score 150: 16
Score between 150 and 169: 14
Score between 170 and 189: 14
Above Score 190: 5

Is Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground Batting Or Bowling Pitch?

Fast bowlers have been more successful than spinners at this ground.

Ground Information

Owner – Cardiff City Council

Establishment ( Situated In ) – 1858

Address – Sophia Walk, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9XR, United Kingdom

Official Website –

Contact Number: +44 29 2040 9380

E-mail[email protected]


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The Principality Stadium in Cardiff was built as the county’s first purpose-built cricket venue. The ground hosted its first match on May 17, 1967, when Glamorgan played the visiting Indian side in Sophia Gardens. It wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that it became official.

The clubs 74-year search for a home ground came to an end in November 1995, when they signed a 125-year lease.

The cricket pitch now occupies the same location as a former ‘Barnum and Bailey’s traveling circus’ and ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show,’ which featured a menagerie. One can only wonder whether Glamorgan supporters might secretly wish to return to those long-gone days, when their team was never good enough.

Since 1967, Glamorgan has played on and off at Sophia Gardens due to the leaseholders of the time, Cardiff Athletic Club, having a pitch laid and investing £25,000 in a new pavilion. The ground has seen some important games in Glamorgan’s history, notably in 1969 when they won the County Championship against Worcesters

International Information

  • First Test: 8–12 July 2009: England v  Australia
  • Last Test: 8–11 July 2015: England v  Australia
  • First ODI: 20 May 1999: Australia v  New Zealand
  • Last ODI: 8 July 2021: England v  Pakistan
  • First T20: 5 September 2010: England v  Pakistan
  • Last T20: 24 June 2021: England v  Sri Lanka

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