Newlands Cricket Ground – Cape Town

April 18th, 2009

Location Cape Town
Established 1969
Seating capacity 25,000
Home team(s) Western Province
End names Wynberg End, Kelvin Grove End

Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. Its the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the SuperSport Series, MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Pro20 competitions. It is also a venues for Test matches. Newlands is regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devils Peak. It is close to Newlands Stadium, which is a rugby union and football venue.

The grounds official name is Sahara Park Newlands, acknowledging a commercial sponsorship arrangement. However, South African, and other cricket fans, continue to call the ground by its historic name, simply Newlands.

Over the past five years numerous changes have been made to the ground. This has slightly taken away from its former splendor. Large portions of the grass embankments have been replaced by pavilions increasing the seating capacity to 25,000.

Newlands is one of the few cricket grounds in South Africa that tends to favour spinners. Most grounds tend to favour pacemen or batsmen, but the Western Cape has had a history of having very good spinners, a recent example being Paul Adams.

  1. Jitesh

    Banglore challengers will win!!!!!!

  2. shafeem

    rajasthan royals ll win

  3. vicky tyagi

    ye delhi hai mere yaar
    yaha ckt ka hai bukhaar
    masti hai mastano ki delhi 2
    sehwag hai apna yaar

  4. RISHI


  5. Pandiyan

    Chennai SuperKing Win

  6. sudarsan

    chenai will win this series

  7. iqbal

    Best of Luck to KKR



  9. sumanth

    royal chalangers banglore vs deccan chargs .
    sye deccan charges sye sye
    we will ,we will

  10. Farrukh

    delhi daredevils will win the IPL 2009 and sehwag will be man of series

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