List of international cricket centuries at the Antigua Recreation Ground
The Antigua Recreation Ground is a cricket ground in St John's, Antigua and Barbuda. International cricket has been played at the ground since 1978 when a One Day International (ODI) was played between the West Indies and Australia. The ground has also hosted 22 Test Matches, the first was played in 1981 between the West Indies and England. The ground was also used to stage a World Series Cricket Supertest between the WSC Australian and WSC West Indian teams in 1979.
The Englishman Peter Willey scored the first of 57 Test centuries at the ground when he made 102 not out against the West Indies in 1981. The Antigua Recreation Ground has been the scene of 2 world record individual scores, both by Brian Lara and both against England. In 1994 Lara, with an innings of 375 from 538 balls, surpassed fellow West Indian Garry Sobers's record of 365 not out, which had stood since 1958. Lara's record stood until 2003, when it was broken by the Australian Matthew Hayden. It was less than a year later that Lara again broke the record with 400 not out from 582 balls, this remains the highest individual Test innings. The only other player to have scored a triple century at the ground is Chris Gayle who made 317 against South Africa in 2005.
Just 5 ODI centuries have been scored at the ground, the first of these, and highest, was scored by Desmond Haynes in 1978. Haynes's innings of 148, from 136 balls, was scored against Australia in 1978.
- * denotes that the batsman was not out.
- Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
- Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
- NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
- Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
- The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
- The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won, lost or if the match was drawn.
List of centuries
Desmond Haynes (WI):
3 Test centuries and one ODI century at Antigua. His 148 against Australia in 1978, the first international century at the ground, remains the ground's highest ODI score.
Brian Lara (WI):
4 Test centuries at Antigua, a ground record. Lara has twice set the world record score, with 375 in 1994 and 400* in 2004, both against England.
Justin Langer (Aus):
2 Test centuries at Antigua, 127 in 1999 and 111 in 2003, the only overseas batsman to score multiple Antigua centuries.
Chris Gayle (WI):
1 Test century at Antigua. He scored 317 against South Africa in 2005, one of four centurions in the innings, and one of eight in the match.
The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
|1||102*||Peter Willey||England||158||1||West Indies||27 March 1981||Drawn|
|2||114||Viv Richards (1/3)||West Indies||226||2||England||27 March 1981||Drawn|
|3||104*||Geoff Boycott||England||257||3||West Indies||27 March 1981||Drawn|
|4||102||Ravi Shastri||India||NR||1||West Indies||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|5||154*||Gordon Greenidge (1/2)||West Indies||NR||2||India||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|6||136||Desmond Haynes (1/3)||West Indies||NR||2||India||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|7||110||Jeff Dujon||West Indies||NR||2||India||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|8||106||Clive Lloyd||West Indies||NR||2||India||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|9||116||Mohinder Amarnath||India||NR||3||West Indies||28 April 1983||Drawn|
|10||154||Richie Richardson||West Indies||326||2||Australia||7 April 1984||Won|
|11||178||Viv Richards (2/3)||West Indies||229||2||Australia||7 April 1984||Won|
|12||131||Desmond Haynes (2/3)||West Indies||283||1||England||11 April 1986||Won|
|13||110*||Viv Richards (3/3)||West Indies||58||3||England||11 April 1986||Won|
|14||149||Gordon Greenidge (2/2)||West Indies||207||2||England||12 April 1990||Won|
|15||167||Desmond Haynes (3/3)||West Indies||317||2||England||12 April 1990||Won|
|16||139*||Mark Waugh||Australia||188||1||West Indies||27 April 1991||Won|
|17||144||Mark Taylor||Australia||281||3||West Indies||27 April 1991||Won|
|18||178*||Carl Hooper (1/3)||West Indies||247||1||Pakistan||1 May 1993||Drawn|
|19||123||Inzamam-ul-Haq||Pakistan||225||2||West Indies||1 May 1993||Drawn|
|20||375||Brian Lara (1/4)||West Indies||538||1||England||16 April 1994||Drawn|
|21||135||Mike Atherton||England||383||2||West Indies||16 April 1994||Drawn|
|22||175||Robin Smith||England||315||2||West Indies||16 April 1994||Drawn|
|23||125||Robert Samuels||West Indies||219||1||New Zealand||27 April 1996||Drawn|
|24||208*||Jimmy Adams||West Indies||333||1||New Zealand||27 April 1996||Drawn|
|25||103||Nathan Astle||New Zealand||165||2||West Indies||27 April 1996||Drawn|
|26||103||Brian Lara (2/4)||West Indies||178||1||India||4 April 1997||Drawn|
|27||104||Clayton Lambert||West Indies||232||2||England||20 March 1998||Won|
|28||108*||Carl Hooper (2/3)||West Indies||150||2||England||20 March 1998||Won|
|29||106||Nasser Hussain||England||318||3||West Indies||20 March 1998||Lost|
|30||100||Brian Lara (3/4)||West Indies||84||2||Australia||3 April 1999||Lost|
|31||127||Justin Langer (1/2)||Australia||308||3||West Indies||3 April 1999||Won|
|32||103*||Mohammad Yousuf||Pakistan||231||1||West Indies||25 May 2000||Lost|
|33||130||VVS Laxman||India||244||1||West Indies||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|34||115*||Ajay Ratra||India||284||1||West Indies||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|35||136||Carl Hooper (3/3)||West Indies||278||2||India||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|36||136*||Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1/3)||West Indies||510||2||India||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|37||118||Ridley Jacobs (1/2)||West Indies||206||2||India||10 May 2002||Drawn|
|38||111||Justin Langer (2/2)||Australia||161||3||West Indies||9 May 2003||Lost|
|39||177||Matthew Hayden||Australia||260||3||West Indies||9 May 2003||Lost|
|40||105||Ramnaresh Sarwan (1/3)||West Indies||139||4||Australia||9 May 2003||Won|
|41||104||Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2/3)||West Indies||154||4||Australia||9 May 2003||Won|
|42||400*||Brian Lara (4/4)||West Indies||582||1||England||10 April 2004||Drawn|
|43||107*||Ridley Jacobs (2/2)||West Indies||207||1||England||10 April 2004||Drawn|
|44||102*||Andrew Flintoff||England||224||2||West Indies||10 April 2004||Drawn|
|45||140||Michael Vaughan||England||267||3||West Indies||10 April 2004||Drawn|
|46||114||AB de Villiers||South Africa||173||1||West Indies||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|47||126||Graeme Smith||South Africa||173||1||West Indies||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|48||147||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||287||1||West Indies||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|49||131||Ashwell Prince||South Africa||254||1||West Indies||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|50||317||Chris Gayle||West Indies||483||2||South Africa||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|51||127||Ramnaresh Sarwan (2/3)||West Indies||279||2||South Africa||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|52||127||Shivnarine Chanderpaul (3/3)||West Indies||287||2||South Africa||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|53||107||Dwayne Bravo||West Indies||235||2||South Africa||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|54||212||Wasim Jaffer||India||399||3||West Indies||2 June 2006||Drawn|
|55||169||Andrew Strauss||England||278||1||West Indies||15 February 2009||Drawn|
|56||113||Paul Collingwood||England||202||1||West Indies||15 February 2009||Drawn|
|57||106||Ramnaresh Sarwan (3/3)||West Indies||196||4||England||15 February 2009||Drawn|
One Day International centuries
The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
|1||148||Desmond Haynes||West Indies||136||1||Australia||22 February 1978||Won|
|2||117||Gordon Greenidge||West Indies||123||2||India||18 March 1989||Won|
|3||104||Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa||141||2||West Indies||2 May 2001||Won|
|4||104*||Shahriar Nafees||Bangladesh||112||2||Bermuda||25 February 2007||Won|
|5||134*||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||152||1||Canada||28 February 2007||Won|
World Series Cricket centuries
The following table summarises the WSC centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
|1||104||Greg Chappell||WSC Australians||NR||1||WSC West Indies||6 April 1979||Drawn|
|2||135||Lawrence Rowe||WSC West Indies||NR||2||WSC Australians||9 April 1979||Drawn|
|3||102||Rod Marsh||WSC Australians||NR||3||WSC West Indies||10 April 1979||Drawn|
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