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List of international cricket centuries at the Antigua Recreation Ground

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Antigua Recreation Ground in June 2003

The Antigua Recreation Ground is a cricket ground in St John's, Antigua and Barbuda.[1] International cricket has been played at the ground since 1978 when a One Day International (ODI) was played between the West Indies and Australia.[2] The ground has also hosted 22 Test Matches, the first was played in 1981 between the West Indies and England.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6]

Key[edit]

  • * 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,[7][8] lost[9] or if the match was drawn.[10]

List of centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
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[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.[6]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
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[edit]

The following table summarises the WSC centuries scored at the Antigua Recreation Ground.[11]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Greg Chappell Aus WSC.png WSC Australians NR 1 Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies 6 April 1979 Drawn
2 135 Lawrence Rowe Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies NR 2 Aus WSC.png WSC Australians 9 April 1979 Drawn
3 102 Rod Marsh Aus WSC.png WSC Australians NR 3 Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies 10 April 1979 Drawn

References[edit]

  1. "Antigua Recreation Ground — Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  2. "Statsguru: Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua / One-Day Internationals matches / Match result list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  3. "Statsguru: Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua / Test matches / Match result list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  5. "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most runs in an innings (progressive record holder)". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Statsguru: One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Innings by innings list". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  7. "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Won". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  8. "Statsguru: One Day International matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Won". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  9. "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Lost". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  10. "Statsguru: Test matches / Batting records / Innings by innings list / Match result : Drawn". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  11. "5th Supertest: WSC West Indies v WSC Australians". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2013.


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