Dean Park Cricket Ground

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Dean Park is a cricket ground in Bournemouth, England, currently used by Bournemouth University Cricket Club, as well as by Parley Cricket Club and Suttoners Cricket Club. It was formerly used by Hampshire and Dorset County Cricket Clubs. This venue has now been bought by Bournemouth Park School. This building has since been transformed into a children's daycare facility.


Dean Park has hosted 343 first-class matches since 1897, but none since 1992. There have also been 77 List A games at the ground, the most recent being in 2010. One women's One-day International, between Young England and Australia, was staged at Dean Park as part of the inaugural Women's Cricket World Cup in 1973.on Tuesday 26 November 1878 Bournemouth F.C. participated in one of the first floodlit matches, when they played under experimental electric lights at Dean Park for "a grand exhibition of the new electric light". In 1888 the club moved to Dean Park and changed their name to Bournemouth Dean Park. Following changes to county borders that transferred Bournemouth from Hampshire to Dorset, reflecting this the ground is now used by Dorset County Cricket Club as its main venue and club headquarters.



Highest team total: 610 by Kent v Hampshire, 1906 Lowest team total: 31 by Hampshire v Worcestershire, 1965 Highest individual innings: 316 by Dick Moore for Hampshire v Warwickshire, 1937 Best bowling in an innings: 9-39 by Hugh Trumble for Australians v South of England, 1902 Best bowling in a match: 15-68 by Hugh Trumble, as above

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Highest team total: 333/4 (50 overs) by Glamorgan v Dorset, 2000 Lowest team total: 71 (33.2 overs) by Norfolk v Dorset, 2000 Highest individual innings: 156 by Matthew Elliott for Glamorgan v Dorset, 2000 Best bowling in an innings: 5-10 by Vyvian Pike for Dorset v Norfolk, 2000
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