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The venues:
- Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- Lord's
- Leeds
- The Oval

Tests at Headingley, Leeds

Address: Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael's Lane, Leeds, West Yorkhire. LS6 3BR
Telephone: 0113-278-7394
Capacity: 14000
Home Team: Yorkshire.

Leeds is second in size only to London, and a bit of a cultural melting pot -- the latest status figures indicate that people of 75 different nationalities have found a home here.

For cricket lovers, this is home ground to the likes of Sir Len Hutton, 'Fiery' Fred Trueman and Geoffrey Boycott, not to mention Darren Gough.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, which was formed in 1863, has the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds as its home ground and headquarters.

In 1887, a group of cricket enthusiasts headed by Lord Hawke, who later became the England captain, set up the Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Co. Ltd., in order to buy land in the Leeds area for use as a sport field. The cricket area was officially opened in 1890.

First-class matches have been played at this ground since 1891. The first Test match at Headingley was held in 1899 and since then 62 matches have played here - all by the host team, who have won 27, lost 18 and drawn 17, while India have played five matches here - in 1952 (lost by 7 wickets), in 1959 (lost by an innings & 173 runs), in 1967 (lost by 6 wickets), in 1979 (drawn) and in 1986 (won by 279 runs).

Match result summary
  P W L Tie
Australia 23 8 7 8
England 62 27 18 17
India 5 1 3 1
New Zealand 5 1 3 1
Pakistan 8 1 4 3
South Africa 10 1 6 3
West Indies 11 6 4 1

Highest team scores
Scores Teams Date
653-4d Aus v Eng 1993
601-7d Aus v Eng 1989
Best for England: 550-4d vs Ind in 1957
Best for India: 510 vs Eng in 1967

Lowest team scores
Scores Teams Date
61 WI v Eng 2000
67 NZ v Eng 1958
Lowest for England: 76 Eng v SA in 1907
Lowest for India: 149 in 1959

Highest individual score
  Runs Teams Date
DG Bradman 334 Aus v Eng 1930
JH Edrich 310* Eng v NZ 1965
DG Bradman 304 Aus v Eng 1934
Note: In all 79 centuries have been scored
Best for India: MAK Pataudi 148 in 1967

Best bowling (in an innings)
  W-R Teams Date
RGD Willis 8-43 Eng v Aus 1981
C Blythe 8-59 Eng v SA 1907
NA Foster 8-107 Eng v Pak 1987
JN Gillespie 7-37 Aus v Eng 1997
Note: 89 five-wicket hauls have been achieved.
Best for India: RMH Binny 5-40 in 1986

Best bowling (in a match)
  W-R Teams Date
C Blythe 15-99 Eng v SA 1907
GAR Lock 11-65 Eng v NZ 1958
CG Macartney 11-85 Aus v Eng 1909
Note: 12 ten-plus-wicket hauls in a match have been achieved.

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