Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's

(3.8/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Antigua Recreation Ground is the national stadium of Antigua and Barbuda. It is located in St. John's, on the island of Antigua. The ground has been used by the West Indies cricket team and Antigua and Barbuda national football team. It has Test cricket status.A number of great cricketers, including Andy Roberts and Richie Richardson, began their first-class careers there.One of Antigua's most famous sons, Viv Richards, scored the fastest Test match century off 56 balls v England in the "Blackwash" series of 1986 at the Recreation Ground. It was also where Brian Lara twice set the record for highest individual Test innings, scoring 375 in 1994 and the current record of 400 not out in 2004, both times against England.In May 2003 the West Indies completed the highest ever successful run chase in Test Cricket at the ARG, making 418/7 against Australia in their fourth innings to win by 3 wickets.Antigua is considered to be a good wicket on which to bat — hard and dry whilst not offering much bounce or movement to bowlers. This is colloquially known as a "featherbed".
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  • This was the place that history was made with first class batsmen of old Sir Viv Richards was the king of the ground. Curtley Ambrose loomed over the batsmen as he ran up to bowl. It reminds me of the...  more »
  • Huge contrast with the new ground in the centre of the island this former test ground resonates with history as it deteriorates, part of the old town and the people who could walk up and enjoy the vib...  more »
  • I love the seating , which is very comfortable to viewing all shows. The shows are usually in the night and there is always a nice breeze passing through that feels so nice as you watch each show/comp...  more »
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  • 2016 carnival wonderful experience
  • In desperate need of repair and upkeep. Or maybe demolish and rebuild.
  • I had going there at de ARG
  • Brian Lara record breaking innings
  • If you like your cricket go and meet Amazon the groundsman