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England vs. West Indies, Edgbaston
07 June, 2012 - 11 June, 2012
The third Test match against the West Indies in June sees the cricketers moving to Birmingham.
Situated in central Birmingham and home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Cricket Ground was inaugurated in 1886 and first hosted Test cricket in 1902.
The Eric Hollies stand, completed in 2002, is popular among spectators; the stadium's most famous sight remains the Thwaite Memorial Scoreboard, built in 1950. Further development, including a new pavilion to increase capacity, is planned.
Brian Lara's record-breaking innings of 501 not out against Durham took place at Edgbaston in 1994. England won one of its closest Ashes victories here in 2005, with Australia losing by just two runs. England went on to win the Ashes that summer.
In 1997 Edgbaston hosted the first ever floodlit evening game in England.