Cricket survey: Newlands rated second only to lord’s

2012-05-11 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The world’s biggest cricket magazine has branded Newlands the second best ground in the world to watch Test cricket at.

In a lead-story survey published in the May edition of UK-based The Cricketer, a large panel of journalists, broadcasters, photographers and fans placed Newlands only behind Lord’s, the symbolic home of the game.

The famous London venue was described as the “alpha and omega of cricket venues … the venue upon which every cricketer yearns to leave his mark”.

Grounds from all 10 Test-playing nations were considered, and no other South African venue featured in the top 10 of 26 highlighted.

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