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Internationals at Emerald Headingley - 2019

2019 promises to be a spectacular year at Emerald Headingley with the famous old ground set to host an Ashes Test Match, four World Cup games and an ODI between England and Pakistan.

Ashes Test Match 2019

  • Emerald Headingley will host the Third Specsavers Ashes Test Match next August and Fifth Royal London One Day International between England and Pakistan in May 2019.

    England will take on Australia at Emerald Headingley from Thursday 22nd August (Bank Holiday Weekend), the Tourists’ first visit for an Ashes Test Match since 2009. Pakistan will be facing England in the Fifth Royal London One Day International on Sunday 19th May (11am start) and will be eager to make-up for their four-wicket defeat in September 2016.

    In 2019, Emerald Headingley will also stage four ICC World Cup fixtures across June and July, hosting Afghanistan, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

  • Emerald Headingley's Ashes highlights

    • On August 12 1977 Boycott scored 191 against Australia in the fourth Test in front of an adoring Headingley, becoming the first cricketer to score his hundreth first class century.
    • In 1902, Yorkshire beat the touring Australians by five wickets, after dismissing them for a meagre 23 in their second innings.
      Australian batsman Donald Bradman’s mammoth innings of 334 in the 1930 Ashes Test included 309 runs on the first day, and he followed it in the Australians’ next test at Headingley (1934) with an innings of 304.
    • In 1948, Australia scored 404 for three on the last day to beat England. Arthur Morris scored 182 and Bradman scored 173 not out.
    • In 1981, Headingley provided the stage for the most dramatic comeback in Test cricket, when England beat Australia by 18 runs. With quoted odds at the bookies of 500-1 against an England victory the team followed on 227 runs behind and then collapsed to 135 for seven in their second innings. Then Ian Botham scored 149 not out, and then Bob Willis took eight for 43 with the ball, and England won. This was only the second time in the history of Test cricket that a side had followed-on and won.
    • In August 2001, England successfully chased 315 to beat Australia, with Mark Butcher scoring an unbeaten 173 as England won by six wickets.
  • Three of Yorkshire's Ashes greats

    • Frederick Sewards Trueman (1931 – 2006) was regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in history. Known as Fiery Fred, for his uncompromising attitude he was first man to take 300 Test wickets. In all Trueman took 2,302 first class wickets (including four hat tricks).
    • Ray Illingworth was born in 1932 (in Pudsey) took 2,000 wickets and made 20,000 runs in first class cricket, a true all-rounder he played for Yorkshire (1951-68 and 1982-83), and England (1958-73).
    • Geoffrey Boycott was born in 1940 and is a Yorkshire and England cricket legend. In a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986, Boycott was one of England’s most successful, and technically correct, opening batsmen. In all he scored over 8,000 Test runs.
  • The back story

  • When you think of Ashes matches at Headingley in Leeds it is hard not to think of England’s famous comeback in 1981 when, inspired by Ian Botham, they recovered from following on 227 runs behind and being 135-7 in their second innings to beat Australia by 18 runs.

    Australia, however, have enjoyed their time in Yorkshire since then, winning four of their past five matches there.

    The most recent of those was in 2009 when they won by an innings and 80 runs, with Mitchell Johnson taking 5-69 in the second innings.

    England’s lone success in the last 33 years was in 2001, and that was helped by a very generous declaration by Gilchrist as Mark Butcher’s unbeaten 173 saw them chase down victory with a score of 315-4.

  • Quiz

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  • Pricing

  • Third Specsavers Ashes Test Match – England vs Australia

    Area Of Ground Adult – Days 1, 2 or 3 Junior – Days 1, 2 or 3 Adult – Day 4 Junior – Day 4
    Family Stand £60 £20 £50 £20
    1863 Enclosure £80 £20
    £70 £20
    Popular Enclosure £80 n/a £70 n/a
    Emerald Stand – Lower Tier £130 £40 £120 £30
    Emerald Stand – Upper Tier (Wings) £140 n/a £130 n/a
    Emerald Stand – Upper Tier (Middle) £150 n/a £135 n/a
    East Stand £90 £30 £80 £20
    East Stand Balcony £100 £30 £90 £20
    East Stand Long Room (Inside) £85 £20 £75 £20
    North East Upper £100 £30 £90 £20
    North East Lower £95 £30 £85 £20
    Trueman (covered) £100 £30 £90 £20
    Trueman (uncovered) £95 £30 £85 £20

    Day Five

    Tickets for Day Five will go on sale at a future date. These dates will be confirmed in the coming months on and Yorkshire’s newsletter.

    Please note, there are no Five Day Passes available for this Test Match.

    All unsold Ashes tickets from the Club’s priority windows will go on general sale from 10am on Wednesday 31st October.


  • Contact


    Yorkshire County Cricket Club
    Headingley Stadium
    LS6 3DP


    0344 504 3099 (Main Office)
    (Calls are charged at the same rate as a local call)

    0113 2033 622 (Yorkshire Cricket Centre)