Cricket - Cities That Have Hosted Test Matches

Ninety-five different cities (and towns) have hosted cricket test matches. How many can you name?
As of November 2019
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 16, 2020
First submittedMay 28, 2014
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city
Abu Dhabi
Adelaide
Ahmedabad
Auckland
Bahawalpur
Bangalore
Basseterre, St Kitts
Birmingham
Bloemfontein
Bogra
Bridgetown, Barbados
Brisbane
Bulawayo
Cairns
Canberra
Cape Town
Cardiff
Centurion
Chandigarh
Chennai
Chester-le-Street
Chittagong
Christchurch
Colombo
city
Cuttack
Darwin
Dehradun
Delhi
Dhaka
Dharamshala
Dubai
Dublin
Dunedin
Durban
East London
Faisalabad
Fatullah
Galle
Georgetown, Guyana
Gros Islet, St Lucia
Gujranwala
Hamilton
Harare
Hobart
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Indore
Jaipur
city
Jalandhar
Johannesburg
Kandy
Kanpur
Karachi
Khulna
Kingston, Jamaica
Kingstown, St Vincent
Kolkata
Lahore
Leeds
London (Lords)
London (The Oval)
Lucknow
Manchester
Melbourne
Mohali
Moratuwa
Mt Maunganui
Multan
Mumbai
Nagpur
Napier
North Sound, Antigua
city
Nottingham
Pallekele
Perth
Peshawar
Port Elizabeth
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Potchefstroom
Pune
Rajkot
Ranchi
Rawalpindi
Roseau, Dominica
St George's, Grenada
St John's, Antigua
Sharjah
Sheffield
Sheikhupura
Sialkot
Southampton
Sydney
Sylhet
Visakhapatnam
Wellington
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Level 74
Oct 30, 2019
Top quiz there Jerry!
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2019
Chester-le-Street is not a city. May be true of a few others.
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Level 73
Oct 31, 2019
By "city" here, we mean a location, with lots of people living in it, with a cricket ground in it, where Test matches have been played.
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2019
Well, you should probably say that in the title
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2019
Great idea for a quiz. I might be tempted to split them by test playing nation, but not name the nation, so a colum or the like for each. Given there are nearly a hundred answers a little help/guidance is no bad thing.
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Level 73
Nov 1, 2019
Nice idea - here it is, although we've gone the whole enchilada and offer country hints as well.
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Level 81
Nov 2, 2019
Typing in Antigua brings up St. Johns, and a number of other Caribbean island names bring up their cricket cities, but Barbados doesn't bring up Bridgetown.
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Level 81
Nov 2, 2019
Why is Hyderabad in there twice?
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Level 73
Nov 2, 2019
Because there are two cities with that name that have hosted Test matches. One in India, the other in Pakistan.
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Level 72
Nov 2, 2019
Reading some of the above comments, I'm a bit annoyed because I couldn't think of any towns or cities in countries which I knew had hosted test matches, but which would apparently have appeared had I just entered the countries themselves. Could you please amend the instructions accordingly?
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Level ∞
Nov 2, 2019
Is there a reason for allowing the country type-ins @Jerry928?
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Level 73
Nov 3, 2019
Once upon a time it seemed like a good idea - some West Indies ground locations were a bit obscure! But it does make it inconsistent across the quiz, so the country names have just been removed as type-ins.
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Level 82
Nov 6, 2019
cricket fan and still only managed 54.. I missed 2 from UK as well.. great quiz Jerry.. some more maybe?
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2019
Great to see another cricket quiz get featured!
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Level 70
Nov 7, 2019
Should accept Durham for Chester-le-Street, really.
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2019
Why ? They are two different places, though Chester-le-Street is in COUNTY Durham
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Level 57
Nov 7, 2019
I tried Durham as Chester le Street is not a city
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Level 73
Nov 7, 2019
Chester-le-Street is a smallish (25,000) town at the centre of a triangle bounded by Newcastle, Sunderland and the City of Durham, and is about 10 km from each of them. It lies within the Metropolitan Area of Newcastle (called Tyneside-Wearside to be exact, pop 1.6 million). All the cricket stats name the Riverside Ground to be in Chester-le-Street. The odd name comes from a chester, a fortified camp from Roman times, and a street was indeed a Roman "street", or the main road, that ran through town.
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Level 79
Nov 10, 2019
Maybe at least accept Newcastle, then?
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Level 73
Nov 10, 2019
A bit of a stretch, but OK. Chester-le-Street is in County Durham, and Newcastle is in the adjacent country of Tyne and Wear, but the drive between the two is close to continuously urban.
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Level 62
Nov 7, 2019
Well done, very funny. Beyond India, it gets such random.
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Level 79
Nov 8, 2019
Not really. Name every big city in India, the UK, Ireland, South Africa and other nearby countries also colonized by the British, the Caribbean, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, and a few cities in the UAE that are overwhelmingly Indian and I think you get more or less all of them. Pretty sure all of these places were at one point part of the British Empire. The game was invented in England and then exported to the rest of the empire.
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Level 79
Nov 8, 2019
I had no idea where "Chester-le-Street" was... but looked it up and apparently it's in England.
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Level 57
Jan 23, 2020
Funny? In what way?
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Level 79
Nov 10, 2019
It would be interesting if the answer also showed how many tests each city had hosted (from an educational viewpoint). May not be particularly practical though.
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Level 74
Nov 20, 2019
Needs an update as of today! Great to see test cricket back in NZ.
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Level 73
Nov 22, 2019
The aim is to update this once each year, otherwise everyone's points will get zeroed too quickly every time a new city appears.
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2019
Fair enough. Test looks to be fairly even at the moment!
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Level 72
Feb 16, 2020
Name the cities of the British Empire.
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2020
Pro Tip: Name large cities in commonwealth countries!
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2020
May be Pretoria should be accepted for Centurion?
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Level 73
Apr 16, 2020
OK; it's about 25 km from Pretoria, but the two cities seem to be a part of one conurbation.