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on Green Lane in Acklam, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough is a large town situated on the south bank of the River Tees in north east England, that sits within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire...
, North Yorkshire
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held 45 first class and 24 list A limited overs matches between 1956 and 1996.
The 12 acres (48,562.3 m²) ground, which also holds two rugby fields, was established in 1932 and is the home ground of Middlesbrough Cricket Club who were founded in 1875. The main pavilion and most of the banking which surrounds the playing area were built in 1953 and Yorkshire CCC played their first match there, against Glamorgan CCC in 1956. heir last forty years later. 13,100 watched the Championship match against Warwickshire CCC in 1967 but Yorkshire's decision to centralise their games at Headingley saw them play their last match there, against Surrey CCC, in 1996.
Yorkshire suffered the ignominy of being bowled out for 23 by Hampshire CCC in 1965 when Butch White took 6 for 10, but the best bowling figures on the ground belong to Arnie Sidebottom who took 8 for 72 against Leicestershire CCC in 1986. Two batsmen scored double centuries, Alan Wells
Alan Peter Wells is an English cricketer. He played for Sussex from 1981 to 1996, where he was captain from 1992 to 1996. He then played for Kent from 1997 to 2000...
making 253 not out for Sussex CCC in 1991 and Mark Waugh
Mark Edward Waugh AM is a former Australian cricketer, who represented Australia in Test matches from early 1991 to late 2002, and made his One-Day International debut in 1988. Waugh is regarded as one of the most elegant and gifted stroke makers to ever play the game. His nickname is "Junior" as...
207 not out for Essex CCC the previous year.