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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 August 2021
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Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: August 16, 2022
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First submittedMay 28, 2014
Times taken10,051
Average score49.5%
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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
Chattogram
Chennai
Chester-le-Street
Christchurch
Colombo
city
Cuttack
Darwin
Dehradun
Delhi
Dhaka
Dharamshala
Dubai
Dublin
Dunedin
Durban
East London
Faisalabad
Fatullah
Galle
Georgetown, Guyana
Gqeberha
Gros Islet, St Lucia
Gujranwala
Hamilton
Harare
Hobart
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Indore
city
Jaipur
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
city
North Sound, Antigua
Nottingham
Pallekele
Perth
Peshawar
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 77
Oct 30, 2019
Top quiz there Jerry!
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Level 78
Oct 31, 2019
Chester-le-Street is not a city. May be true of a few others.
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Level 75
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 27
Nov 7, 2019
Well, you should probably say that in the title
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Level 72
Jun 7, 2021
I got it by guessing Newcastle, which I thought was oddly generous.

Fun quiz, made my brain hurt by trying to remember the Indian subcontinent places though!

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Level 71
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 75
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 85
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 74
Oct 14, 2020
Interesting. I'd prefer if doing that wouldn't give the answer, but that's just me. I tried Castries and then gave up for St. Lucia and for other smaller West Indian nations. Too bad, since there were a few smaller ones to get. I've been to Gros Islet - one sleepy little burg. Hard to believe something of sporting consequence happened there! Of course, I first watched cricket in Kandy, and thus completely forgot and left off all Sri Lankan locations.
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Level 85
Nov 2, 2019
Why is Hyderabad in there twice?
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Level 75
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 78
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 75
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 81
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 77
Nov 7, 2019
Great to see another cricket quiz get featured!
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Level 79
Nov 7, 2019
Should accept Durham for Chester-le-Street, really.
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Level 27
Nov 7, 2019
Why ? They are two different places, though Chester-le-Street is in COUNTY Durham
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2019
I tried Durham as Chester le Street is not a city
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Level 75
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 84
Nov 10, 2019
Maybe at least accept Newcastle, then?
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Level 75
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 66
Nov 7, 2019
Well done, very funny. Beyond India, it gets such random.
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Level 84
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 84
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 80
Feb 28, 2021
That’s what I did. Don’t know much about cricket, apart from it being popular in the former British Empire countries, so I typed all cities I could think of in those countries. And I got 63 right!
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Level 59
Jan 23, 2020
Funny? In what way?
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Level 87
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 77
Nov 20, 2019
Needs an update as of today! Great to see test cricket back in NZ.
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Level 75
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 77
Nov 22, 2019
Fair enough. Test looks to be fairly even at the moment!
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Level 83
Feb 16, 2020
Name the cities of the British Empire.
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Level 77
Aug 18, 2021
*Not including Canada, or cities in Africa outside of southern Africa.
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2021
Although Toronto has, surprisingly, hosted One Day International matches.
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Level 90
Mar 27, 2020
Pro Tip: Name large cities in commonwealth countries!
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Level 61
Apr 16, 2020
May be Pretoria should be accepted for Centurion?
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2020
OK; it's about 25 km from Pretoria, but the two cities seem to be a part of one conurbation.
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Level 83
Jun 6, 2021
82% got Centurion. Wow! I can't even find a list of South Africa's largest cities long enough to contain it.
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Level 75
Jun 7, 2021
Some of those correct answers will have typed in Pretoria - see our comment immediately above.
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Level 76
Jun 7, 2021
Very good quiz Jerry! I got only 39, but I forgot most of South Africa and India, and forgot Pakistan. Deserving of the feature!
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Level 81
Jun 8, 2021
The Pakistan and Bangladesh ones make this quite hard
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2021
It doesn't seem fair that "East London" is not given with "London", since the test just ask for cities.

Also, the rest of the official capital tests in jetpunk allow "kingston" as a type-in for "kingstown" (st vincent). It'd be great to maintain consistency. :)

Interesting test, btw.

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Level 84
Jun 8, 2021
East London is a city in South Africa.
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Level 75
Jun 8, 2021
As a general principle, we invite quizzers to make their quiztaking a learning experience. Asking quizsetters to make quizzes easier simply means your learning experience will be weakened. Much better, here, to use this to learn a bit about the very different cities in Jamaica and St Vincent!
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2021
I'm so used to getting Kingstown when I type Kingston in capital quizzes that I didn't bother to type them separately.
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2021
could st george be accepted for st george's?
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2021
That's a town in Utah, and it hasn't hosted a test match.
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Level 58
Aug 15, 2022
yet
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Level 52
Mar 24, 2022
can you also pls do one for ODIs?
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2022
Here it is!. We made this back in 2014, so we'll get it updated shortly.
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Level 86
Jul 1, 2022
You should add Gqeberha as alternative spelling for Port Elizabeth
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2022
Thanks for that - will update this.