Doon School Ground

Summary

Doon School Ground
Cricket at The Doon School.jpg
Ground information
LocationDehradun, Uttarakhand
Establishment1951 (first match recorded)
Capacityn/a
End names
n/a
Team information
Uttar Pradesh cricket team (1951–1970)
As of 1 October, 2015
Source: Cricinfo

Doon School Ground is a multi-purpose school ground in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. As sports is compulsory at the school, the ground is spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of playing fields, the largest of which are Skinner's Field and the Main Field.

Cricket, hockey, athletics, boxing and association football are played seasonally. Tennis, table tennis, badminton, squash, basketball, swimming and gymnastics tournaments are also available. Sport is dominated by cricket and hockey during the spring term and by football, athletics and boxing in the autumn term. Inter-house matches are played in cricket, hockey and football. Sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, a boxing ring and a multi-purpose hall with a gymnasium and facilities for indoor badminton, basketball and table tennis.

There are two artificial turf cricket pitches, five basketball courts, six tennis courts, four squash courts, ten cricket nets, seven fields for hockey and football (which can be converted to four cricket pitches to accommodate seasonal sports), a modern cricket pavilion and two 400-metre athletics tracks.[1][2][3]

The ground has hosted three Ranji Trophy matches[4] for Uttar Pradesh in 1951 against Assam which was won by Uttar Pradesh by an innings and 208 runs.[5] The second was played in 1951 between Uttar Pradesh and Holkar, with the match ending in a draw.[6] The third was played in 1970 between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with this match also ending in a draw.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Multipurpose Hall". The Doon School. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Sports Facilities". The Doon School. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Sports". The Doon School. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  4. ^ First-class matches
  5. ^ UP vs. Assam
  6. ^ UP vs. Holkar
  7. ^ UP vs. MP

External links

  • Cricinfo
  • Cricketarchive