Old Wanderers (Old Wanderers Front Ground; Old Wanderers No. 1 Ground)

Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Old Wanderers, Johannesburg was an international cricket stadium in South Africa. The ground has hosted 22 Test matches from 1895 to 1939. The venue was also formerly known as Old Wanderers No. 4 Ground. The stadium has been unused as a cricket ground since 1946 as it has been rebuilt as the, Johannesburg Railway station. The ground played host to the Transvaal team. The highest Test innings recorded at the ground was South Africa's 491 in their 2nd innings in the drawn 2nd Test against Australia in 1935/36, and the lowest was South Africa's 85 in their 2nd innings in the 2nd Test in 1902/03. The best bowling analysis for a Test match at the ground was Sydney Barnes's 17/159 for England in the 2nd Test in 1913/14. The Old Wanderers have witnessed 29 Test centuries. After the Ellis Park was built, the Old Wanderers lost its status.