Bulawayo Athletic Club
is a cricket
club that competes in Zimbabwe
's National League competition. It is also the name given to the club's ground. It can hold over 12,000 spectators.
The ground has hosted a single Test match
against New Zealand
in November 1992. It was thus the second venue in Zimbabwe to host a Test match. A One Day International
was played there just prior to the Test.
The Test match was hit by poor weather, poor attendances and a poor wicket
. Along with these factors, the local cricket administrators believed that nearby Queens Sports Club
had better potential as an international venue. Therefore, when Test cricket was next played in Bulawayo
, it was at that venue instead.
The ground was affected by fire, causing damages of up to USD$400,000, in mid 2007.
According to , its 2007-08 squad is as follows:
<blockquote>Bulawayo Athletic Club
-Matthew Williams, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tafadzwa Ngulube, John Nyumbu, Freedom Takarusenga, Tinashe Hove, Bonaparte Mujuru, Tafadzwa Madhiri, Mbekezeli Mabuza, Brian Mukondiwa</blockquote>