The ground hosted its first cricket match in 1838, held on an area behind the Trent Bridge Inn.
The Trent Bridge is one of the most significant cricket venues of Nottinghamshire, England, close to MeadowLane, the City Ground, the football stadia of NottsCounty, NottinghamForest, near the RiverTrent, and thus known as the TrentBridge. It is the headquarters of NottinghamshireCountyCricketClub. Apart from hosting home games of Nottinghamshireclub, the venue has also hosted WorldCupfinals.
In 2009, the ground witnessed the semi-final match of ICC World Twenty20 between South Africa and Pakistan.
In 1938, England scored 658 against Australia which was the highest team total of all Test matches held at the ground.
Prominent cricketer and accomplished footballer Denis Compton scored 278 against Pakistan in 1954.
Australian cricketer Ashton Agar gained the highest test score at the ground being the no. 11 debutant batsman.
The ground has also hosted football matches amongst which one of the most significant was the international football match between England and Ireland on 20 February 1897. England won the match by 6–0.
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