Bert Sutcliffe Oval

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Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Ground information
Location Lincoln, New Zealand
Establishment 1998
Capacity n/a
Tenants New Zealand cricket team
End names
Pavilion End
City End
International information
First ODI January 23, 2014: Kenya v Netherlands
Last ODI February 1, 2014: Scotland v United Arab Emirates
Domestic team information
New Zealand Academy (1998–present)
As of June 20 2014
Source: [1]

The Bert Sutcliffe Oval is a cricket ground at Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand that has staged first-class matches as well as international matches for both women's and under-19 level cricket. Previously known as BIL Oval, in February 2000 the ground was renamed in honour of the New Zealand opening batsman.[1][2]

The ground staged its maiden first-class match in November 1999 when England A played the North Island in the Shell Conference. It has since staged a number of A team matches as well as domestic fixtures including the 2009 State Championship final.[3]

The ground has most often been used to host Women's One Day International cricket. It staged the final and both semi-finals of the 2000 Women's World Cup, was the major venue at the World Series of Women's Cricket in 2003 and regularly hosts New Zealand women's team matches against touring sides.[4]

The ground hosted its first One Day International between Netherlands and Kenya during the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier on January 23, 2014.[5]

ODI's Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 Kenya  Netherlands  Kenya By 4 wickets 2014
 Scotland  United Arab Emirates  Ireland By 41 runs 2014


  1. ^ Hodgson, Derek (21 April 2001). "Obituary: Bert Sutcliffe". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 2009-08-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cricket legend dies". Times Online. April 23, 2001. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ First-Class Matches played on Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 25 July 2009
  4. ^ Women's One-Day International Matches played on Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 25 July 2009
  5. ^ Bert Sutcliffe Oval, CricInfo, Retrieved on 24 January 2014

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°38′48″S 172°27′46″E / 43.6467°S 172.4628°E / -43.6467; 172.4628