Drummoyne Oval

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Drummoyne Oval
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Location Drummoyne, New South Wales
Surface Grass
Opened 1931
Tenants
Balmain Tigers (NSWRL) (1932 - 1933)

Drummoyne Oval is a multi-use sports ground in the Sydney inner-west suburb of Drummoyne, New South Wales. The ground has been used for international women's cricket matches, domestic men's cricket matches and first grade rugby league as well as local Australian rules football and Rugby Union games.

The stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people and opened in 1931.

Ground Usage[edit]

In 1932 and 1933, the Balmain Tigers played their home games at the ground. In 1995, the ground hosted an Under 19s cricket test match between Australia, featuring a young Brett Lee, and India[1] while in the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup, five games were played there.[2] The Sydney Sixers played a match against the SCG XI in 2012-2013, which was the first night cricket match under lights at the ground. Two Ryobi Cup Cricket matches were played at Drummoyne in 2013, including a match between New South Wales and South Australia under lights. Five Domestic One Day Cup cricket matches are scheduled to played at Drummoyne Oval in October 2014, including three matches involving New South Wales, as well as the elimination final.[3]

The Sydney Cricket Club, formerly known as UTS Balmain, and Balmain, uses Drummoyne Oval as its home ground.

The ground is currently used mostly for cricket matches during the summer; and during winter it is home to Drummoyne Rugby Club Est. 1874 [1] and the Drummoyne Power Junior Australian Football Club. The Balmain Australian Football Club in the Sydney AFL competition formerly used the ground, prior to moving to Henson Park, Marrickville, for their home games.

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Coordinates: 33°51′4″S 151°09′0″E / 33.85111°S 151.15000°E / -33.85111; 151.15000