Hagley Oval

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Hagley Oval
Hagley Oval 2007 - from HagleyParkAerialPhoto.jpg
The ground in 2007
Ground information
Location Christchurch, Canterbury
Coordinates 43°32′02″S 172°37′08″E / 43.534°S 172.619°E / -43.534; 172.619Coordinates: 43°32′02″S 172°37′08″E / 43.534°S 172.619°E / -43.534; 172.619
Establishment c1886
Capacity 20,000
End names
International information
First Test December 26 2014: New Zealand v Sri Lanka
First ODI January 23 2014: Canada v Scotland
Last ODI January 30 2014: Kenya v Scotland
Domestic team information
Canterbury (1886 –)
As of June 20 2014
Source: CricketArchive

Hagley Oval is a cricket ground located in Hagley Park in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1867, when Canterbury cricket team hosted Otago cricket team. Canterbury used the ground infrequently from then through until the 1920s.

The first match in the Plunket Shield was played there in December 1907, when Canterbury played Auckland.[1] Canterbury returned there in 1979, and played a number of their 1993/94 Shell Cup home matches at the ground.

The first One Day International at the ground was played between Scotland and Canada during the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier on 23 January 2014. The ground has also hosted three Women's Test matches and six Women's ODIs.

In 2013 the controversial Canterbury Cricket proposal to develop Hagley Oval as an international cricket venue was approved by the Environment Court.[2]

In 2014, New Zealand Cricket released that Hagley Oval will become the eighth Test venue in the country and the Boxing Day match against Sri Lanka will mark New Zealand's first game in Christchurch since the city was hit by a major earthquake in 2011.[3]

Test Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka 2014


  1. ^ R.T. Brittenden, Great Days in New Zealand Cricket, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1958, pp. 33-38.
  2. ^ Court decision
  3. ^ cricket returns to Christchurch

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