NTCA Ground

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Northern Tasmania Cricket Association Ground
NTCA Ground.jpg
Location Elphin, Tasmania
Coordinates 41°25′47″S 147°9′6″E / 41.42972°S 147.15167°E / -41.42972; 147.15167Coordinates: 41°25′47″S 147°9′6″E / 41.42972°S 147.15167°E / -41.42972; 147.15167
Owner Launceston City Council
Operator Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association (NTCA)
Capacity 10,000
Surface Grass
Architect Various
Northern Rangers (Association football)
Old Scotch (Australian rules football)
Launceston (Cricket)

The Northern Tasmania Cricket Association Ground, better known as the NTCA Ground, is a multi-use sports venue in Launceston, Australia. It is currently used mostly for club cricket matches and has a capacity of under 10,000.

The Northern Tasmania Cricket Association Ground is the oldest first class cricket ground in Australia and in 1851 hosted the first first-class cricket game in Australia, with the Van Diemen's Land XI defeating the Port Phillip XI.[1] In 1986, it hosted its first and to date only one day international with a record crowd of 9,876 watching India defeat New Zealand.

The David Boon Stand on the main wing is the pavilion and main stand, and there are two other smaller stands on that wing, as well as an indoor practice facility, members' building and media building. On the outer is the hill, scoreboard, smaller open stand (old scoreboard stand) and plenty of old trees.

International Events[edit]

A One Day International Cricket match between New Zealand and India was held at the NTCA Ground on 2 February 1986. In a rain interrupted match, India won by 22 runs in front of a record crowd of 9,786.[2]


  1. ^ "Tasmania vs. Victoria, 1850–51". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ 15th ODI India v New Zealand 2 February 1986 (2008) Cricinfo


  • Hilton, Christopher (2009). Bradman And The Summer That Changed Cricket: The 1930 Australian Tour Of England. JR Books Limited. ISBN 978-1-906779-02-3. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Green, Anne (2006). The Home of Sports and Manly Exercise : Places of Leisure in Launceston. Launceston City Council. ISBN 0-9596090-7-5. 

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