Saxton Oval

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Saxton Oval
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Saxton Oval 2010
Ground information
Location Nelson, New Zealand
Establishment 2009 (first recorded match)
Capacity 5,000
End names
n/a
International information
First ODI January 04, 2014: New Zealand v West Indies
Last ODI March 05 2015: Bangladesh v Scotland
Domestic team information
Central Districts (2010–present)

Saxton Oval also known as Saxton Field is a cricket ground in Nelson, Nelson Region, New Zealand. Saxton Oval was announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host three matches during the tournament.[1]

History[edit]

the ground is constructed by the Nelson Cricket Association following their move from Trafalgar Park, it was constructed at a cost of $3.8 million. The Oval is part of a wider sports complex which also offers athletics, association football, field hockey and softball facilities.[2]

The ground was first used by Central Districts in a Twenty20 match in the 2009–10 HRV Cup against Canterbury. Three further Twenty20 matches were played there in that competition.[3] The ground held its first List A and first-class matches in the 2011-12 Ford Trophy and the 2011-12 Plunket Shield.[4][5] A single Women's Twenty20 International was played there in December 2010 between New Zealand Women and Australia Women.[6]

The cricket oval was used as a base during the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup by the national teams of Italy and Australia.[7]

Saxton Oval was announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host three matches during the tournament.[8]

In January 2014, Nelson hosted its first ever men's international match when West Indies tour New Zealand in December-January. [9]

ODI's Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 New Zealand  West Indies  New Zealand By 58 runs 2014
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka 2014
 Ireland  West Indies 2015
 United Arab Emirates  Zimbabwe 2015
 Bangladesh  Scotland 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKeown, John (29 July 2013). "West Indies to play World Cup cricket in Nelson". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Saxton Field". www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "List A Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Women's International Twenty-20 Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Rugby World Cup team bases" (PDF). International Rugby Board. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  8. ^ McKeown, John (29 July 2013). "West Indies to play World Cup cricket in Nelson". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Nelson to host maiden one-day international". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°19′51.42″S 173°12′46.38″E / 41.3309500°S 173.2128833°E / -41.3309500; 173.2128833