Bay Oval

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Bay Oval
Ground information
Location Tauranga, Mount Maunganui,
New Zealand
Establishment 2007 (first recorded match)
Capacity 10,000
End names
International information
First ODI January 28, 2014: Canada v Netherlands
Last ODI October 24, 2014: New Zealand v South Africa
Domestic team information
Northern Districts Women (2005–present)
Northern Districts (1987–present)
As of June 20 2014
Source: Ground profile

Bay Oval (also known as Blake Park) is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.


First known as Blake Park,[1] it held its first List A match in 1987/88 Shell Cup when Northern Districts played Central Districts. During the 1980s and 90s, large holiday crowds flocked to the ground to watch one-day matches,[2] with the ground playing host to a total of 26 List A matches between 1987/88 and 2001/02 seasons.[3] Northern Districts Women played two matches there in the 2004/05 State League.[4]

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association later constructed a new cricket oval at Blake Park, the Bay Oval, which held its first major match in the 2008–09 State Twenty20 with Northern Districts playing Otago. A further Twenty20 match was held there during that competition, while the following season three matches in that format were played in the 2009–10 HRV Cup, while two were held in the 2010–11 HRV Cup.[5]

Four Twenty20 matches were held there in the 2011–12 HRV Cup, along with two 2011-12 Ford Trophy matches. Northern Districts Women are scheduled to play a match there in December 2011 in the Action Cricket Cup. The Bay Oval is also permitted to host first-class cricket.[2]

Bay Oval hosted its first ODI on January 28, 2014 between Canada and Netherlands as part of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

In October 2014, the ground hosted the first two ODIs of the home series against South Africa, but is not used for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

ODIs Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 Canada  Netherlands  Netherlands By 8 wickets 2014
 New Zealand  South Africa  South Africa By 6 wickets[6] 2014
 New Zealand  South Africa  South Africa By 72 runs 2014
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka 2015

T20Is Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka 2015


  1. ^ "Ground profile: Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blake Park Oval to host Twenty/20 Cricket". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "List A Matches played on Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Women's New Zealand Domestic League Matches played on Blake Park, Mount Maunganui". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
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Coordinates: 37°39′10.13″S 176°11′26.65″E / 37.6528139°S 176.1907361°E / -37.6528139; 176.1907361