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
n/a
International information
First ODI 28 January 2014:
 Canada v  Netherlands
Last ODI 5 January 2016:
 New Zealand v  Sri Lanka
First T20I 7 January 2016:
 New Zealand v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I 8 January 2017:
 New Zealand v  Bangladesh
Team information
Northern Districts Women (2005–present)
Northern Districts (1987–present)
As of 7 January 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

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

History[edit]

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 senior 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. Bay Oval hosted a One day international and a T20 International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in early 2016. New Zealand won both matches.

It will host its first test match between New Zealand and Pakistan in January 2020.

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 2014
 New Zealand  South Africa  South Africa By 72 runs 2014
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka  New Zealand By 36 runs 2016

T20Is Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 New Zealand  Sri Lanka  New Zealand By 3 runs 2016
 New Zealand  Bangladesh  New Zealand By 47 runs 2017
 New Zealand  Bangladesh  New Zealand By 27 runs 2017

International Centuries[edit]

Only two ODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.[6]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 119 Hashim Amla  South Africa 135 1  New Zealand 24 October 2014 Won
2 102 Martin Guptill  New Zealand 109 1  Sri Lanka 5 January 2016 Won


One T20I century has been achieved at the ground.[7]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 101 Colin Munro  New Zealand 54 1  Bangladesh 6 January 2017 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ground profile: Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blake Park Oval to host Twenty/20 Cricket". www.bopcricket.co.nz. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. 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. 
  6. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′10.13″S 176°11′26.65″E / 37.6528139°S 176.1907361°E / -37.6528139; 176.1907361