Cobham Oval

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Cobham Oval (New)
Cobham Oval
Former names Cobham Oval
Location Whangarei, New Zealand
Coordinates 35°44′06″S 174°19′53″E / 35.73500°S 174.33139°E / -35.73500; 174.33139Coordinates: 35°44′06″S 174°19′53″E / 35.73500°S 174.33139°E / -35.73500; 174.33139
Owner Northland Cricket Association
Operator Northland Cricket Association
Capacity 5,500
Field size Full Cricket Oval
Surface Grass
Broke ground 2005
Opened 2006
Renovated 2011
Architect Butt Design Group
Northern Districts Knights
Ground information
International information
First ODI 5 August 2006:
 Scotland v  Ireland
Last ODI 6 February 2012:
 New Zealand v  Zimbabwe
As of 8 January 2016
Source: Cricinfo

The Cobham Oval is a cricket ground in Whangarei, New Zealand that stages daytime only first-class matches.

It is one of the home grounds for the Northern Districts Knights. It is named after the former Governor General, Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham. A new Cobham Oval was built in 2005.[1]

Cobham Oval became New Zealand's twelfth international cricket venue when a One Day International against Zimbabwe was held on Waitangi Day (6 February 2012).

ODI's Hosted[edit]

Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 New Zealand  Zimbabwe  New Zealand By 141 runs 2012

International Centuries[edit]

Only single century has been achieved at the ground.[2]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 146 Rob Nicol  New Zealand 134 1  Zimbabwe 6 February 2012 Won


  1. ^ Thorley, Peter (9 June 2009). "CRICKET - Cobham Oval keen to be an ICC venue". The Northern Advocate. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

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