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Bankstown, New South Wales
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Situated in the south-west of Sydney, the home ground of the Bankstown-Canterbury Bulldogs in the Sydney grade competition. There have been a number of great players who first made their mark here - Jeff Thomson and Len Pascoe shared the new ball for Bankstown in the early seventies - but it is the Waugh twins, Stephen and Mark, who are perhaps the best-loved local heroes to have graced its field. Indeed the new pavillion opened at the ground in early 2000 was named "The Stephen & Mark Waugh Pavillion" in their honour.

Frequently used for NSW representative games at second eleven and colts level, Bankstown Oval received the opportunity to stage a Sheffield Shield match against Queensland in November 1996 when the SCG had been double-booked for a Michael Jackson concert. Steve Waugh marked the first day of first-class cricket here by scoring a century on his home ground, though this was slightly upstaged the next day when Andrew Symonds blasted a hundred in a session.

Women's international cricket came to Bankstown Oval in November 1997 when Australia's annual clash with New Zealand for the Rose Bowl took place here. Major interstate cricket returns to Bankstown Oval in 2000-01, while the Sydney Cricket Ground is being relaid, with a match in each of the Pura Cup and Mercantile Mutual Cup to be staged here.

Bankstown Oval has consistently ranked highly in the Sydney Cricket Association's Ground of the Year award, coming first in 1999-2000. The repeated high standing of the ground is a testimony to groundsman Warwick Starr, and his predecessor Tom Parker.

(Rick Eyre, October 2000)

Fixtures

2015
Mon Oct 5 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 23:00 GMT
19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup
New South Wales v Cricket Australia XI
Sat Oct 10 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:00 GMT
23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup
Cricket Australia XI v Tasmania
Fri Oct 16 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:00 GMT
23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup
Victoria v South Australia
Wed Oct 21 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 23:00 GMT
19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup
Western Australia v Queensland
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Dark clouds gather over the Bankstown Oval, England v New Zealand, Super Six, women's World Cup, Sydney, March 14, 2009
Dark clouds gather over the Bankstown Oval
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
NSW v CA XI at Sydney
Oct 5, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT -1d | 19:00 EDT -1d | 18:00 CDT -1d | 16:00 PDT -1d)
CA XI v Tasmania at Sydney
Oct 10, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
Victoria v South Aust at Sydney
Oct 16, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
West Aust v Queensland at Sydney
Oct 21, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT -1d | 19:00 EDT -1d | 18:00 CDT -1d | 16:00 PDT -1d)
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