Blundstone Arena
1914
15,000
175.0m long, 135.5m wide
Yes, 2009
Church Street End, River End
Tasmania
Australian Rules (Clarence 'Roos [SFL], Tasmanian Devils [VFL])
Marcus Pamplin
14:57, Sat Mar 28, 2015 (UTC +1100)
Bellerive Oval
 

Records and statistics

Australia v Sri Lanka - Dec 16-20, 1989 Scorecard
Australia v Sri Lanka - Dec 14-18, 2012 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Jan 12, 1988 Scorecard
Australia v Scotland - Mar 14, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v West Indies - Feb 21, 2010 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 29, 2014 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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The headquarters of Tasmanian cricket relocated from the old TCA ground on Hobart's Queen's Domain to the scenic Bellerive Oval on the eastern shore of the Derwent River in 1987. The former community-based sports field has been progressively upgraded since with a major redevelopment completed during 2000-02. The venue consists of three principal stands - the Southern Stand (capacity 5800) and the Members and Players Pavilions; there are two smaller stands and a traditional hill on the eastern boundary which collectively contribute to a capacity crowd of 16,000. The dimensions of the playing surface are 175m x 135m - slightly longer but somewhat narrower than the MCG.

Turf wickets were first laid at Bellerive in 1957 and since then the arena has undergone a significant enhancement with the removal of a noticeable camber and leveling of the oval. The ten-strip centre wicket area consists of couch grass, which has been successfully propagated in the colder southern climate, and English rye in the perimeter pitches. Traditionally, the Bellerive wicket has provided bowlers with early movement, but the pitch tends to become a batting paradise as the match progresses, and the ground is influenced by afternoon sea-breezes off the Derwent River. Tasmania's first Test, between Australia and Sri Lanka, was played here in 1989.

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A rainbow brings in some hope of play at the Bellerive Oval, Australia v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart, March 14, 2015
A rainbow brings in some hope of play at the Bellerive Oval
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Rain made a second appearance just before supper break , Australia v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart, March 14, 2015
Rain made a second appearance just before supper break
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Groundstaff bring on the covers, Australia v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart, March 14, 2015
Groundstaff bring on the covers
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The Sunset Strip: Ireland and Zimbabwe played in scenic surrounds, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015
The Sunset Strip: Ireland and Zimbabwe played in scenic surrounds
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