1873
50,000
190.2m long, 126.2m wide
Yes
City End, Cathedral End
South Australia
Australian Rules Football (since 1877), Rugby League (1997-1998) as well as archery, athletics, baseball, cycling, american football, highland games, hockey, lacrosse, lawn tennis, rugby union, quoits and soccer
Les Burdett
03:24, Tue Sep 01, 2015 (UTC +0930)
Adelaide Oval
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 12-16, 1884 Scorecard
Australia v India - Dec 9-13, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v West Indies - Dec 20, 1975 Scorecard
Australia v Pakistan - Mar 20, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 12, 2011 Scorecard
Australia v South Africa - Nov 5, 2014 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Adelaide Oval remains one of cricket's most picturesque Test venues despite recent developments to increase the capacity and upgrade the facilities. Its position, situated amid gardens and trees and with the spire of St Peter's Cathedral as a backdrop, gives it a quintessentially English feel.

The ground opened in 1873 amid bitter local disputes over boundaries and money, and in its early years the pitches were often dreadful. Things gradually improved, although Adelaide's tendency to attract controversy remained. In 1884-85 it staged its first Test, but that was dogged by arguments with the English tourists over appearance money and who would umpire. In 1932-33, the Bodyline affair reached its nadir at The Oval when Bill Woodfull and Bert Oldfield were struck, and on the third day mounted police patrolled to keep the 50, 962 spectators in order. But these days the pitches are true and disputes rarer.

The ground has hosted many sports other than cricket - the biggest attendance there was 62,543 to watch the 1965 SANFL final between Port Adelaide and Sturt - as well as concerts.

The ground is a true oval, which makes straight sixes a rarity but ones square of the wicket more common. The western public and members grandstands and the famous scoreboard are all items listed on the City of Adelaide Heritage Register, and two news stands finished in 2003 have raised the capacity to 34,000 (for football) and 32,000 for cricket.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2015
Tue Oct 27 - Fri Oct 30          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v New South Wales
Fri Nov 6 - Mon Nov 9
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v Western Australia
Fri Nov 27 - Tue Dec 1          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST
3rd Test - Australia v New Zealand
Fri Dec 18 (20 ovs)          
19:10 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars
Thu Dec 31 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers Women v Perth Scorchers Women
Thu Dec 31 (20 ovs)          
18:40 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
2016
Fri Jan 1 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers Women v Adelaide Strikers Women
Tue Jan 5 (20 ovs)          
19:10 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers
Wed Jan 13 (20 ovs)          
19:10 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes
Sun Jan 17 (20 ovs)
Women's Big Bash League
Melbourne Renegades Women v Perth Scorchers Women
Tue Jan 26 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST
1st T20I - Australia Women v India Women
Tue Jan 26 (20 ovs)          
18:08 local | 07:38 GMT
02:38 EST | 01:38 CST | 23:38 PST
1st T20I - Australia v India
Wed Feb 3 - Sat Feb 6
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v Queensland
Sun Feb 14 - Wed Feb 17
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v Victoria
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A general view of the Adelaide Oval, India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide, February 15, 2015
A general view of the Adelaide Oval
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Indian fans enjoy themselves at the Adelaide Oval, India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide, February 15, 2015
Indian fans enjoy themselves at the Adelaide Oval
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The redeveloped Adelaide Oval saw a record crowd of 52,633, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2014-15, semi-final, Adelaide, January 24, 2015
The redeveloped Adelaide Oval saw a record crowd of 52,633
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Only 11 overs were possible at Adelaide Oval due to rain, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder, BBL 2014-15, Adelaide, January 12, 2015
Only 11 overs were possible at Adelaide Oval due to rain
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide
Oct 27-30, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
South Aust v West Aust at Adelaide
Nov 6-9, 2015 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST -1d | 18:00 CST -1d | 16:00 PST -1d)
3rd Test: Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide
Nov 27-Dec 1, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Strikers v Melb Stars at Adelaide
Dec 18, 2015 (19:10 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
StrikersWmn v Scorchers Wm at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2015
Strikers v Syd Sixers at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2015 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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