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A cricket ground's song

Dec 9, 2013: What makes a special cricket place special? At Adelaide Oval, part of it is that going to the cricket is about not having to watch the cricket

Christian Ryan

The Ashes 2013-14, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Adelaide Oval's mixed future

Dec 1, 2013: For so many years a cricket ground, the home of Bradman, Chappell and Hookes has become a stadium after $500m redevelopment

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

A preposterous innings, a horrific injury

Dec 25, 2012: From KP's Mumbai classic to Sri Lanka's Test-starved 2013: our writers pick the best and worst of the year gone by

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian cricket

Changing face of Ponting's Adelaide

Nov 21, 2012: Adelaide Oval is under reconstruction at present and it will look markedly different when the Ashes Test comes around next year. Ricky Ponting has mixed feelings about the changes

Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 4th Test, Adelaide, 1st day

A Ponting-Clarke show again

Jan 24, 2012: Stats highlights from the first day of the Adelaide Test, which was once again dominated completely by Australia's batsmen

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Australian news

Adelaide Oval upgrade gets green light from members

May 2, 2011: The picturesque Adelaide Oval will become a 50,000-seat stadium with drop-in pitches after South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) members approved a major upgrade to the venue

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian news

Adelaide Oval could lose Sheffield Shield games

Apr 29, 2011: South Australia could host Sheffield Shield matches away from Adelaide Oval for the first time, if the SACA gets the green light from its members for plans to redevelop the venue and share it with AFL clubs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Adelaide Oval's identity crisis

Apr 25, 2011: By 2014 the historic South Australian ground is likely to become a stadium with vast stands and drop-in pitches. Will it retain a sense of its old self at all?

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Anything but the cricket

Dec 5, 2010: As England piled on the runs with a Kevin Pietersen double hundred, the local supporters were grateful for other attractions at the Adelaide Oval

Peter English at Adelaide

Australian news

Les Burdett announces retirement

Feb 5, 2010: At 59, he will relinquish the position he has held for nearly 32 years

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian news

Major Adelaide Oval upgrade announced

Dec 2, 2009: Adelaide Oval will boost its seating capacity to 50,000 after a deal was struck to provide the ground with a major upgrade

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian news

SACA chief executive resigns

Aug 4, 2009: Michael Deare had served as SACA's chief executive for the past 12 years and made a substantial contribution to the association and the Adelaide Oval itself

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, 4th Test, Adelaide

Groundsman insists Adelaide 'will take turn'

Jan 22, 2008: Les Burdett, the groundsman of the Adelaide Oval, talks about what to expect during the fourth Test

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Adelaide

Australia v Sri Lanka, VB Series, 1st final, Adelaide

Firing on all cylinders

Feb 10, 2006: The Australians, like boxers bored of one-round knockouts, always claim to like a fight and now they have one

Charlie Austin

The marvel that is Murali

Jan 24, 2006: A tribute to Muralitharan on his reaching the 400-wicket milestone in ODIs

Charlie Austin

Australia v West Indies, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Fascinating fightback

Nov 25, 2005: The performance the Australians had been wary of and the rest of the world had waited for through the Super Series and the first two Tests had finally arrived

Peter English

Western Australia v South Australia, Pura Cup, Adelaide

Cullen combo spins SA to 129-run victory

Nov 16, 2005: Western Australia are 2 for 26 at stumps on day three at Adelaide, chasing 406 for an improbable win over South Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

A window to Adelaide's rich past

Nov 30, 2004: At a ground steeped in tradition and in a city universally recognised for its intelligent planning, the Adelaide Oval's museum feels oddly out of place

Roving Reporter by Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

The Swami Army invades Adelaide

Dec 15, 2003: There are about 70 of them in a crowd of 17,000, but take my word for it, they have been raising a storm

Sambit Bal at the Adelaide Oval

Adelaide One-Dayer Sells Out in Record Time

Jan 9, 2003: The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) today confirmed that the VB Series, One-Day International game scheduled for January 19 at Adelaide Oval between Australia and England has sold out in record time.

South Australian Cricket Association
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