179.0m long, 150.0m wide
Yes, Installed in 2012
Pool End, Mall End
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Prime Minister's XI
Australian Rules Football
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Manuka Oval

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Situated in suburban Canberra, this picturesque ground is best known as the host of the annual match between the Prime Minister's XI and an overseas touring side, though it is also the home of the ACT Comets.

It was Robert Menzies who instigated the first PM's XI match against the touring MCC side from England in 1954/55, the fixture lapsing after his retirement as prime minister in 1966, until former Oxford University player Bob Hawke resurrected it in 1983/84. The ground has been the scene of occasional first-class fixtures as a home venue for New South Wales, the first of these in 1978/79 when the SCG was in unsuitable condition.

Manuka Oval was the venue of the World Cup match between South Africa and Zimbabwe in 1992, and became a regular venue for major limited-over cricket with the birth of the Canberra Comets in 1997/98. The venue hosted a CB Series match between India and Sri Lanka in 2008, marking a return to international cricket after 16 years. Floodlights were installed in time for the 2012/13 summer, and were used for the PM's XI game and also an ODI between Australia and the West Indies - the first time the home team had played in the nation's capital.

One of the features of the ground is the Jack Fingleton Scoreboard. This was originally the scoreboard at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, recycled when the MCG installed its first electronic board in the early 1980's. It was relocated to Manuka and named after the late Australian opening batsman who made his career as a political journalist in the corridors of Parliament House, just a few kilometres away.

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