1873
31000 (approx)
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
15:23, Fri Nov 28, 2014 (UTC +1030)
Adelaide Oval
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 12-16, 1884 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 5-9, 2013 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 England - Jan 26, 2014 Scorecard
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Australia v England - Jan 12, 2011 Scorecard
Australia v South Africa - Nov 5, 2014 Scorecard
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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

2014
Fri Dec 12 - Tue Dec 16
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST
2nd Test - Australia v India
Thu 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
Wed Dec 31 (20 ovs)
Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup
South Australia Women v Tasmania Women
Wed 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 Hobart Hurricanes
2015
Tue Jan 6 (20 ovs)          
18:40 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers
Mon Jan 12 (20 ovs)
Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup
South Australia Women v New South Wales Women
Mon Jan 12 (20 ovs)          
18:40 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder
Sun Feb 15 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST
ICC Cricket World Cup
4th Match, Pool B - India v Pakistan
Mon Mar 9 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
33rd Match, Pool A - England v Bangladesh
Sun Mar 15 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
42nd Match, Pool B - Ireland v Pakistan
Fri Mar 20 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:30 GMT
23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT
ICC Cricket World Cup
3rd Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC (A3 v B2)
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A general view of the Adelaide Oval, Australia v England, 5th ODI, Adelaide, January 26, 2014
A general view of the Adelaide Oval
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A general view of play, Australia v England, second Test, Adelaide, December 7, 2013
A view of play at Adelaide Oval
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Shadows creep across the outfield at Adelaide Oval, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 7, 2013
Shadows creep across the outfield at Adelaide Oval
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Andrew Strauss presents Ben Stokes with his Test cap, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day, December, 5, 2013
Andrew Strauss presents Ben Stokes with his Test cap
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Adelaide
Dec 12-16, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
Strikers v Melb Stars at Adelaide
Dec 18, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
SAust Women v Tas Women at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2014
Strikers v Hurricanes at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2014 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide
Jan 6, 2015 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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